No. 5 Georgia defeats Georgia Tech; first home team to win since 2012

No. 5 Georgia defeats Georgia Tech; first home team to win since 2012

Georgia tailback D'Andre Swift runs for yardage on the opening scoring drive against Georgia Tech during the first quarter in their NCAA college football rivalry game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Athens. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

ATHENS — Georgia defeated Georgia Tech 45-21 Saturday afternoon in this year's Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate game in Athens.

The visiting team had won the previous five games in the series, but the Bulldogs snapped that trend with their victory at Sanford Stadium. They also ended the Yellow Jackets' 4-game winning streak.

Georgia's 45 points are the most it has scored in the rivalry since it won 51-7 in 2002. 

The Bulldogs (11-1) will face Alabama next week in the SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Georgia Tech (7-5) will learn if they are invited to a bowl game by Dec. 2.