Vince Dooley’s top five Georgia football upsets

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Georgia football's Georgia Redcoat marching band performs

ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 02: Georgia football’s Georgia Redcoat marching band performs on the field prior to the the SEC Championship against the Auburn Tigers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Legendary Georgia football head coach Vince Dooley built his Dooley’s Dogs into a national power on the strength of key upset victories. Here are Vince Dooley’s five top upsets.

In the 15 seasons before Vince Dooley arrived in Athens, Georgia football teams won 71 games and lost 74 with 10 ties and 11 loses to Georgia Tech.

In Vince Dooley’s first season, the 1964 Georgia football team managed a 7-3-1 record, beat Tech, as well as Florida, and beat Texas Tech in the Sun Bowl. Many were ready to name the stadium for Dooley.

At 3:30 Saturday afternoon, the University of Georgia will finally get around to it, renaming the shrine to Bulldog football Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium.

Upset driven

Asked about the appropriateness of the day’s opponent, lightly regarded FCS Murray State, Dooley quipped, “[The ceremony’s] kind of distracting . . . They did a great job of picking out that ballgame to have this.”

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There’s little chance any amount of distraction could precipitate a Murray State upset win. Ironic, as Georgia Football’s 60 year ascent from the lowest depths of despair to the threshold of national dominance rode waves of Bulldog upsets during Dooley’s tenure as head coach. Here are Vince Dooley’s top five upsets wins.

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