This Day in Georgia History
February 20, 1892
First Georgia-Auburn Game Played
The University of Georgia and Auburn Mechanical and Military College played one of the South’s first intercollegiate football games in Piedmont Park in Atlanta. Years later, the Georgia team would be known as the “Bulldogs.” At this early point in the football program, however, the University of Georgia mascot was a billy goat. Sadly, the Georgia Billy Goats lost to Auburn, 10-0.