PHOTOS: UGA tailgating scene electric before Saturday’s game

Jeffery Marton, from Athens, Ga., is enjoying the great tailgating weather.

DawgNation ventured out before kickoff to check out the best tailgating sites and sounds around Athens and even handed out a few Kroger scratch-off cards to some lucky fans.

UGA squares off against Steve Spurrier and South Carolina on Saturday at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs are favored in the matchup, but Spurrier’s Gamecocks have won four of the last five games against Georgia. Athens was buzzing as fans prepared to watch this SEC East rivalry game.

Here’s a run-down of all of the $150 scratch-off winners, courtesy of Kroger.


Kirby Ingram, from Atlanta, Ga., is ready to cheer on the Bulldogs. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Melanie Veness from Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Brice Pate, from Tampa, Fla., has a good time tailgating before the game. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Ashton Dubose, right, and Meagan Dubose, left, from Swinney, Ga., are ready to enjoy the game together. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Meghan Kanter, right, from Norfolk, Va., and Alex Bonmo, left, from Richmond, Va., have a great setup at their tailgate. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Bill Boyd, from Dacula, Ga., is decked out in Georgia garb. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Jack Waldrep from Habersham county, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Thelma Sandford from Jefferson, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Lindsey Welch, from Watkinsville, Ga., makes it clear which team she is cheering for. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Andrew Roesch from Kennesaw, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Jeffery Marton, from Athens, Ga., is enjoying the great tailgating weather. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Meghan Eller, left, from Atlanta, Ga., and Will Shepherd, right, also from Atlanta, are enjoying themselves before the game. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Kami Pugh from Grey, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Jennifer Thomas, from Temple, Ga., has her game day gear ready. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Josh Morris from Nashville, Tenn. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)
Chandler Rowah, from Pickens, S.C., left, and Lori Beth Satterfield, right, from Greenville, S.C. (Joshua L. Jones/Special)


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