Georgia football: Top five matchups against Tennessee

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Georgia football and Tennessee are a rivalry that Dawg fans know too well. They’ve played each other 48 times now. However, since 2000, this rivalry has been quite interesting, so let’s rank the best five games since the turn of the century.

One of the best rivalries for Georgia football is the one against the Volunteers.

The Georgia vs Tennessee rivalry has often featured crucial games in decided the fate of the SEC East. While both teams are founding members of the SEC, they have played each other a total of 48 times. The record is tight; 23-23-2.

Georgia and Tennessee are both winning programs, with only Alabama having more wins in the SEC than either of them. So when they get together, there is always a chance for an instant classic.

Tennessee wasn’t in control of the series until 2000. At that point, Tennessee held the lead at 17-10-2 and had won 9 straight games dating back to 1989. The Vols were also ranked in the Top 10 for seven of the nine wins.

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Georgia was ranked in the Top 10 only once during that stretch.

Momentum began to turn in 2000 and since that time, Georgia has been able to even the overall series by going 13-6 during that span.

Now we could go into so many different games because so many of them were good. However, we chose to break it down a little bit. Instead of chosing only victories, we decided to include all games between these two teams.

Remember the last two years? Those two were great matchups especially the 2017 one when the Dawgs defeated the Vols 41-0. To be honest from 2010-2015 were all great games and this list features a couple.

Georgia’s found a way to win a majority of these games since 2000. However, we can honestly say that most of these games were ones Dawg fans always talked about and sweated about, at least a couple of those years we did anyway.

There have been some very memorable games but these five games stick out in my memory above all the others. Here are my top-five games between the Vols and the Dawgs since 2000