Category:1922 Southern Conference football season
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The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. 1922 College Football All-Southern Team – It was the first season of the Southern Conference. Vanderbilt end Lynn Bomar and Georgia Tech running back Red Barron were the two unanimous choices of a composite of selectors. Walter Camp picked no Southerners for his first-team All-American, but picked Bomar, Barron led Tech to a 14–6 defeat over one of Auburns greatest teams. He was also an All-Southern baseball player who played professionally with the Boston Braves, Joe Bennett, tackle for Georgia, later a Coca-Cola executive. Prior to the 1960s, Bennett is likely Georgias most outstanding tackle, both he and Whelchel were notorious kick blockers. Lynn Bomar, end for Vanderbilt, unanimous selection, second-team Camp All-American and he played with the New York Giants in their inaugural season and was later warden of Tennessee State Prison. Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1956, herb Covington, quarterback for Centre, known as The Mayfield Flash, had to replace Bo McMillin and kicked a record six straight drop-kicked field goals in a game against Louisville. Oscar Davis, guard for Georgia Tech, also selected All-American by Lawrence Perry, john Fletcher, fullback for Georgia, provided much of the teams offense. An account of the game against Tennessee the next season says he rammed the ball almost the length of the field on two occasions. Claire Frye, center for Georgia Tech, had played football as a member of the American Expeditionary Forces. Red Roberts, end for Centre, last year the fifth player selected first-team All-American by Walter Camp. Later coached the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets, john Shirey, halfback for Auburn, was a member of various all-time Auburn teams. Albert Staton, tackle for Georgia Tech, is the end on the all-time Heisman era team. Puss Whelchel, guard for Georgia, and the unanimously elected captain from Georgias strong line of 21, both he and Bennett were notorious kick blockers. BE = Billy Evanss Southern Honor Roll, MA = selected by the Montgomery Advertiser. ZN = selected by Zipp Newman, sporting editor for the Birmingham News, ED = selected by Ed Danforth, sporting editor for the Atlanta Georgian. EH = selected by Ed Hebert of the Times-Picayune, MB = selected by Morgan Blake, sporting editor for the Atlanta Journal. JP = selected by J. P. Paterson, former Auburn star, MM = selected by Marvin McCarthy, sporting editor of the Birmingham Age-Herald
2. 1922 Auburn Tigers football team – The 1922 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1922 college football season. It was the Tigers 31st overall and they competed as a member of the Southern Conference, the team was led by head coach Mike Donahue, in his 18th year, and played their home games at Drake Field in Auburn, Alabama. They finished with a record of eight wins and two losses and it was considered one of best teams Auburn turned out in the first half of the 20th century
3. 1922 Florida Gators football team – The 1922 Florida Gators football team represented the Florida Gators of the University of Florida during the 1922 Southern Conference football season. The season was law professor William Klines third and last year as the coach of the Florida Gators football team. Klines 1922 Florida Gators finished 7–2 overall, and 2–0 in their first year as members of the new Southern Conference, despite the undefeated conference record, the team played only two conference opponents and so did not rank as co-champion with Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina. The 1922 Spaldings Football Guide ranked Florida as the best forward passing team in the country, in the first season of the new Southern Conference, freshmen were barred from play. 1921 had been the best year in Florida football history, Florida had two of the Souths best punters in running backs Ark Newton and Ray Dickson. Primary source,2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, the lone upset of the year happened in the opening game with a 7 to 6 loss to coach Billy Lavals Furman Purple Hurricane. A muddy and slippery field plagued the first half, Florida had two touchdowns called back and halfback Case once fell down with a clear field in front of him. The