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Gamecocks open as slight underdogs to Georgia

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The oddsmakers made the Bulldogs slight favorites to win this critical SEC East match-up in Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday.

The Gamecocks welcome Georgia to Williams-Brice Stadium as slight underdogs.
The Gamecocks welcome Georgia to Williams-Brice Stadium as slight underdogs.
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The Gamecocks opened as 2.5-point underdogs for their match-up against the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday.  While the number quickly moved to 4 in the early betting, it may continue to fluctuate as the week goes on.  Suffice to say, despite their early-season struggles, gamblers still believe the Gamecocks present a formidable challenge for Georgia.

South Carolina opened their season with a 52-28 drubbing at the hands of Texas A&M, which they followed with a closer-than-expected 33-23 victory over East Carolina, leaving them 1-1 on the season.  Meanwhile, Georgia opened its 2014 campaign with a 45-21 victory over Clemson, then took last week off to prepare for the Gamecocks.  During that week, Georgia fans spent time assuring themselves that we are certainly not a rival of theirs, which is why they spent Saturday evening with an open thread discussing our game over at our sister site, DawgSports.

The Bulldogs and Gamecocks kick off at 3:30pm on CBS.