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Georgia survives Kentucky to head back to Atlanta for SEC title

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It wasn’t sexy or convincing, but No. 13 Georgia will be heading back to Atlanta and the SEC title game for the first time since 2007.

After starting the season 0-2 with his butt fully warmed by the seat underneath him, coach Mark Richt will take the 19-10 win over Kentucky, a 30-point underdog heading into today’s game,¬†every time. Now, all the Bulldogs have to do is sit back and wait to see who they’ll be playing in Hotlanta: LSU, Bama or Arkansas. Georgia hasn’t faced any of the three this season.

In fact, and by SEC standards, the Bulldogs had it pretty light this year. In addition to avoiding three of the top six teams in the BCS, Georgia cruised through a very down SEC East. UGA’s only division loss came early to a South Carolina team which eventually got snagged enough through injuries and offensive struggles to allow UGA to slip past.

No matter who Georgia faces, it’s going to be a challenge, and injuries at running back — Isaiah Crowell left early with a left ankle injury and Richard Samuel is still questionable for the conference title game — don’t do Richt’s team any favors.

There’s plenty of time to work around that, though; heck, Georgia’s been dealing with RB issues all season. Next week, UGA can play for pride and rivalry bragging rights against Georgia Tech knowing their conference fate is secure. That’s a good place to be.

So will Atlanta in a few weeks.

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9 Responses to “Georgia survives Kentucky to head back to Atlanta for SEC title”
  1. sweepthleg says: Nov 19, 2011 8:44 PM

    Once again, UGA has not been to the Dome since 2005! I wish they went in 07 but they lost to South Carolina and Tennessee that season and were in the debate to be in the NC game but a team that doesn’t win it’s division or conference doesn’t deserve to be there no matter how good they are.

    This the system we have.

    John, I can write and I will fact check everything if you guys need some more writers. I’ll work cheap.

  2. gamecockinfl says: Nov 19, 2011 11:44 PM

    Georgia didn’t beat anyone any good. They won by default of an easier schedule than USC

  3. woebegong says: Nov 20, 2011 10:32 AM

    Gamecockin fl.

    One simple question for you. Who is going to the dome? Sour grapes as one comes to expect from a
    SC fan.

  4. nowillrepeat says: Nov 20, 2011 11:42 AM

    Gamecockin fl.

    One simple question for you. Who is going to the dome? Sour grapes as one comes to expect from a
    SC fan.
    —————————————————
    Whatever tool.

    This is a joke and you know it. Nice statement game against mighty UK to prove to everyone that your not worthy.

    SC beat Ga head-to-head on YOUR turf and would beat you again if they played today.

    Only consolidation is that it wont be us taking a beating in the dome but you guys. One less loss on our schedule

  5. chc4 says: Nov 20, 2011 11:48 AM

    Cocks need to look in the mirror. How do you lose at home to Auburn with Lattimore? Shameful. And UGA dominated SC in their matchup… Spurrier said as much. GA will give LSU a much better game than SC would. Connor Shaw is horrendous.

  6. woebegong says: Nov 20, 2011 11:54 AM

    OK, since that question was too hard for you to answer, I’ll try a few more. Did UGA score 42 points on you with their offense and SC offense only scored 17 against our defense?
    Did you beat Auburn or did Auburn beat you? Did UGA beat Auburn or did Auburn beat UGA?
    Now I will reshape the previous question for you since it must have had some words you did not understand.
    Who is going to the championship game and who gets to watch it from their home chair?
    And finally, for next year. When the two meet again, next year in Athens, who will be the east champion playing the runner up?
    I would be careful drinking and eating your sour grapes. They will not age very well, and neither will one east title since you have been in the SEC as well.
    Enjoy the game.

  7. woebegong says: Nov 20, 2011 12:09 PM

    Chc4,

    When you have only won an SEC east title in your whole time in the SEC, you have to live with that thought, to make yourself relevant. S C fans have been so full of themselves and with what now appears to be a one trick pony, they just can not grasp the truth. It is like talking to the wall.

  8. nowillrepeat says: Nov 20, 2011 7:56 PM

    And finally, for next year. When the two meet again, next year in Athens, who will be the east champion playing the runner up?
    —————————————————-
    The game is in Columbia next year big guy. Kind of why I emphasized YOUR turf. That’s how a home and home series works.

    How do you drink grapes? And what was that whole “wont age well” rant? Stop thinking before you hurt yourself.

    LSU or Ark will crush you, badly. Just be happy you were lucky enough not to play either in the regular season.

  9. woebegong says: Nov 21, 2011 9:47 AM

    My mistake. We do get to beat you on your home turf. Makes it even sweeter. Funny how you ignore the obvious questions I asked of you and resort back to something that has nothing to do with your team. You lost, you are second in the SEC east, and that is the bottom line. You have won ,1 SEC east title in your whole time in the SEC. NO championship, not two east titles, just one SEC east title. This will be UGA’s 4th time as the representative of the east in the championship game, since 2001. UGA during that time has been the SEC champ twice. Don’t fall back on the old line about it being in the past, because 2011 is here now and 2010 is in the past. UGA won, SC didn’t, so that should about tell you all you need to know about it.

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