The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry (Auburn vs. Georgia)

This year’s game has high stakes not just for both team’s quest to upend their respective division’s juggernaut, but for historical purposes as well. After four straight wins by Georgia, the Dawgs are almost back to even, threatening a lead Auburn has held in the series since 1987. The lead in this series has switched seven times since it was first played in 1892.

Not that there haven’t been a few lengthy (decade or longer) streaks. Georgia won 11 of 12 from 1920-31 — giving the Dawgs their first-ever lead in the series — then went 10-1-1 from 1940-52. Auburn’s best run was winning 11 of 13 from 1953-65.

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