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Alabama–Georgia football rivalry

The Alabama–Georgia football rivalry is a college football rivalry[1][2][3] game between the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama and the Bulldogs of the University of Georgia.

Alabama–Georgia football rivalry
First meetingNovember 2, 1895
Georgia 30, Alabama 6
Latest meetingDecember 1, 2018
Alabama 35, Georgia 28
Next meetingSeptember 19, 2020
Statistics
Meetings total69
All-time seriesAlabama leads, 40–25–4
Largest victoryAlabama, 36–0 (1905, 1923)
Longest win streakAlabama, 5 (1922–26, 1949–53, 1960–64, 2008–present)
Georgia, 5 (1910–16)
Current win streakAlabama, 5 (2008–present)
Locations of Alabama and Georgia

HistoryEdit

The two southern schools first met in 1895 in Columbus, Georgia.[4] Georgia defeated Alabama by a score of 30–6.[5] After another Georgia win along with a tie and two Alabama victories, the teams tied in both 1907 and 1908.[6] Georgia embarked upon the first of the rivalry's five five-game win streaks, defeating the Tide every year from 1910–1913 and again in 1916.[7] Alabama had its own five-game winning streak against the Bulldogs in the 1920s, winning every contest from 1922–1926.[8] Both schools were charter members of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in 1933.[9][10] The third five-game winning streak occurred from 1949–1953, with the Tide winning all five contests.[7] The fourth and final tie in the series occurred in 1954, with both teams locked at 0.[6] The rivalry's fifth and final five-game win streak occurred from 2008–Present, again with Alabama winning all contests.[11]

Since the SEC split into two divisions in 1992,[12] Alabama and Georgia have only faced off intermittently, with Alabama (of the West division) playing Tennessee of the East division every year and Georgia (of the East division) facing off against Auburn of the West division annually.[13] Since the SEC's scheduling format allows each team one permanent cross-divisional opponent and one rotating cross-divisional opponent every year, the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs only see each other in the regular season every several years.[14] Since 1992, Alabama holds a 7–3 record over Georgia.[15] The teams squared off in the 2012 SEC Championship Game on December 1, 2012 in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, with the winner likely to play for the national championship.[16] In a thrilling game, Alabama defeated Georgia by a score of 32–28.[17] Another high-stakes matchup between the squads occurred on January 8, 2018.[18] In the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Alabama overcame a 13-point deficit to defeat Georgia by a score of 26–23 in an overtime classic to clinch its 17th national championship in the program's long and storied history.[19] The following season, in the 2018 SEC Championship Game, Georgia led 28–14 with just over three minutes remaining in the third quarter, only to see Alabama once again rally to win 35–28.[20]

