Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Homecoming

The basic idea behind scheduling a homecoming opponent is making sure that your team will win the game. For Georgia, the game is usually just before or just after the Florida game and usually involves either Vanderbilt or Kentucky. For the 4-4 Georgia Bulldogs, this year's homecoming game against 1-AA foe Tennessee Tech is chance for the team to put on a good show for the Dawg Nation that has had to sweat almost every game this year.

Since 2000, Georgia has gone 9-1 in homecoming games. The one blemish came against Vanderbilt in 2006, as the Dawgs lost 24-22 on a last second field goal. With the exception of the 2006 loss, Georgia has failed to win homecoming by less than 10 points only one other time in the decade. That came against the Blazers of UAB, who put a scare on the Dawgs in 2003 (the final was Georgia 16, UAB 13). UAB also has the honor of being the only non-SEC school that served as Georgia's homecoming opponent more than once in the decade.

Georgia has won their last 9 homecoming games by an average score of 33 to 19. The Dawgs have three times scored more than 40 points in the game, most recently scoring 44 against Troy in 2007. While Georgia may have struggled in recent weeks, I would be very surprised if the Dawgs are held under 40 this week (even with AJ Green out).

Homecoming should be a lot of fun and hoepfully Georgia scores a lot. I am also looking forward to one of my favorite parts of homecoming, hearing the Alumni cheerleaders chant "Red and Black and Silver Britches, Give'em hell you sons 'a bitches!" Hopefully, our boys will actually be wearing the silver britches this week.


1 comment:

MT said...

agh. That Vanderbilt loss brings back bad memories, like Coulter sitting in the seats for 10 minutes, crying after the game. Most stunned I've been after a UGA game.

I might want to take a stab at writing a traditions article for ya'll soon, maybe Ga Tech week. I like those chants, especially when I get almost in a fight with a Gator fan using them.