The national title is probably out of the question at this point; regular season ending injuries have effected two of Georgia's biggest weapons; and Georgia must beat Auburn, a team that they have not beaten since 1998.
Sounds kinda difficult, right?
How can Georgia get past all of the adversity that it has experienced this season, and beat Auburn?
"We take the attitude of ‘what do we do now?' said Georgia head coach Mark Richt about his team's unenviable situation of playing Auburn, a team that they have lost three straight games, without two offensive stars. "We can't worry about the injuries," Richt said.
Well, Larry Munson and the rest of the pessimistic Georgia crowd will; and with good reason.
Terrence Edwards' injury leaves Georgia more crippled going into Saturday's critical game with Auburn than it has been all season long. Edwards had taken over the punt returning duties of Damien Gary, who, like Edwards, has fallen victim to injury. Now Sean Jones will handle the punt return duties.
Georgia's other star offensive performer, Fred Gibson, will play against Auburn, but will continue to have a cast on his left hand. The injury kept Gibson from playing against Florida, Georgia's only loss of the year.
Richt said that the only thing that his team can do about injuries is move on.
"The biggest thing that we don't do if fret over anything," he said. "There are going to be injuries in football."
But Richt was quick to point out that the backup replacing an injured player is not always the one that picks up the slack.
"Someone has to step up," he said. "And its not always the backup, sometimes it is a group, like the offensive line or defense." Richt said that players rally around themselves when challenged.
Because of the injuries, Georgia, a team that has leaned on its defense during hard times all season long, will have to do the same against Auburn, Richt said.
"If Auburn can just line up and hammer us with the run, we are in trouble."
So with the powerful Tiger running game, the injuries, and Georgia's recent losses to Auburn in mind, how can Georgia win?
Richt gave no specific answers but simplified his team's situation with a very straightforward statement.
"We know that we have quite a challenge this week at Auburn; it's a big game."
The biggest in 20 long years.
Dean Legge can be reached here: firstname.lastname@example.org