10. 2001 - Auburn 24, Georgia 17
Reminiscent of the end of the 1992 contest, Georgia had a chance at the end, only to have Jasper Sanks stopped short of the goal line on a risky attempt to run for the tying score. Auburn’s defenders were in no hurry to get off the downed runner and the Bulldogs were out of timeouts, causing time to run out on rookie head coach Mark Richt’s club.
9. 1983 - Auburn 13, Georgia 7
Third-ranked Auburn dominated the statistics, but failed to put the Bulldogs away until the very end. Fourth-ranked Georgia scored to cut Auburn’s lead to 13-7 with two minutes left and recovered an onside kick to regain possession. But Auburn’s defense held on four downs, clinching its first SEC title under Pat Dye and handing Georgia its first SEC league loss 24 games.
8. 1986 - Georgia 20, Auburn 16
Even without starting quarterback James Jackson, the Bulldogs shocked the seventh-ranked Tigers. Vince Dooley’s Dawgs led 20-10 in the third quarter before a 99-yard Auburn drive brought the Tigers within striking distance. Auburn’s last-gasp chance for a win ended when Steve Boswell picked off Jeff Burger in Georgia territory with less than a minute left.
7. 2000 - Auburn 29, Georgia 26
Georgia rallied from a 23-13 4th-quarter deficit to send the game to overtime. Terrence Edwards almost scored a touchdown in first overtime possession but Georgia had to settle for a short field goal. Rudi Johnson made a bruising run to push the Tigers to the Georgia 1, where Ben Leard dove in on the next play with the winning touchdown.
6. 1982 - Georgia 19, Auburn 14
After trailing 14-13 in the 4th quarter, Georgia reclaimed the lead with a 3-yard Herschel Walker score midway through the quarter. Auburn drove deep into Georgia territory in the last minute, but Randy Campbell’s fourth-down pass from the GA 9 was batted down by Jeff Sanchez and Ronnie Harris, clinching the win and the Bulldogs’ third straight SEC championship.
5. 1992 - Georgia 14, Auburn 10
Ray Goff’s Dawgs held on to edge the Tigers on the very last play of the game. Facing second-and-goal from the 1 in the closing seconds, Auburn tried to power in for the winning touchdown. But Stan White’s handoff to Joe Frazier popped loose. Although Auburn recovered the fumble, the Tigers lost valuable seconds in the pileup to recover the ball and time expired before they could run another play.
4. 1994 - Georgia 23, Auburn 23
Carrying a 20-game winning streak into its matchup with struggling Georgia, Auburn appeared well on its way to another win, only to see a 23-9 lead evaporate in the 2nd half. The Dawgs tied the score when Eric Zeier hit Brice Hunter with a touchdown pass early in the 4th. Auburn missed a 44-yard field goal try with 13 seconds left that would have given the Tigers yet another win.
3. 2005 - Auburn 31, Georgia 30
Trailing 30-28 and facing fourth-and-forever, Auburn’ Brandon Cox hit Devin Aromashodu on a pass-and-run that he took inside the Georgia five-yard line. That’s when Paul Oliver forced a fumble. Auburn’s Courtney Taylor fell on the loose ball to help the Tigers maintain possession, which set up John Vaughn’s short field goal to clinch a wild win over the eventual SEC champs. Vaughn had missed several kicks earlier in the year vs. LSU.
2. 1996 - Georgia 56, Auburn 49
Georgia overcame a 28-7 deficit to tie the game with a miraculous touchdown pass from Mike Bobo to Corey Allen on the final play of regulation - triggering the first overtime game in SEC history. Jason Ferguson stopped Auburn quarterback Dameyune Craig short of a first down to stop the Tigers’ attempt to tie in the fourth overtime period. The game is also famous for one of the most iconic images - UGA V taking a bite at Robert Baker.
1. 2002 - Georgia 24, Auburn 21
The play 70-x-Takeoff will forever live in Bulldog lore, as the fourth-and-15, 20-yard touchdown pass from David Greene to a leaping Michael Johnson gave Georgia its first SEC East title and sent the Dogs to their first league title in 20 years. Auburn was close to upsetting the fourth-ranked Bulldogs with a 21-10 lead midway through the third, but Georgia’s defense held the Tigers to 99 yards in the second half.