Our soon-to-be Peach Bowl rivals, the Georgia Bulldogs, have two previous meetings against the Cincinnati Bearcats.
Georgia has won on both occasions (1942, 1976).
Back in 1942, Georgia took the Bearcats to the woodshed out behind Nippert Stadium, laying a 35-13 beating on the boys from Cincinnati.
No shame in that. The 1942 UGA football team did win the national championship.
Coached by the legendary Wally Butts, Georgia followed up their win at Cincinnati with a 21-10 butt-whipping of number 3 Alabama.
The week after that, they hosted Florida and eked by them 75-0.
They pounded on rival Georgia Tech 34-0. (By the way, Georgia-Georgia Tech has the best named rivalry game in the country, “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate).
Georgia finished up the season in style, shutting out UCLA in the Rose Bowl.
This Georgia squad also had 1942 Heisman Trophy winner Frank Sinkwich (The SEC’s first Heisman winner) taking snaps, so there was no shame in that defeat for Cincinnati.
The Bearcats got another crack at Georgia in 1976. This time, the game took place in Athens but the result was the same.
Georgia whipped Cincinnati 31-17 in the midst of an SEC championship campaign that ended with a trip to the Sugar Bowl.
Let’s hope the third time is the charm for the Bearcats.
I can’t find any footage of either game, so I will include a video of Georgia’s mascot Uga taking a bite out of an Auburn wide receiver.