Georgia Bulldogs football under Vince Dooley

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Vince Dooley was the 22nd head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs college football team and served in that role from 1964 to 1988. He compiled a 201–77–10 record (.715 winning percentage).

Coaching Summary

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Vince Dooley (SEC) (1964–1988)
1964 Georgia 7–3–1 3–2–0 5 W Sun Bowl NR NR
1965 Georgia 6–4–0 2–3–0 8 15 NR
1966 Georgia 10–1–0 5–0–0 1 W Cotton Bowl Classic 4 4
1967 Georgia 7–4–0 3–2–0 5 L Liberty Bowl 18 NR
1968 Georgia 8–1–2 5–0–1 1 L Sugar Bowl 4 8
1969 Georgia 5–5–1 2–3–1 5 L Sun Bowl NR NR
1970 Georgia 5–5–0 3–3–0 T5 NR NR
1971 Georgia 11–1–0 5–1–0 T2 W Gator Bowl 8 7
1972 Georgia 7–4–0 4–3–0 5 NR NR
1973 Georgia 7–4–1 3–4–0 T5 W Peach Bowl NR NR
1974 Georgia 6–6–0 4–2–0 T2 L Tangerine Bowl NR NR
1975 Georgia 9–3–0 5–1–0 T2 L Cotton Bowl Classic 19 19
1976 Georgia 10–2–0 5–1–0 1 L Sugar Bowl 10 10
1977 Georgia 5–6–0 2–4–0 T6 NR NR
1978 Georgia 9–2–1 5–0–1 2 L Bluebonnet Bowl 15 16
1979 Georgia 6–5–0 5–1–0 2 NR NR
1980 Georgia 12–0–0 6–0–0 1 W Sugar Bowl 1 1
1981 Georgia 10–2–0 6–0–0 T1 L Sugar Bowl 5 6
1982 Georgia 11–1–0 6–0–0 1 L Sugar Bowl 4 4
1983 Georgia 10–1–1 5–1–0 2 W Cotton Bowl Classic 4 4
1984 Georgia 7–4–1 4–2–0 T3 T Citrus Bowl NR NR
1985 Georgia 7–3–2 3–2–1 5 T Sun Bowl NR NR
1986 Georgia 8–4–0 4–2–0 T2 L Hall of Fame Bowl NR NR
1987 Georgia 9–3–0 4–2–0 T4 W Liberty Bowl 14 13
1988 Georgia 9–3–0 5–2–0 3 W Gator Bowl 15 15
Vince Dooley: 201–77–10
Total:
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates College Football Playoff (CFP) game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


Contents:

1964 Season1965 Season1966 Season1967 Season1968 Season1969 Season1970 Season1971 Season1972 Season1973 Season1974 Season1975 Season1976 Season1977 Season1978 Season1979 Season1980 Season1981 Season1982 Season1983 Season1984 Season1985 Season1986 Season1987 Season1988 SeasonRelated pagesSources


1964 season[edit]

1964 Georgia Bulldogs football
Sun Bowl Champions
Sun Bowl vs. Texas Tech, W, 7–0
Conference Southeastern Conference
1964 record 7–3–1 (3–2 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (43,621)
Seasons
« 1963 1965 »
1964 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Alabama 8 0 0     10 1 0
Georgia 4 2 0     7 3 1
Florida 4 2 0     7 3 0
Kentucky 4 2 0     5 5 0
#7 LSU 4 2 1     8 2 1
Auburn 3 3 0     6 4 0
Ole Miss 2 4 1     5 5 1
Mississippi State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Vanderbilt 1 4 1     3 6 1
Tennessee 1 5 1     4 5 1
Tulane 1 4 0     3 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1964-09-19 at #6 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 3–31   42,525
1964-09-26 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 7–0   19,500
1964-10-03 at South Carolina* Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC T 7–7   17,994
1964-10-10 Clemson* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 19–7   31,000
1964-10-17 #10 Florida State* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 14–17   31,000
1964-10-24 Kentuckydagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 21–7   39,000
1964-10-31 North Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 24–8   40,000
1964-11-07 vs. #9 Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) W 14–7   48,000
1964-11-16 at Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 7–14   43,000
1964-11-28 Georgia Tech* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 7–0   52,050
1964-12-26 vs. Texas Tech* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS W 7–0   23,292
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1965 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide/Yearbook

1965 season[edit]

