The 10th-ranked Bulldogs improved to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference with their 42-30 win over the Gators. Georgia will step out of the SEC on Saturday to take on Troy, which is 6-2.
Before the Bulldogs¹ meetings, weight-lifting session and practice on Sunday, Georgia coach Mark Richt was asked about his team¹s position atop the SEC standings.
³We¹re going to let everyone else talk about where we are and might end up being,² Richt said. ³We¹re going to talk about Troy and take it one game at a time. We¹re not talking about anything else. We¹ll leave that to the fans if they want to.²
The Bulldogs and the Trojans share two common opponents. Georgia beat Oklahoma State 35-14 in the season opener and Troy topped the Cowboys 41-23 two weeks later. The Trojans dropped a 59-31 decision to Florida.
³I know about Troy, and they always have tremendous athletes,² Richt said. ³They have SEC-caliber athletes on their team, at least they have in the last five to 10 years. They¹re a very well-coached team. I¹ll say that it was a surprise to see them beating Oklahoma State as badly as they were, but just the fact that they were beating them didn¹t shock me at all because I know they¹re a very good football team.²