Georgia Seeking 5th Straight Win Over Rival Tennessee
The last time Georgia owned five consecutive wins over Tennessee was 1924.
But the Dawgs have a chance to make it five in-a-row over their conference rival this weekend.
A Georgia win over Tennessee would even up the record in this border series.
But it’s not the series standings the Dawgs are concerned with.
It’s the SEC East standings.
Said receiver Chris Conley,"The East is a tight race right now. There are a lot of teams that are hungry to go to the championship, so this game is extremely important."
Said head coach Mark Richt,"Obviously we have not won a conference game yet. We have only played one. You go 0-2 in league play, and you’re in big trouble. You may not be buried, but they’ll be digging. Getting ready to bury you."
While Georgia has won four straight over the Vols, last year’s win came in overtime.
Said Conley,"Tennessee always plays a great game whenever they come to Athens or when we go to Knoxville. We know this is going to be a hard-fought battle, and that Tennessee is going to play four quarters of good football."
The Dawgs secondary expects their biggest test against Tennessee.
Said safety Corey Moore,"We know Tennessee has a great bunch of wide receivers. They’re fundamentally sound, fast, good-type guys. So it’s a challenge. When the challenge is up, you should always accept it."
Tennessee may be young, but Richt says they have passion.
"I just see a lot of energy. I see a lot of unity. That’s a tough combination to beat."
Richt would love to see some energy and unity from his team on Saturday.
"My biggest focus is just trying to worry about our guys and what we are supposed to do to be prepared. Hopefully we can execute our game plan well enough to win it."