Ranking Richt's 100 Wins

ATHENS – Dean Legge ranks and quickly reviews all 100 of Mark Richt's wins at Georgia.

100) 2001… Georgia 35, Houston 7 – A week after Georgia tops Tech for the first time in three years Georgia slams the Cougars in a September the 11th makeup date in front of one of the smallest crows of the Mark Richt era. The loss completed the first winless season in Houston history.

99) 2002… Georgia 45, Northwestern State 7 – The 2002 Bulldogs won games in more lopsided ways, but the Northwestern State game was the most lopsided of the year.

98) 2010… Georgia 55, Idaho State 7 – The Bulldogs totally outclass lowly Idaho State at Homecoming.

97) 2009… Georgia 38, Tennessee Tech 0 – The Bulldogs shutout Tennessee Tech on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Athens.

96) 2007… Georgia 45, Western Carolina 16 – The Bulldogs' second half is too much for the Catamounts.

95) 2003… Georgia 29, MTSU 10 – The Bulldogs' win over the Blue Raiders comes in between games with South Carolina and Clemson.

94) 2005… Georgia 44, Louisiana-Monroe 7 – The Bulldogs beat up another low-level team.

93) 2011… Georgia 59, Coastal Carolina 0 – Georgia wins its first game of the year after the Dawgs started 0-2 for the first time in the Mark Richt Era.

92) 2006… Georgia 48, Western Kentucky 12Mikey Henderson returns a punt for a touchdown and four quarterbacks play in the Bulldogs' season-opening win in 2006.

91) 2010… Georgia 55, Louisiana-Lafayette 7 – Mark Richt's new defensive coordinator Todd Grantham made his debut in Georgia's season opener.

90) 2001… Georgia 45, Arkansas State 17 – Mark Richt's first career win comes in hurry up fashion.

89) 2004… Georgia 48, Georgia Southern 28 – The Bulldogs struggle to defend the option, but light up the scoreboard on the way to a season-opening win.

88) 2008… Georgia 42, Georgia Southern 21 – #1 Georgia, fresh with new mascot UGA VII, opens the 2008 season with a dominating effort that featured three Knowshon Moreno touchdown runs and two passing touchdowns from Matthew Stafford.

87) 2002… Georgia 41, New Mexico State 10 – An easy win before the "Man Enough" game in Tuscaloosa.

86) 2008… Georgia 56, Central Michigan 17 – Knowshon Moreno leap a defender and Demarcus Dobbs returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown in the lopsided win.

Mike Moore during Georgia's game with UAB in 2006. (Dean Legge/Dawg Post)

85) 2006… Georgia 34, UAB 0 – Georgia's defense completes a second shutout week in a row, this time over the Blazers.

84) 2004… Georgia 13, Marshall 3 – The Bulldog offense struggles to score, but the team wins thanks to the defense's near shutout.

83) 2003 Georgia 16, UAB 13 – The Bulldogs continue to struggle on offense, but beat the Blazers in Athens.

82) 2007… Georgia 44, Troy 34 – The pesky Trojans stick around during the first half, but Knowshon Moreno's 80-yard touchdown run distances the Bulldogs enough to win a game between two of the biggest wins in the Mark Richt Era (Florida and Auburn in 2007).

81) 2003… Georgia 27, Vanderbilt 8 – The Bulldogs rally from a 0-2 deficit at the half to beat Vanderbilt.

80) 2010… Georgia 43, Vanderbilt 0 – The Bulldogs shutout Vanderbilt in a non-descript win in Athens.

79) 2002… Georgia 48, Vanderbilt 17 – Georgia rolls a non-competitive Vanderbilt squad during Homecoming.

78) 2004… Georgia 33, Vanderbilt 3 – Georgia recovers the week after being upset at home by Tennessee.

77) 2005… Georgia 23, Mississippi State 10 – Greg Blue and the rest of the Bulldogs' defense take home a hard-fought victory over the Bulldogs the week before an off week in 2005.

