Daily Dive: Clean, Old-Fashioned hate returns to primetime

Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate is the name given to the annual Georgia vs. Georgia Tech rivalry that began in 1893. The game is historically held on Thanksgiving weekend and has been heavily tilted in UGA’s favor recently with the Bulldogs winning each of the last five clashes.  During that span, Georgia Tech’s program has struggled with its last bowl appearance dating back to the Paul Johnson era in 2018. This year has a different energy surrounding the matchup as undefeated Georgia prepares for its first showdown with the Rambling Wreck in the Brent Key era. This year’s Yellow Jackets team can become bowl eligible this weekend against Syracuse and secure a winning record within ACC play. Georgia Tech’s exciting style of play this season and big wins over ranked opponents led to its showdown with UGA being flexed to prime time for the first time in 13 years.

On Monday, news broke that the Georgia-Georgia Tech football game was finally returning to primetime on Nov. 25 in what will be the 117th edition of the rivalry. The action will be aired on ABC and will kickoff at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. The Yellow Jackets have recaptured the excitement around their program this season and Georgia carries the status of back-to-back national champions into the big game. Tech’s current Class of 2024 recruiting class features 10 in-state prospects that will be dreaming of getting a chance to play in this prime time matchup in the years to come—including Mill Creek four-star Trajen Greco—who is the No. 17 rated cornerback in the nation and Marist four-star tight end Luke Harpring—the No. 16 ranked tight end in the nation. Georgia’s incoming recruiting class meanwhile features the No. 1 senior in the nation with Buford quarterback Dylan Raiola in addition to Walton offensive tackle Daniel Calhoun.


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