1930 college football season
The 1930 college football season saw Notre Dame repeat as national champion under the Dickinson System, a post-season Rose Bowl matchup between two unbeaten teams, Washington State and Alabama, ranked #2 and #3, respectively. Alabama won the Pasadena contest, 24-0. Three conferences played their first seasons in 1930: Dixie Conference – the first of three conferences to share the Dixie Conference name. September 20 Stanford opened its season against a non-college team, beating the West Coast Army club, 32-0 September 27 Nearly all the big schools scheduled tune-up games against weaker visitors, all but one shut out the opposition. Michigan opened its season with a doubleheader, beating Denison 33-0 and Eastern Michigan 7-0. Other schools rolled up high scores, as Stanford beat the Olympic Club, 18-0. Only Washington State was scored upon, getting a surprise from the Coyotes of College of Idaho, which unleashed a surprise passing attack for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. WSU won 47-12. October 4 Notre Dame opened its season with a 20-14 win over visiting Southern Methodist.
Northwestern beat visiting Tulane, 14-0. Washington State won at California 16-0 and USC beat visiting Oregon State 27-7, while Stanford defeated Santa Clara 20-0. Dartmouth beat Bates 20-0 and Army beat Furman, 54-0. Alabama rolled over visiting Ole Miss, 64-0 and in Danville, Tennessee defeated Centre College 18-0. Michigan and Michigan State played to a scoreless tie. October 11 Washington State edged visiting USC 7-6. Notre Dame beat Navy 26-2. Northwestern beat Ohio State 19-2, Michigan narrowly won over Purdue 14-13. Dartmouth crushed visiting Boston University 74-0, Army beat Swarthmore 39-0. Tennessee beat Ole Miss 27-0. In Birmingham, Alabama shut out Sewanee 25-0, in Dallas, Tulane beat Texas A&M 19-9. In Minneapolis and Minnesota played to a 0-0 tie. October 18 Alabama and Tennessee, both 3-0-0, both unscored upon, met at Tuscaloosa in a game that would determine the fictional championship of the South. Alabama won 18-6. Notre Dame beat Carnegie Tech 21-6. Northwestern won at Illinois 32-0 and Michigan won at Ohio State, 13-0 USC won at Utah State 65-0, Washington State won in Spokane at Gonzaga University, 24-0, Stanford beat Oregon State 13-7.
Dartmouth beat Columbia 52-0 and Army defeated Harvard, 6-0. Tulane defeated Birmingham Southern College 21-0 October 25 Alabama and Vanderbilt, both 4-0-0, met at Birmingham. In another close game, Alabama won 12-7. USC and Stanford met in Palo Alto, with the Trojans handing the Indians their first loss of the season, 41-12. Notre Dame won at Pittsburgh 35-19. Washington State beat visiting Montana, 61-0. Northwestern beat Centre College 45-7 and Michigan beat Illinois 15-7.(Dartmouth was scored upon, winning at Harvard 7-2, Army's streak of shutouts ended with its 7-7 tie at Yale. Tennessee beat visiting North Carolina 9-7, in Atlanta, Tulane shut out Georgia Tech 28-0. November 1 Yale played to a 0-0 tie in New Haven. Notre Dame beat Indiana 27-0 and Northwestern won at Minnesota 27-6 USC beat Denver, 33-13. Army defeated visiting North Dakota 33-6. In Portland, Washington State defeated Oregon State 14-7. Alabama won at Kentucky, 19-0, Tennessee beat Clemson 27-0 and Tulane beat Mississippi State 53-0 November 8 Notre Dame beat Pennsylvania 60-20.
