Auburn vs. UGA

Recap of UGA vs. Auburn

This past weekend was an upsetting one for all the Dawg fans. Although Murray was almost able to lead the Dawgs into a quick recovery, but he fell short in the last quarter when his pass for a final touchdown was incomplete. With everyone on the edge of their seats and the tension palpable at every bar between the two opposing teams, it was a depressing moment for everyone wearing Red and Black by the end of the game. To make matters worse, it was the small glimpse of hope seen in the last quarter that made the loss even harder to accept. The Bulldogs were so close to a victory, and it would’ve been a victory that was well deserved as well.

Before the game even started, all of the Auburn fans surrounding me at the tailgates weren’t afraid to share their thoughts on the game. I heard the phrase, “Can’t wait for the Tigers to reach another victory tonight” constantly around me, making my blood boil even more. The pretentiousness of all of the Tiger fans made the looming game even more ominous in my mind. I didn’t want to lose the game, and I wasn’t sure if it was for my personal gloating purposes or whether it was just because I am a Georgia fan by birth. I ended up not going into the game, which I was later thankful for, but during the game I considered it one of the worst decisions I have made in a while. I wish I had been there to see the action right in front of my eyes, but am glad I didn’t have to stand next to all of the Auburn fans when I was leaving the stadium. The fact that Auburn was ranked number seven while we were ranked number twenty-five was another reason that I wanted to win. I wanted to prove to all of the Auburn fans that assumed they were going to win just due to their ranking to be proved wrong on the field, and I wanted to be there to watch it. Unfortunately, what occurred was exactly what my opponents had been hoping for and I was left in shock and disappointment.

Although we lost I can still be proud to be a Georgia Bulldog. We fought until the very end and the loss was not one I was ashamed of. All of the Auburn fans around me knew that they won by the skin of their teeth and the shock of the win was just as unexpected to them as it was to the Georgia fans. I couldn’t have been more proud of what we accomplished on the field Saturday night, and I know that it will give Georgia the ability to beat Kentucky by a milestone this upcoming Saturday. Although we are supposed to win, I know that if we do it will still make me as proud as this past Saturday did as well. I felt the immediate connection with all of the Georgia fans that I passed, even after we lost the game, and that is something that I bet Auburn fans didn’t feel even though they won. I am proud to be a Georgia Bulldog and it is days like this past Saturday that remind me how lucky I am to be one.

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