1919 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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1919 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1919 record 4–2–3 (4–2–3 SIAA)
Head coach W. A. Cunningham
Assistant coach Herman Stegeman
Captain Artie Pew
Home stadium Sanford Field
Uniform
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Seasons
« 1916 1920 »
1919 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Centre + 3 0 0     9 0 0
Auburn + 5 1 0     8 1 0
Alabama 6 1 0     8 1 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 2     5 1 2
Mississippi A&M 5 2 0     6 2 0
Kentucky 3 1 1     3 4 1
Georgia Tech 2 1 0     7 3 0
Georgia 4 2 2     4 2 3
Furman 2 1 1     6 2 1
Tulane 3 2 1     6 2 1
Clemson 2 2 2     6 2 2
LSU 2 2 0     6 2 0
Florida 2 2 0     5 3 0
Wofford 1 1 0     3 2 1
Ole Miss 1 4 0     4 4 0
The Citadel 1 4 0     4 4 1
Sewanee 1 4 0     3 6 0
Tennessee 0 3 2     3 3 3
South Carolina 0 4 1     1 7 1
Transylvania 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 1 0     0 2 0
Georgetown 0 2 0     0 2 0
Mississippi College 0 4 0     3 5 1
Howard 0 4 0     3 5 2
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1919 Georgia Bulldogs football team Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1919 college football season. completed the season with a 4–2–3 record. The Bulldogs won their first four games, but struggled in the last five games. The two losses came against Alabama and Auburn.[1] This was Coach Cunningham's last season as the head coach for Georgia. The record for the decade was the same as the coach's record: 43–18–9.

Before the season[edit]

Georgia had its first season since the First World War interrupted play.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 4 The Citadel Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 28–0  
October 11 South Carolina Sanford Field • Athens, GA W 14–0  
October 18 Sewanee Sanford Field • Athens, GA W 13–0  
October 25 at Florida Plant FieldTampa, FL W 16–0  
November 1 vs. Auburn McClung StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 0–7  
November 7 Virginia Sanford Field • Athens, GA T 7–7  
November 15 vs. Tulane Augusta, GA T 7–7  
November 22 vs. Alabama Atlanta, GA L 0–6  
November 27 Clemson Sanford Field • Athens, GA T 0–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

Season summary[edit]

Sewanee[edit]

Sewanee was defeated 13–0. The starting lineup was Reynolds (left end), Rigdon (left tackle), Whelchel (left guard), Day (center), Vandiver (right guard), Pew (right tackle), Hargrett (right end), Barchan (quarterback), J. Reynolds (left halfback(, Rothe (right halfback), Neville (fullback).[2]

Florida[edit]

Georgia at Florida
1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 0 0 13 3 16
Florida 0 0 0 0 0

Florida's Tootie Perry had a breakout game in a 16–0 win for the Bulldogs on Plant Field, dueling with Georgia center Bum Day.[3] The Gators kept the game close for three quarters.[3]

The starting lineup was Collings (left end), Pew (left tackle), Vandiver (left guard), Day (center), Whelchel (right guard), Rigdon (right tackle), O. Reynolds (right end), Barchan (quarterback), Rothe (left halfback), Cheves (right halfback), Munn (fullback).[3]

Auburn[edit]

Auburn vs. Georgia
1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 7 0 0 0 7
Georgia 0 0 0 0 0

In heavy rain and mud, SIAA champion Auburn defeated Georgia 7–0.[4] Red Howard ran through the entire Georgia team for 52 yards and the touchdown.[4][5]

The starting lineup was O. Reynolds (left end), Harper (left tackle), Vandiver (left guard), Day (center), Pew (right guard), Rigdon (right tackle), Collings(right end), Barchan (quarterback), J. Reynolds (left halfback), Rothe (right halfback), Neville (fullback).[4]

Tulane[edit]

Georgia and Tulane fought to a 7–7 tie. The starting lineup was Reynolds (left end), Harper (left tackle), Whelchel (left guard), Day (center), Rigdon (right guard), Pew (right tackle), Collings (right end), Barchan (quarterback), McWhorter (left halfback(, Broyles (right halfback), Munn (fullback).[6]

Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Alabama 3 3 0 0 6
Georgia 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: November 22
  • Location: Ponce de Leon Park
    Atlanta, GA
  • Game attendance: 10,000

Alabama beat the Bulldogs 6–0.[7][8] The only points in the game came on a pair of J. T. O'Connor field goals. The first was from 45-yards in the first and the second from 25-yards in the second quarter.[7][8] Both teams played strong defense throughout the game, and Georgia nearly pulled out a win when Buck Cheves intercepted an Alabama pass in the final seconds of the game and made a sizable return before he was tackled by the Crimson Tide.[7][8]

The starting lineup was Reynolds (left end), Harper (left tackle), Rigdon (left guard), Day (center), Whelchel (right guard), Pew (right tackle), Collings (right end), Cheeves (quarterback), McWhorter (left halfback(, Broyles (right halfback), Tanner (fullback).[9]

Clemson[edit]

The Bulldogs and the Clemson Tigers battled to a scoreless tie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1919 Georgia Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 87
  3. ^ a b c d "'Gators Fight Georgia To End". The Florida Alligator. 8 (5). October 31, 1919. 
  4. ^ a b c d Gene Hinton (November 2, 1919). "In Gruelling Fight Red and Black Holds Plainsmen, 7 to 0". p. 3. Retrieved May 13, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  5. ^ https://www.congress.gov/crec/1995/10/18/CREC-1995-10-18-pt1-PgS15287.pdf
  6. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 99
  7. ^ a b c d "O'Connor's educated toe defeated Red and Blacks". The Montgomery Advertiser. NewsBank: America's Historical Newspapers. November 23, 1919. p. 11. 
  8. ^ a b c d "O'Connor kicks two field goals, winning game for Alabama 6–0". Columbus Enquirer-Sun. NewsBank: America's Historical Newspapers. November 23, 1919. p. 1. 
  9. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 101