Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/27/13
With another five yards on one play, it might have been Georgia that entered this season as reigning BCS champion instead of an SEC rival. The fifth-ranked Bulldogs will try to get this season's title hunt off to a flying start by spoiling No. 8 Clemson's attempt at history Saturday night. Georgia finished with 12 wins in 2012, its most in 10 years, but the then-No. 3 Bulldogs fell just short in the SEC title game. Aaron Murray led an 80-yard drive in the final 1:08 but his pass to Chris Conley on the game's final play was just shy of the end zone in a 32-28 loss to then-No. 2 Alabama, which would go on to win a second straight BCS crown. "It taught us that we're right there as a team," Murray said. "I think we're a lot more confident that we can compete in those big-time games. We've got to keep working and keep staying hungry. "I think Georgia's back where in needs to be in terms of national respect. Now we've just got to push the door open." That door could be a heavy one fo...
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