Georgia Bulldogs football under Ray Goff

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Ray Goff was the 23rd head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs college football team and served in that role from 1989 to 1995. He compiled a 46–24–1 record (.580 winning percentage).

Coaching Summary

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Ray Goff (SEC) (1989–1995)
1989 Georgia 6–6 4–3 T4 L Peach Bowl
1990 Georgia 4–7 2–5 T7
1991 Georgia 9–3 4–3 T4 W Independence Bowl 17 19
1992 Georgia 10–2 6–2 T1 W Florida Citrus Bowl 8 8
1993 Georgia 5–6 2–6 T4
1994 Georgia 6–4–1 3–4–1 4
1995 Georgia 6–6 3–5 3 L Peach Bowl
Ray Goff: 46–34–1 27–28–1
Total:
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


Contents: 1989 Season – 1990 Season1991 Season1992 Season1993 Season1994 Season1995 SeasonRelated pagesSources


1989 season[edit]

1989 Georgia Bulldogs football
Peach Bowl, L 19–18 vs. Syracuse
Conference Southeastern Conference
1989 record 6–6 (4–3 SEC)
Head coach Ray Goff
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (82,122)
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
1989 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 Alabama § 6 1 0     10 2 0
#5 Tennessee § 6 1 0     11 1 0
#6 Auburn § 6 1 0     10 2 0
Florida 4 3 0     7 5 0
Ole Miss 4 3 0     8 4 0
Georgia 4 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     6 5 0
LSU 2 5 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


The 1989 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 6–6 record.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1989-09-16 Baylor* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA TBS W 15–3   82,007
1989-09-23 Mississippi State Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 23–6   82,122
1989-09-30 South Carolina* #23 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 20–24   80,961
1989-10-07 at #6 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN L 14–17   96,058
1989-10-14 at Mississippi Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS TBS L 13–17   31,000
1989-10-21 at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 35–16   40,691
1989-10-28 Kentucky Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 34–23   81,987
1989-11-04 Temple* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 37–10   80,011
1989-11-11 vs. #20 Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic) TBS W 17–10   81,577
1989-11-18 #10 Auburn Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) TBS L 3–20   82,122
1989-12-02 at Georgia Tech* Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA (Clean Old-Fashioned Hate) L 22–33   46,064
1989-12-30 vs. Syracuse* Atlanta-Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) ABC L 18–19   44,911
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Bill Goldberg Linebacker 11 301 Los Angeles Rams

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1990 season[edit]

1990 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1990 record 4–7 (2–5 SEC)
Head coach Ray Goff
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (82,122)
Seasons
« 1989 1991 »
1990 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Florida 6 1 0     9 2 0
#8 Tennessee 5 1 1     9 2 2
#21 Ole Miss 5 2 0     9 3 0
Alabama 5 2 0     7 5 0
#19 Auburn 4 2 1     8 3 1
Kentucky 3 4 0     4 7 0
LSU 2 5 0     5 6 0
Georgia 2 5 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
  • Florida ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 4–7 record.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1990-09-08 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 13–18   76,751
1990-09-15 Southern Miss* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 18–17   79,812
1990-09-22 Alabama Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CBS W 17–16   82,122
1990-09-29 East Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 19–15   77,019
1990-10-06 at #16 Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 3–34   83,127
1990-10-13 #24 Ole Miss Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA TBS L 12–28   78,321
1990-10-20 Vanderbilt Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 39–28   81,640
1990-10-27 at Kentucky* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 24–26   55,255
1990-11-10 vs. #10 Florida Gator BowlJacksonville, FL (Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic) TBS L 7–38   81,529
1990-11-17 at #24 Auburn Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN L 10–33   85,214
1990-12-01 #2 Georgia Tech* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean Old-Fashioned Hate) TBS L 23–40   82,122
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

1991 season[edit]

1991 Georgia Bulldogs football
Independence Bowl, Won, 24–15 vs. Arkansas
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #17
AP #19
1991 record 9–3 (4–3 SEC)
Head coach Ray Goff
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (85,434)
Seasons
« 1990 1992 »
1991 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Florida 7 0 0     10 2 0
#5 Alabama 6 1 0     11 1 0
#14 Tennessee 5 2 0     9 3 0
#17 Georgia 4 3 0     9 3 0
Mississippi State 4 3 0     7 5 0
LSU 3 4 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 3 4 0     5 6 0
Auburn 2 5 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 1 6 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 0 7 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