1965 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #NR
1965 record 6–4 (2–3 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Erk Russell
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (43,621)
Seasons
« 1964 1966 »
1965 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Alabama 6 1 1     9 1 1
Auburn 4 1 1     5 5 1
Florida 4 2 0     7 4 0
#7 Tennessee 3 1 2     8 1 2
Ole Miss 5 3 0     7 4 0
#8 LSU 3 3 0     8 3 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     6 4 0
Georgia 3 3 0     6 4 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     2 7 1
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1965-09-18 #5 Alabama Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ABC W 18–17   41,500
1965-09-25 Vanderbilt Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 24–10   45,000
1965-10-02 at #7 Michigan* #10 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 15–7   59,470
1965-10-09 Clemson*dagger #4 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 23–9   45,000
1965-10-16 at Florida State* #5 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 3–10   40,112
1965-10-23 at Kentucky #10 Stoll Field/McLean StadiumLexington, KY L 10–28   37,300
1965-10-30 at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 47–35   43,000
1965-11-06 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) L 10–14   61,527
1965-11-13 Auburn Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 19–21   46,812
1965-11-27 Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 17–7   52,013
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1966 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide/Yearbook

Game notes[edit]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 3 3 0 9 15
Michigan 0 7 0 0 7

[1]



Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Clemson 6 0 3 0 9
Georgia 6 0 14 3 23

[2]


1966 season[edit]

Georgia was retroactively ranked #1 in the Massey Ratings system. In 1966, The Bulldogs went 10-1, with wins over seventh ranked Florida and fifth ranked Georgia Tech in the regular season, as well as convincingly defeating tenth ranked SMU in the Cotton Bowl by a score of 24-9. In addition to being retroactively named as one of the national champions of the 1966 season, Georgia finished as SEC Co-champion with Alabama, which finished #2 in the Massey Ratings system. Alabama finished the season ranked #3 in the AP Poll, while Georgia finished ranked #4. Notre Dame finished #1 in the AP, Coaches poll, and was also voted co-#1 with Michigan State in the National Football Foundation poll. In the Massey Ratings system, Notre Dame finished #3, and Michigan State finished #4.

1966 Georgia Bulldogs football
National Champions
Cotton Bowl Classic Champions
SEC Co-Champions
Cotton Bowl Classic vs. SMU, W, 24–9
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #4
1966 record 10–1 (5–0 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Erk Russell
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (43,621)
Seasons
« 1965 1967 »
1966 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Alabama § 6 0 0     11 0 0
#4 Georgia § 6 0 0     10 1 0
Florida 5 1 0     9 2 0
Ole Miss 5 2 0     8 3 0
Tennessee 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 3 3 0     5 4 1
Kentucky 2 4 0     3 6 1
Auburn 1 5 0     4 6 0
Mississippi State 0 6 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1966-09-17 at Mississippi State Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 20–17   34,000
1966-09-24 vs. VMI* Victory StadiumRoanoke, VA W 43–7   15,000
1966-10-01 at South Carolina* Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC W 7–0   31,141
1966-10-08 Mississippi Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 9–3   45,200
1966-10-14 at Miami (FL)* Orange Bowl StadiumMiami, FL L 6–7   41,756
1966-10-22 Kentuckydagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 27–15   45,348
1966-10-29 North Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 28–3   45,321
1966-11-05 vs. #7 Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) W 27–10   62,820
1966-11-12 at Auburn #9 Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 21–13   47,000
1966-11-26 #5 Georgia Tech* #7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 27–14   48,782
1966-12-31 vs. #10 SMU* #4 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 24–9   75,504
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1967 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide/Yearbook

1967 season[edit]

1967 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #18
AP #NR
1967 record 7–4 (3–2 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1966 1968 »
1967 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Tennessee 6 0 0     9 2 0
#8 Alabama 5 1 0     8 2 1
Florida 4 2 0     6 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 1     6 4 1
Georgia 3 2 0     7 4 0
LSU 3 2 1     7 3 1
Auburn 3 3 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 1 6 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 7 1
Mississippi State 0 6 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1967-09-23 Mississippi State #7 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 30–0   54,512
1967-09-30 at Clemson* #5 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 24–17   46,000
1967-10-07 South Carolina* #5 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 21–0   58,182
1967-10-14 at Mississippi #3 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS L 20–29   38,900
1967-10-21 VMI* #8 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 56–6   50,307
1967-10-28 at Kentucky #6 Stoll Field/McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 31–7   28,000
1967-11-04 at Houston* #5 AstrodomeHouston, TX L 14–15   53,356
1967-11-11 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) ABC L 16–17   69,489
1967-11-18 Auburndagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 17–0   59,060
1967-11-25 Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ABC W 21–14   53,699
1967-12-16 vs. North Carolina State* Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ABC L 7–14   35,045
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1968 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide/Yearbook

Game notes[edit]

Georgia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 7 7 0 7 21
Georgia Tech 0 0 7 7 14


1968 season[edit]

In 1968, Georgia completed the regular season undefeated, but tied twice, finishing 8-0-2 as SEC Champion, and earning an invitation to the Sugar Bowl. Despite an unfortunate 16-2 loss in the bowl game against Arkansas, the Bulldogs were still voted No. 1 in the Litkenhous poll.

