It was a long time coming between Cocktail Party wins, once Goff became the head coach. After a 1989 win, Spurrier showed up and Goff never claimed another. Jim Donnan took over and promptly got smoked in Gainesville.
Then came one of the more improbable wins in the series. Georgia entered the ’97 Cocktail Party as a big underdog, but it was the Dawgs’ turn to do the smoking. (In Munson’s case, famously, with a cigar.)
That Edwards TD run that opened up the lead was the closest time I’ve ever come to fainting at a football game. Cathartic. Hines Ward threw one of the greatest blocks I’ve ever seen from a Georgia receiver.
Of course, this being Jim Donnan’s Georgia team, it promptly pissed away all the momentum it gained from the huge win the next week. Sigh.