If you’re a College football betting enthusiast that also likes delving into the historical aspect of collegiate gridiron action, then you’re in for a real treat as we look back – and ahead – at the longstanding rivalry between Georgia and Georgia State that is known as the Governor’s Cup Series. This fun-filled look at the longstanding Governor’s Cup rivalry between Georgia and Georgia Tech will give college football bettors a bit of insight into this intriguing affair long before it ever takes place in 2015.
Let’s Break Down the Georgia VS Georgia Tech NCAA Football Odds Rivalry
Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate is the nickname given to the annual clash between the Georgia Bulldogs and Georgia tech Yellow Jackets. The two in-state rivals are separated by just 70 miles and have been battling one another since way back in 1893 even though Georgia has long been a member of the SEC and Georgia Tech, an ACC member.
Did You Know Alert!
Did You Know that the University of Georgia was the first state-chartered school in the U.S.?
It’s true… with the school being founded on January 27, 1785. It wasn’t until a century later that Georgia Tech was founded on October 13, 1885.
In 1919, the University of Georgia took umbrage with Georgia Tech continuing its football program while in the midst of World War I. At the time, Georgia Tech was a military training school and had a full compliment of male students while most institutions at the time had lost the vast majority of their male students to the war, thereby effectively forcing them to suspend football during the war. As a result of the war, Georgia did not play a football game from 1917-18.
When Georgia re-started its gridiron program in 1919 relations between the rivals worsened when the Bulldogs’ student body staged a parade that mocked Tech’s continuation of football during the war. This would lead directly to Tech ending all athletic ties with Georgia until the schools met in a 1921 Southern Conference basketball tournament matchup. Schools would not renew their regular season meetings until they reached an agreement in 1925.
The Dodd and Dooley Eras Revisited
Thanks mostly to the contributions of former Hall of Fame head coach Bobby Dodd, Georgia Tech held a narrow 27-26-5 series lead heading into the 1964 season when Georgia hired the now-beloved Vince Dooley. During Dodd’s tenure, the Yellow Jackets won eight straight meetings from 1949-1956 and this streak represents the longest winning streak by either program in rivalry history. The Yellow Jackets outscored the Bulldogs 176-39 during this dominating stretch but things would change with Dooley’s arrival at Georgia in 1964. The now legendary Dooley led Georgia to a dominating 19-6 record against Georgia Tech that included an unbeaten 3-0 mark against Dodd.
Since 1977, UGA has really dominated their in-state rivals, going 28-9 while compiling four winning streaks of at least six games, (1978-1983), (1991-1997), (2001-2008) and (2009-2013). However, Georgia Tech snapped their five-game losing streak against Georgia by taking out the Bulldogs 30-24 in overtime this past season to cash in as a 10.5-point road underdog to simultaneously snap a three-game ATS skid.
Current Georgia head coach Mark Richt has compiled a blistering 12-2 mark against Georgia Tech, while Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson has gone 2-5 against Georgia in his seven years leading Georgia Tech. Both elite gridiron programs have won national titles with Georgia bringing home the bacon in 1942 and 1980. Georgia Tech won it all in 1917, 1928, 1952, and 1990.
Georgia vs Georgia Tech By the Betting Numbers
- Georgia went 10-3 overall in 2014 and 6-2 in the SEC East while putting together a winning 8-5 ATS mark.
- Georgia Tech went 11-3 SU and 6-2 in conference play to finish first in the ACC Coastal Division.
- The Yellow Jackets also went 10-4 ATS to finish with one of the best ATS marks in the nation last season.
- The two rivals will square off on Saturday, Nov. 28 at Georgia Tech’s home field.