|Shouts of "Rah, rah, ree, Alabama AMC" may have inspired
Auburn to a muddy 10-0 victory over the University of Georgia in the Deep
South's first major intercollegiate football game, played February 20,
1892, before a crowd estimated at 2,000 in Atlanta's Piedmont Park.
Georgia had "tuned up for the contest by clobbering Mercer, 50-0, January
20," Jesse Outlar wrote in Between the Hedges. Auburn refused
to be intimidated by Georgia's touted blocking or by the splendid Tally
Ho -- the horse-and-buggy equivalent of a Rolls Royce -- decked out in
Members of the squad, left to right, front row: Clifford Le Roy Hare,
Professor Charles H. Barnwell, Dorsey, Richard Billup Going, Lupton.
Second row: Robert Mailard Stevens, H.H. Smith, Henry T. Debardeleben,
Professor Anthony Foster McKissick, Culver, Alexander Dowling McLennan.
Third row: Walter Evan Richards, Arnold Whitfield Herren, Seaborn Jesse
Buckalwe, Francis Marshall Boykin, George William Dantzler, Union Anderson
Culbreath, George Y. McRae, Eugene Hamilton Graves, Raleigh Williams Greene,
David Edwin Wilson, Charles Henry Smith. Back row: Professor George
F. Atkinson, Bob"Sponsor" Frazier (mascot), Petrie. -- Photo: AU Archives