ATHENS, Georgia-- Georgia football head coach Mark Richt kicked off his Fall camp press conferences by saying that when the Bulldogs originally scheduled Boise State, he thought that Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback Kellen Moore would be graduated by the time the two teams actually played. It turns out that Richt was only kidding, and that he knew all along that No. 11 would be under center for the Broncos.
There isn't quite as much joking going on in Athens now that the Dogs are just eleven days away from facing the Broncos. The reason for that is because the Bulldogs, with all their history and tradition, are the underdogs going into the game. They stand in the way of the Broncos and what could be yet another historic season, and they know that they are going to face a major challenge when September 3rd rolls around.
"You know them coming off the most wins in the past four years in college football, they definitely deserve to be ranked where they are," Georgia sophomore quarterback Aaron Murray said. "They have a tremendous team coming back from last year, and a tremendous coaching staff. Definitely that adds to the flame in our bellies to continue working hard, and to know that we are the underdogs and that people are going to favor them. That just makes us want to go out there and work harder and get ready for that game."
Georgia is holding a fake game on Wednesday. According to head coach Mark Richt, the game will be one half long, and will pit the number ones playing against "Boise State," a scout team made up of Bulldog backups.