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October 23, 2012

When the thought of UF beating UGA was laughable...

 From a 1919 newspaper article previewing the Georgia-Florida game being played at Tampa's Plant Field:
 
A Tampa sports writer goes out on a limb and predicts the Gators will defeat the Red and Black, and then expects all readers to laugh.  Unfortunately for the writer, his fearless forecast would prove faulty as Georgia defeated Florida 16-0 in the rivalry's lone meeting in Cigar City.
 
This Saturday, the Gators might be laughing at the Bulldogs by game's end; however, there was a time (albeit more than 90 years ago and when the rivalry was played in front of 2,800 spectators) when everyone laughed at the mere thought of Florida beating Georgia.





 

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