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Posted: January 05, 2018

University of Georgia football by the numbers

University of Georgia Football By The Numbers

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By Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

ATHENS, Ga. —

The University of Georgia Bulldogs will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide Monday night in a battle for the national championship. 

The game will be played at 7 p.m. Central Standard Time, 8 p.m. Eastern, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Ahead of the big game, here is a by-the-numbers look at some of the Bulldogs' history.

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1892: The University of Georgia played its first football game. A month later, the school became part of the South’s oldest college football rivalry when it played Auburn University for the first time.

1920: The Bulldogs officially became the name of the university’s football team, according to official team history.

10: The number of bulldogs who have served as Uga, the official mascot of the UGA football team. Each Uga has descended from Uga I, who sired a line of English bulldogs owned by Sonny Seiler, of Savannah, Georgia. The current mascot, Que, became Uga X in 2015. 

1964: Vince Dooley, UGA’s most winningest coach, was hired as head coach. Dooley coached the team through its 1988 season. 

201: The number of wins Dooley led the team to in his time as coach. 

808: The total number of wins the Bulldogs have amassed in their history.

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6: The number of SEC championships the Bulldogs achieved under Dooley’s leadership. Dooley had a record of 201-77-10 in his 24 years as Bulldogs head coach.

1980: The year Dooley led the Bulldogs to the national championship.

13: The total number of SEC championships for UGA.

53: The number of bowl games the Bulldogs have played.

2: The number of national championships claimed by the Bulldogs.

92,746: The official capacity of Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia, where the Bulldogs play all their home games. 

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1996: Sanford Stadium hosted the medal round of the 1996 Summer Olympics men’s and women’s soccer competition. 

2016: Current head coach Kirby Smart was hired to lead the Bulldogs. Immediately prior to his hiring at Georgia, Smart served as defensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide.  

4: The number of Georgia coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame. Those coaches are Dooley, Glenn “Pop” Warner, Wally Butts and Jim Donnan.


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