Georgia black uniforms are being broken out for the first time since 2008 this weekend.
The Bulldogs host the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday, November 19, and will be wearing their black alternates for the first time since the 2008 game against Alabama in Athens. The game was 41-30 Georgia loss that the Dawgs from their No. 3 ranking. Without that loss, it is very possible that the Bulldogs would have played for a national championship.
Georgia previously wore them in the 2008 Sugar Bowl, when they routed the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 41-10. Now, the Bulldogs will be looking for their first win in the black uniforms since that bowl game. The team has announced that the upcoming ULL game is a blackout, and has teased the uniforms on Twitter.
Georgia recruits posted pictures of the black uniforms back in July, revealing that UGA had the alternates in the pipeline for this fall.
A few weeks later, Georgia announced that it would wear the jerseys during a home game for the first time since 2008. The only other option, at this point, would have been the November 26 edition of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate against Georgia Tech. Breaking out the new look against a lesser opponent makes sense, as it'll help give some juice to a game that needs it more than an in-state rivalry match-up.
The Bulldogs and Ragin' Cajuns will kick off at noon on Saturday from Sanford Stadium.