After Saturday upsets, Georgia can get national title shot by winning out

And just like that, Georgia controls its own destiny for a national title shot.

Same for Alabama. That’s the end result of Saturday’s BCS chaos.

How do you think Georgia will close out 2012 season.

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No. 1 Kansas State (52-24 to Baylor) and No. 2 Oregon (17-14 in overtime to Stanford) went down in major upsets. That means No. 3 Notre Dame will move up to No. 1 in next week’s BCS standings and No. 4 Alabama and No. 5 Georgia should slide up right behind at 2 and 3, respectively.

If the Bulldogs (10-1) and Crimson Tide (10-1) can get to the SEC Championship game unscathed — each must survive rival games against Georgia Tech and Auburn, respectively, next Saturday — it will turn the Dec. 1 Georgia Dome classic into a BCS championship semifinal. The winner advances to the title game, giving the SEC a shot at a seventh consecutive national championship.

ESPN college football analyst and BCS expert Brad Edwards predicted that Notre Dame, Alabama and Georgia would take over the top three spots when the new rankings come ouot at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Notre Dame has never been ranked No. 1 in the BCS era.

Georgia’s players were paying attention and took to Twitter to share their feelings.

Shortly after Stanford pulled off the second upset of the night, quarterback Aaron Murray sent out this tweet from his Twitter account, @aaronmurray11: “Yesssssssssssss!!!!!! The Murray household just went crazyyyyy!!!!!! #dawgsontop” Murray lives with teammates Dustin Royston, Artie Lynch, Ty Frix and Christian Robinson.

A short time later, All-American outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, aka @SacManJones_29, tweeted: “TURNT up.. Leggo BULLDAWG NATION!!”

Others:

  • “Thank you Baylor thank you Stanford.” — Cornerback Sanders Commings (@SandersCommings)
  • “I just did have a heart attack.” — Wide receiver Chris Conley (@CCon_TreUno)
  • “Let’s take care of business! Playoffs start now!” – Wide receiver Rhett McGowan (@KinG_WooT_17)
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Georgia defeated Georgia Southern 45-14 Saturday to improve to 10-1 on the season. The Bulldogs have already secured the Eastern Division’s berth into the SEC Championship game. But first they have to get by archrival Georgia Tech (6-4), which visits Athens next Saturday for a noon kickoff.

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431 comments Add your comment

Lonnie

November 17th, 2012
11:51 pm

Yes. That is why you play the game!!!! Let’s go coach Richt let’s exorcise some demons!!!!!!!

Mark Caponigro

November 17th, 2012
11:52 pm

GO DAWGS! SIC ‘EM!

TMann68

November 17th, 2012
11:54 pm

Go Dawgs. Focus on Tech.

J Clay

November 17th, 2012
11:56 pm

Please oh please don’t ruin this against Tech

RedcoatMello

November 17th, 2012
11:57 pm

Go Dawgs! Wreck Tech!

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Boris

November 17th, 2012
11:57 pm

Just don’t wet the bed next week, Dawgs.

Vampire Bill

November 18th, 2012
12:00 am

No way dawgs lose to the bugs. They have a worse D than GSU. Bugs may score 21 but dawgs should flirt with 50

Phil

November 18th, 2012
12:01 am

We are right where we want to be. Take care of Tech and then we go against Alabama. The path is right there for us, we just have to focus and take care of business!

NCdawg

November 18th, 2012
12:02 am

BEAT TECH, BEAT BAMA!

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Mark

November 18th, 2012
12:03 am

Tech will give all it has. This will take our best defensive effort so far. Hope we are totally mentally ready. go Dawgs.

drbasic1

November 18th, 2012
12:03 am

TOLD EVERYONE!!!!!! both would lose today!

drbasic1

November 18th, 2012
12:03 am

It is destiny….hey flat tire….bite it bud!

NCdawg

November 18th, 2012
12:04 am

It’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog!

bahits.com

November 18th, 2012
12:04 am

and down in Florida, Rep. Allen West is fighting voter fraud to hopefully win a new tour of duty to congress…..

GO DAWGS!

dboy scott

November 18th, 2012
12:05 am

It’s our time to seize the moment! I’m sure the dogs will take care of business. Great Senior leadership is gonna be key the rest of the way.

Woodstone

November 18th, 2012
12:08 am

ROLL TIDE ROLL #15 is so close!

Mike Franklin

November 18th, 2012
12:10 am

The miracle of biblical quality, happened today. The road is clear for UGA to rematch with ND for the national Championship… all we gotta do is beat GT and Alabama…

*whew*

2012 ‘could’ be a year we’ll never forget. I know I have never forgotten 1980.

Just Sayin...

November 18th, 2012
12:10 am

Herbstreit, Holtz, May, and company will lose a lot of sleep trying to figure out a way to keep UGA out of it if we win out!

Go Dawgs!

dawgs01

November 18th, 2012
12:11 am

now tech scares the living hell out of me after watching these games tonight. tech has been rolling and will give us their best shot. it will be no cake walk thats for sure.

Dawg4Life

November 18th, 2012
12:12 am

Wow! You have to love it. Tech Tech Tech….Don’t over look them. Lets take care of business one game at a time.

Erk

November 18th, 2012
12:12 am

Anyone notice that Brent Musberger wasn’t even going to mention UGA until Herbstreit spoke up for us?

dawgs01

November 18th, 2012
12:14 am

sec is gonna get a shot for sure and notre dame could still lose. bama has the best shot then uga then florida cause uga could lose to tech beat bama flor. next in line. we better not lose to tech but i got a feeling it is gonna be a tough one.

