1916 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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1916 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1916 record 6–3 (5–2 SIAA)
Head coach W. A. Cunningham (7th season)
Captain Tom Thrash
Home stadium Sanford Field
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1915
1919 →
1916 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgia Tech + 5 0 0     8 0 1
Tennessee + 6 0 1     8 0 1
Georgetown (KY) 1 0 0     2 0 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 1     7 1 1
LSU 3 1 1     7 1 2
The Citadel 3 1 0     6 1 1
Tulane 2 1 1     4 3 1
Kentucky 2 1 2     4 1 2
Auburn 6 2 0     6 2 0
Georgia 5 2 0     6 3 0
Alabama 4 3 0     6 3 0
Sewanee 2 2 2     5 2 2
Mississippi A&M 3 4 0     4 4 1
Mississippi College 2 3 0     4 3 0
Clemson 2 4 0     3 6 0
South Carolina 2 4 0     2 7 0
Louisville 1 2 0     2 3 1
Wofford 1 2 0     2 7 0
Transylvania 1 2 1     1 2 1
Furman 1 3 0     4 5 0
Chattanooga 1 4 0     3 5 0
Howard 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 3 0     1 6 0
Florida 0 4 0     0 5 0
Ole Miss 0 6 0     3 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

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.[1]

Before the season[edit]

Tom Thrash was captain.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 30 The Citadel Sanford FieldAthens, 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 FieldCharlottesville, VA W 13–7  
October 28 at Navy* Worden FieldAnnapolis, MD L 3–27  
November 4 Auburn A. J. McClung Memorial StadiumColumbus, 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 FieldBirmingham, AL W 3–0  
*Non-conference game.

Game summaries[edit]

The Citadel[edit]

To open the season, Georgia gave The Citadel the team's only loss

Clemson[edit]

In the second week of play, Georgia beat Clemson.

Florida[edit]

Florida at Georgia
1 2 3 4 Total
Florida 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia 0 0 7 14 21

Georgia beat the winless Florida Gators 21–0 in Athens. The contest was scoreless in the first half.[3] Georgia had to send in two stars who were resting with dislocated shoulders.[3] Walter Neville scored the game's first touchdown.[3]

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).[3]

Virginia[edit]

Georgia beat Virginia for the first time in 1916.

Navy[edit]

The year's first loss came in Georgia's first game against Navy.

Auburn[edit]

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.

Furman[edit]

The Bulldogs beat Furman.

Georgia Tech[edit]

Georgia Tech at Georgia
1 2 3 4 Total
Ga. Tech 0 7 7 7 21
Georgia 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: November 18
  • Location: Sanford Field
    Athens, GA
  • Game attendance: 10,000
  • Referee: Nicholls (Chicago)

Georgia loss to rival Georgia Tech 21–0 in Tech's only road game.[4] After a scoreless first quarter, Talley Johnston ran for 25 yards around right end, and plunges from Tommy Spence soon got a touchdown.[4] In the third quarter, Spence scored again. Tech was then aided by a half-the-distance-to-the-goal penalty by Georgia.[4] The drive ended with a 15–yard touchdown run from Everett Strupper.[4] 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).[4]

Alabama[edit]

Georgia beat Alabama 3–0. William Donnelly made a kick from placement.[5] 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).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1916 Georgia Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Team Captains". 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Florida Eleven Worried Georgia". The Atlanta Constitution. October 15, 1916. p. 3. Retrieved July 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Georgia Easy For For Tech Eleven". The Charlotte Observer. November 19, 1916. p. 13. Retrieved April 22, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ a b http://www.rolltide.com/documents/2016/8/18//1916_season.pdf?id=7610#page=3