The Clemson vs. Georgia rivalry is a tradition that was almost forgotten to some of the younger football-watching generations thanks to conference scheduling.
Even including the 2014 matchup to take place on Saturday, these two teams have only met seven times since 1987 when the annual rivalry ended. Although Clemson won last year’s meeting, Georgia leads the series 41-18-4.
It’s good to see this one coming back again.
The series began in Athens in 1897, and has had a colorful history of orange & white and red & black. Despite no longer being an annual rivalry, and the teams always being in different conferences, there is a lot of animosity between the two schools and their fanbases.
We don’t like them. They wear orange. ‘Nuff said.
The proximity of the two schools definitely plays a part in the rivalry, as well as players leaving their home states to play college ball in the neighboring state. Clemson quarterback and true freshman Deshaun Watson is from Gainesville, Ga., while UGA safety and redshirt freshman Tramel Terry is from Goose Creek, S.C.
Nothing like a little prospect mining in a school’s home state to fuel the hatred a little more.
While not a conference game, it seems that anytime the Bulldogs take on the Tigers from Clemson, it ends up having implications on the season for both teams.
Let’s take a look at some of the most memorable moments in the rivalry (for both sides):