The curtain came down on Georgia Tech’s 2015 football season on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Dodd Stadium as the Yellow Jackets were tormented by the Georgia Bulldogs losing 13-7 in a game whose scoreline flattered Tech. More than 55,000 saw Georgia dominate the game but not the scoreboard. As a result of the loss Tech fell to 3-9 while Georgia improved their record to 9-3 and a postseason bowl appearance.
While the curtain came down for Tech’s season, it was also announced on Sunday morning that Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt’s career between the hedges would come to a close in January. Despite a win over his in-state rivals and a certain bowl slot, Georgia’s bowl appearance will be the last official game where Head Coach Mark Richt will guide his players. Despite the 9-3 season record, Richt did not provide the kind of season the Georgia Athletics administration wanted.
This proves to a strange outcome for Richt whose season was inconsistent but still provided a 9-3 record, such is the pressure in the SEC!
The Bulldogs dominated the Yellow Jackets all afternoon. The scoreline flatters Tech as they didn’t appear to threaten for much of the game but it was also surprising that Georgia couldn’t score at will; testimony to Tech’s battling defense that held Georgia to 402 yards.
For the Bulldogs, sophomore tailback Sony Michel was the star of the show running for 149 yards and 1 touchdown on 24 carries while quarterback Greyson Lambert added 224 yards through the air.
Richt’s reaction to the game demonstrated that he had no idea what was to come on Sunday morning. “I’m happy.’ Richt stated, ‘Any victory is a great victory, especially when it’s your in-state rival. I can’t get frustrated with what happened, I can only be happy that we won and be proud of our guys, not just today but over the last month, it’s been pretty neat.”