Georgia has a 2-6 all-time record against teams from the state of Massachusetts, with a 2-2 mark against Boston College, 0-3 ledger versus Holy Cross and 1921 loss to Harvard.
Saturday’s game will be the first-ever meeting between the Bulldogs and Minutemen, marking the ninth straight season that Georgia has played another school for the first time.
There are several former Georgia greats who have played for/currently play for New England, beginning with Andy Johnson, who was drafted by the Patriots in the spring of 1974.
The most famous alum of the University of Massachusetts is undoubtedly one of the greatest and most beloved basketball players ever – Number 6, Julius “Dr. J” Erving.
Coach John Calipari and All-American center Marcus Camby led UMass to the 1996 Final Four, posting a 35-2 record, with national champion Kentucky beating the Minutemen in the national semifinals.
UMass appeared in three Division I-AA National Championship Games, losing to Florida A&M in 1978, beating Georgia Southern in 1998 and falling to Appalachian State in 2006.