It’s rivalry week in the Peach State as #16 Georgia Tech travels to Athens to take on the Dogs this Saturday. Just to let you folks know, a ranked Tech team has never lost to an unranked UGA team. 😉
Despite the teams being in different conferences now, it’s still a huge game, especially for Alums of both schools who reside in Georgia and have to live with the consequences of their team losing. Other rivalries may have more national implications, but few match the passion of Tech-UGA.
I found this blog post about the very first Tech-UGA game and one of the stars of the game – enjoy:
Georgia Tech’s first ever football win was 28-6 over Georgia in Athens in 1893, and was immediately followed by the first of the numerous ugly scenes that have marred the rivalry. Led by young Army Captain (and already a holder of the Medal of Honor) Leonard Wood, the Yellow Jackets were met with flying sticks and stones as they approached the train station for their trip back to Atlanta. Wood ended up with a nasty gash over his eye from one of the flying objects, a gash which he later stitched up himself upon returning to campus.