Georgia's Aaron Murray can be the star

Aaron Murray has the skills -- and metrics -- to help UGA stun Auburn. Getty Images

This isn't the first time Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt has been part of a team that had to go on the road to face a national championship contender piloted by a dominant, dual-threat quarterback.

In 1999, he was the offensive coordinator for the Florida State Seminoles in their Sugar Bowl/BCS Championship Game tilt against the Michael Vick-led Virginia Tech Hokies.

The Noles' defense had more than its share of difficulty in stopping Vick, but Richt was able to counter that with his dominant quarterback/wide receiver tandem of Chris Weinke and Peter Warrick. Those two accounted for five touchdowns that were central to Florida State's victory in a 46-29 shootout.

That formula for success could be the blueprint for a Bulldogs' victory over the Auburn Tigers on Saturday.