1968 Georgia Bulldogs football
National Champions
SEC Champions
Sugar Bowl vs. Arkansas, L, 2-16
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #8
1968 record 8–1–2 (5-0-1 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1967 1969 »
1968 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Georgia 5 0 1     8 1 2
#13 Tennessee 4 1 1     8 2 1
#17 Alabama 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 4 2 0     8 3 0
#16 Auburn 4 2 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 2 1     6 3 1
Ole Miss 3 2 1     7 3 1
Vanderbilt 2 3 1     5 4 1
Mississippi State 0 4 2     0 8 2
Kentucky 0 7 0     3 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1968-09-14 at #9 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ABC T 17–17   60,603
1968-09-28 Clemson* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 31–13   59,008
1968-10-05 at South Carolina #16 Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC W 21–20   42,800
1968-10-12 #13 Mississippi #17 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ABC W 21–7   56,111
1968-10-19 Vanderbiltdagger #10 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 32–6   54,342
1968-10-26 at Kentucky #8 Stoll Field/McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 35–14   32,000
1968-11-02 #15 Houston* #7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA T 10–10   59,381
1968-11-09 vs. Florida #9 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) W 51–0   70,012
1968-11-16 at #12 Auburn #5 Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 17–3   50,009
1968-11-30 Georgia Tech* #4 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 47–8   59,537
1969-01-01 vs. #9 Arkansas* #4 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) NBC L 2–16   82,113
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1969 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide/Yearbook

1969 season[edit]

1969 Georgia Bulldogs football
Sun Bowl vs. Nebraska, L, 6-45
Conference Southeastern Conference
1969 record 5–5–1 ( 2–3–1 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1968 1970 »
1969 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#15 Tennessee 5 1 0     9 2 0
#10 LSU 4 1 0     9 1 0
#20 Auburn 5 2 0     8 3 0
#14 Florida 3 1 1     9 1 1
#8 Ole Miss 4 2 0     8 3 0
Georgia 2 3 1     5 5 1
Vanderbilt 2 3 0     4 6 0
Alabama 2 4 0     6 5 0
Kentucky 1 6 0     2 8 0
Mississippi State 0 5 0     3 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1969-09-20 Tulane* #8 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 35–0   55,235
1969-09-27 at Clemson* #7 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 30–0   43,000
1969-10-04 South Carolina* #7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 41–16   59,452
1969-10-11 at Mississippi #6 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS L 17–25   42,581
1969-10-18 at Vanderbilt #14 Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 40–8   25,450
1969-10-25 Kentuckydagger #13 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 30–0   55,781
1969-11-01 #3 Tennessee #11 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 3–17   59,781
1969-11-08 vs. #13 Florida #16 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) ABC T 13–13   70,862
1969-11-15 #11 Auburn #16 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 3–16   59,306
1969-11-29 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 0–6   60,106
1969-12-20 vs. #14 Nebraska* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS L 6–45   29,723
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1970 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide/Yearbook

1970 season[edit]

1970 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1970 record 5–5 ( 3–3 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Defensive coordinator Erk Russell
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1969 1971 »
1970 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 LSU 5 0 0     9 3 0
#4 Tennessee 4 1 0     11 1 0
#10 Auburn 5 2 0     9 2 0
#20 Ole Miss 4 2 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 4 0
Georgia 3 3 0     5 5 0
Alabama 3 4 0     6 5 1
Mississippi State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1970-09-19 at Tulane* #19 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA L 14–17   30,924
1970-09-26 Clemson* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 38–0   55,682
1970-10-03 at Mississippi State Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS L 6–7   25,044
1970-10-10 #5 Mississippi Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 21–31   59,310
1970-10-17 Vanderbilt Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 37–3   53,241
1970-10-24 at Kentucky Stoll Field/McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 19–3   34,000
1970-10-31 South Carolina*dagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ABC W 52–34   57,391
1970-11-07 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) ABC L 17–24   70,294
1970-11-14 at #8 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ABC W 31–17   61,791
1970-11-28 #16 Georgia Tech* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 7–17   59,803
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1971 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide/Yearbook

Game notes[edit]

Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 6 8 3 14 31
Auburn 0 17 0 0 17

[3]

1971 season[edit]

