Georgia Tech struggled during the middle of the year, but put together a good stretch of games in late October including an upset of North Carolina State. Still, the Yellow Jackets will likely be the underdog when the visit Athens.
However being the favorite is something that can be hazardous in a rivalry game. "It becomes more dangerous for the team that has the better record going in," said Richt. He went on to say that because the team with the better record might be the favorite, their record might lead to a "false sense of security."
Richt said that "when (the favorite) gets there, they realize it's the same old rivalry; it's the same old war."
Last year Georgia beat Georgia Tech for the first time since 1997. This season, the Jackets visit Athens, where they have won the last two games played between the rivals. But even though the road team four of the last five in this series, Richt thinks that home field can be an advantage.
"I would think that the home field advantage would be important in a year like this one," said the Georgia head coach.
Even more than home field and who the favorite is, Richt ended by saying that whenever a team lines it up against their rival, they should be ready to play.
"They had better get prepared for that type of game," he said.