2002— Georgia football demolishes Georgia Tech
In 2002 Georgia football clinched its first berth in the SEC Championship Game. Tech had won their last two trips to Athens, and some were worried that the Dawgs would not give Tech their full attention.
That worry would not last long as Georgia would win 51-7 and dominate Tech in every way.
The Dawgs took a 34-0 half-time lead, and it was clear Georgia was taking over in this rivalry.
Georgia defensive lineman David Jacobs suffered a stroke at the end of the 2000 season that ended his career and nearly his life. He was a part of this team, and so with it being Senior Day, it was only fitting for second-year head coach Mark Richt to find a way to honor him.
Before the Tech game, not only did Jacobs get to be on the field for Senior Day, Richt had him dress completely out, full pads and all. That moment was one of the most inspirational times in Sanford Stadium history.
Richt was good about stuff like that, and by having Jacobs do that, it seemed like it gave the Dawgs the momentum to focus on this game and demolish the Yellow Jackets.
At the time, it set the record for most points scored against the Yellow Jackets, until head coach Kirby Smart’s 2019 beat that by one point, beating that Tech squad 52-7.
The Dawgs would go on to beat Arkansas 30-3 in the SEC Championship game.