Washington State won at Idaho 33-7. Northwestern won at Indiana 25-0 and Michigan won at Harvard 6-3. Army defeated Illinois at Yankee Stadium, 13-0. USC beat California 74-0 and Stanford beat Washington 25-7 Alabama won at Florida, 20-0, Tulane beat Auburn 21-0, Allegheny College did what no other team had done that season, scoring two touchdowns against Dartmouth. Tennessee shut out Carson-Newman College 34-0 November 15 Tennessee and Vanderbilt University, both 6-1-0, met at Nashville, with Tennessee winning 13-0. Notre Dame defeated Drake University 28-7. In Seattle, Washington State won another close one, beating Washington 3-0. Alabama beat LSU in a game at Montgomery, Alabama, 33-0, while Tulane and Georgia met at New Orleans, with Tulane handing the Bulldogs their first loss, 25-0 Northwestern beat Wisconsin 20-7 and Michigan beat Minnesota 7-0 USC defeated visiting Hawaii 52-0, while Stanford beat Caltech, 57-7 Dartmouth won at Cornell 19-13. Army beat Kentucky Wesleyan 47-2 November 22 Notre Dame and Northwestern, both unbeaten met at Evanston, with the Fighting Irish winning 14-0.
Michigan beat Chicago 16-0 Stanford won at California 41-0. Army defeated Ursinus College 18-0. November 27, Thanksgiving Alabama met Georgia in Birmingham; the Crimson Tide extended 13-0, to close the regular season unbeaten. The champion of the South earned a Rose Bowl invitation to face Washington State. USC beat Washington 32-0. Tennessee defeated Kentucky 8-0 and Tulane won over LSU, 12-7. November 29 Notre Dame and Army met at Chicago, with the Irish narrowly winning 7-6. In Philadelphia, Washington State beat Villanova, 13-0, to close its season 9-0-0. Stanford hosted Dartmouth and won 14-7
1921 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team
The 1921 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team represented the Georgia Tech Golden Tornado of the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1921 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The team played its home games at Grant Field, its only loss was in its only road game, at the Polo Grounds in New York City, to undefeated eastern power Penn State. The Tornado was coached by William Alexander in his second year as head coach, compiling an 8–1 record and outscoring opponents 360 to 56; the team shared the SIAA title with the Georgia Bulldogs and Vanderbilt Commodores. Captain Judy Harlan made Walter Camp's third-team All-America. Red Barron led the team in scoring and rushed for 1,459 yards during the season, a school record at the time. In 1921, football used a one-platoon system in which players played offense and special teams. A team which scored a touchdown had the option to kick-off or receive, the ball was much rounder. Coach William Alexander retained his predecessor John Heisman's scheme, using the pre-snap movement of his jump shift offense.
The Tornado captain was senior fullback Judy Harlan, called the school's greatest back by some and one of the country's best defensive backs. In the backfield was halfback Red Barron, who had just recovered from a broken jaw received the previous season in a game against Vanderbilt. Gone from the team were greats such as Buck Flowers and Bill Fincher, who graduated in 1920. Future Tech fullback Sam Murray said about a strong runner during the 1930s, but if I were playing again, I would have one wish – never to see bearing down upon me a more fearsome picture of power than Judy Harlan blocking for Red Barron." In the line at either end were the brothers John and Al Staton. At guard was Oscar Davis, listed on an All-Tech Alexander-era team; the season opened with a 42–0 shutout of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The intense heat made for many substitutions, a number of Tech players starred. Despite the heat, Harlan still smashed into the line; the starting lineup was J. Staton, McRee, McIntyre, Davis, Lyman, A. Staton, Brewster and Harlan.
In the second week of play, Red Barron starred as the Tornado defeated the neighboring Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels 41–0. Dewey Scarboro scored Tech's first touchdown, the second came on a 25-yard run by Barron. In the third quarter, Tech sent in a substitute backfield, more successful; the Tornado had 363 yards from scrimmage to Oglethorpe's four. The starting lineup was Nabelle, Lebey, Davis, Fincher, A. Staton, McDonough, Scarboro and Harlan. Tech shut with 22 first downs. For the first touchdown, Barron threw Staton ran 35 yards for the score; the final score came when Barron had a 63-yard punt return for a touchdown, Judy Harlan had four touchdowns. The starting lineup was J. Staton, McRee, Amis, Lyman, A. Staton, McDonough, Ferst and Harlan; the Tech backfield, led by Barron, defeated Billy Laval's Furman Purple Hurricane 69–0. Milton McManaway played for Furman. Barron had a 55-yard touchdown run. A punt return for a touchdown, with Barron reversing field, was disallowed due to an offside penalty.
