Georgia Bulldogs football under Herman Stegeman

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Herman Stegeman was the 15th head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs for three seasons from 1920 to 1922. Over the course of those three seasons, he led the Bulldogs to a combined 20–6–3 record and the team's second conference championship.

1920 season[edit]

1920 Georgia Bulldogs football
SIAA Co-Champion
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1920 record 8–0–1 (8–0–1 SIAA)
Head coach Herman Stegeman
Home stadium Sanford Field
Seasons
« 1919 1921 »

The 1920 Georgia Bulldogs football team had an 8–0–1 record and was also co-champion of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association: co-champions Georgia Tech and Tulane were also undefeated. Georgia outscored its opponents 247–17. This was the Georgia Bulldogs' first season under the guidance of head coach Herman Stegeman and the team's second undefeated season in its history.

Date Opponent Site Result
1920-10-12 The Citadel Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 40–0  
1920-10-09 at South Carolina Columbia, SC W 37–0  
1920-10-13 at Furman Greenville, SC W 7–0  
1920-10-23 at Oglethorpe Atlanta, GA W 23–3  
1920-10-30 vs. Auburn McClung StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 7–0  
1920-11-06 at Virginia Charlottesville, VA T 0–0  
1920-11-13 Florida Sanford Field • Athens W 56–0  
1920-11-20 Alabama Sanford Field • Athens W 21–14  
1920-11-25 Clemson Sanford Field • Athens W 55–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1921 season[edit]

1921 Georgia Bulldogs football
SIAA Co-Champion
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1921 record 7–2–1 (5–0–1 SIAA)
Head coach Herman Stegeman
Home stadium Sanford Field
Seasons
« 1920 1922 »

The 1921 Georgia Bulldogs football team had an 7–2–1 record, and was also co-champion of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association: co-champion Vanderbilt was also undefeated. Their only two losses coming against two of the football powerhouses of the day, Harvard and Dartmouth. This was the team's second season under the guidance of head coach Herman Stegeman.

The victory against Furman on October 8, 1921 was the 100th victory in the history of the Georgia Bulldogs football program.

Date Opponent Site Result
October 1 Mercer* Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 28–0  
October 8 Furman Sanford Field • Athens, GA W 27–7  
October 15 at Harvard* Harvard StadiumCambridge, MA L 7–10  
October 22 Oglethorpe* Sanford Field • Athens W 14–0  
October 29 vs. Auburn McClung StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 7–0  
November 6 Virginia Sanford Field • Athens, GA W 21–0  
November 13 at Vanderbilt Old Dudley Field • Nashville, TN T 7–7  
November 20 vs. Alabama Atlanta, GA W 22–0  
November 25 Clemson Sanford Field • Athens, GA W 28–0  
November 27 vs. Dartmouth* Atlanta, GA L 0–7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1922 season[edit]

1922 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1922 record 5–4–1 (1–3–1 SoCon)
Head coach Herman Stegeman
Home stadium Sanford Field
Seasons
« 1921 1923 »
1922 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
North Carolina § 5 0 0     9 1 0
Georgia Tech § 4 0 0     7 2 0
Vanderbilt § 4 0 0     8 0 1
Virginia Tech 3 0 0     8 1 1
Florida 2 0 0     7 2 0
Auburn 2 1 0     8 2 0
Tennessee 3 2 0     8 2 0
Alabama 3 2 1     6 3 1
Virginia 1 1 1     4 4 1
Mississippi A&M 2 3 0     3 4 2
Kentucky 1 2 0     6 3 0
Clemson 1 2 0     5 4 0
Washington & Lee 1 2 0     5 3 1
Maryland 1 2 0     4 5 1
LSU 1 2 0     3 7 0
Georgia 1 3 1     5 4 1
Tulane 1 4 0     4 4 0
South Carolina 0 2 0     5 4 0
Ole Miss 0 2 0     4 5 1
NC State 0 5 0     4 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions

The 1922 Georgia Bulldogs football team had an 5–4–1 record and was the first Georgia team to compete in the newly formed Southern Conference, which was formed when a group of teams left the SIAA after the end of the 1921 season. This was the Georgia's third and final season under the guidance of head coach Herman Stegeman. One of the players on the 1922 team was All-American tackle Joe Bennett.

The September 30, 1922 game against Mercer, was the 200th football game played by Georgia. Including the victory over Mercer, Georgia's cumulative record over its first 200 games was 107–72–21, a winning percentage of 0.588.

Date Opponent Site Result
1922-09-23 Newberry* Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 82–13  
1922-09-30 Mercer* Sanford Field • Athens W 41–0  
1922-10-07 at Chicago* Stagg FieldChicago, IL L 0–20  
1922-10-14 at Furman* Greenville, SC W 7–0  
1922-10-21 Tennessee Sanford Field • Athens W 7–3  
1922-10-26 Oglethorpe* Sanford Field • Athens W 26–6  
1922-11-04 vs. Auburn McClung StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 3–7  
1922-11-11 at Virginia Charlottesville, VA T 6–6  
1922-11-18 Vanderbiltdagger Sanford Field • Athens L 0–12  
1922-11-25 at Alabama Crampton BowlMontgomery, AL L 6–10  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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