1908 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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1908 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1908 record 5–2–1 (3–2–1 SIAA)
Head coach Branch Bocock (1st year)
Home stadium Herty Field
Seasons
← 1907
1909 →
1908 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
LSU + 3 0 0     10 0 0
Auburn + 5 1 0     6 1 0
Vanderbilt 3 0 1     7 2 1
Tennessee 4 2 0     7 2 0
Georgia Tech 5 3 0     6 3 0
Georgia 3 2 1     5 2 1
Alabama 1 1 1     6 1 1
Sewanee 1 1 1     4 1 3
Mississippi 1 2 0     3 5 0
Mississippi A&M 1 3 0     3 4 0
Mercer 0 3 0     3 4 0
Clemson 0 4 0     1 6 0
Nashville            
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1908 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1908 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The Bulldogs completed the season with a 5–2–1 record. Georgia had victories against Clemson and South Carolina, but lost to one of its main rivals, Auburn.[1] This was the team's first and only season under the guidance of head coach Branch Bocock, although he had coached three games in 1907 for head coach Bull Whitney. One of the players on the 1908 team was quarterback George "Kid" Woodruff. After a successful season, Woodruff traveled abroad in 1909 and returned to the University in 1910 and 1911 and eventually became the head coach of the Bulldogs in 1923.

The game against Alabama on November 14, 1908 was the 100th game played by the football team since starting in 1892. Georgia tied Alabama in that game, bringing Georgia's record in the first 100 games to 45–47–8, .490 winning percentage.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 3 Dahlonega* Herty FieldAthens, GA W 16–0  
October 17 South Carolina* Herty Field • Athens, GA (Rivalry) W 29–6  
October 24 at Tennessee Waite Field • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) L 0–10  
October 31 Mercer* Herty Field • Athens, GA W 10–0  
November 5 vs. Clemson Augusta, GA (Rivalry) W 8–0  
November 14 at Alabama Birmingham FairgroundsBirmingham, AL T 6–6  
November 21 Davidson Herty Field • Athens, GA W 2–0  
November 27 Auburn Montgomery Baseball Park • Montgomery, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 0–23  
*Non-conference game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1908 Georgia Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015.