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Georgia football-Georgia Tech live updates, injury news, practice notes for Week 13 game

ATHENS — The Georgia Bulldogs take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a rivalry game during Week 13 of the college football season. Below you can find live updates, practice notes and injury news for the rivalry game.

This is the first time these two teams will play in Athens since 2018. Georgia beat Georgia Tech 45-0 when these two teams met last year.

Georgia football-Georgia Tech live updates, practice for Week 13 game

Monday, 11:45 am update: Georgia coach Kirby Smart will speak with reporters, as will Jamon Dumas-Johnson and Jack Podlesny.

  • Kirby Smart begins by acknowledging and encouraging fans to attend the Vince Dooley celebration of life. Will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday night at Stegeman Coliseum.
  • “His offensive lines are always physical. Lot of familiarity with their staff. They’ve done a tremendous job getting these guys to compete.”
  • “They were really aggressive, extremely physical. Held UNC to their lowest output of the season. They played really hard.”
  • “They take on his personality. He played there. You can see after the Pitt win how much the win means to him.” — Smart on Brent Key
  • “He’s earning generational wealth. It’s not given. He’s trying to do something they didn’t do and he’s giving us all they’ve got.” — Smart on Jalen Carter
  • “It’s like a jigsaw puzzle. We’ve got seven or eight guys that are repeat walkers. The timetable for these decisions are off. That is what we deal with. These guys have been really special.” — Smart on the senior class.
  • “I knew his high school coach. He’s always had a chip on his shoulder.”– Smart on Stetson Bennett
  • “Nolan’s surgery was a fix.”
  • “OK. We’ve had some good plays and some bad plays. When you play more, guys make more mistakes. Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Smart on the outside linebacker position without Nolan Smith.
  • “It certainly is. Our kids don’t know that history. It was a really big rivalry during Paul’s years because of the triple option and the physicality of the game. It means a lot to our players. Teaching the history of that is important to our players.”
  • “I’m very pleased with what our running backs have done.”
  • “It bothered Nick a lot.

Georgia will look to close out the regular season with a win against rival Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets enter the game riding high as they are coming off an upset win over North Carolina this past weekend. Georgia Tech is also playing for a chance to get to a bowl game, even with making a coaching change midseason.

Brent Key is the interim coach for Georgia Tech after taking over Geoff Collins. Key has Smart’s respect, given they’ve worked in the same coaching circles. Key and Smart did not overlap at Alabama, with Key serving as the offensive line coach for the Crimson Tide from 2016 through 2018.

“I’ve got a lot of respect for Brent,” Smart said. “I know Brent well, I’ve known him for a long time. I respect the rivalry. I look forward to going and preparing for them. I look forward to honoring these seniors in the class, one that has a chance to be the winningest class that’s ever had a chance to play at Georgia, and they had a COVID year.”

Saturday will be senior day for the Bulldogs, who will look to close out the season with another win and remain unbeaten. Georgia enters the game with an 11-0 record and coming off a 16-6 win over Kentucky.

This will not be the final game of Georgia’s season, as the Bulldogs have a game against LSU on Dec. 3. That will be for the SEC championship game, one the Bulldogs desperately want to win.

But this team knows they have to take care of Georgia Tech on Saturday, especially with the College Football Playoff very much on the line.

Georgia football-Georgia Tech injury report for Week 13 game

  • Andrew Paul (knee, out)
  • CJ Washington (neck, out)
  • Dan Jackson (soccer, out)
  • Earnest Greene (back, out)
  • Drew Bobo (labrum, out)
  • CJ Smith (ankle, doubtful)
  • Nolan Smith (Pec, out)
  • AD Mitchell (ankle, questionable)
  • Tate Ratledge (shoulder, questionable)
  • De’Nylon Morrissette (knee/hamstring, questionable)

Georgia football-Georgia Tech game time for Week 13 game

The Georgia football-Georgia Tech game is set for a 12 pm start time

Georgia football-Georgia Tech TV channel for Week 13 game

The Georgia football-Georgia Tech game will be broadcast on ESPN.

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