September 29, 2007
Athens -- As expected, the Georgia Bulldogs had no problems in their game against Western Carolina, blitzing the Catamounts for 45 points and handing the team its twelfth loss in a row.
The win was especially important for the Dawgs, coming off a game against South Carolina in which they failed to score a touchdown for the first time in six years.
Senior wide receiver Sean Bailey was on the receiving end of a Matthew Stafford TD pass in the second quarter, and says Georgia needed to get back on track as they get ready to roll into Alabama.
"I think it's real important after a loss, to come back and play good," says Bailey. "You're able to start over, and start building momentum, and we need to take that momentum into next week."
This week Georgia is facing an Alabama team that is off to a fast start under new coach Nick Saban.
The Tide are 3-0 after beating Arkansas in the final seconds Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, with the win putting Bama in the national polls for the first time since the end of the 2005 season.
Head coach Nick Saban says the Tide must now focus on a Georgia team that appears to have solved its offensive problems in the win over Western Carolina.
"The quarterback is an outstanding player," says Saban. "They have got good skill guys. They have got very good runners. Even though they have an offensive line that is a little bit young and inexperienced, they have done a really good job of allowing some of these people to make some outstanding plays."
This will be the first road game of the season for Georgia, and Bailey says it won't be easy for the Bulldogs.
"It's a big challenge, you got to be up for it," says the senior receiver. "Going on the road anywhere in the SEC is going to be tough. It's going to be our first road game, so we gotta come out fast, and play hard."
Saturday's game kicks off at 7:45 pm in Tuscaloosa.
Georgia has announced the Ole Miss game on September 29th will kick at one o'clock, and will not be televised.