76) 2001… Georgia 30, Vanderbilt 14 – The week after Hobnail Boot wasn't as exciting, but it was a win nonetheless.

75) 2009… Georgia 34, Vanderbilt 10Mike Bobo coordinated his offense from the field for the first time in his career as the Bulldogs racked up 399 yards and beat Vanderbilt.

74) 2001… Georgia 42, Kentucky 29 – Fred Gibson explodes and Georgia wins in Athens.

Brandon Bokyin returns a kick for a touchdown against Kentucky in 2010. (Fletcher Page/Dawg Post)

73) 2010… Georgia 44, Kentucky 31 – A trip to the Bluegrass saw the Bulldogs even their conference record at 3-3 after the Dawgs put up more than 40 points for the third consecutive week.

72) 2005… Georgia 34, Vanderbilt 17 – The Bulldogs hold Jay Cutler and the Commodores to less than 20 points as Georgia overwhelms Vandy on the road.

71) 2003… Georgia 30, Kentucky 10 – The Georgia defense powers the Dawgs to their third win in a row on Senior Day.

70) 2008… Georgia 42, Kentucky 38 – The Bulldogs' had to stop a Kentucky drive to win the game after Matthew Stafford connected with A.J. Green for the game-winning touchdown with only two minutes to play in the game. Stafford finished the day with a career high 376 yards. Knowshon Moreno scored three touchdowns and had 123 yards rushing.

69) 2006… Georgia 14, Ole Miss 9Joe Cox becomes Georgia's third starting quarterback in four games, but Matthew Stafford comes on in the second half to guide Georgia to a defensive win over the Rebels.

68) 2006… Georgia 27, Mississippi State 24Charles Johnson makes a sack to ensure the Bulldogs hold on to win their first game since losing to both Tennessee and Vanderbilt in Athens.

67) 2002… Georgia 52, Kentucky 24D.J. Shockley and David Greene fire away as the Dawgs pull away from the Cats in Lexington.

66) 2011… Georgia 24, Mississippi State 10 – Georgia's 21-3 halftime lead was too much for Mississippi State to overcome. Isaiah Crowell ran for more than 100 yards for the second game in a row as Mark Richt's Bulldogs got over .500 for the first time in a season since they won the 2010 season opener.

65) 2010... Georgia 41, Tennessee 14 – Both teams entered in desperate need of win – Georgia at 1-3 and Tennessee at 2-3. The Bulldogs put a beating on Tennessee, winning 41-14 behind Aaron's Murray 266 yards passing and four total touchdowns (two passing and two running).

64) 2006… Georgia 14, Colorado 13 – Tight end Martrez Milner catches a game-winning touchdown from Joe Cox late in the fourth quarter as the Bulldogs hold on to top Colorado at home.

Thomas Brown takes off for a for a touchdown against Ole Miss in 2007. (Dean Legge/Dawg Post)

63) 2007… Georgia 45, Ole Miss 17 – Thomas Brown powers past Ole Miss as the Bulldogs surge in the second half to beat the Rebels for the second season in a row.

62) 2009… Georgia 44, Texas A&M 20 – Mark Richt won his seventh bowl game as the Bulldogs used special teams to beat the Aggies at the Independence Bowl.

61) 2009… Georgia 20, Arizona State 17 – A.J. Green blocked a field goal, caught eight passes and scored a 53-yard touchdown, but allowed place kicked Blair Walsh to boot the game winner – a 37-yard field goal as time expired – as Georgia beat Arizona State in the rain.

60) 2007… Georgia 24, Kentucky 13Kelin Johnson's punt block leads the Bulldogs to a win on Senior Day in Athens.

59) 2011… Georgia 27, Ole Miss 13 – Isaiah Crowell ran the ball 30 times for a career high 147 yards. The Bulldogs held their opponent under 200 yards for the second game in a row.

58) 2008… Georgia 17, Auburn 13 – Georgia struggled and needed a late stand from its defense to beat lowly Auburn on the Plains. The Bulldogs struggled to score against the Tigers, but found a way to win, albeit unimpressively, on the way to another 10-win season.

