They are one of the top programs in the country - now and historically.
And they played in the 1st game that put Southern Football on the map, this game is even sometimes called "the game that changed the South"
It was the 1926 Rose bowl against Washington. The Huskies were heavily favored, but ultimately fell to the boys from Dixie as Alabama scored 20 unanswered points in the 3rd quarter.
OK - everyone saw that coming. But what was the 2nd big win for Southern football?
Glad you asked, it was the dedication of Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA when the Dawgs whipped heavily favored national powerhouse Yale.
The game was a big deal. Roughly 35,000 people attended the game, the largest crowd ever for a football game in Dixie at the time. NINE governors were in attendance.
And yes, the Hedges were up for the 1st game.
Those 2 big wins over national powers did a bunch to create respect for Southern football.
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Edited by dcbl, 10 June 2014 - 07:08 PM.