With Georgia getting a win over Southern, Richt entered into a tie for second place in all-time wins in program history.
Richt tied former Georgia head coach Wally Butts with 140 career wins. Butts coached the Bulldogs from 1939-1960. The only coach to record more wins than Richt and Butts is Vince Dooley, who won 201 games from 1964-1988.
Richt said he’s honored to have reached this point in his career.
“It’s awesome, just to think I’ve been here 15 seasons and we’ve had that many victories as a unit,” Richt said. “It’s certainly an honor on the same page with coach Butts. The thing I like about coach Butts’ legacy is not so much the wins but ‘Wally’s Boys’ and the people that loved him and the people that still gather and meet in his honor on a yearly basis. They’ve got newsletters, all that kind of thing, they all keep up with each other. That’s the beauty of college football, the camaraderie that lasts a lifetime. Just to be near his name in the records is really neat.”