1916 Georgia Bulldogs football team
|1916 Georgia Bulldogs football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1916 record||6–3 (6–2 SIAA)|
|Head coach||W. A. Cunningham (7th season)|
|Home stadium||Sanford Field|
|1916 SIAA football standings|
|Georgia Tech +||5||–||0||–||0||8||–||0||–||1|
The 1916 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1916 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The Bulldogs completed the season with a 6–3 record.
Before the season
|September 30||The Citadel||Sanford Field • Athens, GA||W 6–0|
|October 7||vs. Clemson||Anderson, SC (Rivalry)||W 26–0|
|October 14||Florida||Sanford Field • Athens, GA (Rivalry)||W 21–0|
|October 21||at Virginia||Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, VA||W 13–7|
|October 28||at Navy*||Worden Field • Annapolis, MD||L 3–27|
|November 4||Auburn||A. J. McClung Memorial Stadium • Columbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry)||L 0–3|
|November 11||Furman||Sanford Field • Athens, GA||W 49–0|
|November 18||Georgia Tech||Sanford Field • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate)||L 0–21|
|November 30||at Alabama||Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL||W 3–0|
To open the season, Georgia gave The Citadel the team's only loss
In the second week of play, Georgia beat Clemson.
Georgia beat the winless Florida Gators 21–0 in Athens. The contest was scoreless in the first half. Georgia had to send in two stars who were resting with dislocated shoulders. Walter Neville scored the game's first touchdown.
The starting lineup was Pew (left end), Thrash (left tackle), Ferguson (left guard), Garmany (center), Beaseley (right guard), Wingate (right tackle), Tate (right end), Dessendorff (quarterback), Coleman (left halfback), McLaws (right halfback), Neville (fullback).
Georgia beat Virginia for the first time in 1916.
The year's first loss came in Georgia's first game against Navy.
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.
The Bulldogs beat Furman.
Georgia loss to rival Georgia Tech 21–0 in Tech's only road game. After a scoreless first quarter, Talley Johnston ran for 25 yards around right end, and plunges from Tommy Spence soon got a touchdown. In the third quarter, Spence scored again. Tech was then aided by a half-the-distance-to-the-goal penalty by Georgia. The drive ended with a 15–yard touchdown run from Everett Strupper. The starting lineup was: Tate (left end), Thrash (left tackle), Wingate (left guard), Garmany (center), Beasley (right guard), McConnell (right tackle), Dexendorf (right end), Donnelly (quarterback), McLaws (left halfback), Reynolds (right halfback), and Neville (fullback).
Georgia beat Alabama 3–0. William Donnelly made a kick from placement. The starting lineup was Neville (left end), Thrash (left tackle), Garmany (left guard), Pew (center), Wingate (right guard), McConnell (right tackle), Tate (right end), Donnelly (quarterback), Coleman (left halfback), Moore (right halfback), Dezendorff (fullback).
- "1916 Georgia Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
- "Team Captains".
- "Florida Eleven Worried Georgia". The Atlanta Constitution. October 15, 1916. p. 3. Retrieved July 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Georgia Easy For For Tech Eleven". The Charlotte Observer. November 19, 1916. p. 13. Retrieved April 22, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.