ESPN: Clemson atmosphere a hurdle for UGA


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According ESPN's David Ching, playing Clemson is tough enough for Georgia without factoring in the Tigers' diehard fans.

Never mind that No. 5 Georgia must play its first game in nine months against No. 8 Clemson -- marking the first time in program history that the Bulldogs and their opening opponent have both been ranked in the top 10.

The Bulldogs must face that caliber of opponent at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium, home of one of the noisiest and most electric atmospheres in college football, before a national primetime TV audience.

After the Tigers rub Howard’s Rock and run down the hill into Death Valley -- which ABC announcer Brent Musburger dubbed “the most exciting 25 seconds in college football” -- the Bulldogs will have to contend with a fired-up, historic rival that is playing its biggest home game in years.

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