Leake: It's a huge game for us. It's our first conference game and we really need to go out and play to our capability. I think the big thing is that we need to stop the run. They have a young quarterback who can do a little bit of everything so we'll have to key on him as well. As a defense, we just need to get the offense the ball and create some turnovers.
Leake: Yeah, of course, it doesn't matter what we did the first three games. This is conference play and this is what counts. These are the games that really matter; they are the most important games of the season. We can still achieve all of our goals this year if we just take care of business on the field.
We've talked about this before, but do you find yourself really stepping up in a leadership role now more than ever?
Leake: I try to talk as much as a I can. Sometimes I probably talk to much, but all of our seniors are doing that this year. Khaleed, J.J., and Polk are all out there being vocal and taking a leadership role. We are just trying to get the job done.
You've beaten Georgia Tech in each of the last two seasons. Does that give you any extra confidence headed into this game?
Leake: Not for me, no. I know we have to go out there and play the best to our capability to win this game, regardless of what happened last year. The bottom line is that this is just a huge game for us.
What was your take on Georgia Tech's performance against FSU last weekend?
Leake: I watched the game, and I thought their defense really played well. They ran the ball and they stopped Florida State basically. But their offense looked good too. That freshman quarterback played well and they moved the ball. I know they are going to be coming to play Saturday night, and like I said before, we just need to play to the best of our capability if we plan on winning the game.