About Them Dawgs!: Georgia Football's Memorable Teams and Players

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Scarecrow Press, 2008 - Education - 367 pages
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On January 30, 1892, the University of Georgia played its first football game, beating Mercer College, 50-0. Since this auspicious beginning, Georgia football has captivated the hearts and minds of fans for more than a century. Beginning with the 1896 season, Patrick Garbin recounts the most memorable seasons in the University of Georgia's football history. Spanning 115 years of Bulldog football, About Them Dawgs! provides a game-by-game recap of more than 20 of the school's notable seasons. Each of these seasons is covered with game highlights, facts, statistics, and photographs relating to the Bulldogs. Following each season's recap is a section highlighting the career of an outstanding Georgia player or coach who contributed to the team's success. Some of the most important players and coaches in all of college football are profiled here, including Fran Tarkenton, George Woodruff, Vernon "Catfish" Smith, Jake Scott, Vince Dooley, Champ Bailey, Erk Russell, Terry Hoage, Garrison Hearst, David Pollack, and Heisman-trophy winner Herschel Walker. Packed with fascinating details, a comprehensive records and statistics section, and extensive information on players, legends, and lore, About Them Dawgs! recreates the most exciting moments in Bulldog history.
 

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Contents

1997 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
207
Richt Seizes SEC Title in Only Second Season 2002
209
2002 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
220
Return to the SEC Championship 2003
223
2003 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
233
Ten Wins Once Again 2004
235
2004 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
245
A Second Taste of Sugar for Seniors 2005
247

1920 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
35
Dream and Wonder Team Takes to the Top 1927
37
1927 DAWGS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
46
Mehres Best Among Souths Most Dominant 1931
47
1931 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
55
Butts Boys Take First SEC Title 1942
57
1942 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
66
Undefeated and Untied for Only Second Time 1946
67
1946 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
76
End of an Extraordinary Era 1948
77
1948 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
86
Spirited Dogs Halt Losing Drought 1959
89
1959 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
98
Dooleys CottonPickin Dogs 1966
99
1966 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
108
Bulldogs Land 1 Spot in Litkenhous 1968
109
1968 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
119
Junkyard Dogs Journey to New Orleans 1976
121
1976 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
130
Go You Silver Britches 1980
131
1980 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
142
Dogs Hunker Down for a Consecutive Crown 1981
145
1981 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
156
Herschelfor Heisman 1982
159
1982 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
170
Unsurpassed Senior Class 1983
173
1983 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
183
Goff Returns Dawgs to Greatness 1992
185
1992 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
195
Donnan s Dogs End FourSeason Skid 1997
197
2005 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
258
Young Dogs Dominate Down the Stretch 2007
261
2007 DAWG IN THE SPOTLIGHT
271
Awards Honors and Miscellany
273
First Team AilAmericans
274
High Accolades
281
AllTime Teams
282
Versus the Heisman
284
Upset Victories
289
Dawgs Favored or Dog
290
NCAA Statistical Leaders
293
Dawg Gone
299
By the Numbers
301
Yearly Records 18921939
302
Coaches Records
308
Miscellaneous Coaches Records
309
Scoring
311
Yearly Team Statistics 19922007
312
Career Statistical LeadersOffense and Special Teams
320
Career Statistical LeadersDefense
327
Game Number Results
332
Daily Record
333
Record by Date
334
Thanksgiving
335
Answers to Dawg Trivia
337
Bibliography
343
Index
347
About the Author
369
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About the author (2008)

Patrick Garbin is the author of Then Vince Said to Herschel (2007) and The 50 Greatest Plays in Georgia Bulldogs History (2008).

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