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Blog: Georgia will be correcting `7-6′ plaques

There’s been some buzz today about Georgia seniors getting a plaque at the team’s gala last month with a 7-6 record on it.

The problem, of course, is Georgia lost 10-6 to UCF in the Liberty Bowl and finished with a 6-7 record.

Florida Today reported: “Even the Bulldogs overlooked the Knights. Oh, they won’t admit that. But at their recent team banquet, the Bulldogs presented its seniors with a plaque. Etched on it was the season record — 7-6.”

CBS Sports.com picked up on this later this morning.

I checked with Georgia earlier this morning. It turns out it’s true.

Each year Georgia presents senior plaques at its gala, according to associate athletic director Claude Felton. One of the lines on the plate is the season record and Georgia always lists it with a win in the upcoming bowl.

“If we lose the game, we replace the plate,” Felton said in an e-mail.

Georgia hasn’t had to replace the plate the last four years when it won its bowl game. In fact, it has done it 14 straight years and only had to replace it three times.

There will need to be 23 replacement plates for this year’s seniors to include the correct 6-7 record. Georgia estimates that will cost about $200.

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