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This also is the occasion on which I will name this week’s honorary game captain. Since the Bulldogs rarely play Mid-American Conference teams, the pickings were pretty slim (especially since the ’81 Temple game really doesn’t count as a win over a M.A.C. opponent, in the same way that the ’83 Sugar Bowl really doesn’t count as a loss to a Big Ten team).
Today’s honorary game captain was selected on the strength of his season-opening performance against Kent State in what ought to have been the initial outing of his Heisman Trophy-winning campaign.
Against the Golden Flashes on September 5, 1998, Champ Bailey led a defensive effort that held K.S.U. to a lone field goal over the course of 60 minutes and put his time at wide receiver to good use by catching a 40-yard touchdown pass on the third play of the game to pace a 56-point effort by the Georgia offense.
Ten years and one day later, we here at Dawg Sports select Champ Bailey as the honorary game captain for the Bulldogs’ meeting with another M.A.C. opponent in Sanford Stadium. Here’s hoping today’s outing yields similar results.