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    Deep South's Oldest Rivalry

    This Saturday, Auburn travels to Athens to take on the Bulldogs in one of the deepest rivalries in the South! Some people don't realize how heated this rivalry has been over the years. Their first meeting was in 1892 and the rivalry has been heated over the years. Georgia leads the series 58-56-8. The games are usually close to the end. In Georgia's 1943 National Championship season, Georgia only lost one game and that was to Auburn! They clinched the championship by beating UCLA in the Rose Bowl.

    In the 1996 overtime game that GA won 56-49, Auburn's Robert Baker caught a touchdown pass to tie the game and it was near the sideline where Georgis's mascot Uga was on a leash by his handler and Baker was running near Uga when he jumped at the Auburn receiver and almost bit him in the crotch but he ran out of rope!

    Georgia fans later referred to him as "Robert Baker the license plate maker" because a year or so later he was caught selling heroin and was sent to prison.

    Here is a video clip of Uga attacking! This is funny! And Lewis Grizzard's famous joke about Uga the dog.




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    Vegas is saying Georgia (-14.5)? That is a lot considering the rivalry this intense. Auburn has the players especially on defense to keep the scoring lower. Their offense has not been very good but they can score enough to keep this down to a 7 or 10 point spread. This game makes me nervous! A must win for the Dawgs. A possible season-saver for the Tigers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Presley View Post
    This Saturday, Auburn travels to Athens to take on the Bulldogs in one of the deepest rivalries in the South! Some people don't realize how heated this rivalry has been over the years. Their first meeting was in 1892 and the rivalry has been heated over the years. Georgia leads the series 58-56-8. The games are usually close to the end. In Georgia's 1943 National Championship season, Georgia only lost one game and that was to Auburn! They clinched the championship by beating UCLA in the Rose Bowl.

    In the 1996 overtime game that GA won 56-49, Auburn's Robert Baker caught a touchdown pass to tie the game and it was near the sideline where Georgis's mascot Uga was on a leash by his handler and Baker was running near Uga when he jumped at the Auburn receiver and almost bit him in the crotch but he ran out of rope!

    Georgia fans later referred to him as "Robert Baker the license plate maker" because a year or so later he was caught selling heroin and was sent to prison.
    I forgot to mention that Auburn's nickname for Robert Baker was "Robert Baker - The touchdown maker". After his arrest, GA fans gave him the nickname "Robert Baker - The license plate maker"

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