Georgia had an undefeated home stretch in 2017 and is currently on a 10 win streak heading into the Vanderbilt game.
The Bulldogs are looking to keep that streak going when they play the Commodores Saturday.
‘’It’s important to us,” head coach Kirby Smart said. “To be honest, we haven’t even talked about that consecutive streak (10 games). But I’m proud of it and certainly think that our fan base makes it hard on people to play here. We want to keep that going. Anytime you can protect your home turf, that becomes one of the most important things you can do.’’
To add on top of that the game Saturday is a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. A night game is a luxury to the fans because it happens seldom each season in Sanford Stadium.
Another added bonus for the fans is that the heat won’t be a factor like it has been the past two home games and a night game always makes for an exciting atmosphere.
‘’I’m excited for the players,” Smart said. “I think they enjoy it. It’s cooler longer, so typically on our GPS system, we get higher speeds at night. Our fastest games last year were night games. They sustain ‘em longer. They might be just as fast in afternoon games, but not as long, not for as many yards. That’s true for the other team, too. So the game’s faster. I think they enjoy it more. I think the fan base enjoys it more. There’s more of a build-up for it. So I think it’s good when you have a night game.