For the seniors on the Georgia Bulldogs' roster, this Saturday's 42-10 victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets means they get to leave Athens without knowing what it feels like to lose to their in-state rivals. Senior defensive back Sanders Commings put it plainly when he spoke after the game:
"It’s great," senior cornerback Sanders Commings said. "I really don’t like (Georgia Tech). It feels great to never lose to those guys. This year is the largest margin of victory we’ve had over Tech since I’ve been here. For it to be on my senior day, it feels great."
The win brings Mark Richt to 11-1 against Georgia Tech during his tenure with the Dawgs. His only loss came in 2008, when the Bulldogs fell to the Yellow Jackets by a 45-42 score. He was happy with the win, and happy for the seniors who get to be sent out on a high note:
"I’m happy for them," said Richt, who improved to 11-1 against Georgia Tech in his career. "The seniors this year really did want to take it in their hands."
The Bulldogs will advance to the SEC Championship Game, where they will face the Alabama Crimson Tide. A win in Atlanta over the Tide will almost certainly bring the Dawgs a berth in January's BCS Championship Game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.