Georgia Bulldogs football under W. A. Cunningham

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William A. "Bill" Cunningham was the 14th head football coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team and served for ten years from 1910 to 1919. Since Georgia did not play in 1917 and 1918 as a result of World War I, he only coached eight seasons. Cunningham compiled a 43–18–9 coaching record and seven winning seasons.

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1910 season[edit]

1910 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1910 record 6–2–1 (3–2–1 SIAA)
Head coach W. A. Cunningham
Home stadium Herty Field
Seasons
« 1909 1911 »

The 1910 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 6–2–1 record. The team started with two tune-up games that Georgia won by a combined score of 180–0. The Bulldogs notched victories over Alabama and Georgia Tech, ending a five game losing streak to Tech. Georgia did lose to rival Auburn, but the first season under new head coach Bill Cunningham was certainly an improvement over prior years.

The 1910 season marked the debut of more than a new coach, it also marked the debut of Bob McWhorter, one of the most notable players in Georgia history. McWhorter was a four-year letterman, lettering first in 1910. He played halfback.

Date Opponent Site Result
1910-10-01 Locust Grove Institute* Herty FieldAthens, GA W 101–0  
1910-10-08 Gordon* Herty Field • Athens W 79–0  
1910-10-15 at Alabama Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL W 22–0  
1910-10-22 Tennessee Herty Field • Athens W 35–5  
1910-10-29 Mercer* Herty Field • Athens W 21–0  
1910-11-05 at Sewanee Sewanee, TN L 12–15  
1910-11-10 vs. Clemson Augusta, GA T 0–0  
1910-11-19 at Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 11–6  
1910-11-24 vs. Auburn Savannah, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 0–26  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1911 season[edit]

1911 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1911 record 7–1–1 (4–1–1 SIAA)
Head coach W. A. Cunningham
Home stadium Sanford Field
Seasons
« 1910 1912 »

The 1911 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 7–1–1 record. The only blemishes on the season were a loss to Vanderbilt and a tie with Auburn. Vanderbilt went on to win its second straight SIAA conference title. The season provided second consecutive victories over Alabama and Georgia Tech and the first victory in a number of years against Sewanee. The captain of the 1911 team and one of the star players was quarterback George "Kid" Woodruff. Wooodruff became the third Georgia player to later become head coach of the Bulldogs when he assumed that role in 1923.

The 1911 season was Georgia's 20th football season. After 20 years of football, the Bulldogs had played 127 games and had a 60–55–12 record (a 0.520 winning percentage).

In 1911 Weldy Benson kicked the longest field goal in history 83 yrds.

Date Opponent Site Result
1911-09-30 Alabama Presbyterian* Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 51–0  
1911-10-07 South Carolina* Sanford Field • Athens W 38–0  
1911-10-14 at Alabama Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL W 11–3  
1911-10-21 Sewanee Sanford Field • Athens W 12–3  
1911-10-28 Mercer University* Sanford Field • Athens W 8–5  
1911-11-14 at Vanderbilt Nashville, TN L 0–17  
1911-11-09 Clemson Augusta, GA W 22–0  
1911-11-18 Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 5–0  
1911-11-29 vs. Auburn Savannah, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) T 0–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1912 season[edit]

1912 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1912 record 6–1–1 (5–1–1 SIAA)
Head coach W. A. Cunningham
Home stadium Sanford Field
Seasons
« 1911 1913 »

The 1912 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 6–1–1, but its 46–0 loss to Vanderbilt was a big disappointment. Vanderbilt completed its 1912 season undefeated and won its third straight SIAA conference title. The otherwise strong season also include a tie with Sewanee. Bob McWhorter continued to overpower Georgia's opponents.

Date Opponent Site Result
1912-10-05 Tennessee-Chattanooga* Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 33–0  
1912-10-12 The Citadel Sanford Field • Athens W 33–0  
1912-10-19 Vanderbilt Ponce de Leon ParkAtlanta, GA (Rivalry) L 0–46  
1912-10-26 vs. Alabama Driving Park • Columbus, GA W 13–9  
1912-11-02 Sewanee Sanford Field • Athens T 13–13  
1912-11-09 vs. Clemson Augusta, GA W 27–6  
1912-11-16 at Georgia Tech Ponce de Leon Park • Atlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 20–0  
1912-11-28 Auburn Sanford Field • Athens (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 12–6  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1913 season[edit]

1913 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1913 record 6–2–0 (4–2–0 SIAA)
Head coach W. A. Cunningham
Home stadium Sanford Field
Seasons
« 1912 1914 »

The 1913 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 6–2–0 record. This team played Virginia for the first time since the tragic game of 1897 in which a Georgia player died. Bob McWhorter also played his last games for the Bulldogs in the 1913 season and also became the first player to be selected as an All-American. Georgia also played its first game in Georgia Tech's new stadium, coming away with a victory. The 108–0 victory over Alabama Presbyterian in the first game of the season represents the largest margin of victory in Georgia football history.