1971 Georgia Bulldogs football
Gator Bowl Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #7
1971 record 11–1 (5-1 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1970 1972 »
1971 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Alabama 7 0 0     11 1 0
#7 Georgia 5 1 0     11 1 0
#12 Auburn 5 1 0     9 2 0
#15 Ole Miss 4 2 0     10 2 0
Tennessee 4 2 0     10 2 0
LSU 3 2 0     9 3 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 6 1
Florida 1 6 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 1 6 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 1 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1971-09-11 Oregon State* #18 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 56–25   50,709
1971-09-18 Tulane* #11 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 17–7   51,542
1971-09-25 at Clemson* #14 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 28–0   38,000
1971-10-02 Mississippi State #11 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 35–7   53,003
1971-10-09 at Mississippi #10 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 38–7   42,000
1971-10-16 at Vanderbilt #8 Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 24–0   16,000
1971-10-23 Kentuckydagger #8 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 34–0   57,852
1971-10-30 at South Carolina* #7 Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC W 24–0   54,613
1971-11-06 vs. Florida #7 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) ABC W 49–7   67,383
1971-11-13 #6 Auburn #7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 20–35   62,891
1971-11-25 at Georgia Tech #7 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ABC W 28–24   60,124
1971-12-31 vs. North Carolina* #6 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) NBC W 7–3   71,208
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1972 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide/Yearbook

1972 season[edit]

1972 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1972 record 7–4 ( 4–3 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »
1972 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Alabama 7 1 0     10 2 0
#5 Auburn 6 1 0     10 1 0
#11 LSU 4 1 1     9 2 1
#8 Tennessee 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 3 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 3 1     5 5 1
Ole Miss 2 5 0     5 5 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1972-09-16 Baylor* #16 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 24–14   53,201
1972-09-23 at Tulane* #16 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA ABC L 13–24   43,084
1972-09-30 NC State* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 28–22   56,613
1972-10-07 #4 Alabama Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 7–25   60,013
1972-10-14 at Mississippi Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 14–13   42,800
1972-10-21 Vanderbiltdagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 28–3   58,141
1972-10-28 at Kentucky Stoll Field/McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 13–7   37,500
1972-11-04 #13 Tennessee Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 0–14   60,086
1972-11-11 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) ABC W 10–7   66,252
1972-11-18 at #11 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ABC L 10–27   61,348
1972-12-02 Georgia Tech Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 27–7   60,241
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1973 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide/Yearbook

1973 season[edit]

1973 Georgia Bulldogs football
Peach Bowl Champions
Peach Bowl vs. Maryland, W, 17-16
Conference Southeastern Conference
1973 record 7–4–1 ( 3–4 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Defensive coordinator Erk Russell
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1972 1974 »
1973 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Alabama 8 0 0     11 1 0
#13 LSU 5 1 0     9 3 0
Ole Miss 4 3 0     6 5 0
#19 Tennessee 3 3 0     8 4 0
Georgia 3 4 0     7 4 1
Florida 3 4 0     7 5 0
Kentucky 3 4 0     5 6 0
Auburn 2 5 0     6 6 0
Mississippi State 2 5 0     4 5 2
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     5 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1973-09-15 Pittsburgh* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA T 7–7   52,005
1973-09-22 Clemson* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 31–14   48,280
1973-09-29 #19 NC State* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 31–12   52,700
1973-10-06 at #3 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 14–28   57,790
1973-10-13 Mississippi Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 20–0   57,800
1973-10-20 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 14–18   21,500
1973-10-27 Kentuckydagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 7–12   54,500
1973-11-03 at #11 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 35–31   70,812
1973-11-10 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) ABC L 10–11   70,266
1973-11-17 Auburn Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 28–14   59,700
1973-12-01 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 10–3   60,316
1973-12-28 vs. #18 Maryland* Atlanta StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) Mizlou W 17–16   38,107
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1974 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide/Yearbook

Game notes[edit]

Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Clemson 0 7 0 7 14
Georgia 0 3 14 14 31

[4]


Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 7 14 0 14 35
Tennessee 14 0 17 0 31

Andy Johnson scored the game-winning touchdown in the final minute after Tennessee went for it on a fourth-and-two at their own 28 with 2:32 remaining.[5]


1974 season[edit]

1974 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1974 record 6–6 ( 4–2 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1973 1975 »
1974 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Alabama 6 0 0     11 1 0
#8 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 2 0     6 6 0
#17 Mississippi State 3 3 0     9 3 0
#15 Florida 3 3 0     8 4 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     6 5 0
#20 Tennessee 2 3 1     7 3 2
Vanderbilt 2 3 1     7 3 2
LSU 2 4 0     5 5 1
Ole Miss 0 6 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1974-09-14 Oregon State* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 48–35   42,200
1974-09-21 at Mississippi State Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS L 14–38   38,077
1974-09-28 South Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 52–14   50,200
1974-10-05 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 24–28   42,800
1974-10-12 Mississippi Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 49–0   48,500
1974-10-19 Vanderbiltdagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 38–31   51,100
1974-10-26 at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY W 24–20   54,362
1974-11-02 Houston* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 24–31   48,100
1974-11-09 vs. #6 Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) W 17–16   70,716
1974-11-16 at #7 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 13–17   64,748
1974-11-30 Georgia Tech Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 14–34   47,500
1974-12-21 vs. #15 Miami (OH)* Tangerine BowlOrlando, FL (Tangerine Bowl) Mizlou L 10–21   20,246
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1975 season[edit]

