Last season: 5-7
Series Record: Georgia leads 8-3
Last Time (2005): Georgia survived D.J. Shockley’s first half injury to hold off Darren McFadden and the Hogs for a 23-20 win at Sanford Stadium in 2005.
Most memorable Georgia win: 2002 SEC Championship game – David Greene is named the MVP, and Georgia wins its first SEC title in 20 years.
Georgia LB Branden Miller takes down Arkansas RB Darren McFadden in 2005.
Most painful Georgia loss: 1969 Sugar Bowl – Georgia falls to Arkansas after winning the SEC title. It was the Bulldogs’ only loss of the season.
Player to watch: Ryan Mallett started his college football career at Michigan, but decided it was not the place for him when Rich Rodreguez was hired in 2008 with his spread offense. Getting a game plan together for Mallett is going to be difficult as he had limited playing time at Michigan, and struggled a little when he played (61 of 141 with seven touchdowns and five interceptions).
Recruiting Implications: Very Little. While the Hogs may well have a fair amount of foot traffic in metro Atlanta, like most every other school in the SEC, Georgia and Arkansas don’t normally butt heads in the world of recruiting. Georgia has reached for a player or two from across the conference, and Arkansas has signed a notable player every now and then from in the Peach State, but the two programs are not recruiting against one another on an every-day basis.
2009’s Big question: Can Bobby Petrino turn the corner in two years? Nick Saban did.
Legge’s must-win game: October 24 at Ole Miss