Date Opponent Site Result
1913-10-04 Alabama Presbyterian* Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 108–0  
1913-10-11 Dahlonega* Sanford Field • Athens W 51–0  
1913-10-18 Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL W 20–0  
1913-10-25 vs. Virginia Atlanta, GA L 6–13  
1913-11-01 North Carolina Sanford Field • Athens W 19–6  
1913-11-06 vs. Clemson Augusta, GA W 18–15  
1913-11-15 Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 14–0  
1913-11-22 vs. Auburn Atlanta (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 7–21  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1914 season[edit]

1914 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1914 record 3–5–1 (2–5–1 SIAA)
Head coach W. A. Cunningham
Home stadium Sanford Field
Seasons
« 1913 1915 »

The 1914 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 3–5–1 record. In addition to losing four-year letterman and All-American Bob McWhorter, Georgia also lost more than ten experienced players. The inexperience showed in lopsided losses to North Carolina, Virginia and Clemson. The season ended on a positive note with a tie between Georgia and Auburn. Quarterback David Paddock was also selected as an All-American in 1914.

Date Opponent Site Result
1914-09-26 Dahlonega* Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 81–0  
1914-10-03 The Citadel Sanford Field • Athens W 13–0  
1914-10-10 at Sewanee Sewanee, TN W 7–6  
1914-10-17 vs. North Carolina Atlanta, GA L 6–41  
1914-10-24 at Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, VA L 0–28  
1914-10-31 Mississippi State Sanford Field • Athens L 0–9  
1914-11-07 Clemson Sanford Field • Athens L 13–35  
1914-11-14 Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 0–7  
1914-11-21 vs. Auburn Atlanta (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) T 0–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1915 season[edit]

1915 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1915 record 5–2–2 (3–2–2 SIAA)
Head coach W. A. Cunningham
Home stadium Sanford Field
Seasons
« 1914 1916 »

The 1915 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 5–2–2 record. Tennessee-Chattanooga joined the SIAA in 1914, so the 1915 game was a conference game. However, due to losses to Virginia and Auburn, Georgia finished 3–2–2 in the SIAA.

Date Opponent Site Result
1915-09-28 Newberry* Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 79–0  
1915-10-01 Dahlonega* Sanford Field • Athens W 64–0  
1915-10-09 at Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN T 6–6  
1915-10-16 at The Citadel College Park StadiumCharleston, SC W 39–0  
1915-10-23 Virginia Sanford Field • Athens L 7–9  
1915-10-30 Auburn Sanford Field • Athens (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 0–12  
1915-11-06 at Florida Jacksonville, FL W 37–0  
1915-11-13 Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) T 0–0  
1915-11-25 Clemson Sanford Field • Athens W 13–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1916 season[edit]

1916 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1916 record 6–3–0 (6–2–0 SIAA)
Head coach W. A. Cunningham
Home stadium Sanford Field
Seasons
« 1915 1917 »

The 1916 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 6–3 record. Beginning in 1916 and continuing until 1958, Georgia and Auburn played every game except one in Columbus, Georgia at the A. J. McClung Memorial Stadium. Coach Cunningham was the key to getting this series located at the neutral location in Columbus. Georgia beat Virginia for the first time in 1916. The years only losses came in Georgia's first game against Navy and against its rivals, Georgia Tech and Auburn.

Date Opponent Site Result
1916-09-30 The Citadel Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 6–0  
1916-10-07 at Clemson Anderson, SC W 26–0  
1916-10-14 Florida Sanford Field • Athens W 21–0  
1916-10-21 at Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, VA W 13–7  
1916-10-28 at Navy* Annapolis, MD L 3–27  
1916-11-04 Auburn McClung StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 0–3  
1916-11-11 Furman Sanford Field • Athens W 49–0  
1916-11-18 Georgia Tech Sanford Field • Athens (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 0–21  
1916-11-30 at Alabama Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL W 3–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1917 season[edit]

As a result of World War I, the Georgia Bulldogs did not play football in 1917.

1918 season[edit]

As a result of World War I, the Georgia Bulldogs did not play football in 1918.

1919 season[edit]

1919 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1919 record 4–2–3 (4–2–3 SIAA)
Head coach W. A. Cunningham
Home stadium Sanford Field
Seasons
« 1918 1920 »


The 1919 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 4–2–3 record. The Bulldogs won their first four games, but struggled in the last five games. The two losses came against Alabama and Auburn. This was Coach Cunningham's last season as the head coach for Georgia. The record for the decade was the same as the coach's record: 43–18–9.

Date Opponent Site Result
1919-10-04 The Citadel Sanford FieldAthens, GA W   
1919-10-11 South Carolina Sanford Field • Athens W 14–0  
1919-10-18 Sewanee Sanford Field • Athens W 13–0  
1919-10-25 at Florida Tampa, FL W 16–0  
1919-11-01 vs. Auburn McClung StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 0–7  
1919-11-07 Virginia Sanford Field • Athens T 7–7  
1919-11-15 vs. Tulane Augusta, GA T 7–7  
1919-11-22 vs. Alabama Atlanta, GA L 0–6  
1919-11-27 Clemson Sanford Field • Athens T 0–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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