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Georgia Dawgs on Top! | Bulldogs whip Georgia Tech in regular season finale


Georgia completed another perfect regal season being top of the SEC. Photo: @georgiafootball
Georgia completed another perfect regal season being top of the SEC. Photo: @georgiafootball

In the epic clash between the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech in Atlanta, anticipation hung in the air. The prevailing sentiment was that the Bulldogs, with their dominance, would triumph over the Yellowjackets on every front. The initial quarter, however, revealed a different narrative. Georgia Tech displayed remarkable potential, securing the first points on the board and limiting UGA to a mere 7 points. Yet, seasoned followers of the Bulldogs know their tendency to start slowly and progressively gain momentum, a pattern observed in their previous encounters, more explicitly focusing on the Tennessee Volunteers. They allowed the Vols to make substantial progress in that match before staging a second-half comeback. The question lingered: Could Georgia Tech withstand the onslaught of the undefeated Georgia team?


Picture this: Bobby Dodd Stadium, the student section, sold out, from ion to the upper tiers and side bleachers. A microcosm of Georgia, the stands were filled with about 85 percent UGA fans, the rest representing Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs' faithful had traveled in force, known for their spirited support, high energy, and the lively atmosphere they bring to their home stadium weekly.

Yet, seasoned followers of the Bulldogs know their tendency to start slowly and progressively gain momentum. Photo: @georgiafootball
Yet, seasoned followers of the Bulldogs know their tendency to start slowly and progressively gain momentum. Photo: @georgiafootball

The venue pulsated with noise, likely audible throughout downtown despite the chill in the air. The unmistakable signs of a rivalry were evident — boos resonated across the field whenever disagreements arose, and cheers reverberated as both fan bases engaged in the battle, the intensity palpable. Despite Georgia Tech's presence, the advantage lay with the UGA fans. Adding to the spectacle, UGA brought their pep band stationed in the upper level, enhancing the overall fan experience.


As the first half concluded, the red and black held a 21-13 lead, capping it off with a touchdown that secured a one-score advantage. The game proved much closer than anticipated, with Georgia Tech demonstrating resilience against the powerhouse Bulldogs. We witnessed both teams emerge in the third quarter as if ready for war. A key takeaway was the self-inflicted wounds of penalties, hindering potential plays and scores. Despite commendable efforts, both teams impeded their own success with these errors.

Next stop: SEC Championship. Photo: @georgiafootball
Next stop: SEC Championship. Photo: @georgiafootball

This rivalry, spanning 117 seasons, posed a question: Who held the reins of the state? Given that the teams belonged to different divisions, the answer seemed limited to state bragging rights. In the ACC conference, Georgia Tech and UGA, top-ranked in the SEC, were vying for supremacy. Notably, Georgia had already secured their spot in the SEC Championship, while Georgia Tech, bowl-eligible, looked ahead to a post-season bowl game.


As the fourth quarter unfolded, UGA maintained its momentum while Georgia Tech desperately attempted to make defensive stops. Despite coming close, they fell short and succumbed to the relentless force of Georgia. It marked a shift in momentum and a downturn in energy, yet there is solace for Georgia Tech as they now look forward to a bowl game in the post-season.











This is Dez Barnes of Pretty Girls Love Sports, a new writer on the MTMV Sports platform. I am a retired US Army veteran, professional cheerleader, dog mom, and avid sports lover. Feel free to follow my writings as I dive into the latest sports news! You can find me on all social media channels @PGLOVESPORTS.


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Salute to GT. They fought hard. #GoDawgs

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