The 1993 Georgia football brawl against Tech
Georgia football was finishing up a tough 1993 season. The Dawgs came into the game with a 4-6 record, which was terrible enough, but adding in back-to-back losses to Florida and Auburn the two games before frustration level was extremely high in Athens.
At this point, there were rumblings of Ray Goff being on the hot seat after the Tech game. Thankfully, the Dawgs would win 43-10, as Georgia took all their frustration out on Tech.
The Dawgs led 36-10 with less than two minutes on the game clock. Georgia had the ball on the four-yard line. Facing fourth and goal, Georgia’s Ray Goff decided to go for it. Georgia quarterback Eric Zeier faked a toss and threw a pass to wide-open James Warner for a touchdown.
After catching the touchdown pass, absolute madness erupted. Tech’s defense did not like that Georgia was running up the score, and punches started to fly, and before long, both benches cleared. In 2019, when George Pickens cold-cocked the Georgia Tech player, it reminded us a lot of this 1993 brawl, just with fewer players.
If you remember, coach Ray Goff pushed Georgia players and grabbed them off a pile of guys throwing punches out of sheer emotion. What a great memory.
The hate runs through this rivalry, and this game reminds us all of that because of those punches thrown.