Georgia coach Mark Richt said the team is looking forward to playing one more time at Sanford Stadium this season where the Bulldogs are 6-0 this year.
“Our fans have been great; they’ve been tremendous at creating noise, excitement and electricity,” Richt said. “They’ve made a difference and can create an adrenaline rush. I believe they will do that again Saturday. I hope they arrive a little early as we honor our seniors.”
A total of 27 student-athletes plus four student equipment managers, two office assistants and one video student assistant will be recognized as part of Senior Day starting at approximately 11:40 a.m.
The Bulldogs have won five straight over Tech and 12 of the 13 meetings during the Richt era. The Bulldogs are 55-10 (39-1 at home) against teams from outside the Southeastern Conference under Richt.
“A lot of people tried to help me out,” Richt said when asked about how he first learned about the the rivalry with Tech during his first year at UGA in 2001. “I would go to Bulldog Clubs around the state, and it was territorial. If I was up North, they wanted us to beat Tennessee, if I was down South, it was Florida, or going in one direction it was Auburn or the other it was South Carolina, but all were in agreement about beating Georgia Tech.”
Georgia and Tech enter Saturday’s contest with an overall record of 9-2. The Bulldogs rank seventh nationally in scoring at 43.3 points per game while Tech is 13th nationally at 37.8.
For the second straight Saturday, kickoff will be at 12:01 p.m., and the SEC Network will televise the game.