The last time Georgia played a football game above the Mason-Dixon Line, Neil Armstrong had not yet stepped on the moon, Barack Obama was four years old and Walt Disney was still alive.
As noted by SEC Country's Bob Epling, Georgia's visit to Notre Dame in Week 2 is the Bulldogs' first road game above the Mason-Dixon Line since Oct. 2, 1965, when they beat Michigan, 15-7, in Ann Arbor, Mich. In the last 51 seasons, not only they have never played a game up north, they have rarely traveled beyond the southeast, making their trip to South Bend on Saturday a really big deal.
Vince Dooley was Georgia's second-year coach in 1965. He led them to a 6-4 mark before exploding for 10 victories a year later, the first of 13 seasons with at least eight victories in his 25 years as head coach.
President Lyndon B. Johnson, who assumed office just two years earlier after the JFK assassination, signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 a day later. On Oct. 3, 1965. Sandy Koufax pitched a three-hit shutout against the Minnesota Twins in Game 7 of the World Series on Oct. 14, and and on Dec. 9, A Charlie Brown Christmas debuted on CBS.
Georgia will not return to the north anytime soon and is not currently scheduled to travel beyond Atlanta (and other SEC cities) in the next decade.