Georgia Football released a hype trailer for this week’s game against Alabama.
Georgia plays Alabama for the SEC Championship. The trailer for the game is narrated by rapper and Atlanta native Quavo. The theme of the trailer is about connections. Smart and the players talked about not playing connected last week against Tech. It is one of the pillars of the Georgia football program, and the team looks to play connected. Also, the trailer had a call to action to the Georgia fanbase. “Make your presence known.” Georgia needs and wants its fans to bring the juice to Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Georgia and Alabama have had a long history. This will be the 73rd time these two schools have played each other, and it is the 4th time Georgia and Alabama have played for the SEC crown. Regarding SEC powers, Georgia and Alabama must be among the two most storied programs in the conference’s history. Alabama has 964 wins all-time in its football history, and Georgia has 880 wins all-time in its football history.
Georgia and Alabama started playing each other in 1895. Georgia won that game 30-6. However, the interesting note about that game is that it was not played in Athens or Tuscaloosa but in Columbus, Georgia. This matchup in the early days of college football was played often and had stretches where both schools played annually.
From 1919 to 1929, this matchup was played annually, and from 1944 to 1965, the game was played annually. This match-up has been played in Columbus, Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Athens, and Atlanta. This will be the ninth time Georgia and Alabama play in Atlanta.
Georgia is making its return to the SEC Championship this year. This is the third straight year the Dawgs have won the SEC East and played in the SEC Championship. This is also the last year of the SEC division. The Dawgs have won the East 12 times since the SEC created divisions in 1992.
This will also be the Dawgs’ 12th appearance in the SEC Championship. That is third in appearances, only behind Alabama and Flordia. Georgia’s first SEC Championship game appearance was in 2002. Before the 2002 season, Georgia had not had a conference since 1982. The Dawgs would go on to beat Arkansas 30-3 and would go on to win the Sugar Bowl and finish #3.
The Dawgs’ most common opponent in the SEC Championship game is the LSU Tigers. They have faced each other a total of 5 times. LSU has the lead in the series, but not by much. LSU leads it with three wins and two losses. Georgia and LSU are the second most common matchup in SEC Championship history, only behind Florida and Alabama, who have faced each other ten times.
This will be the 4th time Georgia and Alabama have faced each other in the SEC Championship game. Furthermore, this is the 3rd most common SEC Championship match-up. Georgia has lost all three previous meetings with Alabama in the SEC Championship.