JR

November 18th, 2012
12:14 am

3 more wins = national championship

Destin Dawg

November 18th, 2012
12:14 am

The Stanford place kicker is my new CF favorite player. Have a NC game without an SEC team? Forget about it. Go DAWGS!!!

Dawgify

November 18th, 2012
12:16 am

It’s nice to see things working out for us, but we still have to earn our way with wins over Tech and Alabama, neither of which will be easy. Tech would love nothing more than to ruin our dreams. We better get ready for their best punch.

Fidlin1

November 18th, 2012
12:17 am

Wild to think the last time we won a Hatn’l Championship it was against Notre Dame and Hershel was a Freshman. This time it could be Notre Dame and Gurshall.the Freshman Giant Killers! Go Dogs.

A Dawg in Minnesota

November 18th, 2012
12:18 am

@Erk…..yes I saw that crap and now I am CONVINCED that those jerks at ESPN are rooting for us to lose. They never have liked Georgia for some reason………this is the year to “pop them in the mouth!” ;-)

Disgusted Dawg

November 18th, 2012
12:18 am

Georgia is guaranteed to be good at one thing: choking in big games. And there will be no bigger game in recent memory than Bama vs. Georgia if a shot at the BCS Title is on the line. If a miracle happened and the Dawgs won, I do think we could be Notre Dame. They are way overrrated.

rodb

November 18th, 2012
12:19 am

just beat Tech dang it! for now…. then beat the s@#!* out of Bama!!

wreckmaniac

November 18th, 2012
12:20 am

What kind of system allows a team that lost to South Carolina by 5 TDs to be ranked 3rd ? Behind all of the Kool-Aid driven drunkeness we will hear from dawgdom next week is a team that has proven it can be demolished. We all know that CMR can’t handle this.

TrishaDishawareagle

November 18th, 2012
12:20 am

It would be super hillarious if you lost to tech, then beat bama and knocked both of you out of a shot, but more than likely, you will beat Tech and be steamrolled by Alabama and play Wisconsin in the capital one bowl

NYdawg

November 18th, 2012
12:20 am

How great it would be to have a rerun of Jan. 1, 1981: Georgia vs. Notre Dame playing for the national championship, with the Dawgs prevailing. I wouldn’t even mind a duplicate score: 17-10, favoring UGA.

Of course, if it winds up being some other team as the opponent, that’s OK. As long as Georgia has another national title, that’s what matters most.

To borrow a phrase from Larry Munson, it seems like Lady Luck is smiling on the Bulldogs after all.

rlm

November 18th, 2012
12:21 am

Ga Tech is a well known spoiler. Do as Jarvis Jones says. One game at a time. Go Dawgs!

Just Sayin...

November 18th, 2012
12:21 am

Just focus on Tech

rlm

November 18th, 2012
12:21 am

By the way LSU should have beat Alabama. Ga can do it.

wreckmaniac

November 18th, 2012
12:22 am

I suggest that CMR rest Murray, Gershall and Jones for the Tech game like he rested Crowell last year.

Gman 84

November 18th, 2012
12:23 am

Win the next 2 and ESPN can’t do anything but watch!

If ND goes down it’s the national nightmare: another all SEC title. The Gators are also alive. Dawns need to take care of business, stay focused and finish the damn drill

Just Sayin...

November 18th, 2012
12:23 am

Beat Tech!

A sore loser Trisha?

HAHA

November 18th, 2012
12:24 am

Mutts don’t stand a chance

David Granger

November 18th, 2012
12:25 am

In a pretty good spot, Coach Richt. Stay focused:
1. Don’t forget Georgia Tech. They would LOVE to pull the upset.
2. PLEASE have the team focused and ready to play hard from the opening kickoff. You damn sure know Alabma will be. We can’t have that “take a quarter or two to get going” crap.
3. Please don’t say a single damn word about what ANYBODY…the team or the fans…should be wearing to the game.

eddie willers

November 18th, 2012
12:25 am

Georgia righted its ship in the Florida game and A&M showed that Bama was human. I’d say toss up with the Dome giving an edge to the Dogs.

Erk

November 18th, 2012
12:25 am

And Lou Holtz then says only reason SEC will be in BCSC game is because Ohio St is on probation. Would he have said that if S Carolina was still in it? Bama or UGA would beat ND & he knows it.

Hale C

November 18th, 2012
12:25 am

We have to focus on Tech Game First ….

TrishaDishawareagle

November 18th, 2012
12:26 am

Have you seen our crystal football? It is only two years old and carried me thru this irregular season of losing. Just sayin…

cdpridg

November 18th, 2012
12:27 am

Year of the Dawg baby!! Year of the Dawg!!!

Just Sayin...

November 18th, 2012
12:27 am

Trisha and Troopa

TrishaDishawareagle

November 18th, 2012
12:28 am

eddie..I think alabama has played in the dome more often than UGA..but hey I don;t have a dog or elephant in this fight, I hate ya both equally..just glad to see nobody will end the SEC domination without having to beat an SEC team..if they do that in the national championship game, then they have earned it. A team that goes 12-0 without playing a decent schedule hasn’t

TrishaDishawareagle

November 18th, 2012
12:31 am

We will have a whole new coaching staff for you to hate on next year, just sayin…