1942 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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1942 Georgia Bulldogs football
National champions (8 official selectors)
SEC champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 9–0 vs. UCLA
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 2
1942 record 11–1 (6–1 SEC)
Head coach Wally Butts (4th season)
Captain Frank Sinkwich
Home stadium Sanford Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →
1942 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Georgia $ 6 1 0     11 1 0
No. 5 Georgia Tech 4 1 0     9 2 0
No. 7 Tennessee 4 1 0     9 1 1
No. 18 Mississippi State 5 2 0     8 2 0
No. 10 Alabama 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 3 2 0     7 3 0
No. 16 Auburn 3 3 0     6 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     6 4 0
Florida 1 3 0     3 7 0
Tulane 1 4 0     4 5 0
Kentucky 0 5 0     3 6 1
Ole Miss 0 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1942 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1942 college football season. Led by Heisman Trophy winner Frank Sinkwich, the Bulldogs compiled an 11–1 record and won the Rose Bowl. The 75–0 win over Florida is the largest margin of victory in the series history.[1] The Bulldogs were ranked second in the final AP Poll, conducted before bowl season. While the Ohio State Buckeyes were crowned national champions by AP, Georgia was crowned as national champions by eight other NCAA-recognized "major selectors".[2] The Buckeyes did not compete in a bowl game in 1942.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19 at Kentucky DuPont Stadium • Louisville, Kentucky W 7–6  
September 25 Jacksonville NAS* Municipal Stadium • Macon, Georgia W 14–0  
October 3 Furman* Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia W 40–7  
October 10 at Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, Tennessee W 48–13  
October 17 Tulane No. 2 Sanford Stadium • Athens, Georgia W 40–0  
October 24 at Cincinnati* No. 2 Nippert StadiumCincinnati W 35–13  
October 31 No. 3 Alabama No. 2 Grant FieldAtlanta W 21–10  
November 7 vs. Florida No. 1 Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, Florida (Rivalry) W 75–0  
November 14 at Chattanooga* No. 1 Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, Tennessee W 40–0  
November 21 vs. Auburn No. 1 A. J. McClung Memorial StadiumColumbus, Georgia (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 13–27  
November 28 No. 2 Georgia Techdagger No. 5 Sanford Stadium • Athens, Georgia (Rivalry) W 34–0  
January 1, 1943 vs. No. 13 UCLA* No. 2 Rose BowlPasadena, California (Rose Bowl) W 9–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1942 football schedule[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Magill, "Magill: Dogs' 75–0 thumping of Gators most memorable", Athens Banner-Herald (October 30, 2008). Retrieved August 20, 2011.
  2. ^ 2017 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). Indianapolis: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. July 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  3. ^ "1942 Football Schedule". GeorgiaDogs.com. Retrieved December 15, 2012.