Uga used to see the Rebels more often.

Georgia and Ole Miss meet for the 45th time on Saturday afternoon in Athens. The Bulldogs hold a 31-12-1 record in the series, which saw the programs meet annually from 1966 to 2002.

The yearly meetings ended as the SEC transitioned to only one cross-divisional rival in 2003. But for the first ten years following the conference’s 1992 expansion, the Bulldogs and Rebels served as each other’s second permanent cross-divisional opponent.

A new mascot, but an old rival for Ole Miss this week.

The other permanent opponents from 1992 to 2002 included Alabama-Vanderbilt, Arkansas-Tennessee, Auburn-Florida, LSU-Kentucky and Mississippi State-South Carolina. The schedule featured only one rotating cross-divisional opponent.

With the SEC’s most recent expansion and its election to stay at eight conference games, the schedule has reverted back to only one rotating cross-divisional opponent this year and going forward. However, discussions have taken place about a possible nine-game conference schedule, which would allow two rotating cross-divisional opponents if adopted.