BIRTH OF ARIVALRY
Georgia Wins…But Does
The first-ever Georgia-Florida game is held in Macon, Georgia and ends with a 52-0 win for the University of Georgia. Florida’s University Athletic Association does not count the loss in their tally however, as the team they field that day is from an institution then known as the Florida Agricultural College based in Lake City. It isn’t until one year later that the Florida Legislature establishes what we now know as the University of Florida and it is yet another year still when the Gators officially established their football team in 1906.
The first recognized
Florida Claims First
Victory In Rivalry
Florida scores their first victory in the rivalry with a 26-6 drubbing of the Bulldogs. The win puts an end to a six-game losing streak against Georgia.
The First Game In
1933 marks the first year that the game calls Jacksonville home, with the only exceptions since then occurring in 1994 and 1995.
UF Beats UGA For First Time In 8 Years
After eight consecutive losses, Florida finally ends its longest losing streak to date. In the closing minutes of the game, Florida scores to make it 6-0, eventually holding on to win. Snapping the losing streak inspires Gator fans to rush the field and tear down the goal posts.
Gators Win 18-13 Nailbiter
The Gators take home an 18-13 win despite many Florida fans showing up late due to road closures. The Gators hold the Bulldogs to 19 rushing yards and force six turnovers, inspiring the Gainesville Daily Sun to describe it as “the most exciting game ever seen in this series.”
Georgia Destroys Florida 75-0
Dawgs Win “In True Georgia Tradition”
Florida Blows Out Georgia
Gators Make It Two In A Row Against Dawgs
Florida Wins Despite Player’s Personal Tragedy
Florida halfback Larry Dupree experiences both tragedy and victory on this day. Considered a heroic figure for the Gators, Dupree rushes for a game-leading 74 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries. His performance comes the morning after he and his wife experienced tragedy when their son was stillborn in a Gainesville hospital. Florida wins with a final score of 21-14.
Florida Wins As Chaos Ensues
“Run, Linday Run!”
With only 1:35 left in the game, the Bulldogs are backed up to their own 8-yard line, trailing 21-20, when Receiver Lindsay Scott catches a high pass and sprints 92 yards down the sideline for a touchdown. The moment is made legendary when the announcer in the Bulldog radio booth screams “Run, Lindsay Run!” The Gators attempt to answer with a miracle touchdown pass, but Mike Fisher, a Jacksonville native, dashes their hopes with an interception.
Gators Shut Out Dawgs To Claim SEC Title
Florida’s interim Head Coach Galen Hall makes sure the Gators are ready to play in this historic game. With a 27-0 final score, the Gators go on to clinch the first SEC title in UF history.
Gators Win On UGA’s Home Field
Florida Wins Despite Early Struggles
Florida opens this game with what is quite possibly the worst first half of offensive football the Gators have ever played against the Bulldogs. The Gators quickly get it together however, and win the game 34-23.
Georgia Celebrates In The End Zone
Remembered as “the celebration game,” Georgia coach Mark Richt tells his team that he will be disappointed if every player doesn’t receive a celebration penalty after the Bulldogs score their first touchdown. The team takes it quite literally and the entire team charges the field after the first Dawgs’ score. With a final score of 42-30, Georgia claims victory in what turns out to be an emotionally charged game.
Florida Wins First Okefenokee Oar
An official trophy for the rivalry is established in 2009 when the Gators take home the Okefenokee Oar for the first time after their 41-17 win. The 10 foot long Oar was carved from a 1,000 year old cypress tree from the Okefenokee Swamp on the border of Georgia and Florida.
Six-Year Extension Signed
On September 1, 2010, a six-year extension is signed, keeping the game in Jacksonville through 2016.
Aaron Murray Leads Georgia Comeback
Leading 17-13, Florida watches as Aaron Murray converts two fourth downs into touchdowns, leading a furious Georgia comeback. Jarvis Jones keeps Florida’s offense in check by sacking John Brantley four times as the Dawgs go on to win 24-20.
Georgia Shocks #2 Ranked Florida
Despite Florida entering the game undefeated and ranked #2 in the country, Georgia takes home the Okefenokee Oar in 2012. The Bulldogs force six turnovers to seal the victory.
Georgia Holds On
Georgia builds a 23-3 lead in the first half of the game and then holds on for the ride while Florida attempts to mount a comeback. Some unpleasant confrontations occur in the second half when players from both sides brawl on the field. The game ends with a 23-20 win for Georgia.
The Gators Run Wild
Five-Year Extension Signed
Georgia Reclaims The Trophy
The Bulldogs scored on their first three possessions and led 21-0 before the Gators picked up a first down. Georgia used three huge plays to build a three-touchdown lead, ending a three-year losing streak. Final score: Georgia wins 42-7.
Bulldogs On A Roll
Georgia quarterback, Jake Fromm, threw three touchdowns allowing No.7 ranked Georgia to defeat No.9 ranked Florida. Final score: Georgia wins 36-17.