The question was posed to Bacarri Rambo.
What would it be like to go to bed Saturday night with Georgia alone in first place in the SEC East?
“We’re in the driver’s seat, that’s all I can say,” the Bulldogs safety said.
That’s where Georgia (5-1 SEC) now finds itself after Arkansas defeated South Carolina (5-2 SEC) 44-28 Saturday night in Fayetteville.
Georgia can land its first trip to the SEC championship game since 2005 by beating Auburn next week and Kentucky on Nov. 19.
If Florida beats South Carolina next week, Georgia would win the East by beating Auburn or Kentucky. A tie between Georgia and South Carolina would go to the Gamecocks by virtue of their 45-42 win on Sept. 10.
“We still have two SEC games to go,” quarterback Aaron Murray said after Georgia’s 63-16 rout of New Mexico State on Saturday. “We still have to take care of business next week versus Auburn and then versus Kentucky. It would be a great feeling to know we control our own destiny, but we’ve just got to keep working.”
Murray planned to watch the game somewhere with his family Saturday night where he could also see the LSU-Alabama showdown.
Rambo said he planned to go to his apartment and watch the game on his big screen TV with some friends, including linebacker T.J. Stripling.
“We’ll order pizza, a couple of sodas or Gatorades or whatever, just sit back and relax,” Rambo said.
As ESPN’s Brad Nessler said at the end of the Arkansas’ win: “Right now the folks in Athens and around the state of Georgia are hooting and hollering and barking because Georgia now controls the East if they win out.”
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