Gators only score was made in a downpour, Furman scored on its only completed pass, a long one of 60+ yards. Ark Newton once failing to kick goal proved to be the difference, as a result of this game, the coaches revised their tactics and strategy. The starting lineup was, Coleman, Robinson, Norton, Gunn, Scott, Doty, Duncan, Barchan, Pomeroy, Newton, again rain and a soggy field hampered play in the second week against the Rollins Tars in Orlando. Florida only rolled up 19 points with the new tactics, Dickson made two touchdowns and Newton one. The starting lineup was, Coleman, Robinson, Norton, Gunn, Scott, Doty, Duncan, Barchan, Pomeroy, stewart Pomeroy scored both touchdowns and Ray Dickson made both extra points. The last touchdown from Pomeroy was a run around right end. In the game against coach Harris Copes Howard Bulldogs in Gainesville, Florida seemed to find its stride within the new system. The starting lineup was, Coleman, Robinson, Byrd, Gunn, Scott, Doty, Duncan, Pomeroy, Case, in the Gators first ever game against a traditional northeastern college football power, they traveled north to meet coach Bob Fishers Harvard Crimson. On their way north the Gators stopped in Washington, D. C. and were greeted by President Warren Harding, Harvard subs overwhelmed the Florida team 24 to 0 in front of the largest crowd yet to see the Gators play. The stars for Florida that day included backs Ray Dickson and Ark Newton, on the line, Robbie Robinson, who at times stood Harvards backs on their heads, played well. Robinson and Duncan stood out all afternoon, the starting lineup was, Hockinstadt, Robinson, Byrd, Gunn, Scott, Doty, Duncan, Pomeroy, Newton, Case, Dickson
4. 1922 Georgia Bulldogs football team – The 1922 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1922 college football season. This was Georgias third and final season under the guidance of head coach Herman Stegeman, teany Randall scored 19 points on three touchdowns and one PAT. The September 30,1922 game against Mercer, was the 200th football game played by Georgia, including the victory over Mercer, Georgias cumulative record over its first 200 games was 107–72–21, a winning percentage of.588. Randall scored 29 points in the Mercer game and he had a 1-yard touchdown plunge followed by scores of 74 yards, a 90-yard interception return, and a 34-yard reception Dick Mulvehill and five PATs. The starting lineup was, Boney, Taylor, Grayson, Frier, Vandiver, Bennett, Butler, Collings, Thompson, Randall, in front of 18,000 in Chicago, Georgia lost to the Maroons 20–0. In the first quarter, Joe Bennett caused a fumble on a Chicago punt return, and Randall ran it to Chicagos 10-yard line before Georgia fumbled and the chance to score was lost. The starting line up was, Boney, Bennett, Whelchel, Frier, Vandiver, Taylor, Butler, Collings, Randall, Thompson, in Greenville, Georgia beat Furman 7–0. The starting lineup was, Mason, Bennett, Joselove, Frier, Vandiver, Taylor, Butler, Collings, Post, Thompson, the Bulldogs defeated the Volunteers 7–3. A pass from Mulvehill to Smack Thompson got the touchdown, the starting lineup was, Richardson, Taylor, Whelchel, Boney, Vandiver, Bennett, Collings, Mulvihill, Thompson, Fletcher, Tanner. The Bulldogs beat in-state foe Oglethorpe 26–6, the starting lineup was, Richardson, Bennett, Whelchel, Boney, Vandiver, Taylor, Collings, Mulvihill, Post, Thompson, Tanner. At Virginia, Georgia fought the Cavaliers to a 6–6 tie, the Georgia Bulldogs played Vanderbilt for their homecoming. Georgia was hungry to finally beat Vanderbilt and this game was at the top of its list of desirable victories, the Commodores were equally eager to defeat the Bulldogs and claim a Southern championship. Vanderbilt won 12–0, with Bomar described as a terror to the Bulldogs by W. C. As it had intended, Vanderbilt left the game as favorite to be crowned champions of the South, the 1922 game between Georgia and Vanderbilt marked the last time Georgia had lost two consecutive games at home to Vanderbilt, having also lost 46 to 0 at Athens in 1912. The starting lineup was, Richardson, Bennett, Vandiver, Boney, whelchel, Taylor, Anderson, Collings, Randall, playing their first all-time game at the Cramton Bowl, the Crimson Tide overcame an early 6–0 deficit and defeated the Bulldogs 10–6. The Bulldogs scored first after John Fletcher recovered an Allen Graham MacCartee fumble, alabama responded with a short Charles Bartlett touchdown run in the second and with a 20-yard Bartlett field goal in the third for the 10–6 win. Tackle Joe Bennett and fullback John Fletcher appear on Billy Evanss All-America, one writer states, Prior to the 1960s, Bennett is likely Georgias most outstanding tackle. Guard and captain Hugh Whelchel was All-Southern along with Bennett and Fletcher, a History of Southern Football 1890–1928
