Game of the Week

As long as we have college football in 2020, this page will be updated each week with corresponding GOTW’s.

Cincinnati 1976 DAWGS drew a tough opponent the week before the Florida game. Cincinnati came to Athens undefeated, ranking third in the nation in scoring defense, only allowing 8.1 points per game. DAWGS only gained 260 on offense, but Ray Goff continued his fantastic season as DAWGS got a big lead & withstood a Cincy comeback.

Florida State 1984 Citrus Bowl Georgia was a decided underDAWG in Orlando, but the defense hung tough all day. Seminoles blocked a punt for a TD, then tied the game on a 2-point conversion; but DAWGS held on and forced a late Florida State punt. The stadium clock stopped working, as DAWGS QB James Jackson, the bowl’s MVP, tried desperately to bring his team down the field. In all the confusion, just as he had in Athens against Clemson much earlier in the season, Kevin Butler stepped onto the field for a looooong FG try. Munson saved some of his best calls for close games like this: “Again, Butler’s sick, pale as a ghost”; “Louie’s (Phillips, the spotter) been dressed like the French Foreign Legion all day, he don’t know what time it is….”

Oklahoma 2018 Rose Bowl Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield and the awesome Sooner offense ran into a determined bunch of DAWGS in Pasadena. After falling behind by three scores, DAWG kicker Rodrigo Blankenship nailed a 55-yard field goal at the very end of the first half; and the DAWG offense, featuring dynamic games by freshman QB Jake Fromm and senior running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, stormed back in the second half and overtimes. Greatest pressure comeback in UGA history. Scott Howard: “Fromm with a key block on the left side has sent Georgia to a little backyard football at Mercedes-Benz Stadium…”
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