57) 2008… Georgia 27, Arizona State 10 – The Bulldogs outclassed the Sun Devils in their furthest trip West to play a football game since 1960. Matthew Stafford threw for a career-high 285 yards in the win. Knowshon Moreno added 149 yards on 23 carries.

56) 2005… Georgia 45, Kentucky 16 – The Bulldogs wrap up their third SEC East title in the Mark Richt Era with a blowout win over Kentucky in Athens.

55) 2007… Georgia 20, Vanderbilt 17 – Knowshon Moreno is feed the ball, but Georgia needs a to force a late Vanderbilt fumble, then drive the field before Brando Coutu kicks a game-winning field goal.

54) 2003… Georgia 30, Clemson 0 – Georgia solidifies is standing as a national power thrashing Clemson in the season opener.

53) 2003… Georgia 31, South Carolina 7 – The Bulldogs beat up Lou Hotlz's Gamecocks for the second year in a row.

52) 2001… Georgia 34, Arkansas 23 – The first game after September the 11th.

51) 2001… Georgia 35, Ole Miss 15Verron Haynes explodes on the Rebels

50) 2008… Georgia 26, Tennessee 14 – Georgia grinded out a 26-14 victory, doing enough to retain it's No. 10 ranking. Fullback Brannan Southerland and receiver Mohamed Massaquoi each scored, as the Bulldogs' defense held Tennessee to 10 first downs and only one yard rushing.

49) 2004… Georgia 20, Arkansas 14 – David Pollack shadows Matt Jones all night and the Bulldogs discover Thomas Brown on the way to a solid road win in Fayetteville.

48) 2003… Georgia 34, Georgia Tech 17 – Georgia grounds out a 34-17 victory over hapless Georgia Tech in Atlanta the week before the Bulldogs' second consecutive appearance in the SEC Championship Game. Georgia's defense dominated the Jackets; while center Nick Jones scored an unlikely touchdown on a fumble in the end zone.

Vince Dooley with Iraq War Vets during the 2003 Alabama game. (Dean Legge/Dawg Post)

47) 2003… Georgia 37, Alabama 23 – Georgia's defense knocks out the Tide's quarterback, and Iraq vets are recognized at the half.

46) 2006… Georgia 18, South Carolina 0 – Starting quarterback Joe Tereshinski is knocked out of the game, but true freshman Matthew Stafford leads the Bulldogs to a win in Columbia. It is the first time since coaching at Duke that a Steve Spurrier team doesn't score.

45) 2005… Georgia 23, Arkansas 20 – Georgia holds on to win after starting quarterback D.J. Shockley leaves the game with a knee injury. The injury forces Shockley out of next week's game with Florida, which the Bulldogs lost 14-10.

44) 2009… Georgia 41, South Carolina 37 – Georgia made the most of every opportunity as they escaped the Gamecocks once again to even Georgia's record at 1-1.

43) 2009… Georgia 52, Arkansas 41 – The Bulldogs rallied to beat Arkansas in a high-flying shootout in Fayetteville. Joe Cox threw a school record five touchdowns while Richard Samuel ran the ball 16 times for 117 yards and a touchdown.

42) 2009… Georgia 31, Auburn 24 – Mark Richt is the first Georgia coach since the 1940s to guide the Bulldogs to four wins in a row against the Tigers. The Tigers jumped out to a lead, but Georgia rallied behind a strong run game to lead late. The Georgia defense stopped the Tigers on the last possession of the game for the win.

41) 2007… Georgia 31, Georgia Tech 17 – Thomas Brown scored Georgia's last touchdown in a 31-17 win over the Yellow Jackets. The day started with the Bulldogs still alive in the 2007 SEC race. But after Kentucky failed to top Tennessee in overtime, the Bulldogs had to settle for a bid to the Sugar Bowl. The win over the Jackets was Georgia's seventh in a row. Tech coach Chan Gailey was fired the Monday after the loss.

