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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Jul. 23, 200912:00 PM EST

Games similar to Florida-Georgia


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The City and the universities of Florida and Georgia are currently in negotiations to extend the contract to play the game in Jacksonville. The current contract expires after the 2010 game in which the University of Georgia will be the home team.

Over the years, the two teams have played 86 times with Georgia leading the series 46-38-2, although it has been very lopsided the past two decades.

In addition to Jacksonville, the game has been played four times in Athens, three times in Gainesville, twice in Savannah and once in Tampa.

Each year, the game is marketed and promoted as either the “Florida-Georgia” game or the “Georgia-Florida” game, with the home team listed first. For example, Florida is the home team this year, therefore the game will be officially referred to as the “Florida-Georgia” game.

Other than the Florida-Georgia game, there are three other major college neutral site games played a year. Here’s a brief look at each:


• Generally known as “The Army-Navy Game”

• There have been 109 meetings, 79 in a row

• Navy leads the series 53-49-7

• It has been played at the academies six times

• The game was played in the Rose Bowl in 1983

• Philadelphia is the game’s semi-permanent home

• The stadium is split evenly between the Cadets from Army and the Midshipmen from Navy


• Known as the “Red River Rivalry”

• Has coincided with the State Fair of Texas since 1932

• It has been played in Dallas since 1912

• The teams have met 103 times

• Texas leads the series 58-40-5

• Other venues have included Austin, Texas; Norman, Okla.; Oklahoma City and Houston

• The stadium is split evenly among the fans, but not from end zone to end zone. The fans are divided at the 50 yard-lines


• There isn’t an official nickname

• The game dates back to 1929, but it has been played continuously since 1936

• USC leads the series 42-38-7

• Both schools are in Los Angeles

• Southern Cal plays its homes games in the Coliseum in L.A. while UCLA plays its homes in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena

• In 1984, the game shifted to a home-and-home basis, although Pasadena is considered the Los Angeles area

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