1924 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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1924 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1924 record 7–3 (5–1 SoCon)
Head coach George Cecil Woodruff (2nd season)
Captain John Fletcher
Home stadium Sanford Field
Seasons
← 1923
1925 →
1924 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama $ 5 0 0     8 1 0
Florida 2 0 1     6 2 2
Georgia 5 1 0     7 3 0
Tulane 4 1 0     8 1 0
Washington and Lee 4 1 1     6 3 1
South Carolina 3 2 0     7 3 0
Sewanee* 3 2 0     6 4 0
Mississippi A&M 3 2 0     5 4 0
Virginia 3 2 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 2 1     5 3 1
Vanderbilt* 3 3 0     6 3 1
VPI 2 2 3     4 2 3
VMI 2 3 1     6 3 1
Kentucky 2 3 0     4 5 0
North Carolina 2 3 0     4 5 0
Auburn 2 4 1     4 4 1
Maryland 1 2 1     3 3 3
NC State 1 4 1     2 4 2
LSU 0 3 0     5 4 0
Ole Miss 0 3 0     4 5 0
Clemson 0 3 0     2 6 0
Tennessee 0 4 0     3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – co-member of SIAA

The 1924 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1924 Southern Conference football season. In the team's second season under head coach George Cecil Woodruff, the Bulldogs completed the season with a record of 7–3–0.[1] It included a narrow 7–6 loss to football powerhouse Yale. The other losses in the season came in the last two games against Southern Conference (SoCon) champion Alabama and Southern champion Centre. Six of the seven wins in the season were shutouts.

The season was also notable for the victory over Vanderbilt by a single Scrappy Moore drop kick,'[2] in which All-American Vanderbilt end Lynn Bomar also suffered his career ending injury.[3] Moore's field goal was the last made by a Bulldog until seventeen years later when Frank Sinkwich did so against Florida with a broken jaw in 1941.

All-Southerns included end Smack Thompson and tackle Jim Taylor.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 27 Mercer* Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia W 26–7    
October 4 South Carolina Sanford Field • Athens, Georgia (Rivalry) W 18–0    
October 11 at Yale* Yale BowlNew Haven, Connecticut L 6–7    
October 18 vs. Furman* Augusta, Georgia W 22–0    
October 25 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 3–0    
November 1 Tennesseedagger Sanford Field • Athens, Georgia (Rivalry) W 33–0    
November 8 at Virginia Lambeth FieldCharlottesville, Virginia W 7–0    
November 15 vs. Auburn A. J. McClung Memorial StadiumColumbus, Georgia (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 6–0    
November 27 at Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama L 0–33   16,000
November 29 at Centre* Farris Stadium • Danville, Kentucky L 7–14    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1924 Georgia Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bell Collapses, Victory Proves Too Much". The Red and Black. October 30, 1924. 
  3. ^ "Stricken Star Will Recover". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. November 13, 1924. p. 9. Retrieved March 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read