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Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2002 9:55 AM EDT
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New Mexico St (1-2) at No. 7 Georgia (3-0)
NEW MEXICO ST. AGGIES
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GEORGIA BULLDOGS
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ATHENS, Georgia (Ticker) -- No. 7 Georgia tries to improve to 4-0 for the fourth time in the last six seasons when it hosts another seemingly overmatched opponent in New Mexico State.

The Bulldogs (3-0) coasted to a 45-7 over Division I-AA Northwestern State last week as David Greene tied a school record with four touchdown passes.

Greene is back as the primary quarterback while D.J. Shockley, who split time with Greene in the first two games, recovers from a broken bone in his foot.

Saturday marks just the third meeting between the schools with the Bulldogs winning 40-13 in 1995 and 37-0 in 2000. The meeting two years ago marked the last shutout for Georgia, a span of 24 games. It also was the last time that the Aggies were held without a point.

Georgia will be playing its final game before entering the heart of its conference slate It defeated South Carolina in its lone Southeastern Conference game on September 14 and will visit Alabama next week.

Georgia has scored two special teams touchdowns this season, one on a kickoff and another off a blocked punt.

New Mexico State (1-2) managed its first victory of the season with a 24-13 win over New Mexico last week. Freshman Paul Dombrowski became the first Aggie quarterback in 24 years to rush for more than 100 yards, gaining 136 on 18 carries. He was playing in place of injured sophomore Buck Pierce.

Dario Aguiniga kicked a career-long 52-yard field goal in the first quarter.

The Aggies are a member of the Sun Belt Conference, which is just 5-19 in non-conference games this season.

Since 1992, Georgia is 23-3 against non-SEC opponents at Sanford Stadium.


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