A night to remember: Chaos at the 1986 Georgia-Auburn game


Georgia and Auburn play Saturday in Auburn, Ala. The game will take place 31 years after the schools met in one of the wildest nights in college football history.

The Bulldogs upset the favored Tigers 20-16 that night and hundreds of fans ran onto the field at the game’s conclusion. The public address announcer at Jordan-Hare Stadium warned fans to stay in the stands but some continued to celebrate on the field by pulling up pieces of turf.

An Auburn official made the decision to turn powerful industrial water hoses on the fans on the field, then later, inexplicably, onto fans in the stands.


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