Oct. 3, 2011
Aiming For 100th 'W'
In his 11th season, Bulldog head coach Mark Richt has his first crack at recording his 100th win in his career at Tennessee on Saturday. Richt will be aiming to become only the fourth current SEC coach with 100 career wins, joining Steve Spurrier (USC), Nick Saban (UA) and Houston Nutt (OM). Richt's record is 99-36 following the Bulldogs' 24-10 win over Mississippi State. Vince Dooley (1964-88) is the all-time leader at UGA in wins with a record of 201-77-10 while Wally Butts (1939-60) compiled a 140-86-9 record. Neyland Stadium and the Volunteers served as Richt's first signature win back in 2001 when Georgia upset then sixth ranked Tennessee 26-24. The game served as a sign of things to come as the Bulldogs have a 35-10 record in opponent's stadiums under Richt.
Richt is 3-2 with the Bulldogs in Knoxville, winning the first three matchups and dropping the last two.
Georgia fell to the Volunteers 45-19 in 2009 and lost 35-14 to Tennessee in 2007. The Volunteers lead the series
21-17-2 and lead the matchups in Knoxville 11-8-1.
Three-Game Winning Streak
Georgia ran its winning streak to three with the 24-10 victory over Miss State. During this streak, Georgia has outscored the opposition 110-23. For the season, Georgia has outscored its opponents 58-10 in the first quarter. The Bulldogs have held their opponents to just a single offensive touchdown in the last 12 quarters.
Well-Rounded Success For Butler
While holding down the No. 8 spot in the country with a 47.0 punting average this season, P Drew Butler continues to prove his worth in the classroom during his final season. Butler is one of three SEC student athletes named to the candidate list for National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Awards. The Duluth, Ga., native, along with the other 126 candidates, have been included as semifinalists for the 2011 William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the nation's absolute best scholar-athlete. Butler became just the seventh Bulldog in school history to be named an ESPN Academic All-American as well as an All-American athletically. After posting a 3.62 GPA to graduate with a degree in Telecommunications, the two-time Playboy All-American is currently in the Master's program for Sport Management.