Judy Harlan received. The starting lineup was J. Staton, McRee, Amis, Lyman, A. Staton, McDonough, Ferst and Harlan; the Tornado defeated Rutgers in an inter-sectional contest, 48–14. Tech's shift was at its peak, Red Barron was the game's star. Rutgers' Carl Waite threw a 30-yard touchdown to Heinie Benkert; the starting lineup was J. Staton, McRee, Amis, Lyman, A. Staton, McDonough, Brewster and Harlan; the Penn State Nittany Lions' undefeated "Mystery Team" defeated Georgia Tech 28–7 at the Polo Grounds. Both teams used a shift. Tech started strong, Red Barron scored Tech's only touchdown; the game's star play followed: an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Glenn Killinger. Penn State's defense stiffened after that; the starting lineup was J. Staton, McRee, Amis, Lyman, A. Staton, McDonough, Barron and Harlan. "Just as we used to bring in a load of stove wood at nightfall, feed the pigs and milk the cows, so do football teams of note have their chores to perform year in and year out. Georgia Tech performed one of its accustomed tasks Saturday afternoon, when Clemson was decidedly thrashed, but the task was not performed in the usual manner, for Clemson scored a touchdown.
The score was 48 to 7."Tech started the game with a second-string backfield. Clemson scored first, with Burton running in a touchdown. Tech's first score came six seconds before the end of the first quarter, when Red Barron went around the tackle for a touchdown; the second touchdown came after a 20-yard Barron run. Pinkey Hunt got the first score of the second half
California Golden Bears football
The California Golden Bears football team is the college football team of the University of California, Berkeley. The team plays its home games at California Memorial Stadium. Memorial Stadium was built to honor Berkeley alumni and other Californians who died in World War I and modeled after the Colosseum in Rome. Memorial Stadium was named one of the 40 best college football stadiums by the Sporting News; the team has produced two of the oddest and most memorable plays in college football: Roy "Wrong Way" Riegels' fumble recovery and run toward the California goal line in the 1929 Rose Bowl, The Play in the 1982 Big Game with the last play five lateral winning kickoff return. Football was first played on the Berkeley campus in 1882, albeit in a form, it was not until 1886. It played its first annual rivalry game – known as The Big Game – against Stanford University in 1892; this became one of oldest College rivalry games in the United States. Football was put on hiatus in 1906 when it was decided by the Theodore Roosevelt administration that American football was too dangerous a sport and rugby once again took over the scene.
Football returned for good in 1915 and Cal has fielded a team in every year since. The 1920s saw the first golden age of California football, as the Golden Bears went 50 straight games without a defeat from 1920 to 1925, with a record of 46 wins and 4 ties; as of 2010, this is the third-longest unbeaten streak in NCAA history. The 1920–1924 squads were so dominant that they were nicknamed "The Wonder Teams", were coached by Andy Smith, he is considered to be the greatest football coach in Golden Bears' history. He is famous for his defense-oriented strategy of "kick and wait for the breaks". Dying in 1925 with his University of California 10-year record of 74 wins, 16 losses and 7 ties, Smith remained Cal's most winning coach until he got surpassed by Jeff Tedford in 2011. During his time California won three NCAA recognized national titles, four Pacific Coast Conference championships and made three trips to the Rose Bowl. In 1921 it shutout Ohio State 28–0. In 1922 and while swimming in mud, it tied the huge underdog Washington & Jefferson College presidents 0–0, for the sole tie in Rose Bowl history.
