ESPN'S Chris Low says "Keep in mind that the loser of that Georgia-South Carolina game has never played for the SEC championship."
No kidding, Sherlock! USCe has only played for the SEC championship ONCE! Last year! On the rare occasion that they beat us!
Low's statistic is as meaningless as would be "The loser of the Georgia-Ohio State game has never played for the SEC championship."
Low is correct, however, that those first two games of this season set the tone for the rest of the season.
Beating South Carolina is statistically more important for Georgia than beating Boise State.
But unless we play hard enough to beat the Broncos in Atlanta, we won't be ready to play true SEC-style football the following week.
Simply put, the Boise State game will show us whether things have changed in Athens sufficiently for us to compete for an SEC east title.
Consequently, beating Boise State is as critical to us as beating us is to them. We'd better arrive at the Georgia Dome ready to kick some horse tail, or else we will lose. If we do lose to Boise State, there'll be no confidence we'll be able to stop Lattimore and Jeffrey the next week.
The Boise State game is critical!