1908 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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1908 Georgia Bulldogs football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1908 record5–2–1 (2–2–1 SIAA)
Head coachBranch Bocock (1st season)
CaptainHerman De LaPerriere
Home stadiumHerty Field
Seasons
← 1907
1909 →
1908 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
LSU + 2 0 0     10 0 0
Auburn + 4 1 0     6 1 0
Vanderbilt 3 0 1     7 2 1
Tennessee 3 2 0     7 2 0
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     6 3 0
Georgia 2 2 1     5 2 1
Alabama 1 1 1     6 1 1
Sewanee 1 1 1     4 1 3
Mississippi A&M 1 3 0     3 4 0
Ole Miss 0 2 0     3 5 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]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 3Dahlonega*W 16–0
October 17South Carolina*
W 29–6
October 24at Tennessee
L 0–10
October 31Mercer
  • Herty Field
  • Athens, GA
W 10–0
November 5vs. ClemsonAugusta, GA (Rivalry)W 8–0
November 14at AlabamaT 6–6
November 21Davidson*
  • Herty Field
  • Athens, GA
W 2–0
November 27AuburnL 0–23
  • *Non-conference game

Sources[edit]

  • Reed, Thomas Walter (c. 1949). "Athletics at the University from the Beginning Through 1947". History of the University of Georgia. dlg.galileo.usg.edu. p. 3493. Retrieved December 21, 2006.
  • "Alabama All-Time Vs Georgia". prideofthetide.com. 2006. Retrieved January 3, 2007.

References[edit]

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