1975 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #19
AP #19
1975 record 9–3 (5-1 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1974 1976 »
1975 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Alabama 6 0 0     11 1 0
Florida 5 1 0     9 3 0
#19 Georgia 5 1 0     9 3 0
Ole Miss 5 1 0     6 5 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     7 4 0
Mississippi State 1 4 1     6 4 1
Auburn 1 4 1     3 6 2
LSU 1 5 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 6 0     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1975 wins and one tie due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1975-09-06 Pittsburgh* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 9–19   40,000
1975-09-20 Mississippi State Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 28–6   43,500
1975-09-27 at South Carolina* Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 28–20   66,944
1975-10-04 Clemson*dagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 35–7   57,800
1975-10-11 at Mississippi Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 13–28   31,200
1975-10-18 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 47–3   20,538
1975-10-25 Kentucky Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 21–13   50,000
1975-11-01 Richmond* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 28–24   41,500
1975-11-08 vs. #11 Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) ABC W 10–7   70,416
1975-11-15 Auburn #20 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ABC W 28–13   57,500
1975-11-27 at Georgia Tech* #15 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ABC W 42–26   55,135
1976-01-01 vs. #18 Arkansas* #12 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS L 10–31   77,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 7 0 0 0 7
Georgia 0 3 0 7 10

[6]


1976 season[edit]

1976 Georgia Bulldogs football
SEC Champions
Sugar Bowl vs. Pittsburgh, L, 3-27
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #10
AP #10
1976 record 10–2 (5-1 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Captain Ray Goff
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1975 1977 »
1976 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Georgia 5 1 0     10 2 0
#11 Alabama 5 2 0     9 3 0
#20 Mississippi State 4 2 0     9 2 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
Kentucky 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
LSU 2 4 0     6 4 1
Tennessee 2 4 0     6 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     3 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1976 wins due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1976-09-11 #15 California* #16 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 36–24   47,000
1976-09-18 at Clemson* #9 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ABC W 41–0   41,000
1976-09-25 South Carolina* #7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 20–12   59,935
1976-10-02 #10 Alabama #6 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 21–0   60,200
1976-10-09 at Mississippi #4 Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 17–21   36,471
1976-10-16 Vanderbiltdagger #11 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 45–0   59,100
1976-10-23 at Kentucky #10 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY W 31–7   57,733
1976-10-30 Cincinnati* #7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 31–17   49,500
1976-11-06 vs. #10 Florida #7 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) ABC W 41–27   70,314
1976-11-13 at Auburn #7 Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 28–0   63,912
1976-11-27 Georgia Tech* #4 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 13–10   60,500
1977-01-01 vs. #1 Pittsburgh* #5 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 3–27   76,117
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Alabama 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia 0 7 7 7 21

Georgia's first win versus Alabama since 1965.


1977 season[edit]

1977 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1977 record 5–6 (2-4 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »
1977 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Alabama 7 0 0     11 1 0
#6 Kentucky 6 0 0     10 1 0
LSU 4 2 0     8 4 0
Auburn 4 2 0     5 6 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 4 1
Georgia 2 4 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 5 0     5 6 0
Tennessee 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
  • Kentucky ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation. Mississippi State later forfeited all 1977 wins due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1977-09-10 Oregon* #19 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 27–16   45,000
1977-09-17 Clemson* #17 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 6–7   55,100
1977-09-24 at South Carolina* Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 15–13   56,784
1977-10-01 at #10 Alabama Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 10–18   60,210
1977-10-08 Mississippi Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 14–13   56,200
1977-10-15 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 24–13   25,700
1977-10-22 #8 Kentucky Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 0–33   59,100
1977-10-29 Richmond*dagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 23–7   48,500
1977-11-05 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) ABC L 17–22   68,538
1977-11-12 Auburn Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 14–33   57,500
1977-11-26 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 7–16   60,104
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 10 0 0 14 24
Vanderbilt 0 13 0 0 13

[7]


1978 season[edit]

1978 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #16
1978 record 9–2–1 (5-1 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1977 1979 »
1978 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Alabama 6 0 0     11 1 0
#16 Georgia 5 0 1     9 2 1
Auburn 3 2 1     6 4 1
LSU 3 3 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     5 5 1
Florida 3 3 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     6 5 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1978-09-16 Baylor* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ABC W 16–14   43,000
1978-09-23 Clemson* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 12–0   60,000
1978-09-30 at South Carolina #19 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC L 10–27   56,514
1978-10-07 Mississippi Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 42–3   58,800
1978-10-14 at #11 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 24–17   77,158
1978-10-21 Vanderbiltdagger #18 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 31–10   53,800
1978-10-28 at Kentucky #16 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY W 17–16   56,918
1978-11-04 VMI* #13 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 41–3   50,200
1978-11-11 vs. Florida #11 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) W 24–22   68,232
1978-11-18 at Auburn #8 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) T 22–22   64,761
1978-12-02 Georgia Tech* #11 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ABC W 29–28   59,700
1978-12-31 vs. Stanford* #11 AstrodomeHouston, TX (Bluebonnet Bowl) Mizlou L 22–25   34,084
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1979 season[edit]

