For the 70th Time

ATHENS – Often a Homecoming opponent, Vanderbilt and Georgia have gotten to know one another well over the last 69 meetings on the gridiron.

Still, Georgia's matchup with the Commodores this weekend is vital for the Dawgs – and Vandy, too. Georgia is 3-3 for the first time since 1996, and is within a game of a losing record this late in the season since the Mike Bobo was throwing passes.

With that in mind here is a look at some of the most interesting games in the Georgia-Vanderbilt series, which Georgia has dominated since 1975.

1973 – Vandy placekicker Hawkins Golden kicked four field goals during the Commodores' 18-14 win over Georgia. It was Vandy's only win over Georgia until 1991. The 1973 Bulldogs went on to lose to Kentucky and Florida the following two weeks, but recovered to defeat Auburn, Georgia Tech and Maryland in the Peach Bowl to end the crazy 1973 season 7-4-1

1983 – Georgia All-American Terry Hoage jumps up and deflects a would-be Vandy score late in the game to preserve a 20-13 win over the Commodores. Georgia went on to win the Cotton Bowl over Texas later that year.

1985 – Alan Herline kicks a 46-yard field goal in the third quarter to lock Vandy in a 17 all tie with #16 Georgia – Georgia's first non win against Commodores since 1973.

1991 – Ray Goff's #17 Dawgs are jumped by the Commodores and come up two points short in a 27-25 loss to Vandy. Corey Harris and Sam Chalmers rushed for 169 and 111 yards respectively. Georgia was leading the game 14-0 and 17-7, but couldn't hold Vandy off and was unable to make good on a rally of their own in the fourth quarter.

1994 – Vanderbilt's 43-30 drubbing of the Dawgs likely spelled the end of Goff's time at Georgia. That Homecoming Saturday saw Jermiane Johnson and Ronnie Gordon run all over the Dawgs. Johnson ended the day with 176 rushing yards, which was six most all time in Vandy history at the time. Gordon had 126 yards, and flopped into the end zone three times. Goff's Dawgs tied mighty Auburn later that fall – and trashed Georgia Tech, but the pressure was on Goff for good.

1999 – Trailing 17-7 Georgia rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Vanderbilt in Nashville 27-17. The Bulldogs had been holding on much of the season for wins, and this game was no different. The Bulldogs beat Central Florida 24-23; needed Will Witherspoon to break up LSU's two-point conversion try in the 23-22 win.

2006 – Vanderbilt rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Mark Richt's Bulldogs 24-22. The win was Vandy's first over a ranked team in its on-campus stadium. Bryan Hahnfeildt's 33-yard game-winning field with two second left sealed Georgia's fate.

2007 – Brandon Coutu returned the favor for the Bulldogs the next season when he booted a 37-yard field goal as time expired for Georgia's 20-17 win. Daryl Gamble forced a Cassen Jackson-Garrison fumble at the Georgia 10-yard line. Matthew Stafford then drove the Dawgs 62 yards to set up Coutu's kick. The Dawgs, who had been flatted by Tennessee a week before, went on to rally for an 11-2 season record and a final national ranking of #2.

2008 – Georgia and Vanderbilt both entered the 2008 contest as ranked teams for the first time ever. The Bulldogs' Knowshon Moreno ran for 172 yards while A.J. Green racked up 132 yards during Georgia's 24-14 win. Georgia's offense outpaced Vandy's 425-245 in yardage.

Since 1980:
Overall: 24-3-1
Unranked Georgia vs. Vanderbilt: 7-0-1
Ranked Georgia vs. Vanderbilt: 17-3-0
Georgia has not visited Vanderbilt as a ranked team since 2005. The 2007 Dawgs were the first team to arrive unranked since Robert Edwards and company beat Vandy 17-6 in 1995.

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