November 24, 2007
Atlanta -- The Georgia football team beat Georgia Tech 31-17 in Atlanta Saturday, stretching the Bulldogs win streak over their biggest rival to seven games.
Thomas Brown carried the ball 17 times for 139 yards and a touchdown in his final regular season game for UGA, while the Yellow Jackets Tashard Choice ran for 134 yards on 25 carries and a score.
The Bulldogs caught a few breaks in the win, recovering the ball for touchbacks twice on mishandled punts, and once on a botched lateral.
With Tennessee's win in four overtimes against Kentucky, the Volunteers advance to play in the SEC championship game, not Georgia.
The Dawgs now sit and wait to find out where they'll end up.
Head coach Mark Richt says, "I'm thankful we finished the way we did. The season is over for now. We just have to sit and wait."
Running back Thomas Brown adds, "It's disappointing. It was out of our hands. If we had taken care of business earlier in the season, we wouldn't have been in this position. But we're still going to be #4 or #5 in the BCS."
Receiver Sean Bailey says, "We're extremely fortunate the ball bounced our way tonight, but we still made some great plays."
"We just didn't play well enough to win," says Georgia Tech head coach Chan Gailey. "Bottom line. That's a good football team. They played well, and we didn't."
Running back Tashard Choice adds, "We didn't capitalize on opportunities we had. We probably gave up 21 points on missed opportunities, and that's why we didn't win the game."
Georgia finishes the regular season 10-2, while Georgia Tech is 7-5.