Georgia football: 5 keys for the Bulldogs to win SEC Championship Game

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Georgia football fans are fired up for the rematch against Auburn in the SEC Championship Game, but it will take more than a revenge wish for the Bulldogs to pull of the upset.

There will be no lack of drama in this year’s SEC Championship game. Georgia football and Auburn football are two of the biggest and oldest SEC rivals, and this will be the first time in the 25-year history of the game the two have met.

The first meeting between these two longtime adversaries was a 40-17 bludgeoning of the Bulldogs on the plains in Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 11. Georgia was thoroughly dominated by the Tigers, and were pushed around on both sides of the ball.

Uncharacteristically sloppy play, unusual mental mistakes, and a carnival-like atmosphere in Auburn’s home stadium contributed as much to the Tigers’ huge win as much as their quality play on the field did.

So will things be different this week in the neutral site of Mercedes-Benz Stadium?

While it’s possible Georgia fans will outnumber those clad in burnt orange and navy in Atlanta, it still won’t match the home cookin’ environment Auburn enjoyed a few weeks ago.

Georgia will have to do some work on the field to force a different outcome, and here are five things which should be high on the priority list for Kirby Smart and his staff.