Uga V vs. Robert Baker in '96
People say that there's no chance the Dawgs pull out an upset. But crazier things have happened in the series.
Things looked bleak in 1996. We were heading to the plains a few weeks after a disasterous loss at Kentucky (24-17). In Lexington, QB Mike Bobo turned the ball over what seemed like a dozen times. Robert Edwards was playing like complete crap. Donnan benched both of them for the Auburn game.
Things didn't get any better on the Plains as we started down 28-7 before something amazing happened. Georgia. Got. Hot. Bobo and Edwards returned to the game, and they combined with Corey Allen, the defense and Hines Ward to change the game. Four amazing overtimes later, the Dawgs had pulled out a 56-49 victory. David Ching has more on the '96 Game.
Auburn was on a 20 game undefeated streak. A 4-4 Georgia team ties the Tigers to stop Terry Bowden's streak. Totally and completely unexpected. Especially considering the Dawgs went 5-6 the year before.
The Game Between the Hoses. Georgia wins 20-16 and upsets a very highly touted Auburn team. The Game ends with Georgia fans storming the field only to see the WarEaglePlainsMen Grounds Crew turn the hoses on the Dawgs. Check this blog for memories of the Hoses game.
The point? Anything can happen in this series. And we need something special to happen because with Rutgers beating Louisville, Auburn will be playing us with a shot at the National Title game on the line. While our guys are playing for their dignity and to avoid a trip to Shreveport.