Georgia football has had some iconic games in the 21st century against Auburn. Will we see another one on Saturday?
Georgia football looks to continue its dominant 2021 season in the 126th edition of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry Saturday on the Plains at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.
Both teams are coming off big wins from last week. The No. 2 ranked Dawgs mauled the-then 8th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks 37-0 at home, while No. 18 Auburn went to Death Valley to tame the LSU Tigers.
As was mentioned earlier, these two teams have been going at it for a long time now. The first matchup took place on February 20, 1892 in Atlanta, a game won by the Tigers 10-0.
Georgia, however, leads the all time series 61-56-8. Since 2006, Georgia has dominated Auburn, winning 13 of the last 16 games between the teams, including four straight since 2017.
According to Auburn University, the “War Eagle” battle cry used by Auburn seemed to have originated from a Georgia-Auburn game. A spectator, who was said to be a Civil War veteran, pet eagle began circling the field during what turned out to be a touchdown drive for the Tigers. The fans watching began cheering on the team by saying “War Eagle!”, while the bird continued flying over them.
This 100-plus year old rivalry has had some classic moments and games. Here in the 21st century, we have seen some memorable moments from when these two teams have gone at it.
Here are just a handful of underrated games/moments from the 2000s-2010s that Dawg fondly look back on fondness. Iconic games such as the 2002 game, famous for a legendary Larry Munson call, and the first ever blackout game in 2007 won’t be included since we’ve heard about those so much over the years.