Spurrier, in an effort to enjoy the last days of summer, plays golf too much during the week and UGA wins this one 27-24.
After a three-point loss in the house of then-8th-ranked Clemson, Mark Richt says his Georgia team is ready for battle. And they’ll get a battle on Saturday when South Carolina visits. Richt is aware — as all Bulldogs fans are — that Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks have gotten the best of UGA in recent years:
“South Carolina is a very good football team, obviously. The last couple of years they have won 11 ballgames and they’ve beaten us three years in a row. We have a great challenge ahead of us… It’s a big game for both teams and will set the tone for the future. We don’t have a game next week, so there’s not a whole lot we should be holding back.”
No, there isn’t. While UGA has bounced back from losses to USC to capture the East Division crown the past two seasons, no one in red and black wants to have to dig their way out of a hole yet again.
Also, a win over Carolina would likely boost Georgia right back into the BCS championship race.