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Auburn vs. Georgia ‘dirtiest’ rivalry in college football, according to WSJ

The Deep South’s Dirtiest Rivalry?

The Wall Street Journal thinks it has come up with a way to determine not the biggest or the best but the dirtiest rivalries in college football, at least over the past five years.

They recently tallied “unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, late hits and other roughness calls counted (including offsetting ones)” in match ups between traditional rivals… and guess what? The Deep South’s oldest rivalry was piling on top.

Since 2006, Auburn vs. Georgia has averaged 5.4 behavior-related penalties per game. And Georgia—not Auburn and mean old Nick Fairley—is the biggest, dirtiest offender. Yes, 59% of the time, those calls go against the Bulldogs.

So much for all that friendly brother-against-brother-in-the-backyard talk.

No other SEC schools made the WSJ’s list. You can read the rest of the story here.

h/t Adam Epling.

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