Sloppy win like last season's sloppy loss 

October, 1, 2012
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Mark Richt tried to put things in perspective after his Georgia team barely hung on for a sloppy 51-44 win against Tennessee on Saturday.

It was an ugly game in a lot of ways for the Bulldogs, but Richt was ecstatic to leave Sanford Stadium with a win -- a particularly timely sentiment for those who remember Georgia’s 2011 game against its next opponent, South Carolina.

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Dale Zanine/US PresswireGeorgia coach Mark Richt expects this weekend's game at South Carolina to be tight.
“I was just talking to [defensive coordinator Todd] Grantham, and we’ve been around long enough to know that we need to be thankful and glad that we won the game and not gripe and moan about points and yards and all that kind of stuff, because it doesn’t matter,” Richt said after Tennessee gained 478 yards in 85 plays against the Bulldogs. “What matters is winning and playing big when you’ve got to play big. And we did that [Saturday], so I was happy.”

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