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College Gameday 2012 Schedule: Why Week 6 Matchup Will Be Best of Season

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 22: Todd Gurley #3 of the Georgia Bulldogs breaks the tackle of Javon Marshall #31 of the Vanderbilt Commodores for a touchdown at Sanford Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Mike MoraitisAnalyst IOctober 6, 2012

ESPN's College GameDay will be heading to South Carolina to preview what will be the best matchup of the season: South Carolina against Georgia.

These are not only two of the better teams in the SEC, but in the country as well. Both teams come into this Week 6 matchup with a perfect record of 5-0 and cannot lose if either has hopes at winning a national title.

The talent for Georgia and South Carolina extends to both sides of the ball.

Bulldogs quarterback, Aaron Murray, has had a stellar season in 2012, completing 68 percent of his passes to the tune of 1,370 yards.

Sporting two of the best freshman running backs in the nation, Georgia's rushing attack is a force to be reckoned with.

The Bulldogs will have Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall lining up in the backfield. Both freshmen have combined for over 1,000 yards in five games and both could break the 1,000-yard mark this season with Gurley having a chance at leading the nation in rushing yards.

One of the top pass-rushers in the nation, linebacker Jarvis Jones will be the most talented defender on the Bulldogs' defense. 

South Carolina has one of the best defenses in the nation, ranking No. 6 in points against this season. The Gamecocks will be led by another talented pass-rusher in defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

On offense, the Gamecocks aren't nearly as explosive, but dangerous nonetheless and could potentially have a shootout with the Bulldogs.

Connor Shaw has been sensational for the Gamecocks this season. His accuracy has been astounding, completing 78 percent of his passes for 571 yards and five touchdowns. Dylan Thompson is another signal-caller that South Carolina can call on if need be, so this team has plenty of depth at the quarterback position.

On the ground, Marcus Lattimore has racked up 440 yards for South Carolina this season. On top of that, the Gamecocks running back has caught 16 passes for 109 yards.

This matchup has everything a college football fan could want. A battle of two undefeated teams with a ton of talent on both sides of the ball will make this an exciting game to watch. South Carolina versus Geogia will be GameDay's best matchup of the season by far.

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