October 14, 2006

Pre-Game Notes from Sanford Stadium Game: VII

Georgia Bulldogs (5-1) ranked 16th in the nation return
home Saturday afternoon in Sanford Stadium to the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-4)
on Homecoming. Georgia has a perfect record 5-0 record against Vanderbilt under
coach head coach Mark Richt and the Bulldogs have not lost
to Vanderbilt since 1994.



If the Bulldogs win Saturday, they will set a new record for the longest winning
streak in the series with 12 straight victories.


Georgia is 47-17-2 against the Commodores all-time since
the series began in 1893.


The Bulldogs have won 11 straight Homecoming games and
they are 66-16-2 all-time on Homecoming. Vanderbilt has been the Homecoming
opponent 19 times and Georgia is 17-2 on Homecoming against the Commodores.


Georgia is 11-2 following a loss under coach Richt.


Who starts at tailback?


The Georgia coaching staff remains tight-lipped about
who will start at tailback against Vanderbilt. Junior Thomas Brown
is the likely favorite since junior Kregg Lumpkin struggled
blocking in the Tennessee game.


Lumpkin ran for 78 yards against the Volunteers and Brown
ran for 57 yards in the loss.


The coaches may elect to start both backs in a shotgun
formation as they did in the South Carolina game earlier this season.


Injury update


Junior fullback Des Williams is not dressed
for the Vanderbilt game due to an undisclosed injury.



Redshirt freshman safety
Donavon Baldwin (shoulder) and sophomore
tight end Tripp Chandler (moderate concussion) will play in
Saturday's game.


Team Captains


The captains for the Tennessee game for Georgia are senior
center Nick Jones, senior offensive tackle Daniel Inman,
junior Thomas Brown, and sophomore defensive tackle
Jeff Owens.



The Honorary captain is former defensive end Barry Wilson who played for the
Bulldogs from 1962-65 and was an All-SEC team selection in 1964.



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