1941 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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1941 Georgia Bulldogs football
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Orange Bowl Champions
Orange Bowl, W 40–26 vs. TCU
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP #14
1941 record 9–1–1 (3–1–1 SEC)
Head coach Wally Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium
Seasons
« 1940 1942 »
1941 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 Mississippi State 4 0 1     8 1 1
#18 Tennessee 3 1 0     8 2 0
#20 Alabama 5 2 0     9 2 0
#14 Georgia 3 1 1     9 1 1
#17 Ole Miss 2 1 1     6 2 1
Vanderbilt 3 2 0     8 2 0
LSU 2 2 2     4 4 2
Tulane 2 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 0     3 6 0
Florida 1 3 0     4 6 0
Auburn 1 3 0     4 6 0
Kentucky 0 4 0     5 4 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1941 college football season. Early in the season, halfback Frank Sinkwich suffered a broken jaw, and had to play with his jaw wired shut and a large jaw protector attached to his helmet.[1] Despite this Sinkwich was selected All-American, leading the Bulldogs to an Orange Bowl victory. The 19–3 victory over Florida included from Sinkwich a 22-yard touchdown run, a field goal (the first for Georgia since 1924), and another 1-yard score.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 27 at Mercer* Porter Field • Macon, GA W 81–0  
October 4 South Carolina* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Rivalry) W 34–6  
October 10 Ole Miss Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA T 14–14  
October 18 at #20 Columbia* Baker FieldNew York, NY W 7–3  
October 25 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL L 14–27  
November 1 vs. Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 7–0  
November 8 vs. Florida Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 19–3  
November 15 Centre*dagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 47–6  
November 22 Dartmouth*dagger #20 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 35–0  
November 29 at Georgia Tech #20 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 21–0  
January 1, 1942 vs. TCU* #14 Burdine StadiumMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) W 40–26  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1941 football schedule[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A. Binford Minter (March 11, 2003). "Frank Sinkwich (1920-1990)". 
  2. ^ T. Kyle King. "Are the 2012 Bulldogs the Best Georgia Squad Never to Win a Title? A Look Back at 1941". 
  3. ^ "1939 Football Schedule". GeorgiaDogs.com. Retrieved December 15, 2012.