Any semblance of a preseason officially is over, as the ‘Dawgs travel to Baton Rouge for what unquestionably is their toughest road test of the season, and what may be the most daunting challenge of the autumn thus far.
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While we’re at it, the time has come to declare this week’s Dawg Sports honorary game captain. Today, that distinction belongs to Larry Ware, who, as a senior scatback in 1991, rushed for what was then a career-high 113 yards against the Bayou Bengals to pace a 31-10 Georgia victory.
Before a then-record crowd of 85,434 in Sanford Stadium, Ware accounted for 59 of the Bulldogs’ 240 first-half yards as the Red and Black built a 17-3 lead at intermission and cruised to the easy S.E.C. victory.
Certainly, there will be nothing easy about this afternoon’s outing in Death Valley, but, if the good mojo that Larry Ware and his teammates from the "Operation Turnaround" team of 1991 brought to bear against Louisiana State 17 years ago accompanies the new breed of Bulldog to the Pelican State today, a nationally significant conference victory could be had against an outstanding opponent.