Georgia Bulldogs football under Johnny Griffith

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Johnny Griffith was the 21st head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs college football team and served in that role from 1961 to 1963. He compiled a 10–16–4 record (.400 winning percentage).

Coaching Summary

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Johnny Griffith (Southeastern Conference) (1961–1963)
1961 Georgia 3–7 2–5
1962 Georgia 3–4–3 2–3–1
1963 Georgia 4–5–1 2–4
Johnny Griffith: 10–16–4 6–12–1
Total: 10–16–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates College Football Playoff (CFP) game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.

1961 Season[edit]

The 1961 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 3–7 record.

1961 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1961 record 3–7 (2–5 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Griffith
Home stadium Sanford Stadium
Seasons
« 1960 1962 »
1961 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Alabama § 7 0 0     11 0 0
#4 LSU § 6 0 0     10 1 0
#5 Ole Miss 5 1 0     9 2 0
#13 Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 4 3 0     6 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     4 5 1
Auburn 3 4 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 5 0     3 7 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     5 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     2 8 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 23 #3 Alabama Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 6–32  
September 30 Vanderbilt Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 0–21  
October 7 South Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Rivalry) W 17–14  
October 14 at Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 0–3  
October 21 Mississippi State Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 10–7  
October 28 Kentuckydagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 16–15  
November 3 at Miami* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL L 7–32  
November 11 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) L 14–21  
November 18 Auburn Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 7–10  
December 2 at Georgia Tech Grant Field • Atlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 7–22  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1961 football schedule[1]

1962 Season[edit]

The 1962 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 3–4–3 record.

1962 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1962 record 3–4–3 (2–3–1 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Griffith
Home stadium Sanford Stadium
Seasons
« 1961 1963 »
1962 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Ole Miss 6 0 0     10 0 0
#5 Alabama 6 1 0     10 1 0
#7 LSU 5 1 1     9 1 1
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 3 1
Florida 4 2 0     7 4 0
Auburn 4 3 0     6 3 1
Georgia 2 3 1     3 4 3
Kentucky 2 3 1     3 5 2
Mississippi State 2 5 0     3 6 0
Tennessee 2 6 0     4 6 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     1 9 0
Tulane 0 7 0     0 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22 at #3 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL L 0–35  
September 29 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 10–0  
October 6 at South Carolina* Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC (Rivalry) T 7–7  
October 13 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 24–16  
October 20 Florida State* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 0–18  
October 27 Kentuckydagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA T 7–7  
November 3 NC State* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA T 10–10  
November 10 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) L 15–23  
November 17 at Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 30–21  
December 1 Georgia Tech Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 6–37  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1962 football schedule[2]

1963 Season[edit]

The 1963 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 4–5–1 record.

1963 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1963 record 4–5–1 (2–4 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Griffith
Home stadium Sanford Stadium
Seasons
« 1962 1964 »
1963 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Ole Miss 5 0 1     7 1 2
#5 Auburn 6 1 0     9 2 0
#8 Alabama 6 2 0     9 2 0
Mississippi State 4 1 2     7 2 2
LSU 4 2 0     7 4 0
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 3 0
Florida 3 3 1     6 3 1
Tennessee 3 5 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 4 0     4 5 1
Vanderbilt 0 5 2     1 7 2
Kentucky 0 5 1     3 6 1
Tulane 0 6 1     1 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 21 Alabama Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 7–32  
September 28 Vanderbilt Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 20–0  
October 5 South Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Rivalry) W 27–7  
October 12 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC T 7–7  
October 18 at Miami* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 31–14  
October 26 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 17–14  
November 2 at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 7–28  
November 9 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) L 14–21  
November 16 Auburndagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 0–14  
November 30 Georgia Tech Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 3–14  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1963 football schedule[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1961 Football Schedule". GeorgiaDogs.com. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1962 Football Schedule". GeorgiaDogs.com. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "1963 Football Schedule". GeorgiaDogs.com. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 

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