The 1991 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 9–3 record.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1991-08-31 Western Carolina* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 48–0   78,512
1991-09-07 LSU Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ABC W 31–10   85,434
1991-09-21 at Alabama #25 Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ABC L 0–10   70,123
1991-09-28 Cal St.-Fullerton* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 27–14   76,117
1991-10-05 #6 Clemson* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN W 27–12   85,434
1991-10-12 at #23 Ole Miss #22 Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS SS W 37–17   38,000
1991-10-19 at Vanderbilt #17 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN L 25–27   34,248
1991-10-26 Kentucky* #24 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA TBS W 49–27   85,312
1991-11-09 vs. #6 Florida #22 Gator BowlJacksonville, FL (Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic) ESPN L 13–45   81,679
1991-11-16 #10 Auburn Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) TBS W 37–27   85,434
1991-11-30 at Georgia Tech* #25 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA (Clean Old-Fashioned Hate) JPS W 18–15   46,063
1991-12-29 vs. Arkansas* #24 Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ABC W 24–15   46,932
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

1992 season[edit]

1992 Georgia Bulldogs football
SEC Eastern Division Co-Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #8
1992 record 10–2 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach Ray Goff
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (85,434)
Seasons
« 1991 1993 »
1992 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
#10 Florida xy 6 2 0     9 4 0
#8 Georgia x 6 2 0     10 2 0
#12 Tennessee 5 3 0     9 3 0
South Carolina 3 5 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 2 6 0     4 7 0
Western Division
#1 Alabama xy 8 0 0     13 0 0
#16 Ole Miss 5 3 0     9 3 0
#23 Mississippi State 4 4 0     7 5 0
Arkansas 3 4 1     3 7 1
Auburn 2 5 1     5 5 1
LSU 1 7 0     2 9 0
Championship:Alabama 28, Florida 21
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll


The 1992 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 10–2 record.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1992-09-05 at South Carolina #14 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC JPS W 28–6   75,060
1992-09-12 #20 Tennessee #14 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ABC L 31–34   85,434
1992-09-19 Cal St.-Fullerton* #19 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 56–0   75,515
1992-09-26 Ole Miss #18 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ABC W 37–11   84,278
1992-10-03 at Arkansas #16 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR JPS W 27–3   49,412
1992-10-10 Georgia Southern* #12 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 34–7   85,434
1992-10-17 Vanderbilt #10 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA JPS W 30–20   83,067
1992-10-24 at Kentucky #7 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY W 40–7   58,200
1992-10-31 vs. #20 Florida #7 Gator BowlJacksonville, FL (Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic) ABC L 24–26   82,429
1992-11-14 at Auburn #12 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ABC W 14–10   85,214
1992-11-28 Georgia Tech* #9 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean Old-Fashioned Hate) ESPN W 31–17   85,434
1993-01-01 vs. #15 Ohio State* #8 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (1993 Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC W 21–14   65,861
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

1993 season[edit]

1993 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
1993 record 5–6 (2–6 SEC)
Head coach Ray Goff
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (85,434)
Seasons
« 1992 1994 »
1993 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
#5 Florida x 7 1 0     11 2 0
#12 Tennessee 6 1 1     9 2 1
Kentucky 4 4 0     6 6 0
South Carolina 2 6 0     4 7 0
Georgia 2 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 1 7 0     4 7 0
Western Division
#4 Auburn* x 8 0 0     11 0 0
#14 Alabama xy 5 2 1     9 3 1
Arkansas x 3 4 1     5 5 1
LSU 3 5 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 3 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 2 5 1     3 6 2
Championship: Florida 28, Alabama 13
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Auburn had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation. Alabama later forfeited all 1993 regular season wins and one tie due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll


