While wandering back to reminisce about one of the two worst home game experiences I’ve had as a Georgia fan, Patrick Garbin compiled this rather astounding chart:
… And, as far as point spreads, which are considered “reliable” beginning around the mid-1960s, a loss to the Volunteers—an 18-point underdog—would have indeed ranked as one of Georgia’s biggest upset losses since a lot of us can remember:
>Losses by Georgia since 1964 as a two-touchdown favorite or more-20 over Vanderbilt, 1994 (lost 43-30)-18 over Wake Forest, 1979 (lost 22-21)-17 over Vanderbilt, 1973 (lost 18-14)-16 over Kentucky, 1996 (lost 24-17)-15½ over Vanderbilt, 1991 (lost 27-25)-14½ over Tulane, 1970 (lost 17-14)
-14½ over Vanderbilt, 2006 (lost 24-22)
That’s a lot of Vanderbilt there. And that doesn’t include losses like last year’s debacle, or close calls, like the game in
So when people stubbornly insist that Georgia should never lose to Vandy, history doesn’t bear that out.