1903 Georgia Tech football team

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1903 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1903 record 3-5 (1-4 SIAA)
Head coach Oliver Huie
Captain Jesse Thrash
Home stadium Piedmont Park
Seasons
← 1902
1904 →
1903 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Clemson + 2 0 1     4 1 1
Cumberland + 4 1 1     6 1 1
Sewanee 5 1 0     7 1 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 1     6 1 1
Mississippi A&M 2 0 2     3 0 2
Georgia 3 2 0     3 4 0
Ole Miss 1 1 1     2 1 1
Texas 0 0 1     5 1 2
Kentucky State 0 0 0     7 1 0
Alabama 3 4 0     3 4 0
Auburn 2 3 0     4 3 0
Tennessee 2 4 0     4 5 0
Georgia Tech 1 4 0     3 5 0
Tulane 0 1 1     2 2 1
Mercer 0 1 0     0 1 0
Nashville 0 2 0     2 2 0
LSU 0 5 0     4 5 0
SW Presbyterian            
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1903 Georgia Tech football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1903 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. Despite Tech sources not recording it, Mercer sources insist Georgia Tech defeated Mercer in 1903 by a score of 46 to 0.[1][2][3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 10 Mercer Piedmont ParkAtlanta, GA W 46–0  
October 17 Clemson Piedmont ParkAtlanta, GA (Rivalry) L 0–73  
October 25 Georgia Piedmont Park • Atlanta, GA (Rivalry) L 0–38  
October 31 at Howard* W 37–0  
November 7 Florida State College* Piedmont Park • Atlanta, GA W 17–0  
November 14 Auburn Piedmont Park • Atlanta, GA (Rivalry) L 5–10  
November 21 at Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN L 0–11  
November 26 South Carolina* Piedmont Park • Atlanta, GA L 0–16  
*Non-conference game.

[4][5]

Season summary[edit]

Week 1: Clemson[edit]

Clemson's 73–0 victory over Georgia Tech led Clemson to name a street on the campus for John Heisman and to Georgia Tech's hiring him the next season. The week before Clemson beat Georgia 29 to 0. Georgia offered a bushel of apples for every point Clemson could score over its rival Tech. Clemson rushed for 615 yards.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert E. Wilder (2011). Gridiron Glory Days: Football at Mercer, 1892-1942. p. 13. ISBN 9780881462678. 
  2. ^ Scott Thompson (2000-09-29). Dublin: The Emerald City. p. 135. ISBN 9781439610787. 
  3. ^ Jon Nelson (2012-07-01). A History of College Football in Georgia. p. 18. ISBN 9781614236139. 
  4. ^ "Georgia Tech Media Guide". 
  5. ^ http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/m/mercer/1900-1904_yearly_results.php
  6. ^ Foster Senn (October 17, 1987). "This Day in Tiger Football". Clemson University Football Programs - Clemson vs Duke: 81.