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Georgia Bulldogs Release Trailer for Deep South's Oldest Rivalry with Auburn

October 7, 2021
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ATHENS - The No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs released the game’s trailer Thursday night. Head coach Kirby Smart and the Dawgs will take on the No. 18 Auburn Tigers Saturday in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. 

Series History For Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry

Georgia cruised past No. 7 Auburn 27-6 last season in Athens and has won nine out of the last 11 meetings and 16 of the past 20. The Bulldogs improved their series lead to 61-56-8 in 2020. The teams split a pair of matchups in 2017 when Georgia secured its most recent SEC title. That year, the No. 2 Bulldogs fell to the No. 10Tigers 40-17 at Au- burn. Then, No. 6 Georgia toppled No. 4 Auburn 28-7 in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta before advancing to the College Football Playoff Semifinal Rose Bowl Game and eventually the CFP National Championship Game.

For only the second time since 1936, Georgia and Auburn will renew their rivalry outside of the month of November. Last year, the Bulldogs’ victory came on Oct. 3 dur- ing the second game of the pandemic shortened season. The 2012-13 seasons saw the Bulldogs head to Auburn for consecutive years, marking the first time the game had been played at the same site for two years in a row since 1958. The game was played in Columbus during a stretch from 1916-58 with one exception when the teams met in Athens in 1929. The first 10 games were played in Atlanta starting in 1892.

Saturday will mark the 126th meeting between Georgia and Auburn, making it the second most played active series in the NCAA FBS trailing only Wisconsin-Minnesota (130 entering 2021). North Carolina-Virginia has played 125 times entering the 2021 season. The Bulldogs andTigers first squared off in 1892 in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. The only event that interrupted the series was World War as the teams did not play in 1917-18 and 1943.
 

 

 

 

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