Georgia Bulldogs v. Ole Miss Rebels First-Half Homecoming Game Day Open Comment Thread

Ole Miss, meet Ole Hit. - Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE

At 3:30 p.m., the Georgia Bulldogs kick off their homecoming game against the Mississippi Rebels in a contest that could prove crucial to the race for the SEC East. Join with the rest of Bulldog Nation in the first-half open comment thread!

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It is homecoming in the Classic City, and the Georgia Bulldogs enter this game needing to take care of business against the resurgent Mississippi Rebels in order to keep pace in the race for a second straight SEC East crown. Today, in short, is a very big deal for the Red and Black, and, therefore, I have taken great care to choose today's Dawg Sports honorary game captain carefully.

This afternoon's honorary game captain is Richard Appleby, who led the Classic City Canines in receiving for three years running from 1973 to 1975. (No other Bulldog would lead the team in receiving yardage more than twice consecutively until Terrence Edwards did it four years in a row between 1999 and 2002.) Though Appleby was most famous for his role in the Red and Black's 1975 victory over the Florida Gators, he also had something to say about an outing against Ole Miss, as well.

In 1974, Appleby hauled in an 86-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Robinson against the Rebels. At the time, it was the fourth-longest TD hookup in Georgia history, and it contributed to the 49-0 win over Mississippi that remains the most lopsided for either squad in the history of the series.

Here's hoping the spirit of Richard Appleby is with the Bulldogs today. Either way, though, this is the thread in which to join with your fellow Georgia fans in cheering on the men who now wear the red and black.

Go 'Dawgs!

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