1979 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1979 record 6–5 (5–1 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Defensive coordinator Erskine "Erk" Russell
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1978 1980 »
1979 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Alabama 6 0 0     12 0 0
Georgia 5 1 0     6 5 0
#16 Auburn 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 4 2 0     7 5 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 3 3 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     3 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 10 0
Florida 0 6 0     0 10 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1979-09-15 Wake Forest* #12 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 22-21   57,500
1979-09-22 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 12-7   63,500
1979-09-29 South Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 27-20   60,100
1979-10-06 at Mississippi Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS W 24-21   35,912
1979-10-13 #13 LSU Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 21-14   61,000
1979-10-20 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 31-10   24,700
1979-10-27 Kentucky Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 20-6   60,300
1979-11-03 Virginia*dagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 31-0   59,100
1979-11-10 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) ABC W 33-10   68,148
1979-11-17 Auburn Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 33-13   63,000
1979-12-01 Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ABC W 16-3   58,781
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
LSU 0 7 0 7 14
Georgia 0 7 14 0 21


1980 season[edit]

1980 Georgia Bulldogs football
Consensus National Champions
SEC Champions
Sugar Bowl vs. Notre Dame, W, 17–10
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
1980 record 12–0 (6–0 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Offensive coordinator George Haffner
Defensive coordinator Erskine "Erk" Russell
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1979 1981 »
1980 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Georgia 6 0 0     12 0 0
#6 Alabama 5 1 0     10 2 0
#19 Mississippi State 5 1 0     9 3 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
LSU 4 2 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     3 8 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     3 8 0
Auburn 0 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 12–0 record. The Bulldogs had a regular season SEC record of 6–0. The Bulldogs completed their season with a victory over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl by a score of 17–10, and were crowned the 1980 National Champions

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1980-09-06 at Tennessee #16 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 16–15   95,288
1980-09-13 Texas A&M* #12 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 42–0   60,150
1980-09-20 Clemson* #10 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 20–16   61,800
1980-09-27 TCU* #10 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 34–3   59,200
1980-10-11 Mississippi #6 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 28–21   60,300
1980-10-18 Vanderbiltdagger #6 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 41–0   59,300
1980-10-25 at Kentucky #5 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY W 27–0   57,239
1980-11-01 #14 South Carolina* #4 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ABC W 13–10   62,200
1980-11-08 vs. #20 Florida #2 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) ABC W 26–21   68,528
1980-11-15 at Auburn #1 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 31–21   74,900
1980-11-29 Georgia Tech* #1 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 38–20   62,800
1981-01-01 vs. #7 Notre Dame* #1 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 17–10   77,896
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1981 season[edit]

1981 Georgia Bulldogs football
SEC Co-Champions
Sugar Bowl vs. Pittsburgh, L, 20–24
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #6
1981 record 10–2 ( 6–0 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (82,122)
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »
1981 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Alabama § 6 0 0     9 2 1
#6 Georgia § 6 0 0     10 2 0
Mississippi State 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     3 8 0
LSU 1 4 1     3 7 1
Ole Miss 1 4 1     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1981-09-05 Tennessee #10 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 44–0   79,600
1981-09-12 California* #6 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 27–13   79,400
1981-09-19 at Clemson* #4 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 3–13   62,466
1981-09-26 South Carolina* #17 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 24–0   82,100
1981-10-10 at Mississippi #11 Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS W 37–7   41,125
1981-10-17 at Vanderbilt #9 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN ABC W 53–21   39,657
1981-10-24 Kentuckydagger #7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 21–0   80,780
1981-10-31 Temple* #5 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 49–3   80,117
1981-11-07 vs. Florida #4 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) ABC W 26–21   68,648
1981-11-14 Auburn #4 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 24–13   82,165
1981-12-05 at Georgia Tech* #2 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ABC W 44–7   58,623
1982-01-01 vs. #8 Pittsburgh* #2 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 20–24   77,224
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

Game summaries[edit]

Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 0 7 0 6 13
Georgia 3 14 7 0 24
  • Date: November 14
  • Location: Sanford Stadium • Athens, Georgia

[8]



1982 season[edit]

