Georgia’s seniors wrapped up their home careers on Saturday at Sanford Stadium with a 42-13 win against Kentucky.
Those seniors improved to 38-12 in their careers with a regular-season finale coming Saturday at Georgia Tech.
The Bulldogs are 10-1 overall and 7-1 in the SEC this season, and they were undefeated against the East Division this season and undefeated at home.
Senior running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel combined for 238 yards and 5 touchdowns against the Wildcats.
Here are some of coach Kirby Smart’s thoughts on the win:
Smart on the seniors: “What a great way for these seniors to go out – winning the SEC East by going undefeated against the East. Our seniors have given us tremendous leadership, and I’m happy and proud of them. Our seniors have set the standard, and our young players have bought in. It helps to have such great leadership.”
Smart on the run game: “We want to be able to do that on a consistent basis. We want to throw it, too, but those 3- and 4-yard runs wear on people.”
Smart on sweeping the East: “People don’t understand in the SEC; it’s a challenge every week. There are no easy games. No one can walk out and destroy a team in the first half. You just don’t do that.”
Smart on the Georgia fans: “Our fans showed out for our seniors. These guys deserved that, and I appreciate our fan base for that. … Recruiting is affected immensely by the atmosphere of home games. We want to be the best we can be. Our job is to put a good product out there.”
Smart on playing next against Georgia Tech: “Tech has a unique offense that you don’t get to play but once a year. It’s very different, and you work on it, and you try to simulate it. You have to do your job. And we need to do a good job of controlling the ball on offense. … Our scouts will have to be prepared this week to give us the best picture they can.”