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NCAA Football: Georgia vs Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia is making sure not to overlook Saturday’s opponent Louisianna-Lafayette having seemingly already learned a lesson from having to survive against Nicholls State earlier in the season.

Overall, the Cajuns offer a balanced attack offensively and a stingy run defense thanks to a big defensive line. One area that tilts heavily in favor of Georgia is turnover margin where the Bulldogs are plus-5 and the Cajuns are minus-2. Still Kirby Smart told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Georgia isn’t taking any shortcuts this week with their preparation.

“That would be a disrespect, a disservice, to the University of Louisiana-Lafayette,” he said. “We’re concerned about playing our best and having our best game. Not only did they play on Thursday night (vs. Georgia Southern), so they’ve had more time to game plan, but they’ve also watched an offense, Auburn, that’s very similar to theirs. They get to watch and see what worked and what didn’t, and do something. We’re certainly concerned with them. I’m not concerned with getting the extra playing time in for the guys.”

Call that “coach speak” or whatever you will but it would be nice to see a dominant Georgia performance from start to finish.

More Football notes:

Georgia Basketball improved to 2-1 on the season with a hard-fought 84-78 win over Furman on Thursday. The Bulldogs leaned heavily on J.J. Frazier and Yante Maten who combined for for 55 of the team’s 84 points. Juwan Parker finished with a season-best eight including a pair of back-to-back field goals after Furman had closed the gap to just three points.

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