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1890's Football History
by UGA Sports Communications
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1892 | Schedule | Letterwinners
Georgia played its first game on Jan. 30th at the old Herty Field on North Campus defeating Mercer College, 50-0. Georgia followed on Feb. 20th with a game against Auburn at Piedmont Park in Atlanta which was the inaugural game in what became the South's oldest intercollegiate rivalry.

1893 | Schedule
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The first Georgia-Georgia Tech game is played in Athens on Nov. 4th with Georgia losing 28-6. Georgia did win its last two games of the season to finish 2-2-1.

1894 | Schedule
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Georgia hires Robert Winston, an Englishman, as its first paid coach. His record was 5-1-0 including a 10-8 victory over Auburn in Atlanta.

1895 | Schedule
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Georgia hires Cornell grad Glenn "Pop" Warner to succeed Winston as head coach. His record for the 1895 season was 3-4-0.

1896 | Schedule | Letterwinners
Coach Warner leads Georgia to its first undefeated season with a record of 4-0-0 including victories over North Carolina and Auburn.

1897 | Schedule | Letterwinners
Georgia records its first victory over Georgia Tech with a 28-0 shutout in Athens. Georgia fullback Richard Von Gammon is fatally injured making a tackle in the season finale against Virginia. The General Assembly passes a bill outlawing football in all state funded colleges. The bill is vetoed by the governor at the request of Van Gammon's mother.

1898 | Schedule
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Georgia joins the newly formed Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

1899 | Schedule
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Georgia hires Cornell grad Gordon Saussy to replace Coach McCarthy. His record was 2-3-1 including a 33-0 victory over Georgia Tech.