Georgetown Tigers football

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Georgetown Tigers football
2017 Georgetown Tigers football team
Georgetown Tigers wordmark.svg
Athletic director Brian Evans
Head coach Bill Cronin
21st season, 186–34 (.845)
Stadium Toyota Stadium
(Capacity: 5,000 (expandable to 20,000))
Location Georgetown, Kentucky
League NAIA
Conference Mid-South Conference
Division Bluegrass
Claimed nat'l titles NAIA: 3 (1991, 2000, 2001)
National finalist NAIA: 2 (1999, 2002)
Conference titles 17 (17 MSC)
Colors Black and Orange[1]
         
Website Georgetown Athletics

The Georgetown Tigers football program represents Georgetown College of Georgetown, Kentucky in college football. The Tigers have been one of the most successful football teams playing NAIA.[2][3][4]

Program accomplishments[edit]

  • National Champions – 1991, 2000, 2001
  • National Finalist – 1991, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • National Semi-Finalist – 2004, 2011
  • 19 Mid-South Conference Champions – 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
  • NAIA National Coach of the Year – Bill Cronin – 2000, 2001

History[edit]

The team had rivalries with both Kentucky and Transylvania going back to the 19th century.[5]

The Kevin Donley era[edit]

Kevin Donley has been one of the most successful coaches in NAIA football. Donley joined the Georgetown College staff as head coach in 1982. The high point of his career here came in 1991 when the Tigers went 13–1 (.929) and won the NAIA Division II National Football Championship. In the 14 games played that season, the Tigers scored 744 points, among the most of all college football teams at all levels of play. For his team's achievements, Donley was named the NAIA National Coach of the Year.

Following is a game-by-game recap of the Kevin Donley era:

1982[edit]

(2–9 overall, 1–6 conference)

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 4 West Virginia Tech* Georgetown, KY W 21–17  
September 11 at Northwood* L 13–70  
September 18 at Davidson* Davidson, NC L 21–33  
September 25 at Emory & Henry* L 20–21  
October 2 at Franklin L 6–41  
October 9 at Saint Joseph’s L 14–31  
October 16 Butler Georgetown, KY L 0–39  
October 23 at Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN L 7–30  
October 30 Ashland Georgetown, KY L 0–56  
November 6 at Valparaiso Valparaiso, IN W 23–21  
November 13 at Evansville L 14–59  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1983[edit]

(7–3 overall, 2–3 conference)

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 10 at West Virginia Tech* Montgomery, WV W 6–3  
September 17 Kentucky Wesleyan* Georgetown, KY W 16–14  
September 24 at Emory & Henry* W 20–0  
October 1 at Franklin* W 33–24  
October 8 at Saint Joseph’s* W 29–27  
October 15 at Butler Indianapolis, IN L 14–38  
October 22 Indianapolis Georgetown, KY W 9–0  
October 29 at Ashland Ashland, OH L 7–20  
November 5 Valparaiso Georgetown, KY L 8–24  
November 12 at Evansville W 16–14  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1984[edit]

(4–6 overall, 0–2 conference)

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 1 at Morehead State* Morehead State, KY L 0–31  
September 8 at West Virginia Tech* Montgomery, WV L 16–26  
September 15 at Kentucky Wesleyan* Owensboro, KY W 47–3  
September 22 Emory & Henry* Georgetown, KY W 17–0  
September 29 at Butler* Indianapolis, IN L 7–33  
October 6 Ashland Georgetown, KY L 19–24  
January 3 Franklin* Georgetown, KY L 10–27  
October 27 at Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN L 7–35  
January 4 Evansville* Georgetown, KY W 29–27  
January 5 Saint Joseph’s* Georgetown, KY W 30–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1985[edit]

(4–6 overall, 1–2 conference)

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 7 at West Virginia Tech* Montgomery, WV L 9–22  
September 14 at Carson-Newman* L 12–17  
September 21 Kentucky Wesleyan* Georgetown, KY W 16–12  
September 28 Butler* Georgetown, KY L 18–31  
October 5 at Ashland Ashland, OH L 7–41  
October 12 at Franklin* L 10–27  
October 19 at Cumberlands Williamsburg, KY W 67–19  
October 26 Indianapolis Georgetown, KY L 10–35  
November 2 at Evansville* W 23–21  
November 9 at Saint Joseph’s* W 41–14  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1986[edit]

(6–4 overall, 1–2 conference)

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 6 at Carson-Newman* L 14–38  
September 13 Union* Georgetown, KY W 31–0  
September 20 at Kentucky Wesleyan* Owensboro, KY W 47–14  
September 27 at Hanover* Hanover, IN W 31–18  
October 4 Ashland Georgetown, KY L 21–23  
October 11 at Franklin* L 19–24  
October 18 Cumberlands Georgetown, KY W 34–6  
October 25 at Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN L 13–30  
November 1 at Evansville* W 21–14  
November 8 West Virginia Tech* Georgetown, KY W 39–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1987[edit]

(8–3 overall, 4–2 conference)

