The Georgia and Auburn rivalry is a long and historical one dating back to 1892. The teams have played almost every year since with the exception of three games that were interrupted by World War I and World War II.
The rivalry is so historical it is actually called “The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry” (please do not call it the south’s oldest rivalry as that is Virginia and North Carolina). In total the two teams have met 117 times and it is always a meeting I personally look forward to.
With such a historic rivalry comes a lot of hatred. Auburn currently leads in overall wins by 1 single win (last year) to bring the count to 55-54-8 for the series. With such a close series it is no wonder these two schools seem to always give their fans a reason to tune into this game.
In 1986 after Georgia beat Auburn and ruined their hopes of an SEC championship fans stormed the field and Auburn was forced to hose down the Georgia fans (and the Redcoat Band…ever pay for all that instrument damage, Auburn?).
No Georgia fan can forget Nick Fairley taking repeated cheap shots at a freshman Aaron Murray (he can also be seen laughing and celebrating after Murray shows signs of being injured by such hit). I honestly thought this was going to be the reason I hated Auburn forever…stay away from my quarterback.
Then last year’s game happened. The play that subsequently won Auburn the game is the type of play that haunts you. I have nightmares about that tipped ball and touchdown. No amount of fermented adult beverage can make you forget the tragedy that happened on that field.
With all the reasons to hate Auburn I have broken it down to the five I feel most represent why the Bulldog Nation hates this team.