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September 22, 2009 5:43 AM

ASU Is Least Of UGA's Worries

Here's the story. The Georgia Bulldogs clash with the Arizona State Sun Devils at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 in Athens, Ga.

For the Sun Devils, 2-0, this will be their biggest test of the season, after wins over Idaho State and Louisiana-Monroe . The Georgia Bulldogs will come into the game trying to avoid falling to 2-2 on the season. Right now ASU is the least of Georgia's worries. The Bulldogs have bigger fish to fry--like trying to stop opposing offenses from from frying them.

In the first two games of the season, the Bulldogs have struggled to stop opponents and now defensive coordinator Willie Martinez is taking some heat. And it's coming from all angles.

In their last two games the Bulldogs have given up 78 points. Georgia's defense is ranked last in the SEC and has forced just two turnovers in four games.

The Sun Devils' offense hasn't been a machine over their first two games. Quarterback Danny Sullivan has been efficient but has just one touchdown pass on the season and 385 yards. The cure for a sleepy offense? Lately the Georgia defense has been an alarm clock. South Carolina's Steven Garcia threw for 323 yards and two touchdowns in Week 2 and Arkansas' Ryan Mallett threw for 408 yards and five touchdowns.

Saturday's contest could be a statement game for the ASU offense or it could be the Sun Devils' biggest challenge yet. Georgia is going into the game with more than ASU on its mind. It's going into the game with something to prove.

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