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The Mark Richt Victory Watch

Quite independently of one another, MaconDawg and I each predicted that the Georgia Bulldogs and the Vanderbilt Commodores would combine for 44 points . . . we just happened to give the 'Dawgs credit for one touchdown too few and the 'Dores credit for one touchdown too many. We'll take being wrong in that direction every day of the week and twice on Saturday.

Georgia and Vanderbilt put on a defensive struggle for much of the first half before the Bulldogs remembered A.J. Green was wearing silver britches, at which point the passing game began to click and the running game was opened up ever so slightly. The defense, in the meantime, let Vandy back into the game on the opening drive of the second half, but otherwise fairly well contained a Commodore offense that was, well, fairly well containable.

At the end of the day, though, it was a win, which brings us to the most pleasant part of any fall Saturday, the Mark Richt Victory Watch. The Mark Richt Victory Watch now stands at 86. Coach Richt needs 115 more victories to tie Vince Dooley for the all-time school wins record.

Mark Richt's career record of 86-25 (.775) gives him the best ledger in program history after 111 games at Georgia. At the identical point in their respective careers, Vince Dooley (74-32-5, .689) and Wally Butts (81-27-3, .743) both trailed Coach Richt.

Go 'Dawgs!