One of the stars of this era was Harold "Brick" Muller. A month before the start of the 1920 season he won the Silver Medal in high jump at the Summer Olympics in Belgium, while that winter at the 1921 Rose Bowl win over Ohio State, he threw a touchdown, caught two passes and made several vital tackles, he recovered three fumbles. In 1960 the respected Helms Athletic Foundation crowned the 1920 Cal Bears as the greatest football team in American history. Andy Smith died shortly after the end of the 1925 season, his death was traumatic for the team and the whole university. His replacement was his assistant coach Nibs Price. Price was first hired as a freshman coach in 1918, he recruited the dominant 1919 freshmen team that would become the core of the Wonder Team for the next three years. In their first season without Smith, Cal had its first losing season since 1897. In 1928, the team was again undefeated, with six shutouts and was invited to the Rose Bowl to play against Georgia Tech. While this team is considered to be one of the greats in Cal history, it is remembered for what happened during its game at the Rose Bowl.
It has become the most famous moment in Rose Bowl history. In the second quarter, California's defense forced a Georgia Tech fumble on their own 30-yard line, the loose ball was scooped up by California center Roy Riegels, he began to run towards the Georgia Tech end zone for a score, but in trying to get around the Tech players, he inexplicably turned around and headed in the other direction. Riegels advanced all the way to the Golden Bears' one-yard line before teammate Benny Lom was able to stop him, whereupon he was tackled by what seemed like the entire Georgia Tech team. California elected to punt on the next play; the 1929 team beat PCC champion USC. Two years was Price's last season of coaching football. California football achieved success in the 1930s; those teams were led by coach Stub Ellison, won the PCC championship three times and appeared in the 1938 Rose Bowl. The team was led by the team captain and future member of the College Football Hall of Fame Vic Bottari, who scored two touchdowns with California defeating Alabama, 13–0.
Because of its staunch defense, the 1937 squad that went to the Rose Bowl was coined "The Thunder Team." In 11 games, California limited all of its remaining opponents to only 33 points. There were 5 touchdowns, 42 completions, 60 first downs, 432 passing yards, 858 rushing yards and 1,126 total yards gained against it. All of those are school records; the ESPN College Football Encyclopedia considered them to be better than the 1920 Wonder Team, ranking them as the best in school history. The 1938 Rose Bowl was the last one won by the Golden Bears; the 1947 season saw a dramatic turnaround. The 1946 Bears only won 2 games while losing 7, upon Pappy's arrival they went to 9–1, their only loss was to USC. Known as "Pappy's Boys", the California teams of 1947–1950 won 33 consecutive regular season games, earning three PCC championships and three Rose Bowl berths; however California lost all three Rose Bowls: 20–14 to Northwestern in 1949, 17–14 to Ohio State in 1950, 14–6 to Michigan in 1951. Because of both Cal's return to greatness and Pappy's great character – after the losses, Pappy became admired by
John Griffin "Stumpy" Thomason was a professional American football player who played running back for seven seasons for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football for the 1928 national champion Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team, in the backfield with Warner Mizell. Thomason was All-Southern in 1927. Stumpy Thomason's obituary Stumpy Thomason at Find a Grave
1922 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team
The 1922 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team represented the Georgia Tech Golden Tornado of the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1922 Southern Conference football season. The Tornado was coached by William Alexander in his 3rd year as head coach, compiling a record of 7–2 and outscoring opponents 157 to 59. Red Barron made Walter Camp's second-team All-America. 1922 is the first season of the new Southern Conference, freshmen were barred from play. In the line, at either end one finds Al Staton. At guard was Oscar Davis, who with Barron was named to an All-Tech Alexander era team; the season opened with a 31–6 defeat over the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels. Red Barron scored two touchdowns, Oglethorpe's Adrian Maurer had a 90-yard touchdown run; the starting lineup was J. Staton, Johnson, McIntyre, Davis, Lyman, A. Staton, McDonough, Brewster, Hunt. In the second week of play, Tech beat the Davidson Wildcats 19–0. Red Barron ran for two touchdowns despite playing for only part of the contest.
