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Vanderbilt Vs. Georgia: Richt Pleased With Bulldogs, Lack of Drama

After thrashing Vanderbilt on Saturday night in Athens, Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt was understandably pleased with his team's performance.

The Bulldogs leapt out to a 27-3 first half lead en route to an easy 48-3 win - marking the first time in school history that Georgia has scored more than 40 points in four consecutive games - but after a nail-biter last year in Nashville, Richt said he was happy that this game was a little less dramatic.

"I think our guys really wanted this one bad. They didn’t feel very good about how things went a year ago. They know that we very easily could have lost that game, and all that 10 wins in a row and all that SEC Eastern Division championship and all that kind of stuff would have been down the drain.

Our special teams were embarrassed the way they played [last year]. … And if [punter Drew] Butler doesn’t … make a tackle [after a late blocked punt], it would have been really a catastrophe. I don’t think anybody liked it. I didn’t like it; our coaches didn’t like it; our players didn’t like it. We wanted to prove we’re better than that."

The Bulldogs now welcome Tennessee to Athens next Saturday.

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