UGA-Nicholls: 3 storylines

Three storylines for Saturday’s Georgia-Nicholls State game:

1. Only game between the hedges until October. Thanks to last week's "neutral site" opener in Atlanta, this will be the Bulldogs' only game in Sanford Stadium this month. This season's schedule marks the first time since 1970 that UGA has played only one home game before October and the first time since 1966 that the Bulldogs have played only one of their first four games in Athens. (For the record: Georgia won the SEC in '66). Georgia will follow Saturday's non-conference game with SEC road games the next two weeks — at Missouri and Ole Miss, respectively — before returning to Sanford Stadium to face Tennessee on Oct. 1.

2. The quarterback saga, Chapter 2. Bulldogs fans are eager to see how Georgia deploys its quarterbacks in Game 2 after senior Greyson Lambert and freshman Jacob Eason shared the role pretty evenly in Game 1. Although Lambert started the win over North Carolina, Eason completed 8 of 12 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown.

3. The flip side of college football scheduling. While last week's Georgia-North Carolina opener was a welcomed example of college football's trend toward more compelling non-conference games in the playoff era, Saturday's matchup is an example of the opposite — mismatches in which a power-conference team "buys" a visit from a smaller school that needs the payday to help fund its program.