Legge’s Thoughts: This was one of the wildest games I’ve ever seen. Georgia and South Carolina always seemed to play these nutty early-season slugfests, and in 2002 that was no different. The game was in Columbia, and it was as hot as possible.
It was a time where I was only getting used to being on the sideline during games. I really didn’t know what I was doing at all. Georgia had barely escaped Clemson two weeks before this game, and didn’t look great at this point.
Neither team could score. South Carolina couldn’t score because they were bad on offense, and Georgia was good on defense. Georgia managed only a 22-yard field goal on the first drive of the game.
Then there was a weather delay because of Tropical Storm Hanna. That’s when I took this image. This was a time before David Greene had cemented his place as the unquestioned starter at Georgia over D.J. Shockley. Greene had only completed 12 passes against Clemson. He managed to complete only 11 against the Gamecocks.
But Richt was firm with who his started was going to be - Greene. The Gwinnett County native wound up winning more than 40 games in his career to end up with the most wins for a starting quarterback in NCAA history.