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ATHENS, Ga. -- With 15 catches for 290 yards and three touchdowns against Arkansas and Arizona State, Georgia sophomore receiver A.J. Green has produced the best two-game stretch of his beaming college football career.

Green has tallied seven catches for 25 yards or longer the past two weeks, but his downfield competition is about to stiffen significantly. The No. 18 Bulldogs host No. 4 LSU and multi-faceted Tigers safety Chad Jones this weekend, and next week presents a trip to Tennessee and all-world Vols safety Eric Berry.

"It's going to take my game to a different level," Green said. "I'm just going to try and work hard, and I'm not going to do anything out of character. I'm just going to work hard to get open."

The 6-foot-4, 207-pounder from Summerville, S.C., will have his size and athleticism challenged by the 6-3, 225-pound Jones, who had a 93-yard punt return and a late pass deflection in last week's 30-26 win at Mississippi State. LSU coach Les Miles said Wednesday that he's never had a safety play with more passion, want and anticipation for big plays.

Green also will have to deal occasionally with Tigers cornerback Patrick Peterson, a 6-1, 211-pounder.

"They probably match up the best of any secondary that we've played so far this year," Bulldogs coach Mark Richt said. "They match up in that they are talented, but they are also bigger men. Peterson is huge for a guy who can run like he can run and jump and have the ball skills, and Jones obviously has size, strength and athleticism.

"We're not going up against smaller guys who wouldn't have a chance against the jump-ball situations that A.J. has been winning all along."

Miles knows Green vs. Jones could be special.

"If you don't enjoy the day, the players on the opposing team, and if you don't enjoy competition," Miles said, "and if you don't take time to take part in a great experience, then I think it is a mistake."

Bulldogs offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said every team has devised a different plan for Green, who played 60 of 62 snaps in last Saturday's 20-17 win over ASU. He added that he's adjusting on the fly as far as ways of getting him the ball.

"Last week, we moved him inside some," Bobo said. "We'll do the same this week, depending on how they play when we come out."

Green leads the SEC with 25 receptions for 428 yards (107.0 per game) and has 1,391 receiving yards in 17 career games. Should Georgia continue playing 13 games a year, Green is on track to amass 3,191 receiving yards in three seasons, which would break the school and league mark Terrence Edwards (3,093) set in four.

That would be a remarkable feat, though Green probably wouldn't give it much thought.

"I'm not looking for goals," he said. "If I work hard, the plays are going to come. I'm just trying to help my team win."

Odds and ends

Starting cornerback Brandon Boykin missed Wednesday's practice with an illness, but Richt expects him to play Saturday. ... Joe Cox has 19 completions of 20 or more yards this season, which ranks second nationally.

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