2002 Georgia Bulldogs football
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SEC champion
SEC Eastern Division champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 26–13 vs. Florida State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
Record13–1 (7–1 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorNeil Callaway (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorBrian VanGorder (2nd season)
Home stadiumSanford Stadium (86,520)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 3 Georgia x$   7 1     13 1  
Florida   6 2     8 5  
Tennessee   5 3     8 5  
Kentucky   3 5     7 5  
South Carolina   3 5     5 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8     2 10  
Western Division
No. 11 Alabama   6 2     10 3  
Arkansas xy   5 3     9 5  
No. 14 Auburn x   5 3     9 4  
LSU x   5 3     8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5     7 6  
Mississippi State   0 8     3 9  
Championship: Georgia 30, Arkansas 3
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the University of Georgia as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. Led by second-year head coach Mark Richt, the Bulldogs compiled an overall record of 13–1 with a mark of 7–1, winning the SEC's Eastern Division. Georgia won the SEC title for the first time since the 1982 season with a 30–3 win over the Arkansas in the SEC Championship Game. The Bulldogs finished the season with a 26–13 win the Sugar Bowl over the Florida State and earned a No. 3 final ranking in the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:45 p.m.Clemson*No. 8ESPNW 31–2886,520
September 143:30 p.m.at South CarolinaNo. 9CBSW 13–784,227
September 211:00 p.m.Northwestern State*No. 8
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
W 45–786,520
September 281:00 p.m.New Mexico State*No. 8
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
W 41–1086,520
October 53:30 p.m.at No. 22 AlabamaNo. 7CBSW 27–2583,818
October 123:30 p.m.No. 10 TennesseeNo. 6
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA (rivalry)
CBSW 18–1386,520
October 1912:30 p.m.VanderbiltdaggerNo. 5
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA (rivalry)
JPSW 48–1786,520
October 263:30 p.m.at KentuckyNo. 5CBSW 52–2471,017
November 27:45 p.m.vs. FloridaNo. 5ESPNL 13–2084,433
November 97:00 p.m.Ole MissNo. 7
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
ESPN2W 31–1786,520
November 163:30 p.m.at No. 24 AuburnNo. 7CBSW 24–2186,063
November 303:30 p.m.Georgia Tech*No. 5
CBSW 51–786,520
December 76:00 p.m.vs. No. 22 ArkansasNo. 4CBSW 30–374,835
January 1, 20038:30 p.m.vs. No. 16 Florida State*No. 4ABCW 26–1374,269
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Game summaries

Auburn

#7 Georgia at Auburn
1 234Total
Georgia 3 0147 24
Auburn 7 770 21

Roster

2002 Georgia Bulldogs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Reggie Brown
Redshirt.svg
 So
OT 71 George Foster Sr
QB 11 David Greene So
QB 3 D. J. Shockley Fr
OT 78 Jon Stinchcomb Sr
FB 49 J. T. Wall Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 45 Boss Bailey Sr
LB 42 Tony Gilbert Sr
CB 23 Tim Jennings Fr
DB 6 Sean Jones Jr
DE 47 David Pollack So
DT 57 Johnathan Sullivan Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 83 Jonathan Kilgo Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Roster

References

  1. ^ "2002–2003 Schedule". georgiadogs.com. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  2. ^ "Cumulative Season Statistics". University of Georgia. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012.