Five things to know about the Georgia Bulldogs on Wednesday

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Five things to know about the Georgia Bulldogs on Wednesday

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November 18, 2017 Athens: Georgia tailback Sony Michel breaks away from Kentucky defenders for a touchdown to take a 21-6 lead during the second quarter in a NCAA college football game on Saturday, November 18, 2017, in Athens. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Here are five things to know about the Georgia Bulldogs on Wednesday, as they prepare to face Georgia Tech on Saturday:

1. The Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry is the 16th oldest in the country as they will play for the 112th time. Georgia leads the series 65-41-5 . The most-played rivalry – between Minnesota and Wisconsin – will play its 127th edition on Saturday. The series is tied 59-59-8.

2. The Bulldogs lead the nation in red zone offense, going 40-for-41 with 30 touchdowns. They’re an SEC-best and fifth-best nationally with a third-down conversion percentage of 48.

3. Sony Michel needs 182 rushing yards to reach 1,000. He and Nick Chubb would become the first Bulldogs teammates to each rush for that mark in the same season. They’re already the first UGA teammates to have had 1,000-yard seasons, doing so in different seasons previously.

4. Georgia’s had some consistency on the offensive line, starting the same combination at left tackle, center and right tackle all season. Isaiah Wynn, Lamont Gaillard and Andrew Thomas, respectively, have been the pillars. UGA has experimented more with the guard positions.

5. One of Georgia’s greatest ever comebacks came against Tech, when the team rallied from a 20-0 second-quarter deficit to win 29-28 in 1978. Freshman quarterback Buck Belue entered the game in the second quarter to energize the team.

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