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Fast Facts – Georgia vs. Auburn

Murray Poole
Murray Poole

 
 
Georgia:
 
Iconic former Bulldogs defensive coordinator and Georgia Southern head coach Erk Russell is the last four-sport letterman for Auburn – football, baseball, basketball and tennis.
 
 
When Georgia upset Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium in 1986, the Bulldogs sealed the victory on a game-saving interception by standout linebacker Steve Boswell.
 
 
Only two of Georgia’s 13 SEC championship teams suffered losses to Auburn – the Bulldogs Rose Bowl championship teams of 1942 and 2017, coached by Butts and Kirby Smart.
 
 
Auburn:
 
Auburn’s beloved 1985 Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson is the only athlete ever to be named by both the NFL Pro Bowl and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
 
 
Auburn’s beloved All-American Charles Barkley was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, won two Gold Medals and was named NBA MVP for Phoenix in 1993.
 
 
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye was an All-American lineman at Georgia, and famously blocked a Tech extra point in a 7-6 win in 1960 – Wally Butts final game as the Bulldogs head coach.
 
 
 
 

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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.