Game resultsEdit

Alabama victoriesGeorgia victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing team
1 November 2, 1895 Columbus, GA Georgia 30 Alabama 6
2 November 9, 1901 Montgomery, AL Tie0Tie0
3 November 1, 1902 Birmingham, AL Georgia 5 Alabama 0
4 November 5, 1904 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama 16 Georgia 5
5 November 4, 1905 Birmingham, AL Alabama 36 Georgia 0
6 October 25, 1907 Montgomery, AL Tie0Tie0
7 November 14, 1908 Birmingham, AL Tie6Tie6
8 October 30, 1909 Atlanta, GA Alabama 14 Georgia 0
9 October 15, 1910 Birmingham, AL Georgia 22 Alabama 0
10 October 14, 1911 Birmingham, AL Georgia 11 Alabama 3
11 October 26, 1912 Columbus, GA Georgia 13 Alabama 9
12 October 18, 1913 Birmingham, AL Georgia 20 Alabama 0
13 November 30, 1916 Birmingham, AL Georgia 23 Alabama 0
14 November 22, 1919 Atlanta, GA Alabama 6 Georgia 0
15 November 20, 1920 Atlanta, GA Georgia 21 Alabama 14
16 November 19, 1921 Atlanta, GA Georgia 22 Alabama 0
17 November 25, 1922 Montgomery, AL Alabama 10 Georgia 6
18 November 24, 1923 Montgomery, AL Alabama 36 Georgia 0
19 November 27, 1924 Birmingham, AL Alabama 33 Georgia 0
20 November 26, 1925 Birmingham, AL Alabama 27 Georgia 0
21 November 25, 1926 Birmingham, AL Alabama 33 Georgia 6
22 November 24, 1927 Birmingham, AL Georgia 20 Alabama 6
23 November 29, 1928 Birmingham, AL Alabama 19 Georgia 0
24 November 28, 1929 Birmingham, AL Georgia 12 Alabama 0
25 November 27, 1930 Birmingham, AL Alabama 13 Georgia 0
26 October 27, 1934 Birmingham, AL Alabama 26 Georgia 6
27 October 26, 1935 Athens, GA Alabama 17 Georgia 7
28 October 25, 1941 Birmingham, AL Alabama 27 Georgia 14
29 October 31, 1942 Atlanta, GA #2 Georgia 21 #3 Alabama 10
30 November 4, 1944 Birmingham, AL Georgia 14 #19 Alabama 7
31 October 27, 1945 Birmingham, AL #6 Alabama 28 Georgia 14
32 November 2, 1946 Athens, GA #5 Georgia 14 #15 Alabama 0
33 October 25, 1947 Athens, GA Alabama 17 Georgia 7
34 October 30, 1948 Birmingham, AL #18 Georgia 35 Alabama 0
35 October 29, 1949 Athens, GA Alabama 14 Georgia 7
36 November 4, 1950 Birmingham, AL Alabama 14 Georgia 7
37 November 3, 1951 Athens, GA Alabama 16 Georgia 14
38 November 1, 1952 Birmingham, AL #19 Alabama 34 Georgia 19
39 October 31, 1953 Athens, GA Alabama 33 Georgia 12
40 October 30, 1954 Birmingham, AL Tie0Tie0
41 October 29, 1955 Athens, GA Georgia 35 Alabama 14
42 November 3, 1956 Birmingham, AL Georgia 16 Alabama 13
43 November 2, 1957 Athens, GA Alabama 14 Georgia 13
44 November 1, 1958 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama 12 Georgia 0
45 September 19, 1959 Athens, GA Georgia 17 Alabama 3
46 September 17, 1960 Birmingham, AL Alabama 21 #13 Georgia 6
47 September 23, 1961 Athens, GA #3 Alabama 32 Georgia 6
48 September 22, 1962 Birmingham, AL #3 Alabama 35 Georgia 0
49 September 21, 1963 Athens, GA #3 Alabama 32 Georgia 7
50 September 19, 1964 Tuscaloosa, AL #6 Alabama 31 Georgia 3
51 September 18, 1965 Athens, GA Georgia 18 #5 Alabama 17
52 October 7, 1972 Athens, GA #4 Alabama 25 Georgia 7
53 October 6, 1973 Tuscaloosa, AL #3 Alabama 28 Georgia 14
54 October 2, 1976 Athens, GA #6 Georgia 21 #10 Alabama 0
55 October 1, 1977 Tuscaloosa, AL #10 Alabama 18 Georgia 10
56 October 6, 1984 Birmingham, AL #20 Georgia 24 Alabama 14
57 September 2, 1985 Athens, GA Alabama 20 Georgia 16
58 September 22, 1990 Athens, GA Georgia 17 Alabama 16
59 September 21, 1991 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama 10 #25 Georgia 0
60 October 1, 1994 Tuscaloosa, AL #11 Alabama 29 Georgia 28
61 September 30, 1995 Athens, GA #20 Alabama 31 Georgia 0
62 October 5, 2002 Tuscaloosa, AL #7 Georgia 27 #22 Alabama 25
63 October 4, 2003 Athens, GA #11 Georgia 37 Alabama 23
64 September 22, 2007 Tuscaloosa, AL #22 Georgia 26 #16 Alabama 23OT
65 September 27, 2008 Athens, GA #8 Alabama 41 #3 Georgia 30
66 December 1, 2012 Atlanta, GA #2 Alabama 32 #3 Georgia 28
67 October 3, 2015 Athens, GA #13 Alabama 38 #8 Georgia 10
68 January 8, 2018 Atlanta, GA #4 Alabama 26 #3 Georgia 23OT
69 December 1, 2018 Atlanta, GA #1 Alabama 35 #4 Georgia 28
Series: Alabama leads 40–25–4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alabama vs. Georgia history: Crimson Tide and Bulldogs don't routinely match up, even in the SEC". January 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Collin Huguley – Assistant Sports Editor. "Column: Buckle up, Georgia-Alabama is college football's new premier rivalry". redandblack.com.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Paul Finebaum reveals best rising SEC rivalry". February 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Alabama-Georgia Gridiron History". thesportshistorian.com. January 7, 2018.
  5. ^ Brown, Matt (January 5, 2018). "A historical guide to the national title game".
  6. ^ a b "Alabama vs. Georgia Head-To-Head Football History – Stadium". September 30, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "The 7 best pieces of Alabama-Georgia history".
  8. ^ Barra, Allen (November 3, 2011). "How Alabama Became College Football's Greatest Team".
  9. ^ "SEC History".
  10. ^ "SEC football history at a glance".
  11. ^ Doughty, Andrew. "Alabama vs. Georgia: All-Time Series, Notable Games and Numbers".
  12. ^ HARWELL, HOYT (November 29, 1990). "Southeastern Conference Will Split Into 2 Divisions, Presidents Decide" – via LA Times.
  13. ^ "SEC keeps rivalries, mandates 'power' foes".
  14. ^ "See all the SEC's rotational cross-divisional football games through 2025".
  15. ^ "Reviewing recent history between Georgia and Alabama".
  16. ^ "Alabama holds off Georgia in classic SEC title game".
  17. ^ "Alabama vs. Georgia – Game Recap – December 1, 2012 – ESPN". ESPN.com.
  18. ^ "Alabama tops Georgia in OT to win another national title".
  19. ^ "Alabama vs. Georgia – Game Recap – January 8, 2018 – ESPN". ESPN.com.
  20. ^ http://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-football/news/alabama-georgia-live-updates-score-highlights-sec-championship-game/ch78fwgr9glt173r71j5h1wwr