Georgia football: Top five programs UGA has only played once

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Roquan Smith #3 of the Georgia Bulldogs (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Roquan Smith #3 of the Georgia Bulldogs (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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Georgia football has played against over 100 teams in their 125-year history. But for some teams, a second game is long overdue.

When a program is as old as Georgia football, it’s bound to have played a lot of teams. In fact, after 125 years, they’ve probably played most teams more than once. But for whatever reason, there are a few good programs around the nation that Georgia has only met once. A rematch is way overdue with some of these teams, especially with the way they’ve played lately.

Here are the top-five teams Georgia football has only played once. These rankings are based on their unweighted average national ranking.

5. Brigham Young Cougars

Don’t look so surprised to see BYU on this countdown. They’re inclusion says a lot about the amount of great teams Georgia has played twice. But it also says a lot about how solid the BYU program has been historically. While their unweighted average ranking just no. 40 with an average of 41.67, they also have one national championship.

And it just so happens that when the Bulldogs and Cougars met, BYU was in the middle of their most successful period. Their one and only game with Georgia came in 1982. The Bulldogs won 17-14 in Athens on route to a SEC Championship. BYU ended the year 8-4.

From 1976-to-2001, BYU never had a losing record and they only won less than eight games four times. They also had 14 10-win seasons. They went 13-0 in 1984 to claim a National Championship and they later finished 14-1 in 1996. For a period of 25 seasons, they were one of the most consistent teams in college football.