It’s official! On Dec. 2 Georgia will be playing in Atlanta.
As reported in The Red & Black, after the Bulldogs produced a win against South Carolina and with Kentucky’s loss to Ole Miss, Georgia secured the SEC East division title and a chance to play in the SEC championship game.
This would make it the first time Georgia has played in the conference title game in five years, when the Bulldogs suffered a last-second loss that presumably kept them out of the national championship game.
Although there are three games left to be played between now and Dec. 2, it appears mathematically impossible for another SEC East team to outdo Georgia. Even if the Bulldogs were to lose to Kentucky and Auburn, they would still end up with the best conference record in the SEC East.
Since South Carolina and Kentucky lost their games on Saturday, both have three conference losses, which would still be more than Georgia’s worse case scenario.
Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship expressed how much it meant to be in a position for an SEC East title for the seniors on the team.
"We like to call them ‘oldheads,’" Blankenship told the paper. "They’ve been around the block a few times and so we really look up to them and lean on them for their experience and just their wisdom to just stay focused on the task at hand."
Meanwhile, the SEC West has yet to be determined. Although it was predicted that Alabama, who has won the SEC championship the last three years, and Georgia were to play each other for the conference title, Auburn and LSU could upset Alabama. LSU, which has only one SEC loss, plays Alabama this Saturday, while Auburn, which also has just one SEC loss, plays Alabama in the Iron Bowl on Nov. 25.
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