The 1993 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 5–6 record.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1993-09-04 South Carolina #14 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA JPS L 21–23   84,912
1993-09-11 at #11 Tennessee #21 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN L 6–38   96,228
1993-09-18 Texas Tech* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 52–37   74,511
1993-09-25 at Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 14–31   38,000
1993-10-02 Arkansas Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 10–20   73,825
1993-10-09 Southern Miss* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 54–24   63,458
1993-10-16 at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 41–3   28,554
1993-10-23 Kentuckydagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA JPS W 33–28   81,307
1993-10-30 vs. #9 Florida Gator BowlJacksonville, FL (Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic) ABC L 26–33   80,392
1993-11-13 #7 Auburn Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 28–42   85,434
1993-11-25 at Georgia Tech* Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA (Clean Old-Fashioned Hate) ABC W 43–10   46,018
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

1994 season[edit]

1994 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
1994 record 6–4–1 (3–4–1 SEC)
Head coach Ray Goff
Offensive coordinator Greg Davis
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (86,117)
Seasons
« 1993 1995 »
1994 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
#7 Florida x 7 1 0     10 2 1
#22 Tennessee 5 3 0     8 4 0
South Carolina 4 4 0     7 5 0
Georgia 3 4 1     6 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 6 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 0 8 0     1 10 0
Western Division
#5 Alabama x 8 0 0     12 1 0
#9 Auburn 6 1 1     9 1 1
Mississippi State 5 3 0     8 4 0
LSU 3 5 0     4 7 0
Arkansas 2 6 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 2 6 0     4 7 0
Championship: Florida 24, Alabama 23
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


The 1994 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 6–4–1 record.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1994-09-03 at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC JPS W 24–21   73,605
1994-09-10 #19 Tennessee #23 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ESPN L 23–41   86,117
1994-09-17 Northeast Louisiana* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 70–6   70,611
1994-09-24 Ole Miss Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 17–14   82,734
1994-10-01 at #11 Alabama Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN L 28–29   70,123
1994-10-08 Clemson* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ABC W 40–14   86,117
1994-10-15 Vanderbilt Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA JPS L 30–43   78,741
1994-10-22 at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY W 34–30   56,125
1994-10-29 at #5 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic) ESPN L 14–52   85,604
1994-11-12 at #3 Auburn Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN T 23–23   85,214
1994-11-25 Georgia Tech* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean Old-Fashioned Hate) ESPN W 48–10   84,113
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

1995 season[edit]

1995 Georgia Bulldogs football
Peach Bowl vs. Virginia, Lost, 27–34
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
1995 record 6–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Ray Goff
Offensive coordinator Greg Davis
Defensive coordinator Joe Kines
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (86,117)
Seasons
« 1994 1996 »
1995 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
#2 Florida x 8 0 0     12 1 0
#3 Tennessee 7 1 0     11 1 0
Georgia 3 5 0     6 6 0
South Carolina 2 5 1     4 6 1
Kentucky 2 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 7 0     2 9 0
Western Division
Arkansas x 6 2 0     8 5 0
#21 Alabama 5 3 0     8 3 0
#22 Auburn 5 3 0     8 4 0
LSU 4 3 1     7 4 1
Ole Miss 3 5 0     6 5 0
Mississippi State 1 7 0     3 8 0
Championship: Florida 34, Arkansas 3
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


The 1995 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 6–6 record.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1995-09-02 South Carolina Sanford StadiumAthens, GA JPS W 42–23   86,117
1995-09-09 at #8 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN L 27–30   95,797
1995-09-16 New Mexico State* #23 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 40–13   78,911
1995-09-23 at Ole Miss #20 Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 10–18   39,473
1995-09-30 #20 Alabama Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN L 0–31   86,117
1995-10-07 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 19–17   81,670
1995-10-14 at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN JPS W 17–6   24,986
1995-10-21 Kentucky Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA JPS W 12–3   85,412
1995-10-28 #3 Florida Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic) ABC L 17–52   86,117
1995-11-11 #20 Auburn Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN L 31–37   86,117
1995-11-23 at Georgia Tech* Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA (Clean Old-Fashioned Hate) ABC W 18–17   45,245
1995-12-30 vs. #18 Virginia* Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) ESPN L 27–34   70,825
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

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