Georgia football is one of the lucky programs with a neutral site game on its schedule every season as it takes on Florida in Jacksonville. Along with the Red River Rivalry, those are the only two Power 5 conference regular-season games played at neutral fields, which is special.
This tradition divides Dawg Nation, but it makes playing for either team unique. Hopefully, it’s a tradition that never dies because it truly is one of the most incredible experiences in college football.
There have been so many epic moments in Jacksonville that it wouldn’t do it justice by adding them to the home and away game lists.
Plus, when you think about the other games Georgia plays in, like the SEC Championship, kickoff, bowl, playoffs, and national title games — it was only right to loop in the World Largest Cocktail Party with these and make a top neutral-site win list.
In this final part of a three-part series, we break down the five most epic games that Georgia has won on a neutral field since the turn of the century.
These are the five most epic Georgia football wins on a neutral field since 2000.
Georgia is a regular visitor in these kickoff games that play in Week 1 of each season. The number of New Year Six Bowls they’ve played in and won is notable.
The Dawgs have been to 24 straight bowls, the longest active streak in football. They are No.2 behind Alabama in all-time bowl teams with 57, so the Dawgs thrive on a neutral field.
Since head coach Kirby Smart took over, the Dawgs have played in two kickoff games and won them. They have also played in a bowl game every year, winning all but two — the Baylor Sugar Bowl and the 2018 National Championship.
Last year’s Clemson game is the honorable mention for this list because it was a top-5 matchup and a defensive gauntlet. Chris Smith’s pick-six was the only touchdown of the night, and it sparked a national championship run for the ages.
Going through the last 22 seasons of games, it wasn’t hard to pick out the five best games, even though there are a lot of incredible Georgia-Florida matchups in there, but we’ve made that list.
Here are the five games we consider the most epic neutral-site wins since 2000.