Georgia football: The 5 most epic away games since 2000

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5: 2002 Georgia football vs. Auburn game

The first game on this list has to be the 2002 Georgia Auburn game when the Dawgs won 24-21. Two defenses battled it out on the Plains, and with an SEC East title on the horizon, Georgia scored a touchdown with 1:31 to go and won by three.

Starting quarterback David Greene connected with Michael Johnson on fourth and long for a 19-yard touchdown pass. Terrence Edwards went out of the game with an injury, and Johnson was his backup.

Getting this win and winning the SEC East in Mark Richt’s second year as head coach was tremendous for the program. After the 90s decade, seeing some success was when fans began to realize this was the start of building up this program.

After the game, Edwards gave the perfect quote, “Tell those Florida Gators they don’t have to play anymore.” Someone other than Florida or Tennesee would be going to Atlanta in over a decade. It was the Dawgs’ first SEC East title as the conference divided into the East and West division in 1992.

However, one of the best things to come out of this game was the Larry Munson call on that touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The “Oh God, a Touchdown” is one we all know, and it’s one of his best ever.

This victory was one of the moments Dawg fans realized the 2000s would be a lot different from the 90s.