ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Maybe when this season is over, perhaps after
Georgia has just played in a major bowl that no one could have seen
coming, Mark Richt will be able to sit down and try to figure out how the Bulldogs turned it all around.
The Bulldogs have won four in a row, climbed to Number 6 in The Associated Press rankings today and put themselves in solid position for a BCS bowl invitation even if they don't get a chance to play for the Southeastern Conference championship.
Who could have imagined such a scenario after Georgia was blown out 35-14 by Tennessee? Who was even thinking about big-time bowl
bids when the Bulldogs were on the verge of losing to Vanderbilt the very next week?
The Commodores appeared to be driving for the winning touchdown when they fumbled deep in Georgia territory. The Bulldogs quickly drove the other way, kicking a field goal on the last play for a 20-17 victory.
The Bulldogs haven't lost since.
Georgia defeated Florida for only the third time in 18 years, wore black jerseys in an emotional win over Auburn and clinched a tie for first in the SEC East with yesterday's 24-13 victory over Kentucky.
Richt said, "I don't think I've slept since that Florida game. I've been so excited. This is year seven for me, and it's never been like this."