2002 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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2002 Georgia Bulldogs football
Sugar Bowl champion
SEC champion
SEC Eastern Division champion
Sugar Bowl, W 26–13 vs. Florida State
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #3
2002 record 13–1 (7–1 SEC)
Head coach Mark Richt (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Neil Callaway (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder (2nd year)
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (86,520)
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#3 Georgia x$   7 1         13 1  
Florida   6 2         8 5  
Tennessee   5 3         8 5  
Kentucky   3 5         7 5  
South Carolina   3 5         5 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#11 Alabama   6 2         10 3  
Arkansas xy   5 3         9 5  
#14 Auburn x   5 3         9 4  
LSU x   5 3         8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 6  
Mississippi State   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Georgia 30, Arkansas 3
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the University of Georgia during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Bulldogs completed the season with a 13–1 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:45 PM Clemson* #12 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ESPN W 31–28   86,520[1]
September 14 3:30 PM at South Carolina #10 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC CBS W 13–7   84,227[1]
September 21 1:00 PM Northwestern State* #8 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 45–7   86,520[1]
September 28 1:00 PM New Mexico State* #7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 41–10   86,520[1]
October 5 3:30 PM at #22 Alabama #6 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL CBS W 27–25   83,818[1]
October 12 3:30 PM #10 Tennessee #6 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CBS W 18–13   86,520[1]
October 19 12:30 PM Vanderbiltdagger #5 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA JPS W 48–17   86,520[1]
October 26 3:30 PM at Kentucky #5 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY CBS W 52–24   71,017[1]
November 2 7:45 PM vs. #22 Florida #5 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL (Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic) ESPN L 13–20   84,433[1]
November 9 7:00 PM Ole Miss #8 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN2 W 31–17   86,520[1]
November 16 3:30 PM at #24 Auburn #7 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) CBS W 24–21   86,063[1]
November 30 3:30 PM Georgia Tech* #5 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) CBS W 51–7   86,520[1]
December 7 6:00 PM vs. #22 Arkansas #4 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) CBS W 30–3   74,835[1]
January 1 8:30 PM vs. #16 Florida State* #4 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 26–13   74,269[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Game notes[edit]

Auburn[edit]

#7 Georgia at Auburn
1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 3 0 14 7 24
Auburn 7 7 7 0 21
  • Georgia clinches SEC East

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Cumulative Season Statistics". University of Georgia. 
  2. ^ "2002–2003 Schedule". georgiadogs.com. Retrieved November 13, 2012.