Thursday, November 8
The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry enters its 116th overall meeting on Saturday with Georgia favored to win and even an overall series that stands a remarkably close 54-53-8 in Auburn's favor.
There is all kinds of history in this special series, including the recent past.
So for your Thursday Coffee, here's a look at some of the more memorable matchups between Georgia and Auburn in the past 20 years ...
1994: Georgia 23, Auburn 23
In a shocking result, Auburn's 20-game win streak was ended by a Georgia team that finished 6-4-1 and had lost 52-14 the previous week.
1996: Georgia 56, Auburn 49 (4OT)
A 5-6 UGA team pulled off a famous victory that introduced many SEC fans to the notion of overtime football. The Mike Bobo-led Bulldogs overcame a 21-point deficit and wound up edging the Tigers in a heartstopping game.
1999: Auburn 38, Georgia 21
In a game memorable to UGA for all the wrong reasons, an underdog Auburn team stunned the Bulldogs by building a 31-0 halftime lead and cruising for an upset win in Sanford Stadium.
2001: Auburn 24, Georgia 17
Time ran out on Mark Richt in his first game as Georgia's head coach against Auburn. Richt called a run play from the 1-yard line with 16 seconds left and time ran out before the Bulldogs could take another crack at the end zone.
2002: Georgia 24, Auburn 21
Few games hold a place in UGA history as substantial as this one, which was won which Michael Johnson caught a 19-yard touchdown on fourth down with 1:25 remaining. The victory clinched the SEC East for UGA and the ultimately the program's first conference title in two decades.
2004: Auburn 24, Georgia 6
Auburn got its home-field payback two years later, routing a talented Georgia team en route to its own SEC title and an unbeaten season.
2005: Auburn 31, Georgia 30
The Tigers gained 62 yards on a fourth-and-10 pass to set up a game-winning field goal, claiming a victory over the eventual SEC champion Bulldogs in a wild and thrilling showdown at Sanford Stadium.
2006: Georgia 37, Auburn 15
A four-loss UGA team went on the road and stunned fifth-ranked Auburn, which entered the game 9-1. Tra Battle intercepted three passes in the first half in the surprising win.
2007: Georgia 45, Auburn 20
In the original "Blackout" Game at Sanford Stadium, the 10th-ranked Bulldogs donned black jerseys and beat the No. 18 Tigers to continue a streak of seven consecutive wins to cap the season.
ON THE AGENDA
Before there is the showdown in Auburn ...
Georgia's basketball season gets started with Friday night's 7 p.m. opener against Jacksonville at Stegeman Coliseum. I hear (from Mark Richt) that Mark Richt's son is singing the National Anthem beforehand.
TWEET(S) OF THE DAY
I'm trying bra.. I want a ring man. We got the team...gotta play with cheap on our shoulder every week
LB Jarvis Jones replying to former WR A.J. Green
I haven't ate nun but sum applesauce. All day... Now wonder I weigh 162 pounds. Smh
DB commit Shaq Wiggins
You can measure my height and weight, but you can never measure my heart.
LB commit Ryne Rankin
We gotta go win the national championship so I can go see my dawg #Obama
OL Mark Beard
Days like yesterday and today make you want to delete you social media page.
DB Damian Swann
To unite all people of the country I propose that we all dance to gangnam style. Hehe * George Bush voice *
Hey let's go back to tweeting about cereal and about popular high school football match ups
WR Chris Conley
Why is procrastination such a bad thing. Just shows that I'm patient
FB Merritt Hall
S/O to @jtheus71 for taking a big step into manhood and riding the bus for the first ever by himself... My little boy is becoming a man!!!
OL Greg Pyke
A week before Colorado legalizes marijuana, Peyton Manning acquires 21 Papa John’s franchises in the state. Guy can do no wrong.
Darren Rovell, ESPN Sports Business reporter
This guy talking in class speaks worse English than the regular teacher. I can't understand anything he's saying!! What's the point??
Why does this school insist on having teachers that can't hardly speak English be teachers??? If we can't understand you how can we learn?
OL Dallas Lee
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