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Georgia Bulldogs Football: Mark Richt's Best Road Wins at UGA

Ross DurrenceCorrespondent IIAugust 6, 2011

Georgia Bulldogs Football: Mark Richt's Best Road Wins at UGA

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    Though his teams have scuffled the last two seasons, Mark Richt's tenure at the University of Georgia has been very successful.

    He has compiled a 96-34 record, including two SEC Championships and two Sugar Bowl wins in three tries.

    One of his most impressive stats, however, is his nearly 80 percent winning percentage in opponent's home stadiums.

    Let's look at Mark Richt's biggest road wins of the last 10 years.

5. Georgia Tech, 2001

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    When Mark Richt arrived in Athens in 2001, Georgia Tech had rattled off three straight victories against the Dawgs.

    That all changed, however, when Richt faced off against Georgia's in-state rival for the first time.

    The Dawgs won the game by two touchdowns, beginning an impressive run by Richt against the Yellow Jackets.

    In 10 games against Tech, Richt in 9-1.

    Not bad.

4. Alabama, 2007

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    Alabama's special teams unit had barely gotten off the field when the Dawgs struck gold.

    The Tide took the lead in overtime on a field goal, but on the first play of their possession, Georgia went for it all.

    Matthew Stafford threw a 25-yard touchdown to Mikey Henderson, giving the Dawgs a 26-23 win over the ranked Crimson Tide.

    Stafford and company continued their good play throughout the season, finishing 11-2 and ending with a blowout against Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl.

3. Auburn, 2006

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    Georgia entered the game 6-4, reeling from a bad loss to the Wildcats of Kentucky.

    The outlook was grim as they squared up against the Top Five ranked Auburn Tigers, who had a BCS bowl on their mind.

    All of that changed, however, as Tra Battle picked off Auburn QB Brandon Cox three times and Matthew Stafford accounted for 300 total yards.

    The result?

    A 37-15 massacre on the Plains.

    Georgia carried the momentum of the win throughout the rest of the season, knocking off two more ranked teams in Georgia Tech, and in the Chick-FIl-A Bowl versus Virginia Tech.

2. Tennessee, 2001

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    The Hobnail Boot.

    It was Mark Richt's first year as the Dawgs' head coach, and Georgia hadn't won in Knoxville in what seemed like centuries.

    Trailing by four with under a minute to play, redshirt freshman David Green brought the Dawgs flying down the field.

    It was first and goal from the Tennessee six yard line, with 10 seconds left.

    The result?

    One of the greatest radio calls in the history of sports.

1. Auburn, 2002

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    Georgia was in the middle of an incredible season as they came into Auburn in 2002.

    Needing a victory to secure a birth in the SEC Championship, the stakes could not have been higher.

    The Dawgs were trailing late in the game, and were faced with a 4th-and-15 from Auburn's 19 yard line.

    David Greene dropped back and lofted a pass high in the air.

    The result?

    An incredible catch by Michael Johnson and a dramatic Dawg victory.

    Georgia throttled Arkansas in the resulting SEC Championship game, 30-3, for their first SEC title in 20 years.

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