"I thought our spirits were good today," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "I saw a lot of focus and enthusiasm and energy. We're all working hard to get back on track."
Richt announced that freshman Matthew Stafford will start at quarterback in place of senior Joe Tereshinski against Mississippi State. Stafford has started twice this year and is the only Georgia quarterback to see action in all seven games.
"When Joe T. heard the news, he was disappointed," Richt said, "but after a couple of minutes, he asked Coach (Mike) Bobo, 'Is there someplace else I can play to help us win? Is there anything I can do for the team?' That was pretty inspiring. He inspires me."
Richt said Tereshinski and the rest of the senior class will serve as game captains on Saturday.