1982 Georgia Bulldogs football
SEC Champions
Sugar Bowl vs. Penn State, L, 23–27
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #4
1982 record 11–1–0 (6–0–0 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (82,122)
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »
1982 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Georgia 6 0 0     11 1 0
#11 LSU 4 1 1     8 3 1
#14 Auburn 4 2 0     9 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 2 1     6 5 1
Alabama 3 3 0     8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     8 4 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 0 6 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 6 0     0 10 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


The 1982 Bulldogs season would be defined by Herschel Walker's accomplishments. Walker would win the Heisman Trophy,[9] the Maxwell Award, and the Walter Camp Award.[10]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1982-09-06 Clemson* #7 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ABC W 13-7   82,122
1982-09-11 BYU* #6 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 17-14   80,207
1982-09-25 at South Carolina* #7 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 34-18   74,200
1982-10-02 at Mississippi State #6 Scott FieldStarkville, MS CBS W 29-22   33,158
1982-10-09 Mississippi #5 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 33-10   82,122
1982-10-16 Vanderbiltdagger #4 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 27-13   82,122
1982-10-23 at Kentucky #3 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY W 27-14   56,697
1982-10-30 Memphis State* #3 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 34-3   82,122
1982-11-06 vs. Florida #3 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) CBS W 44-0   80,749
1982-11-13 at Auburn #1 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 19-14   74,900
1982-11-27 Georgia Tech* #1 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 38-18   82,122
1983-01-01 vs. #2 Penn State* #1 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 23-27   78,124
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1983 season[edit]

1983 Georgia Bulldogs football
Cotton Bowl Classic Champions
Cotton Bowl Classic vs. Texas, W, 10–9
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #4
1983 record 10–1–1 (5–1 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (82,122)
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »
1983 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Auburn 6 0 0     11 1 0
#5 Georgia 5 1 0     10 1 1
#6 Florida 4 2 0     9 2 1
Tennessee 4 2 0     9 3 0
#15 Alabama 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     6 5 1
Mississippi State 1 5 0     3 8 0
LSU 0 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1983-09-03 #20 UCLA* #15 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ABC W 19-8   82,122
1983-09-17 at Clemson* #11 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC T 16-16   79,815
1983-09-24 South Carolina* #14 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 31-13   82,122
1983-10-01 Mississippi State #11 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 20-7   82,122
1983-10-08 at Mississippi #11 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS W 36-11   29,363
1983-10-15 at Vanderbilt #8 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 20-13   41,223
1983-10-22 Kentucky #7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 47-21   82,122
1983-10-29 Temple*dagger #6 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 31-14   81,822
1983-11-05 vs. #9 Florida #4 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) CBS W 10-9   82,166
1983-11-12 #3 Auburn #4 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ABC L 7-13   82,122
1983-11-26 at Georgia Tech* #7 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 27-24   59,113
1984-01-02 vs. #2 Texas* #7 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 10-9   67,891
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1984 season[edit]

1984 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1984 record 7–4–1 (4-2 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (82,122)
Seasons
« 1983 1985 »
1984 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Florida 5 0 1     9 1 1
#15 LSU 4 1 1     8 3 1
#14 Auburn 4 2 0     9 4 0
Georgia 4 2 0     7 4 1
#19 Kentucky 3 3 0     9 3 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 4 1
Alabama 2 4 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     4 6 1
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 7 0
† – Conference champion
  • Florida's title was later vacated by the SEC.
    Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1984-09-08 Southern Miss* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 26-19   81,427
1984-09-22 #2 Clemson* #20 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 26-23   82,122
1984-09-29 at South Carolina* #12 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC L 10-17   74,325
1984-10-06 at Alabama #20 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL ABC W 24-14   75,808
1984-10-13 Mississippi #15 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA TBS W 18-12   82,122
1984-10-20 Vanderbilt #14 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA TBS W 62-35   82,122
1984-10-27 at Kentucky #13 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY TBS W 37-7   56,032
1984-11-03 Memphis State*dagger #8 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 13-3   82,122
1984-11-10 vs. #10 Florida #8 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) TBS L 0-27   82,349
1984-11-17 at #18 Auburn #15 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN L 12-21   75,300
1984-12-01 Georgia Tech* #18 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 18-35   82,122
1984-12-22 vs. #15 Florida State* Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Citrus Bowl) NBC T 17-17   51,821
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1985 season[edit]

