Worst Five Losses in Georgia Football History:
Worst five losses in school history:
1. Trailing Georgia until near the end of regulation and leading only after the final play of overtime, Alabama won their 17th national title, after botching the would-be winning field goal. Georgia led 13-0 at half, 20-7 in the 3rd and 20-10 in the 4th. The offensive play calling was ultraconservative late, while Georgia managed only 36 yards of rushing in the second half. We got one long pass but were handled like we handled Oklahoma. One offensive touchdown in the second half and three total points in overtime, it just isn’t good enough to reach overtime two games in a row and go kick field goals. We started in the red zone and had a chance to win it all. We went 1-1 this postseason. Like the SEC’s all-time leading rusher was, Chubb, second on the list, was bottled up in his final game at UGA. Loyal to a fault, Sony Michel deserved more carries throughout his career and in the College Football Playoff. Our best offensive weapon was used far too sparingly, once Richt got canned.
2. 1982 to Penn State. We had won it all in 1980, so we weren’t too hungry. Herschel left school after and we would not be back; he was lured to the USFL by a bucket of lies from team owner Donald Trump, according to Herschel. Let another national championship slip late.
3. Four yards from glory in Atlanta in 2012 we think we would have beaten Notre Dame. Maybe, we would have beaten Notre Dame. BAMA did.
4. Fromm and company outplayed Alabama in Atlanta in the same calendar year, losing an SEC championship game and failing to repeat as league champs and barely missing the CFP. This time the loss was clearly on the shoulders of the head coach, Kirby calling for a fake punt near midfield in a tie game on 4th and 11. He inserted mammoth backup outgoing via transfer quarterback Justin Field, the Tide adjusted. Then a time out was not called. The Tide stuffed Georgia easily and had enough time on the clock to drive half a football field easily. After, Kirby (piss poorly) explained, “it was only 20 or 30 yards of field position.” It was the 30 yards that cost the whole season.
5. Jacksonville in 2002, SEC Player of the Year David Pollack was falsely accused of a forward lateral and our greatest statistical receiver ever – at one point the SEC’s all-time leader – T. Edwards dropped the (high) Greene pass. D.J. Shockley threw a pick-6 cold off the bench at close of the first half.
Of note: 1946 UGA was the only unblemished team that year but did not win it all; the 1942 (split) national champions lost only once, to old Auburn.
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