South Carolina’s George Rogers captured the 1980 Heisman Trophy.

The Georgia-South Carolina football series was moved back to October this year for the first time since South Carolina joined the SEC in 1992 to accommodate newcomers Missouri and Texas A&M. Typically, the two programs squared off in early September as conference foes or in late September before the Gamecocks’ entry into the conference.

The game hasn’t been played this late in the season since 1980 when it was played on Nov. 1, and featured Georgia RB Herschel Walker and South Carolina RB George Rogers, the 1980 Heisman Trophy winner. The 1980 game also held the distinction of the highest combined rankings between the two programs as Georgia was #4 and South Carolina #14.

Georgia’s Herschel Walker posted 219 yards against South Carolina in 1980.

This year’s game takes that mantle as the Bulldogs come in at #5 and the Gamecocks #6.

Who will emerge as the series’ Mr. October tomorrow night?

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