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    Georgia: The Road To Atlanta

    By: Eric SanInocencio
    SEC Digital Network

    University Of Georgia Bulldogs


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    Quick Facts

    Location: Athens, Georgia
    Founded: 1785
    Enrollment: 34.677
    Nickname: Bulldogs
    Stadium: Sanford (92,746)
    First Game: Oct. 1929- Georgia 15, Yale 0
    Home Record: 308-97-9
    Home Attendance: 556,467 (92,746 avg./100.0%)
    All Time Record: 737-396-54 (.644/1,187 games)
    2010 Record: 6-7 (5-1 H 1-4 A, 0-2 N 3-2 vs. Eastern Division)
    2010 SEC Record/ Finish: 3-5/ T3rd East
    SEC Championships: 12 (1942, 46t 48, 59, 66t, 76t, 80, 81t, 82, 2002, 05)

    The Mark Richt Coaching File

    Hometown: Boca Raton Fla.
    Alma Mater: University of Miami (1982)
    Playing Career: University Of Miami QB (1979-81)
    Coaching Experience: Florida State (1985-86), Florida State Volunteer Assistant (1987-88), East Carolina Offensive Coordinator (1989), Florida State QB coach (1990-2000), Florida State Offensive Coordinator (1994-2000), Georgia Head Coach (2001- present)

    2011 Schedule and Results

    Date Opponent Results
    Sept. 3 vs. Boise State L 35-21
    Sept. 10 South Carolina L 45-42
    Sept. 17 Coastal Carolina W 59-0
    Sept. 24 at Ole Miss W 27-13
    Oct. 1 Mississippi State W 24-10
    Oct. 8 at Tennessee W 20-12
    Oct. 15 at Vanderbilt W 33-28
    Oct. 29 at Florida W 24-20
    Nov. 5 New Mexico W 63-16
    Nov. 12 Auburn W 45-7
    Nov. 19 Kentucky W 19-10
    Nov. 26 at Georgia Tech W 31-17

    Eric's Take

    After an 0-2 start to the season, the Georgia Bulldogs reeled off an impressive streak to advance to the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta. Led by record setting quarterback Aaron Murray, the Bulldogs have won 10 straight and find themselves playing in the Georgia Dome for the fourth time in school history. The Bulldogs will be on home "turf", with Athens just one hour away from Atlanta.

    Mark Richt's crew sports the SEC's fourth best offense, scoring 34 points per game. The Bulldogs are third in the league in total offense, averaging 423 yards per contest. Murray is the conference's most efficient quarterback (155.4), and is second only to Arkansas signal caller Tyler Wilson in yards through the air (224.8).

    Georgia's defense is nothing to sneeze at either, posting big numbers after a slow beginning to the 2011 ledger. Since September 17th, UGA's unit has allowed more than 20 points only twice, and held five SEC squads to 13 points or less. Linebacker Jarvis Jones has been a force, leading the league in sacks on the season. Jarvis' 13.5 sack total is the only double-digit mark in the Southeastern Conference, with the sophomore from Columbus, Ga., averaging over one quarterback take down a game.