Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell knows what's at stake for Saturday’s game against Alabama.
The Bulldogs’ stated goal is to approach each opponent the same. At the end of the day, the obvious significance of this game is quite clear. Alabama has been on the top of the college football landscape for quite some time and Georgia could make a statement with a win. Georgia would also put itself in great position in its quest to reach the SEC Championship game.
If the Bulldogs do come away with a victory over the Crimson Tide, it will go a long way for this year’s Georgia squad.
"I think the way this works, the way the college football system works, you’re only as good as the opponents you beat and how they’re perceived is how you’ll be perceived," Mitchell said. "As someone said earlier, Alabama’s perceived as a powerhouse. So if you beat a powerhouse, then who do you become? That’s the opportunity and that’s what I speak about. Not about whether our team is good or not. Because I believe we’re great."
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Mitchell will likely play a big role in whether Georgia is able to topple the perceived powerhouse. He and quarterback Greyson Lambert have showed off some chemistry with one another over the last two weeks.
Against South Carolina, Mitchell caught eight passes for 122 yards and a touchdown. The week after against Southern, Mitchell hauled in five passes for 96 yards and a score.
With the buzz building about Saturday’s game between Georgia and Alabama, Mitchell is looking forward to the matchup.
“I would be being dishonest if I told you it wasn’t. It’s something I’m definitely looking forward to,” Mitchell said. "The atmosphere will be electrifying. It will be one of the best feelings we’ve had as a team together. And I’m sure individually, it will be one of the most outstanding feelings everyone’s had, just being on the field with that many people cheering you on.”