Even the Bulldogs overlooked the Knights. Oh, they won’t admit that. But at their recent team banquet, the Bulldogs presented its seniors with a plaque. Etched on it was the season record — 7-6.It reads like we added self-inflicted insult to injury, and further evidence of a team that took the bowl game for granted. But there is some context to this. Namely, we do it every year.
Keep in mind that Georgia entered the Liberty Bowl with a 6-6 record.
From UGA Athletic Department spokesman Claude Felton via email today:
Every year we present the senior plaques at the Gala, which as you know is before the bowl game. One line on the plate is the season record and we always list it with a win in the upcoming bowl game. If we lose the game, we replace the plate.
We’ve done that 14 straight years and only had to replace the plate 3 times.