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Georgia Bulldogs Rival Roundup: How Did the Twelve Teams on the Red and Black's 2012 Football Schedule Fare Last Weekend?

As you may have noticed, we in the SB Nation family of sports weblogs have been trying to do a better job of directing readers to some of the top-notch content available around the network. When we here at Dawg Sports began examining ways in which to do so, we had only to look to NCT’s "Schedule Watch" postings last season, which provided the inspiration for the following look at the week that was for the twelve teams who have the misfortune of appearing on the Georgia Bulldogs’ 2012 college football schedule. Here is the latest on the Red and Black’s past, present, and future opponents:

The Buffalo Bulls were busy losing to us. (Duh!) Bull Run gave Buffalo good grades on offense, but not so much on defense, and not at all on special teams.

Although the Missouri Tigers dispatched their Division I-AA patsy with ease, Rock M Nation saw flaws in every SEC East team. For Mizzou, it’s the offensive line; for Georgia, it’s the defensive backfield. I couldn’t have said it better myself!

The Florida Atlantic Owls eked out a win in a brutal 7-3 battle with Wagner on Saturday, but at least FAU’s former head coach is posting photos on Facebook under the glorious name of “Schnellenberger Unhinged.”

Despite inspired play and gutsy calls, the Vanderbilt Commodores lost their weeknight SEC opener by four points, offering Anchor of Gold encouraging signs, if discouraging results.

The Tennesseee Volunteers’ triumph in the Georgia Dome over the N.C. State Wolfpack left Rocky Top Talk impressed with the Vols’ third-down conversion percentage. Our Big Orange blog earns extra credit for having the courage to use that particular headline about Tyler Bray, by the way.

In the wake of the South Carolina Gamecocks’ narrow Thursday night win over Vandy, Garnet and Black Attack understandably is concerned about South Carolina’s passing game. Don’t you wish the Bulldogs were traveling to a different Columbia this weekend?

Following the Kentucky Wildcats’ in-state rivalry loss to the Louisville Cardinals, A Sea of Blue had nothing good to say about the UK defense.

A narrow escape against the Bowling Green Falcons probably had Florida Gators boosters wanting to curse, and Alligator Army points out that they’re not the only ones.

You might think supporters of the Mississippi Rebels would be dissatisfied with an Ole Miss comeback win against a Division I-AA team, but Red Cup Rebellion has proven you wrong. Five unanswered second-half touchdowns and 567 yards of total offense have the Rebel faithful feeling fine. Well, that, and copious amounts of bourbon.

Fans of the Auburn Tigers kept their chins up after losing to the Clemson Tigers in Atlanta, and, in a heartfelt postgame commentary at College and Magnolia, one booster found solace in a story that included the phrase, “God bless America, and God bless the Dawgs.” No, seriously!

The Georgia Southern Eagles stormed to a 58-0 victory over Jacksonville, tallying 557 yards of total offense without completing so much as a single pass. I’d say that justifies Georgia Southern’s preseason No. 3 ranking in Division I-AA, wouldn’t you?

Finally, on Labor Day night, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets came up short in overtime against the Virginia Tech Hokies, but From the Rumble Seat liked what it saw when Tevin Washington was operating out of the pistol formation. The O-line and the B-backs did not fare as well.

We’re about 48 hours from kickoff, but we have plenty of interest lined up for you between now and then, so be sure to check back at Dawg Sports regularly as we keep you up to date on this weekend’s SEC opener.

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