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 12 Tiffin* Georgetown, KY W 41–14  
September 19 at Union Barbourville, KY W 37–10  
September 26 Hanover* Georgetown, KY W 37–14  
October 3 at Urbana* W 37–13  
October 10 at Ashland Ashland, OH L 20–27  
October 17 at Cumberlands Williamsburg, KY W 34–24  
October 24 at Franklin* W 38–27  
October 31 Indianapolis Georgetown, KY W 31–9  
November 7 at Evansville L 3–7  
November 14 Kentucky Wesleyan Georgetown, KY W 34–0  
November 21 Westminster* Lexington, KY (NAIA D-II First Round) L 17–24  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1988[edit]

(7–3 overall, 4–1 conference)

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 3 at St. Francis (IL)* L 7–16  
September 10 Union Georgetown, KY W 19–13  
September 17 at Dayton* Dayton, OH L 7–23  
September 24 at Hanover* Hanover, IN W 40–15  
October 1 at Evansville W 14–7  
October 8 at Tiffin* Tiffin, OH W 7–0  
October 15 at Franklin* W 41–7  
October 22 Cumberlands Georgetown, KY L 27–34  
November 5 at Kentucky Wesleyan Owensboro, KY W 32–0  
November 12 Campbellsville Georgetown, KY W 51–7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1989[edit]

(7–3–1 overall, 5–0 conference)

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 2 at Tennessee Wesleyan* W 42–0  
September 9 at St. Francis (IL)* L 19–40  
September 16 at Evansville W 28–21  
September 23 Hanover* Georgetown, KY T 14–14  
September 30 at Union Barbourbille, KY W 24–0  
October 7 at Cumberlands Williamsburg, KY W 48–7  
October 14 at Dayton* Dayton, OH L 7–27  
October 21 at Franklin* W 48–28  
November 4 Kentucky Wesleyan Georgetown, KY W 55–0  
November 11 at Campbellsville Campbellsville, KY W 63–6  
November 18 at Westminster* New Wilmington, PA (NAIA D-II First Round) L 9–29  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1990[edit]

(9–2 overall, 4–0 conference)

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 8 Findlay* Georgetown, KY W 21–14  
September 15 Urbana* Georgetown, KY W 27–6  
September 22 at Hanover* Hanover, IN L 14–17  
September 29 Evansville Georgetown, KY W 37–14  
October 6 Mount St. Joseph* Georgetown, KY W 63–0  
October 13 Union Georgetown, KY W 62–15  
October 20 Cumberlands Georgetown, KY W 64–24  
October 27 at Tennessee Wesleyan* Athens, TN W 65–0  
November 3 at Lambuth* Jackson, TN W 63–7  
November 10 at Campbellsville Campbellsville, KY W 28–13  
November 17 at Westminster* New Wilmington, PA (NAIA D-II First Round) L 13–47  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1991[edit]

(13–1 overall, 6–0 conference)

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 14 at Mount St. Joseph* Cincinnati, OH W 53–14  
September 21 at Urbana* Urbana, OH W 78–25  
September 28 Hanover* Georgetown, KY W 55–46  
October 5 at Evansville Evansville, IN W 56–10  
October 12 Shepherd* Georgetown, KY L 31–34  
October 19 at Union Barbourville, KY W 49–26  
October 26 at Cumberlands Williamsburg, KY W 63–7  
November 2 Tusculum Georgetown, KY W 70–7  
November 9 Lambuth Georgetown, KY W 77–0  
November 16 Campbellsville Georgetown, KY W 63–14  
November 23 Eureka* Georgetown, KY (NAIA D-II First Round) W 42–14  
December 7 at Findlay* Findlay, OH (NAIA D-II Quarterfinal) W 37–19  
December 14 Peru State* Georgetown, KY (NAIA D-II Semifinal) W 42–28  
December 21 Pacific Lutheran* Georgetown, KY (NAIA D-II Championship) W 28–20  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1992[edit]

(8–3 overall, 4–1 conference)

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 12 Mount St. Joseph* Georgetown, KY W 60–8  
September 19 Urbana* Georgetown, KY W 49–8  
September 26 at Knoxville* W 60–32  
October 3 at Olivet Nazarene* Bourbonnais, IL W 42–17  
October 10 at Westminster* New Wilmington, PA L 6–25  
October 17 Union Georgetown, KY W 48–41  
October 24 Cumberlands Georgetown, KY W 61–0  
October 31 at Tusculum Greeneville, TN W 35–25  
November 7 at Lambuth Jackson, TN W 48–32  
November 14 at Campbellsville Campbellsville, KY L 27–29  
November 21 at Findlay* Findlay, OH (NAIA D-II First Round) L 14–32  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Other notable years[edit]

2001[edit]

The Kentucky State Senate honored the 2001 team.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colors & Font Usage". Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ cf. "Georgetown Gets 2nd Chance at NAIA crown". Kentucky New Era. December 15, 2000. 
  3. ^ "Georgetown looking for title". December 14, 2001. 
  4. ^ "The 'other' Georgetown still unbeaten in NAIA". Daily News. February 20, 1992. 
  5. ^ "The last football team" (PDF). Transylvania University Magazine: 17. 2006. 
  6. ^ https://lrc.ky.gov/recarch/02RS/SR119/bill.doc Archived December 21, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.

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