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SEC 2015: Two Most Important Games For The Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia is the favorite to win the division, but they need victories in these two games to pull it off

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Bulldogs are just about everyone's favorite to win the SEC East and for good reason too. The team will be breaking in some new offensive pieces, but a terrifying running game along with some great defensive pieces very likely makes UGA a formidable squad. Being the favorite in the preseason isn't the same as fulfilling destiny, but the Dawgs will make big strides towards their end goals by winning these two games. They just so happen to be in back-to-back weeks.

October 3rd vs Alabama

Georgia meets Alabama in their fifth game of the 2015 season. Prior to this match-up, UGA will not have faced a team tougher than South Carolina, with the only road game being at Vanderbilt. Georgia should be 4-0, and will likely have only risen in the polls. This game has all the makings of a CBS Game of the Week. The Dawgs will have the opportunity to knock off the defending SEC champions, and cement themselves as a team that can do more than just win the SEC East.

October 10th at Tennessee

The following week, UGA travels to Knoxvile in a game that holds less symbolism than a win over Bama, but certainly means more in terms of practicality. Tennessee looks to be the main threat to the Dawgs winning the East, and Neyland Stadium will be hostile. Tennessee no doubt remembers losing last year's game 35-32, and the promise of revenge only sweetens the pot for the Volunteer faithful. Barring some freak losses, it's difficult to imagine a scenario where this game doesn't decide the SEC East, and the division's representative to Atlanta, where a playoff berth could hang in the balance.