Georgia Football released a hype trailer for this week’s game against Georgia Tech.
The name of the trailer is Win The Now. Kirby Smart first heard talking about this when the Dawgs were down 11 at halftime against South Carolina. Since that momentum, Kirby Smart has preached this message all year. The Dawgs look to win the now against their hated rival, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Georgia and Tech have had a long, historic rivalry.
Georgia football will face the hated Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for the 115th time this Saturday. The rivalry is so deep that it has been nicknamed ” Clean Old-Fashioned Hate.” The first game between the two took place in 1893.
Georgia Tech won the game 28-6; however, the rivalry only intensified after and during that one game. First, there were accusations that Tech had players who were not even attending the college. This was true; Leonard Wood, the player in question, was 33.
Furthermore, Wood enrolled in Tech on November 2nd, two days before the game in Athens, and also left Tech that same month. Sounds like a ringer to me. Also, the game’s umpire had a brother on the Tech team.
This led to Athenians poking their canes at Tech players when they came near the boundary and throwing rocks at the Tech players. It got so bad during the game that one of the Georgia players drew a knife on the Tech team. From that moment on, there was bad blood between the two schools.
Georgia’s overall record in this rivalry is 70-39-5. Georgia’s largest margin of victory against Tech was 52-7 in 2019. Tech’s largest margin of victory was 48-0 in 1943; that game is disputed by Georgia, who says they did not field a team. that could compete at the FBS level. Georgia didn’t, so I believe them.
Georgia’s longest winning streak is 7, from 1991-1997. Tech’s longest streak of 8 lasted from 1949-1956. One day, Georgia will break Tech’s record. All the Dawgs and Kirby Smart need to do is win four more games against Tech to break that record.
Because of the domination by the Dawgs, the rivalry has lost importance to younger Georgia fans and alumni. For folks like my grandfather, it was the only game that mattered. He hated when Georgia lost to Tech; it ruined Christmas for him and, thus, for me. That is the only reason I really hate Tech; they ruin Christmas. However, they rank third on my personal rival list. It goes Florida, Auburn, Tech, and Tennessee for those interested.
But let us remember how annoying Tech is when they do beat us. It is a miserable existence. So remember that when Georgia is crushing Tech again on Saturday. I like Tech, and I like them to lose!