As he has mentioned several times since that night, when a state-record crowd of 93,246 attended the game, Smart reiterated how important the whole affair was to Georgia’s recruiting efforts. The Bulldogs would go on to sign the nation’s No. 1-ranked class in 2020.
“It impacted recruiting probably more than any other one thing,” Smart said. “Everybody who was there that night fell in love with the place.”
Georgia football, where winning big games is a means to an end.