ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Mark Richt issued stern instructions to his team minutes after Georgia's runaway win over Mississippi: "Get your jaw set" for a tough game at Auburn.
A win Saturday night at Auburn would give Georgia the Southeastern Conference's Eastern division title and its second straight trip to the conference championship game in Atlanta.
The Bulldogs (7-1, 6-1 SEC) moved up two spots to No. 5 in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday.
Led by a resurgent defense, Georgia rolled to a 37-10 win over Ole Miss. Richt didn't wait to emphasize the point that his Bulldogs can't look past Auburn (2-7, 0-6), which must beat Georgia or No. 1 Alabama to avoid a winless SEC campaign.
Richt says winning at Auburn is never easy.