It is game day in Athens once again, which means it is time to kick off the weekly open comment thread. Your thoughts, ruminations, and observations concerning college football in general and the 'Dawgs in particular are welcome below. While you're at it, inquiring minds want to know whether anyone has any video from the Georgia-Florida game.
The time has arrived, as well, for naming this Saturday's Dawg Sports honorary game captain. To find this week's honoree, we go back to September 17, 1994, when the Red and Black locked horns with a present-day Sun Belt squad for the first time.
The opponent was Northeast Louisiana (now known as Louisiana-Monroe). The final score was 70-6, giving the Bulldogs their largest margin of victory since a 1958 showdown with The Citadel, which now plays in Division I-AA.
The star of the game was this week's honorary captain: Hines Ward, the freshman scatback who had his first hundred-yard game as a Georgia player.
On a day on which quarterback Eric Zeier threw only ten passes, Ward needed just 14 carries to tally 117 rushing yards, including a 35-yard touchdown run in what wound up being a 28-point first quarter.
Today's honorary game captain is the most recent of Georgia's three Super Bowl M.V.P.s, Hines Ward. Let me know your thoughts on that and any other college football-related subjects of interest in the comments below.
(Incidentally, I'd like to thank Jason Pye, who made good on his promise to spring for my meal at a celebratory dinner following the Bulldogs' win in the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Jason and I broke bread at the O'Charley's on Jonesboro Road in McDonough and were joined by The Blogger Who Came In From the Cold. A good time was had by all.)