40) 2008… Georgia 14, South Carolina 7 – Another low-scoring fight between the Cocks and Dawgs went Georgia's way.

39) 2010… Georgia 45, Georgia Tech 42 – What looked like perhaps the worst matchup between the Jackets and Dawgs since 1996 turned out to be a classic. Both teams entered the game with only 11 wins between them, but the 2010 game was another entertaining contest between the rivals. The game opened with the Dawgs stoning the Jackets on fourth down deep in Georgia territory. Later in the contest, outside linebacker Justin Houston picked up a fumble and scored a touchdown to give Georgia what seemed like the definitive edge in the game. But the Jackets rallied to within an extra point of tying the game – but Tech missed the extra point, and Georgia held on for a eight-point win, 42-34.

38) 2002… Georgia 31, Ole Miss 17 – Georgia gets off the mat to top Eli Manning and the Rebels after the painful loss to Florida.

David Greene breaks the all-time wins record against Kentucky in 2004. (Dean Legge/Dawg Post)

37) 2004… Georgia 62, Kentucky 17 – David Greene breaks the all-time wins record for a quarterback as the Bulldogs route the Wildcats on a cold November afternoon in Lexington.

36) 2005… Georgia 48, Boise State 13 – Georgia crushes non-competitive Boise State in a game many picked the Broncos to upset the Bulldogs. D.J. Shockley gets national recognition for his five-touchdown performance against the Broncos.

35) 2008… Georgia 24, Vanderbilt 14 – #22 Vanderbilt couldn't keep Knowshon Moreno down as the running back blistered the Commodores for 172 yards during Georgia's homecoming win.

34) 2004… Georgia 34, Purdue 27 (OT) – Kregg Lumpkin scores the game-winning touchdown after fumbling late as the Bulldogs win their second bowl game in a row and solidify a top-ten ranking.

33) 2007… Georgia 35, Oklahoma State 14 – Georgia rolls over the Cowboys in a matchup of top 25 teams in the season opener.

32) 2002… Georgia 31, Clemson 28 – A night game classic, the Bulldogs hang on to start the season undefeated thanks to a kickoff return for a touchdown and Richt's gutsy 4-down call late in the game.

31) 2011… Georgia 20, Tennessee 12 – Mark Richt wins his 100th victory at Georgia, placing him 16th on the SEC's all-time wins list. Richt left Knoxville with a 100-36 coaching record.

30) 2004… Georgia 19, Georgia Tech 13 – Georgia's seniors needed all the help they could get from Brandon Coutu, who hit the game-clinching field goal in Georgia's 19-14 win over the Jackets. Coutu replaced Andy Bailey in the middle of the game. David Greene watched from the sideline as his career, and the career of three-time All-American David Pollack, ended in Athens with Tech signal caller Reggie Ball throwing the ball out of bounds on fourth down.

29) 2005… Georgia 24, Wisconsin 21 – The Bulldogs win their third bowl game in a row in David Greene and David Pollack's final game in Georgia uniforms.

28) 2004… Georgia 20, South Carolina 16 – Thanks to a pick-six, the Bulldogs fall behind the Gamecocks 16-0 before rallying to win in Columbia.

Ken Veal on the sideline during Georgia's win over Auburn in 2003. (Dean Legge/Dawg Post)

27) 2003… Georgia 26, Auburn 7 – Georgia's defense dominated the Tigers in Athens on the way to winning the SEC East for the second year in a row. The Dawgs' win was punctuated by Odell Thurman's interception in the end zone in the fourth quarter as the Tigers were nearing a score.

26) 2009… Georgia 24, Michigan State 12 – Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno played their last games in Georgia uniforms and gave Mark Richt another 10-win season at the 2009 Capital One Bowl.

25) 2005… Georgia 17, South Carolina 15 – Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks are tough, but can't get past the Bulldogs.

