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Clemson comes from a stronger football tradition, a richer football tradition, a football history that goes all the way back to 1876. That’s a big thing for the state of georgia. The state of georgia is a football state. Georgia is number 1 in all-time college football wins, with 93%. That is the number that matters.
The Clemson–Georgia football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Clemson Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs. It was for many years a spirited "border" rivalry between the two schools that are separated by a mere 70 miles. They met annually from 1897 to 1916, and again from 1962 to 1987 (aside from 1966 and 1972). The majority of meetings in over the first half century took place in Athens and Augusta, Georgia until 1967, not long after Clemson College expanded to University status, when the series shifted to become a more traditional, annual home-away series. Georgia leads the series 43–18–4, with 42 games played in Georgia, 22 games played in South Carolina, and one game played in North Carolina. Since 1987, the two schools have played intermittently.
Following the 1987 game, the expansion of the SEC schedule from six to seven games prompted Georgia to stop playing non-conference opponents Clemson and South Carolina each year. Instead, Georgia would alternate two-game series against the two schools, with Georgia scheduling home-and-home series versus Clemson for 1990 and 1991, 1994 and 1995, 1998 and 1999, and 2002 and 2003. This was the end of the yearly rivalry. With the expansion of the SEC in 1992 and the eight-game conference schedule, the 1998 and 1999 games were canceled. Since 1987, the schools have played four home and home series with each other, playing a total of eight times. Clemson won the first game of the most recent home and home, a 38–35 victory in Clemson, with Georgia winning the second 45–21. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
vs Clemson's interest started with the series that was played in 1992 and 1993. "In 1992 and '93, Clemson broke a streak of 23 consecutive losses In a game where offense was scarce, a Christopher Smith pick-6 turned out to be the difference. No. 5 Georgia's defense played nearly perfect in a 10-3 win over No. 3 Clemson in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Clemson's offense had an opportunity to make it a three-point game early in the fourth quarter after a pass interference call brought the Tigers to the UGA 5-yard line. The Bulldogs stood tall and came up with three stops to force a field goal. Later on in that quarter, Uiagalelei would get his team in Georgia territory before turning it over on downs and squashing any chances the Tigers had of winning. (Source: www.ncaa.com)