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Richt: Big prize awaits the red and Black

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December 27, 2007

New Orleans -- In college football, Georgia practiced in full pads Thursday morning as the Bulldogs continue to finalize their game plan for their Sugar Bowl game with Hawaii.   

Even though the Bulldogs were bypassed for the BCS title game, Coach Mark Richt says his team still has plenty to play for in this game.   A Sugar Bowl win by a young Georgia team could springboard the Bulldogs to a national championship game berth next season.  

But Coach Richt says beating Hawaii will not be easy, as the unbeaten Warriors seem to find a way to win no matter who they are playing.  

"Hawaii has got an undefeated season. That is pressure.  To try to win one more time.  It is tough to stay undefeated," Richt said.  "They have had some close calls but they have done a beautiful job of  finding a way to win.   And we have got some things to play for too."

"They play like an NFL team to be quite honest," says Hawaii Head Coach June Jones, referring to the Bulldogs. "They have got some very gifted and talented players.  They are very well coached.  We will have to play a perfect game to play with them."

Be watching your local Raycom station for a special program on the Sugar Bowl game.                     

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