November 25, 2007
Atlanta -- Even after beating Georgia Tech for a seventh-straight time Saturday, the chance at a BCS bowl is still a bit of a surprise for the Bulldogs.
Things were not looking good a month-and-a-half ago, with Georgia blown out by Tennessee, and barely sneaking out of Nashville with a three-point win over Vanderbilt the following week.
But that was the beginning of a six-game win streak for the Dogs, and with all the turmoil in college football this season, Georgia is now right back in the mix.
Sophomore quarterback Matthew Stafford says he's surprised they're in the position they are after the loss in Knoxville.
"It's awesome," says Stafford. "I couldn't have told you we were going to do it after that. It's just guys playing hard, having fun, and trusting what we do."
Head coach Mark Richt says, "We didn't think much of anything was possible after leaving Knoxville, as far as goals. Eastern division championship? Probably not. SEC is out of the question if you can't get that. Never would you think of a BCS Bowl."
The pairing for the BCS bowls will be announced Sunday.