24) 2006… Georgia 15, Georgia Tech 12 – Matthew Stafford drove the Bulldogs down the field with time running out and found Mohammed Massaqoui for the game-winning touchdown in Georgia's 15-12 win. A true freshman, Stafford's heroics against Tech highlighted a three-game stretch that saw Georgia knock off Auburn, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech – all ranked foes.

23) 2004… Georgia 31, Florida 24 – Georgia defeated Florida for the second time in 15 years as the #10 Bulldogs beat Florida 31-24. Georgia's win came six days after Florida fired its coach Ron Zook. The Bulldogs raced out to a 21-7 lead and would have been up 28-7 at the half if quarterback David Greene had not fumbled on the Florida one-yard line. Halfway through the third quarter Andy Bailey's field goal gave Georgia a 24-7 lead. That's when Florida rallied to make the game tight – 24-21 in the fourth quarter. Georgia then turned to three players trying to get their first win against the Gators in their last chance to do so. Greene found Reggie Brown on a 51-yard pass on the fist play of the drive. He followed that up with a 14-yard reception, which set up Fred Gibson's 15-yard touchdown catch.

22) 2003… Georgia 26, Florida State 13 – Richt beats his old boss Bobby Bowden to cap the 2002 season with a Sugar Bowl crown, 13 wins and a #3 national ranking.

21) 2002… Georgia 13, South Carolina 7 – David Pollack steals a touchdown, and the Cocks fumble with the seconds ticking away.

20) 2006… Georgia 31, Virginia Tech 24 – The Bulldogs rally from a deep halftime deficit to knockoff Virginia Tech in the 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome.

19) 2005… Georgia 14, Georgia Tech 7 – D.J. Shockley found Brian McClendon for the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter as Georgia topped Georgia Tech in Atlanta 14-7 the week before winning the 2005 SEC Championship. The game was a defensive fight, which ended when senior Tim Jennings picked off Reggie Ball to secure Georgia's fifth win in a row over Tech.

18) 2001… Georgia 31, Georgia Tech 17Billy Bennett kicks and Bruce Thornton picks on the way to Georgia's fist win over Georgia Tech since 1997.

17) 2002… Georgia 51, Georgia Tech 7 – Georgia, on the way to its first appearance in the SEC Championship Game in school history, pounded Georgia Tech 51-7. The Dawgs' win was the most lopsided in decades over their rivals.

Darryl Gamble takes it to the house against LSU in 2008. (Dean Legge/Dawg Post)

16) 2008… Georgia 52, LSU 38Darryl Gamble's two interceptions for touchdowns, one for 40 yards another for 53, surged Georgia past LSU to give Mark Richt a victory in every SEC stadium he's ever visited.

15) 2002… Georgia 18, Tennessee 15 – A late rally (13 points in the fourth quarter) by #10 Tennessee came up short, as #6 Georgia beat the Vols for the second straight year. The Bulldogs struggled to score early, gaining points by a safety and two Billy Bennett field goals. A touchdown catch by Reggie Brown turned out to be the difference, as Georgia held on 18-13.

14) 2002… Georgia 30, Arkansas 3 – Richt brings Georgia its first SEC title in 20 years.

13) 2003… Georgia 41, Tennessee 10 – Sean Jones picked up Casey Clausen's fumble and ran 92 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the first half to help the #8 Bulldogs cruise to a 41-14 win over the #13 Vols. Jones' play gave Georgia a 20-7 lead heading into the half. David Greene completed 22-of-27 passes thrown as eight different Georgia players carried the football at least two times or more. The Bulldogs built a 41-7 lead on the way to handing the Vols their worst home loss since falling to Florida 31-0 in 1994.

12) 2007… Georgia 26, Alabama 23 (OT) – Matthew Stafford finds Mikey Henderson for a 25-yard touchdown known to some as "One and Done" to defeat undefeated Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

11) 2005… Georgia 27, Tennessee 14 – A punt return for a touchdown by Thomas Flowers and another score by Thomas Brown powered #4 Georgia past #7 Tennessee 27-14 in Knoxville. The win was the Bulldogs' third in a row at Tennessee. The win propelled Georgia to the 2005 SEC Championship.

