1921 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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1921 Georgia Bulldogs football
UGA logo.svg
SIAA Co-Champion
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1921 record 7–2–1 (5–0–1 SIAA)
Head coach Herman Stegeman
Captain Owen Reynolds
Home stadium Sanford Field
Seasons
« 1920 1922 »
1921 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Centre + 5 0 0     10 1 0
Georgia Tech + 4 0 0     8 1 0
Georgia + 6 0 1     7 2 1
Vanderbilt + 5 0 1     7 0 1
Tennessee 4 1 1     6 2 1
Florida 4 1 2     6 3 2
Mississippi College 3 1 1     7 2 1
Sewanee 4 2 0     6 2 0
LSU 2 1 1     6 1 1
Transylvania 2 1 0     2 2 0
South Carolina 2 1 1     5 1 2
Auburn 3 2 0     5 3 0
Furman 3 2 1     7 2 1
The Citadel 2 2 1     3 3 2
Mississippi A&M 2 3 1     4 4 1
Birmingham–Southern 2 3 1     4 4 1
Tulane 3 4 0     4 6 0
Alabama 2 4 2     5 4 2
Oglethorpe 2 4 0     5 4 0
Mercer 2 5 0     3 6 0
Chattanooga 1 3 0     4 6 0
Presbyterian 1 3 0     1 7 0
Clemson 0 4 2     1 6 2
Kentucky 0 2 1     4 3 1
Millsaps 0 3 1     0 3 1
Louisville 0 1 0     2 2 1
Ole Miss 0 3 0     3 6 0
Wofford 0 3 0     2 7 0
Georgetown 0 3 0     0 3 0
Howard 0 5 0     3 6 0
Western Kentucky 0 0 0     1 0 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1921 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1921 college football season. The Bulldogs had an 7–2–1 record,[1] and were also co-champion of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association: co-champions Centre, Georgia Tech, and Vanderbilt were also undefeated. Vanderbilt tied Georgia with an onside kick in their game for the conference title.[2] The Bulldogs' only two losses came against two of the football powerhouses of the day, Eastern schools Harvard and Dartmouth. This was the team's second season under the guidance of head coach Herman Stegeman.

The victory against Furman on October 8, 1921 was the 100th victory in the history of the Georgia Bulldogs football program.

Georgia was known for its line during this era, the greatest in the South,[3] which featured four All-Southerns in end and captain Owen Reynolds, tackles Artie Pew and Joe Bennett, guard and captain-elect Hugh Whelchel and center Bum Day. Whelchel was selected a third-team All-American by Walter Camp. A young Jim Taylor was also on the team. Not a single team this season scored through its line.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 1 Mercer* Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 28–0  
October 8 Furman Sanford Field • Athens, GA W 27–7  
October 15 at Harvard* Harvard StadiumAllston, MA L 7–10  
October 22 Oglethorpe* Sanford Field • Athens W 14–0  
October 29 vs. Auburn McClung StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 7–0  
November 6 Virginia Sanford Field • Athens, GA W 21–0  
November 13 at Vanderbilt Old Dudley Field • Nashville, TN T 7–7  
November 20 vs. Alabama Ponce de Leon ParkAtlanta, GA W 22–0  
November 25 Clemson Sanford Field • Athens, GA W 28–0  
November 27 vs. Dartmouth* Atlanta, GA L 0–7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

Players[edit]

Varsity letterwinners[edit]

Line[edit]

Backfield[edit]

  • Dave Collings, halfback
  • John H. Fletcher, fullback
  • Richard Mulvehill, quarterback
  • Teany Randall, halfback

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1921 Georgia Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ Fuzzy Woodruff (November 13, 1921). "Onside Kick In Final Quarter Ties Struggle For Commodores". Atlanta Constitution. p. 3. Retrieved March 2, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  3. ^ Fred Russell and Maxwell Edward Benson. Fifty Years of Vanderbilt Football. "1921-Wallace Wade Hired As Assistant". Nashville, TN, 1938, p. 39
  4. ^ Camp, Walter, ed. National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Rules: Official Intercollegiate Football Guide. 45 Rose St, New York: American Sports, 1922. Print. Spalding's Athletic Library.