Georgia had been playing football for almost 50 years before they made their first bowl game; the 1941 Orange Bowl where they defeated TCU 40-26. Georgia would continue its early bowl success and go on to win a Rose Bowl and a Sugar Bowl in their next five seasons. They would ultimately win their first four bowl games they played in.
Once they started making it to bowls they’ve never looked back. The Georgia Bulldogs would play in at least five bowl games every decade from the 1940s until today, with the lone exception being the 1950s when they only appeared in two. Their best streak of bowl games came when they played in ten straight bowl games from 1980 to 1989, including three consecutive Sugar Bowl appearances. The start of that successful decade had a lot to do with their most famous football product; Herschel Walker. Walker would have a tremendous three year career at Georgia and would cap it off with the 1982 Heisman Trophy.
Georgia has a great record when it comes to bowl games, posting an all-time record of 29-17-3. However, their record was a lot closer to .500 before Mark Richt showed up in Athens to coach Georgia in 2001. Since his arrival, Georgia has played in a bowl game in each of his 11 seasons at the helm. They’ve also played in six SEC championship games, winning two.
Georgia Bulldogs Recent Bowl Game History
Last season Georgia Bulldogs played in the Gator Bowl against Nebraska, a team they met in a bowl the year before. After beating Nebraska in 2012, they would lose 24-19 in the 2013 Gator Bowl.The average ticket price for that Gator bowl was $91, which was up from $35 the year before. As with any SEC team, Georgia has a loyal fan base that will follow their team anywhere which contributed to the rise in price.