Georgia Tech was the first Southern team to win a title. Auburn fought undefeated Ohio State to a scoreless tie. Undefeated Pittsburgh beat Penn on the road 14 to 6, Georgia Tech beat Penn at home 41 to 0, and beat Auburn 68 to 7. John Heisman challenged Pop Warner to a postseason contest to determine a national champion, but as such a match did not occur until the next season, Tech was named national champion. The Golden Tornado was invited to play a 4–3 Oregon team in the Rose Bowl, but by then many players had joined the war effort.