Georgia knew playing an improved rival on the road would be tough, and without three of their top receivers, the challenge was even greater.
But just as it seems to happen every week, players stepped up to make needed plays, andthe Bulldogs won their 29th straight game and sixth straight against rival Georgia Tech.
Granted, this was not as easy a win as it had been in recent seasons. The Yellow Jackets are not the pushovers they were under Geoff Collins or even some of the weaker Paul Johnson teams, and they put up a good fight.
But Georgia’s talent and conditioning prevailed, even being short-handed on offense.
No Brock Bowers, Ladd McConkey, or Rara Thomas?
Dillon Bell, Kendall Milton, and Dominic Lovett, you’re on deck. Spotlight…on.
And they all performed.
Georgia’s Clean, Old Fashioned Hate win by the numbers.
3rd consecutive undefeated regular season
29th straight overall win
6th straight win vs Georgia Tech
71st overall win vs Georgia Tech
7th consecutive game scoring over 30 points
12th consecutive game this season with over 350 total yards of offense
3rd game in 2023 with over 250 yards rushing
It wasn’t the dominating performance some Georgia football fans may have been hoping for, but it was exactly what the College Football Playoff Committee wanted to see out of the No. 1 team in the country.
Next stop for the Dawgs, Alabama and the SEC Championship Game, in what could be a win-to-get-in game for the College Football Playoff.