1923 Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels football team

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1923 Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1923 record 5–6 (3–3 SIAA)
Head coach Jim Robertson (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Tod Browning
Captain "Jug" Brown
Seasons
← 1922
1924 →
1923 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Furman $ 5 0 0     10 1 0
Centre 2 0 0     7 1 1
Vanderbilt* 2 0 0     5 2 1
Western Kentucky 2 0 0     3 4 0
Mississippi College 3 0 1     5 1 2
The Citadel 2 1 1     5 3 1
Presbyterian 2 1 1     4 3 1
Louisville 2 1 0     5 2 0
Sewanee 3 2 0     5 4 1
Oglethorpe 3 3 0     5 6 0
Chattanooga 1 3 1     3 4 2
Howard 1 3 1     3 4 3
Wofford 1 3 0     6 3 0
Mercer 1 3 0     3 6 0
Millsaps 0 1 1     0 1 1
Louisiana College 0 1 0     0 1 0
Georgetown (KY) 0 1 0     0 3 0
Transylvania 0 3 0     0 3 0
Newberry 0 4 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – co-member of SoCon

The 1923 Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels football team represented Oglethorpe University in the sport of American football during the 1923 college football season. The 1923 season was not without its challenges. The Petrels did not do well in out of conference games, but amassed a decent conference record.

One game of note is the Mercer game. Mercer scored in the opening drive on an 85-yard touchdown run by Kid Cecil, the third longest in southern football history,[1] but missed the extra point. Oglethorpe held Mercer for the whole game until almost the end of the fourth quarter. Oglethorpe scored, which brought the score to 7-6 for Oglethorpe. The tired Oglethorpe team knew the game was not over and tried to fight on. Mercer edged its way to the 15 yard line, but Oglethorpe was able to stop them as the time ran out — securing a Petrel win.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 29 at  Georgia Tech* Grant Field • Atlanta, GA L 13–28  
October 6 at Georgia* Athens, GA L 6–20  
October 7 at Manhattan College* Brooklyn, NY W 6–0  
October 20 at  Centre Danville, KY L 0–29  
October 27 at  Sewanee Grant Field • Atlanta, GA L 0–13  
November 1 at Wofford Spartanburg, SC W 32–0  
November 3 at Furman Manly Field • Greenville, SC L 0–29  
November 10 at  Mercer Oglethorpe University Field • Atlanta, GA W 7–6  
November 17 at Fort Benning* Columbus, GA W 36–0  
November 24 at  Centenary (LA)* Atlanta, GA L 0–14  
November 29 at  Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN W 12–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert E. Wilder. Gridiron Glory Days: Football at Mercer, 1892-1942. pp. 45–46.
  2. ^ https://archive.org/stream/yamacraw192404ogle#page/78/mode/2up