1985 Georgia Bulldogs football
Sun Bowl vs. Arizona, T, 13-13
Conference Southeastern Conference
1985 record 7–3–2 (3-2-1 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (82,122)
Seasons
« 1984 1986 »
1985 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Tennessee 5 1 0     9 1 2
#5 Florida 5 1 0     9 1 1
#13 Alabama 4 1 1     9 2 1
#20 LSU 4 1 1     9 2 1
Georgia 3 2 1     7 3 2
Auburn 3 3 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 4 1     3 7 1
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 0 6 0     5 6 0
† – Conference champion
  • Florida ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation.
    Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1985-09-02 Alabama Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ABC L 16-20   81,277
1985-09-14 Baylor* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA TBS W 17-14   77,190
1985-09-21 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC CBS W 20-13   80,473
1985-09-28 South Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 35-21   82,122
1985-10-12 at Mississippi #18 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 49-21   35,000
1985-10-19 at Vanderbilt #16 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN T 13-13   41,137
1985-10-26 Kentucky Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA TBS W 26-6   81,498
1985-11-02 Tulane*dagger #18 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 58-3   81,407
1985-11-09 vs. #1 Florida #17 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) W 24-3   82,327
1985-11-16 #14 Auburn #12 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ABC L 10-24   82,122
1985-11-30 at Georgia Tech* #20 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) TBS L 16-20   59,206
1985-12-28 vs. Arizona* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS T 13-13   52,203
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1986 season[edit]

1986 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1986 record 8–4 (4-2 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (82,122)
Seasons
« 1985 1987 »
1986 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 LSU 5 1 0     9 3 0
#6 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
#9 Alabama 4 2 0     10 3 0
Georgia 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     8 3 1
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Florida 2 4 0     6 5 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     6 5 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 1
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1986-09-13 Duke* #19 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 31-7   80,420
1986-09-20 Clemson* #14 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ABC L 28-31   81,377
1986-09-27 at South Carolina* Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN W 31-26   74,200
1986-10-04 Mississippi Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA TBS W 14-10   80,227
1986-10-11 at #16 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 14-23   78,252
1986-10-18 Vanderbilt Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA TBS W 38-16   78,642
1986-10-25 at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY W 31-9   56,620
1986-11-01 Richmond*dagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 28-13   74,785
1986-11-08 vs. Florida #19 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) L 19-31   81,957
1986-11-15 at #8 Auburn Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN W 20-16   73,000
1986-11-29 Georgia Tech* #18 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 31-24   82,122
1986-12-23 vs. Boston College* #17 Tampa StadiumTampa, FL (Hall of Fame Bowl) Mizlou L 24-27   25,358
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1987 season[edit]

1987 Georgia Bulldogs football
Liberty Bowl Champions
Liberty Bowl vs Arkansas, W, 20-17
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #14
AP #13
1987 record 9–3 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (82,122)
Seasons
« 1986 1988 »
1987 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Auburn 5 0 1     9 1 2
#5 LSU 5 1 0     10 1 1
#14 Tennessee 4 1 1     10 2 1
#13 Georgia 4 2 0     9 3 0
Alabama 4 2 0     7 5 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1987-09-05 Virginia* #20 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 30-22   75,125
1987-09-12 Oregon State* #20 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 41-7   73,211
1987-09-19 at #8 Clemson* #18 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC CBS L 20-21   81,875
1987-09-26 South Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 13-6   82,122
1987-10-03 at Mississippi #20 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS W 31-14   32,000
1987-10-10 #7 LSU #16 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN L 23-26   82,122
1987-10-17 at Vanderbilt #18 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 52-24   40,878
1987-10-24 Kentuckydagger #12 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA TBS W 17-14   81,911
1987-11-07 vs. #17 Florida #10 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) TBS W 23-10   81,975
1987-11-14 #12 Auburn #8 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN L 11-27   82,122
1987-11-28 at Georgia Tech* #14 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ESPN W 30-16   45,103
1987-12-29 vs. Arkansas* #15 Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) Raycom W 20-17   53,240
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1988 season[edit]

1988 Georgia Bulldogs football
Gator Bowl Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #15
1988 record 9–3 (5-1 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (82,122)
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »
1988 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Auburn § 6 1 0     10 2 0
#19 LSU § 6 1 0     8 4 0
#15 Georgia 5 2 0     9 3 0
#17 Alabama 4 3 0     9 3 0
Florida 4 3 0     7 5 0
Tennessee 3 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 2 5 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 0 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1988-09-03 #18 Tennessee #12 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ESPN W 28-17   82,122
1988-09-10 TCU* #8 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 38-10   72,680
1988-09-17 at Mississippi State #7 Scott FieldStarkville, MS W 42-35   35,364
1988-09-24 at #14 South Carolina* #6 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC TBS L 10-23   74,800
1988-10-01 Mississippi #15 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 36-12   82,077
1988-10-08 Vanderbilt #15 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 41-22   81,804
1988-10-22 at Kentucky #11 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY TBS L 10-16   50,416
1988-10-29 William & Mary*dagger #18 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 59-24   80,712
1988-11-05 vs. Florida #19 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) TBS W 26-3   81,958
1988-11-12 at #9 Auburn #17 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL CBS L 10-20   85,214
1988-11-26 Georgia Tech* #20 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) TBS W 24-3   82,011
1989-01-01 vs. Michigan State* #19 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ESPN W 34-27   76,236
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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