Rare footage from The Game, 1971

Fans tend to limit their highlight videos to games their teams have won. This Georgia fan, thankfully, does not, and we have some fantastic pre-game footage of paper shakers and those hats and spontaneous, public displays of Auburn affection.

Game-wise, we’re only allowed clips of Bulldog scores and Tiger penalties, but it’s cool – we not only know that Auburn wins the game, but that this is the game that won Pat Sullivan the Heisman Trophy (I swear there was another video of him doing it posted on YouTube for a while but I can’t find it).

Don’t let the #82 fool you – the afro that crosses the screen just before Shug dismounts from the shoulder to shake Dooley’s hand belongs to red-shirted, pre-#49 Thom Gossom.

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Jeremy Henderson is the editor of The War Eagle Reader and co-host of Rich and Jeremy in the Mornings on Wings 94.3 FM in Auburn. Follow him on Twitter: @wareaglereader / @jerthoughts / @RichandJeremy

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