5. 1922 North Carolina Tar Heels football team – The 1922 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina in the 1922 college football season. Led by second year head coaches Bob Fetzer and Bill Fetzer, the teams quarterback was Monk McDonald. North Carolina Tar Heels 1922 Football Schedule
6. 1922 Tennessee Volunteers football team – The 1922 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1922 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southern Conference, the team was led by head coach M. B, banks, in his second year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 1922 Vols won eight games, lost two, and tied zero, playing all but two games at home, the Volunteers outscored their opponents 239 to 45 and posted four shutouts
7. 1922 Vanderbilt Commodores football team – The 1922 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 1922 Southern Conference football season. During the season, Dan McGugins 18th as head coach, Vanderbilt compiled a record of 8–0–1, the Commodores defense was unrivaled in the South, leading the nation in giving up just 1.8 points per game, none of them at home. The season was dubbed one of the best in Vanderbilt. It was also the Commodores first year in the newly formed Southern Conference, in which the tied with North Carolina. This was Vanderbilts second consecutive year as leader of its conference, having tied with Georgia, Centre, both Clyde Berryman and James Howell named Vanderbilt as a retroactive national champion for the second consecutive year. The season included a tie with Michigan at the dedication of the new Dudley Field, several Vanderbilt players received post-season honors. Walter Camp selected Lynn Bomar for his All-America team, a rarity for a player in the South, Walter Eckersall and Frank G. Menke also gave Bomar All-America honors. Bomar was a unanimous All-Southern selection, receiving votes at both end and tackle, Camp gave honorable mentions to end and punter Scotty Neill, quarterback Doc Kuhn, and halfback Jess Neely. Bomar and Kuhn also appear on Billy Evans National Honor Roll, Bomar, Neill, Kuhn, Neely was one of Vanderbilts greatest-ever team captains and was also the teams best passer. Neely to Bomar is considered among the best pass-receiver tandems in Vanderbilts history, Vanderbilt entered the first season of the new Southern Conference on March 9. Freshmen were barred from play, and as such the coaches prepared to choose the roster spots from their pool of 23 veteran players, the team included players from Nashville and central Tennessee, including captain Jess Neely, who came from Middle Tennessee State Normal School. Lynn Bomar, who played fullback in 1921, and backup quarterback Alvin Bell were returning for their sophomore campaigns, newcomers included guard Garland Morrow and halfback Gil Reese – who was given particular attention from first-year backfield coach Lewie Hardage. Guard Tuck Kelly was a transfer who had played center for Kentucky. Tom Zerfoss, the new varsity assistant and head coach of the team, had also once transferred from Kentucky to Vanderbilt. The 1922 season included the new try for a point rule, under the try for a point rule, any foul by the defense meant the point was awarded to the offense and any foul by the offense invalidated the try. Centre and Georgia Tech were favorites to repeat as champions of the South, both had lost more players in the offseason than other teams, however. Vanderbilt, along with Auburn, Georgia, and Sewanee, retained enough experienced players to still be considered contenders, nationally, traditional Eastern teams Yale, Harvard, and Princeton, as well as Cornell and Navy were expected to play for the title. Michigan was favored to win the West, after last season, the yearbook noted the Commodores should have a good chance to repeat the splendid record of 21, expecting to lose just captain Pink Wade and Fats Bailey to graduation