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Georgia to Take on Kentucky, Florida in Prime Time

Updated: May 20


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Football fever is on the rise as Georgia Bulldog enthusiasts eagerly anticipate two riveting matchups set to dominate prime time television. With the Bulldogs gearing up for intense faceoffs against Southeastern Conference opponents Kentucky and Florida, fans nationwide are poised for gridiron thrills, courtesy of recently unveiled game times and networks.



In an electrifying display of gridiron prowess, Georgia's football saga unfolds on ABC's grand stage, promising viewers a spectacle to remember. First up, the Bulldogs will venture to Lexington, Ky., to take on the Wildcats in a showdown scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EST on Sept. 14. Then, after a Halloween break, Georgia will storm into Jacksonville, Florida for their annual clash against the Gators, slated for 3:30 p.m. EST on Nov. 2, ensuring an afternoon of football brilliance for enthusiasts everywhere.



Bulldogs-Wildcats History

The impending clash between the Bulldogs and the Wildcats is more than just another chapter in their storied rivalry. It's a showdown steeped in a rich history of gridiron competition dating back to 1894. Georgia leads the all-time series 61-12-2, with the Bulldogs having won 13 consecutive games against the Wildcats.


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One of the most memorable encounters between these two titans occurred in 2019, amidst a torrential downpour that added an extra layer of drama to the game. In a display of defensive prowess, Georgia held Kentucky to a mere 151 total yards, sealing a decisive 21-0 victory. This game showcased Georgia's resilience and tactical acumen, setting the stage for their subsequent triumphs.


Despite Kentucky's historical edge and a legacy of closely contested battles, Georgia's recent reign has been characterized by commanding performances and a penchant for emerging victorious when it matters most. The Bulldogs' defensive prowess has been a defining feature of their dominance, with standout performances anchoring their success in critical matchups.


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In 2020, Georgia continued their streak with a gritty 14-3 triumph, showcasing their defensive prowess once again in a hard-fought battle. The following year, they replicated their dominance with another shutout victory, emerging triumphant with a resounding 21-0 win amidst adverse weather conditions.


While the series has witnessed its fair share of nail-biting encounters and narrow margins of victory, Georgia's recent dominance underscores their evolution into a gridiron powerhouse. As the Bulldogs prepare to renew their rivalry with Kentucky under the bright lights of prime time television, they do so with confidence, buoyed by a legacy of success and a hunger for continued excellence.


Bulldogs-Gators History

The Georgia-Florida football rivalry stands as a testament to the passion and intensity that define college football. Dating back to its inaugural clash in 1902, this iconic matchup has captured the hearts of fans for more than a century, with a total of 101 meetings (102 for Georgia) between these gridiron giants.


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From its humble beginnings to its status as a gridiron spectacle, the rivalry has been marked by historical significance and unforgettable moments. In their inaugural encounter, Georgia made a resounding statement with a commanding 37-0 victory in Jacksonville setting the stage for a rivalry that would endure the test of time.


While World War II briefly halted the rivalry, it resumed with fervor, with the Bulldogs holding a slim lead in the all-time series at 55-44-2. Despite Georgia's historical advantage, the Gators have asserted their dominance in recent years, adding an extra layer of intrigue to each showdown.



Throughout its illustrious history, the rivalry has produced iconic moments etched into the annals of college football lore. None more legendary than the 1980 encounter, immortalized by Lindsay Scott's breathtaking 93-yard touchdown reception, dubbed the "Run Lindsay, Run" play, securing a dramatic victory for the Bulldogs.


High-profile bowl matchups and memorable upsets have further cemented the rivalry's place in college football history. From the Gator Bowl to the Sugar Bowl, these titans have clashed on the grandest stages, captivating audiences with their gridiron prowess.



Notable coaches have also left their mark on the rivalry, with figures like Steadman V. Sanford and the legendary Larry Munson shaping its narrative over the years.


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The rivalry's legacy is defined by a series of unforgettable battles, including the Bulldogs' emphatic 42-7 victory in 2017, marking their largest margin of victory since 1942. Yet, each encounter serves as a testament to the fierce competition and unwavering passion that define this storied rivalry.


As Georgia and Florida prepare to add another chapter to their illustrious history, fans can expect nothing less than a spectacle of gridiron greatness, fueled by a century-old rivalry steeped in tradition and fueled by a burning desire for victory.


 Other Scheduled Matchups

As Bulldog fans eagerly anticipate the forthcoming gridiron battles against Kentucky and Florida, the unveiling of game times and networks adds another layer of anticipation to an already electrifying season. With their matchup against Alabama already set for prime time on ABC, the Bulldogs are poised to showcase their talents on college football's grandest stage.


With a storied history on ABC, boasting a formidable record of 51-27-2, the Bulldogs have proven their mettle under the bright lights of national television. Their recent victory over Georgia Tech in 2023 served as a reminder of their prowess on the network, setting the stage for what promises to be a thrilling season ahead.



As Georgia prepares to embark on their quest for gridiron glory, fueled by a legacy of triumphs and fueled by the passion of their dedicated fan base, one thing remains certain: the Bulldogs are ready to write the next chapter in their storied football legacy, one unforgettable moment at a time. So mark your calendars, set your alarms, and brace yourselves for a season of gridiron greatness as the Bulldogs prepare to dominate the airwaves and stake their claim as college football's premier powerhouse.



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Michael Brown is a moron!

Dawg football has dominated UK FOREVER. The series record he referenced and built his story around was basketball NOT football.

Go write roundball stories moron.

UK has 12 wins all time agaInst UGA.

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