Dawgs' Bowl Picture Clearing Up

ATHENS – Georgia's last-minute win over rivals Georgia Tech has put them in position for a spot in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta.

While bowl representative confirmed after the game that Georgia was "very high" on their list, they said they would "have to wait for our turn to pick."

The officials indicated that they will have to wait until after the SEC Championship game between Florida and Arkansas next Saturday night. The winner of that game is guaranteed a spot in the BCS. That, coupled with LSU's BCS ranking, which will be release late Sunday night, means the SEC is a virtual lock to have two teams in the BCS this season.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl, formerly the Peach Bowl, is also interested in Tennessee, South Carolina and Kentucky, but the Vols' win over the Wildcats, coupled with LSU's likely BCS berth, will probably send them to a New Year's Day bowl in Florida or the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

Chick-fil-A Bowl representatives have indicated their eagerness to get the Bulldogs back to Atlanta. Georgia has not played in the bowl game since their 35-33 win over Virginia in 1998.

"If Georgia can get to eight wins they will make a great SEC selection to play the ACC #2 in Atlanta," said Leeman Bennett, who serves on the selection committee for the bowl.

Head coach Mark Richt indicated Sunday night that he was not above lobbying for a bowl game.

"Every once in a while you get involved in (lobbing) for a bowl game," Richt said. "There are times when you get on the phone to talk with people about it."

When asked point blank about the Chick-fil-A Bowl Richt said he would "love to play in it."

Georgia's other bowl possibilities include the Liberty and Music City Bowls.

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