We arrive at this first Saturday in October looking for reason to believe that the Tennessee-Georgia football game deserves our undivided attention.
We want to believe it will be a tight game, a game that could hinge on a play or two like the all-knowing lines-makers in the sparkling supernova that is Las Vegas portray with a seemingly understated 10.5-point spread.
We want to think that this game -- what once used to be an elimination game in the SEC East race -- will be more than a skip and a bounce for the once-beaten but thrice-tested Bulldogs who have high hopes fueled by a high-octane offense piloted by the highest of overachievers in Aaron Murray. And if you are wondering how a former five-star recruit from Florida such as Murray qualifies as an overachiever, well, by the end of the first half today, Murray will be the SEC's all-time leader in passing yardage. And if you pegged Murray to rewrite the SEC record books when he arrived in Athens five years ago, well, please send me your best guess on the PowerBall numbers at your earliest convenience.
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