The Georgia Bulldogs evidently caught the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets looking ahead to the ACC Championship Game, as the fully focused Red and Black played a solid game in every phase to administer a 42-10 whipping to clinch the state championship and enable us to update the Mark Richt Victory Watch.
Mark Richt has now registered 117 career triumphs, pulling him within 84 wins of tying Vince Dooley for the all-time school record. Feel free to hire a Georgia Tech graduate to double-check my math, but it appears that Mark Richt has won exactly three-quarters of his 156 games as the Bulldogs’ head coach, posting a 117-39 record and a .750 winning percentage.
No previous Georgia head football coach has equalled that mark after the same number of games. At the identical spot in their respective Classic City Careers, Wally Butts was 103-46-7 (.683) in the wake of a 1953 loss to the Texas A&M Aggies and Vince Dooley was 103-48-5 (.676) after a 1977 loss to the Auburn Tigers.