Georgia TE, Orson Charles
Nov. 21, 2011
Under the direction of Mark Richt, Georgia owns a 42-7 record against teams from outside the Southeastern Conference. The Bulldogs fell to #5 Boise State 35-21 in Atlanta earlier this season and have topped Coastal Carolina (59-0) and New Mexico State (63-16) at home in 2011.
Since Richt's first year as head coach in 2001, Georgia has a 9-1 record against Georgia Tech, including last year's 42-34 victory. The last time both teams were ranked in the Top 25 was in 2008. The Yellow Jackets edged the Bulldogs 45-43 in that matchup. Georgia last traveled to face Georgia Tech in Bobby Dodd Stadium in 2009 and left with a 30-24 win.
● From 1917-24, Georgia and Georgia Tech did not play each other because of a dispute caused by a Georgia parade float that ridiculed the Yellow Jackets for playing football during World War I.
● Georgia leads the series 61-37-5 and doesn't count two Georgia Tech wins during WWII (1943-44) when the Yellow Jackets utilized players from a naval officer's training program hosted on campus.
● The last three meetings in the 1990s featured plays that fans still argue about today: 1997 pass interference play against Georgia Tech; Joe Hamilton's "non-fumble" in 1998; Jasper Sanks' "fumble" in 1999.
● Georgia Tech's 51-48 win in overtime in 1999 on ABC was the highest-scoring game in the series and featured 1,102 total yards of offense. In overtime, Georgia blocked the Yellow Jackets' first field goal attempt and Georgia Tech recovered it. Then, Luke Manget kicked a 38-yarder on the mulligan for the win.
● In 1978, Georgia trailed 20-0 in the second quarter when freshman Buck Belue came off the sideline and rallied the team to a 29-28 victory, the biggest comeback in school history to that point.
● Georgia closed out the 2002 regular season in Athens with a 51-7 thrashing of Georgia Tech on CBS. It was the most points ever for a Bulldog squad against the Yellow Jackets.
Georgia hosted a 42-34 win over Tech last year despite the Yellow Jackets' 512 yards of total offense and holding the ball for 38:14. Tech's spread option offense ran 92 plays, including 77 on the ground for 411 rushing yards. The Bulldogs were paced by three touchdown passes by Aaron Murray and Justin Houston's 18-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Date: 12 p.m. Nov. 26, 2011 Site: Atlanta, Ga. Stadium: Bobby Dodd (55,00)
Radio: Georgia Bulldog Radio Network on IMG Sports - Scott Howard (PxP), Eric Zeier (Color), Chuck Dowdle (sideline), Loran Smith, Charlie McAlexander, Neil Williamson, Jeff Dantzler, Daryll "DJ" Jones, Kevin Butler, David Greene, Tony Schiavone
National TV: ESPN - Mark Jones, Ed Cunningham
Radio: XM: 199, Sirius: 219
Internet Broadcast: GTV on georgiadogs.com
Georgia TV Replay: CSS, Sun. at 11 a.m. & Wed. at 3 p.m. (Athens-Charter Ch. 37)