For coach Mark Richt, every time Georgia plays it's a "benchmark" game. But his players truly believe they're a changed team from the one MSU beat in 2010.
Mark Richt says loss to Mississippi State last season is one that still sticks wit him, ane he's eager for a shot at redemption between the hedges.
Missisippi State sent Georgia into a spiral with a victory last season. Georgia is hoping to repay the favor on Saturday in Athens.
Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and D-backs coach Scott Lakatos have whipped Georgia's secondary into a precision shredder against top-tier receivers like MSU's B.J. Cunningham.
Georgia got run over by Missisippi State a year ago, but it stuffed Chris Relf and Vick Ballard and beat the Bulldogs on Saturday.
Mississippi State QB Chris Relf topped 100 yards in a win over Georgia last season; Georgia knows stopping him is the key.
Georgia's run defense expects Mississippi State to come right at it.