1997— Georgia football put their heart back into this matchup
Everyone has that game that turned them from a casual fan into a serious one that loves the Dawgs. This game did just that for a lot of people. Georgia won 27-24, and it’s memorable for the reason that so many Georgia games are — a Larry Munson call.
I remember watching this matchup on the floor next to my dad’s recliner — we were listening to Munson on the radio. Even though we had the game on television, Munson had us hanging onto every word.
That ability to keep listeners on the edge of their seats is what so many loved about Munson and make us miss him to this day.
Leading 21-13 early in the fourth quarter, Georgia went for a fourth and inches from their 45-yard line. Coming up short, Tech took advantage, driving down to kick a field goal. All the momentum was gone from Georgia, or so we thought.
With 53 seconds left, the Yellow Jackets punched in a touchdown and then got the two-point conversion taking a 24-21 lead. Munson was defeated, stating Tech “ripped our hearts out.”
Starting quarterback Mike Bobo quickly took the ball and drove Georgia into the Tech red zone. With just 14 seconds to go, Bobo throws an eight-yard touchdown pass to Corey Allen.
The Dawgs won the game by three points, prompting Munson to proclaim, “Our hearts that were ripped out and bleeding on the ground, we picked it up and stuck it back in. We had no business winning this game.”
However, the call is best known as the “Oh my it couldn’t have happened!”
That call is one of his best, especially from this rivalry, so this game had to make the list.