Today at noon we’ll renew the football portion of the rivalry between Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia. Tech and UGA first faced each other in football on November 4, 1893. Tech won 28-6.
During and after the game, disgruntled Georgia fans threw rocks and other debris at the Georgia Tech players and chased the victorious Blacksmiths back to their awaiting train.
“At one time early in the last half of the game, a stone was hurled at one of the Tech players, striking him a cruel blow in the head… At another time, one of the Athenians drew a knife and threatened one of the Techs’ better players… The Techs were also poked and gouged with canes on plays toward the boundary lines… Some of the crowd had the privilege of the gridiron equally with the players.”
Some things never change.
Enjoy the game and may the righteous men of Tech prevail.