Georgia football fans flexed their Jeriochoian vocals once again during Saturday’s game against Kentucky
Prior to the last game Between the Hedges, Georgia football head coach Kirby Smart beckoned Dawgs fans to not only attend the game, but to be elite.
They responded and the lore of the 12th Dawg was born.
He extended no such challenge following the Auburn game, even with No. 11 Kentucky and their undefeated record coming to town.
It seems he saw, and heard, all he needed to during the Arkansas game to be steeled in the knowledge that Georgia football fans have created an environment in Sanford Stadium this season that is downright daunting for opposing teams.
Smart’s faith in Dawgs fans was rewarded on Saturday. The stadium was not only full at kickoff, but the vibe was jumpin’. Although Kentucky managed the noise better than Arkansas did two weeks ago, limiting debilitating procedure penalties for the most part. However, the noise did force them to utilize more quick counts and limited their ability to audible in and out of unfavorable looks.
And it wasn’t just the volume inside the stadium, it was how the 12th Dawg sustained it throughout the entirety of the game. In the second quarter, the decibel levels hit a fever pitch, reaching 113 at one point.
That was the peak for the day, but even late in the game, Sanford was still booming to a 110 decibel level hum.