Did you know?… Georgia vs. Baylor

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Did you know?… Georgia vs. Baylor

In 1989, Ray Goff was Georgia’s head football coach, and his first game at the helm in Athens came against Baylor and its Hall of Fame coach Grant Teaff – a 15-3 Bulldogs victory.

Georgia defeated Baylor 16-14 in the 1978 season-opener, the first of five triumphs by “The Wonderdogs,” who posted a 9-1-1 regular season, that were won by seven or fewer points.

Georgia has played at least one football game against 10 teams from Texas – Baylor, Hardin-Simmons, Houston, North Texas, Rice, SMU, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU & Texas Tech

Baylor has won the national championship in women’s basketball three times this century under the watch of Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey, cutting the nets in 2005, 2012 and 2019.

One of the greatest gridiron standouts of all time, Chicago Bears NFL Hall of Fame, Super Bowl champion middle linebacker Mike Singletary, was an All-American at Baylor in 1979 and 1980.

Hall of Fame Bears coach Grant Teaff, who led the Bears to two Southwest Conference titles, coached his first game against Georgia in 1972 – a 24-14 win for Vince Dooley’s Bulldogs.

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Murray Poole is a 1965 graduate of the University of Georgia Journalism School. He served as sports editor of The Brunswick News for 40 years and has written for Bulldawg Illustrated the past 16 years. He has covered the Georgia Bulldogs for 53 years.