10) 2008… Georgia 41, Hawaii 10 – Georgia slams tough-talking Hawaii on the way to Mark Richt's second Sugar Bowl win. The win propels the Bulldogs to a #2 ranking in final polls. It also fuels talk that leads to the Dawgs being pre-season ranked #1 for the first time in school history.

9) 2009… Georgia 30, Georgia Tech 24 – Georgia's run game was far too much for #7 Georgia Tech as the Bulldogs rushed for 339 yards and stunned the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta. The game was rare in that neither team punted the entire night. It was Georgia's eighth win over Tech in nine years. Three days later Mark Richt dismissed all but one member of the defensive coaching staff.

8) 2002… Georgia 27, Alabama 25 – Billy Bennett drills a game winner as the Bulldogs prove they are "Man Enough" – beating the Tide on the way to the 2002 SEC title.

Tra Battle returns an interception for a touchdown against #5 Auburn in 2008. (Dean Legge/Dawg Post)

7) 2006… Georgia 37, Auburn 15 – Matthew Stafford and Georgia shocked #5 Auburn on the Plains in one of the biggest upsets in series history. The Bulldogs had been knocked off by Kentucky the week before and few gave them hope of coming away with a win. Tra Battle's multiple interceptions – including one for a touchdown – killed the Tigers that day. Georgia left Auburn fans at Jordan-Hare stunned.

6) 2004… Georgia 45, LSU 16 – The Bulldogs slam defending national champs LSU and their coach Nick Saban in one of the most decisive big-game wins in the Mark Richt Era. It was one of the rowdiest crowds in Sanford Stadium history.

5) 2005… Georgia 34, LSU 14 – Georgia upsets LSU at the Georgia Dome to win the 2005 SEC Championship, which is Richt's second title in three years.

4) 2007… Georgia 42, Florida 30 – Georgia stormed the field and went on to slam Florida 42-30 in the Bulldogs' first win over the Gators since 2004. 70 Bulldogs rushed the field after Knowshon Moreno's one-yard touchdown on the #20 Dawgs' first touchdown of the game. Mark Richt challenged his team: "I told them if they didn't get a celebration penalty after our first score, all of them would be doing early morning runs." Celebrate they did. #9 Florida's bench looked on, stunned. The Gators scored on their following possession, but couldn't keep up with the Dawgs, who scored their most points since routing the Gators 44-0 in 1982. Moreno slashed the Gators on the ground with 188 yards and three touchdowns. The loss was a difficult one for the Gators. Tim Tebow struggled to hold back tears in his post-game press conference.

Mark Richt during the 2007 Blackout game against Auburn. (Dean Legge/Dawg Post)

3) 2007… Georgia 45, Auburn 20 – Georgia wore black uniforms for the first time in school history as the Bulldogs ran past Auburn in Athens. Knowshon Moreno ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns while the Georgia crowd – also decked out in black – cheered wildly as the Dawgs intercepted four Auburn passes and scored the final 28 points of the game that November afternoon. The Bulldogs scored at least 42 points for the third week in a row.

2) 2002… Georgia 24, Auburn 21 – Georgia defeated Auburn on the Plains after a furious second-half comeback to win the SEC East title for the first time in school history. On fourth and goal from the 19-yard line, David Greene found Michael Johnson for the game-winning score in the Auburn student section end zone.

1) 2001… Georgia 26, Tennessee 24 – Georgia knocked off #6 Tennessee in Knoxville as David Greene connected with Verron Haynes in the closing seconds as Larry Munson screamed about a Hobnail Boot. The Bulldogs pulled off a marvelous fourth quarter comeback, earning their first win in Knoxville in over 20 years. The loss proved to be Tennessee's only slip-up of the regular season, as they fell one game short of the BCS championship after falling to LSU in the SEC title game. This win was Mark Richt's first signature moment and is arguably still the biggest win of his career

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