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This Day in Georgia History

November 28, 2009

UGA Upset Georgia Tech

The University of Georgia Bulldogs pulled off one of their greatest upsets by defeating seventh ranked arch-rival Georgia Tech 30-24 in Atlanta. Georgia limped into the game both physically and emotionally; they had lost their best player - A.J. Green - to an injury two weeks earlier, and beloved mascot Uga VII had died the previous week. Standing in for Uga was one of his half-brothers - Russ. Georgia was only 6-5 coming into the game and was a heavy underdog; in fact many expected Tech to extract revenge for the biggest loss in the series, a 51-7 win in 2002. But Georgia took the opening kickoff, and using only running plays, moved straight down the field to score, setting the tone for the game. Running backs Caleb King and Washaun Ealey combined for over 300 yards rushing to lead the Dawgs to victory, with King scoring twice - once on a 75 yard run as it appeared Tech was about to rally. After the game the Georgia players paraded around the field, some with pieces of the Tech turf, and finally planted a UGA flag on the fifty yard line.