Sport: How 'Bout Them Dawgs?

A freshman flash helps put Georgia back on top

With one game left to play in the 1979 season, the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama faced the prospect of a tie for the Southeastern Conference championship. The title carries an invitation to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. But under Sugar Bowl rules, in the event of an S.E.C. tie, the team that had been to New Orleans most recently would be ineligible. Thus Alabama, ranked No. 1 in the nation and Sugar Bowl hosts two straight years, would stay home on...

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