Georgia Bulldogs Look for Help in SEC East Race

Wes HoltzclawCorrespondent IOctober 17, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Mark Richt of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates with the trophy after their 41-10 win against the Hawai'i Warriors during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 1, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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After two blow out victories over Tennessee and Vanderbilt, the Georgia Bulldogs have an old goal back on their list.

SEC East Champions!

Believe it or not, the Dawgs sit at 2-3 tied with Florida for second in the East, only one game behind the East leading South Carolina Gamecocks at 2-2.

Before we get ahead of ourselves, Georgia does need some help along the way to accomplish the goal of playing for the SEC championship.

First, South Carolina has to lose at least two more conference games to fall behind Georgia. Their remaining schedule includes games against Vanderbilt and Florida on the road and homes games against Tennessee and Arkansas. Every one of those games could be close contests.

Second, Florida has to lose at least one more conference game to break the tie with Georgia. Their remaining schedule includes games against Vanderbilt on the road, a home game against South Carolina and the all important Cocktail Party against Georgia.

For any of this to matter, the Bulldogs must win out their remaining schedule. In order to accomplish this feat, they are going to have to win them all away from the friendly confines of Sanford Stadium.

They start their march for the East crown next week in Lexington against Kentucky. This is going to be a slug fest as the Wildcats are coming off the biggest win in Joker Phillips' young career against the Gamecocks.

Next, the Dawgs travel to the Cocktail Party to face the Gators who are really struggling to find any offense these days. The Gators have a bye week this weekend and will have extra time to prepare for the Dawgs making this a monumental task.

The last SEC game for the Georgia is on the road to Jordan-Hare to face the Auburn Tigers who are currently ranked No. 5 in the country. To pull this one out of the hat, the Dawgs are going to have to find a way to stop Heisman hopeful Cam Newton.

The last two weeks have provided some glimmers of hope for Bulldawg Nation as Aaron Murray and Co. have ran the offense to perfection. It seems as though every week Murray steps up to the challenge and will have to do the same at least three more times for the remainder of the season.

If the defense can find a way to continue to improve and stop the run, as they have the last two games, anything is possible.

What a crazy season this is starting to become.

Who would have thought after three straight SEC losses, the Bulldogs would even have a chance to play for the SEC Championship?

After the last two weeks, upset after upset, I can believe anything can happen in college football. Can you?