The Throwback: Richt Turns Up the Heat

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Josh Kendall tells the story of how Mark Richt and Georgia prepared for No. 3 Auburn in 2004 in today's Dawg Post Throwback Story of the Day.


ATHENS -- Georgia coach Mark Richt has done his best this week to turn up the heat up on Auburn's third-ranked football team.

"To me, Auburn's got a lot more riding on it," Mark Richt said. "It's pretty obvious. They have a legitimate shot at the national title. I can't say we have a legitimate shot at the national championship if we win it. If we win it, we might not even play for the SEC Championship. We're playing for possibilities. They are playing for more real, tangible things you can sink your teeth into."

The Tigers (9-0, 6-0 SEC) and the No. 8 Bulldogs (8-1, 6-1) play today at 3:30 p.m. in Jordan-Hare Stadium, where Georgia has won on three of its last four trips.

If Georgia makes that four out of five, it'll likely do it on the back of its passing game. The Bulldogs have averaged 11.3 yards per attempt in their last four games, a number that would easily lead the SEC if they had managed to do it the whole season.

"We're starting to make plays," quarterback David Greene said.

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