I have to be honest. I’ve never felt this hopeless going into UGA-Florida game in a long time. Probably the last time was the 1996 beatdown to Danny Wuerfell and the Gators in the Cocktail Party’s return to Jacksonville. Since we’re probably aren’t going to win this week let’s look back on some of the great Georgia victories in this series. Georgia does still lead this series by the way, but the margin is closing fast.
#1 1980 Georgia 26 Florida 21
There can be no argument here. With a little over minute to play with all hope lost, QB Buck Belue found Lindsay Scott on 93 yd touchdown strike that paved the way for the only undisputed national title in school history.
#2 1985 Georgia 24 Florida 3
How awesome would a repeat of 1985 be Saturday. Georgia walked in to Jacksonville big underdogs to the nation’s #1 team and ran roughshod over them. A couple of true freshman by the names of Tim Worley and Keith Henderson had their coming out party. Wish the same thing would happen to a couple of freshman by the name of Washaun Ealey and Carlton Thomas.
#3 1966 Georgia 27 Florida 10
“The Old Ball Coach” won the Heisman trophy this year but he had a RUDE introduction to Bill Stanfield and George Patton. The two D-lineman were in Spurrier’s face all day long and rumors were he cried like a little girl afterwards.
#4 1976 Georgia 41 Florida 27
Georgia trailed Florida 27-13 at the half, but orchestrated a dramatic turnaround. After Georgia had cut the lead to 27-20 in the 3rd quarter, Florida HC Doug Dickey missed on a fake punt attempt from the Gators’ own 29 yard line. The play is now known in Gator circles as “Fourth and Dumb” and spelled the beginning of the end for the Dickey administration.
#5 1975 Georgia 10 Florida 7
Made famous by Larry Munson’s famous “Applebee to Washington” call as Stuart Applebay took an end around from QB Matt Robinson and found a wide open Gene Washington for the game winning touchdown. Washington was thinking of ”Montreal and The Olympics”.
#6 1942 Georgia 75 Florida 0
Don’t know too much about what went down in this game, but a 75-0 beatdown of the Gators has to be included. It was a huge day for Frank Sinkwich and Charley Trippi, as Georgia would go to win a share of the national title.
#7 1981 Georgia 26 Florida 21
The exact score of the 1980 game. Herschel Walker ran the ball 47 times for 192 yards on the way to a second straight SEC Title.
#8 2007 Georgia 42 Florida 30
Known as ”The Celebration Game”. The entire UGA team stormed the field after Knowshon Moreno’s 1 yd TD that the set the tone for an upset of Florida and a 11-2 season and #2 final ranking.
#9 1997 Georgia 37 Florida 17
Georgia entered ”The Cocktail Party” 20 point underdogs and won by 20. A huge day for Robert Edwards as he ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns. It was also a big game for current OC Mike Bobo who threw for over 260 yards.
#10 1982 Georgia 44 Florida 0
That last game in Herschel Walker’s storied career against the Gators and it was big one. Walker rushed for 219 yards against a Gator team ranked 20th in the nation. Ah, I miss the good ole days!