A.J. Green and Blair Walsh, Georgia’s All-SEC players the past two years, have been outstanding in Georgia’s wins over Vanderbilt the previous two seasons.
In the 24-14 victory in Athens in 2008, Green caught seven passes for 132 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown toss from Matthew Stafford, and Walsh booted a 39-yard field goal and three extra points
In the 34-10 win in Nashville last year, Green scored on a 65-yard pass from quarterback Joe Cox. Walsh kicked two field goals (42 and 43 yards) and was 3-for-3 on PATs.
Vanderbilt has played Georgia since 1893, the second year of Bulldogs football.
The Commodores won that first game in Nashville, 35-10, and held the lead in the series until 1969, but the Bulldogs now have a huge lead, 48-18-2.
However, Vanderbilt won 24-22 in Sanford Stadium in 2006.
Bryant Hahnfeldts’ 33-yard field goal split the uprights with only two seconds on the clock to lift the Commodores.
The Bulldogs are 14-1 in its last 15 games with Vanderbilt.
The longest scoring drive in Georgia’s history is 99 yards, accomplished three times. Quarterback Greg Talley led a 98-yard scoring drive for the Bulldogs against Vanderbilt in Nashville in 1989.
The longest Georgia punt return for a touchdown was 100 yards by Jimmy Campagna vs. Vandy at Nashville in 1952.
Terry Hoage made three interceptions against Vanderbilt in 1982, tying the school record.
Kevin Butler (father of current Bulldogs punter Drew Butler) scored 15 points against the Commodores in 1981 (three field goals and six PATs).
In 1994, quarterback Eric Zeier totaled 451 yards of offense against Vandy (441 yards passing and 10 rushing), the third highest in Bulldog annals for one game.
Herschel Walker set the single-game rushing record: 283 yards vs. Vanderbilt in 1980.
• Dan Magill is a contributing columnist for the Athens Banner-Herald. E-mail: email@example.com.