Georgia Football: 5 non-conference teams we’d like to see UGA regularly face

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Aug 30, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) breaks tackles while running for a touchdown against the Clemson Tigers during the fourth quarter at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated Clemson 45-21. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia football program paid the Troy Trojans $900,000 to come to Athens and suffer a 66-0 beating at the hands of the much bigger and deeper UGA squad.

And what good did it do the Bulldogs?

Other than padding some stats and placing a pointless win on the schedule results…not a lot.

On Nov. 22, a week before the Dawgs take part in a little clean, old-fashioned hate, FCS mighty-mite Charleston Southern will come to Sanford Stadium and likely suffer a similar fate as Troy, with just as meaningless results for Georgia.

There was a time when facing these teams commonly known as cupcakes or creampuffs served a purpose for bigger schools. Early in the season they were almost regarded as preseason type games – a kind of a warmup before the real schedule began. Finding a patsy for Homecoming weekend was also common, and made sure the alumni were given a big double-digit win for which to raise their glasses of Jack Daniels.

But college football has evolved, and this season the huge margin of victory wins against weak teams will no longer impress the biorhythms of motherboards and microchips.

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    In short, the time for pastries as opposing teams has passed, and Georgia needs to dump the sugary carbs from their schedule.

    So who should they schedule outside of Georgia Tech (which hopefully the beatings will never end there) for their non-conference opponents? Here are a handful we’d like to see fairly regularly on the schedule.