The starting lineup was J. Staton, Johnson, McIntyre, Davis, A. Staton, Mitchel, McDonough, Rather, Hunt. Tech defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 33–7. Alabama's score came; the starting lineup was J. Staton, Cornell, McIntyre, Davis, A. Staton, Mitchell, McDonough, Barron, McWhorter, Hunt. Red Barron played well in the 13–0 loss to the Navy Midshipmen; the starting lineup was J. Staton, Connell, McIntyre, Davis, A. Staton, Mitchell, McDonough, Barron, McWhorter, Hunt. Tech played Knute Rockne's Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the first time; the Four Horsemen were sophomores playing their first year on the varsity, beat Tech 13–3. The Irish stopped Red Barron; the starting lineup was J. Staton, Usry, McConnel, Davis, Lyman, A. Staton, McDonough, Brewster, Hunt The Clemson Tigers were defeated 21–7. Coach Alexander used a different platoon each quarter; the starting lineup was J. Staton, Usery, McConell, Davis, Lyman, A. Staton, McDonough, Brewster, Hunt. Tech's backfield starred in a 19 -- 7 defeat of Gray.
Jack McDonough scored Brewster another. Flavin scored for Georgetown; the starting lineup was J. Staton, Usry, McIntyre, Davis, A. Staton, Mitchell, McDonough, Brewster, Hunt; the Tornado shutout the NC State Wolfpack 17–0. Henry Reeves made; the starting lineup was Gardner, Johnson, McConnell, Borum, Mitchell, McDonough, Brewster, Hunt Tech beat coach Mike Donahue's rival Auburn Tigers to secure a share of the SoCon championship. The 1922 team is considered one of Auburn's greatest football teams, they had lost only to undefeated Army. Still Tech held the Tigers without a first down in the third periods. Ed Sherling scored Auburn's touchdown on a 16-yard rush; the starting lineup was J. Staton, Usry, McIntyre, Davis, Lyman, A. Staton, McDonough, Brewster, Hunt. Red Barron and Vanderbilt's Lynn Bomar were the only unanimous All-Southern selections; the following chart provides a visual depiction of Tech's lineup during the 1922 season with games started at the position reflected in parenthesis. The chart mimics the offense.
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A quarterback, colloquially known as the "signal caller", is a position in American and Canadian football. Quarterbacks are members of the offensive line up directly behind the offensive line. In modern American football, the quarterback is considered the leader of the offensive team, is responsible for calling the play in the huddle; the quarterback touches the ball on every offensive play, is the offensive player that always throws forward passes. In modern American football, the quarterback is the leader of the offense; the quarterback touches the ball on every offensive play, his successes and failures can have a significant impact on the fortunes of his team. Accordingly, the quarterback is among the most glorified and highest-paid positions in team sports. Prior to each play, the quarterback will tell the rest of his team which play the team will run. After the team is lined up, the center will pass the ball back to the quarterback. On a running play, the quarterback will hand or pitch the ball backwards to a halfback or fullback.
On a passing play, the quarterback is always the player responsible for trying to throw the ball downfield to an eligible receiver. Additionally, the quarterback will run with the football himself, which could be part of a designed play like the option run or quarterback sneak, or it could be an effort to avoid being sacked by the defense. Depending on the offensive scheme by his team, the quarterback's role can vary. In systems like the triple option the quarterback will only pass the ball a few times per game, if at all, while the pass-heavy spread offense as run by schools like Texas Tech requires quarterbacks to throw the ball in most plays; the passing game is emphasized in the Canadian Football League, where there are only three downs as opposed to the four downs used in American football, a larger field of play and an extra eligible receiver. Different skillsets are required of the quarterback in each system - quarterbacks that perform well in a pass-heavy spread offensive system, a popular offensive scheme in the NCAA and NFHS perform well in the National Football League, as the fundamentals of the pro-style offense used in the NFL are different from those in the spread system.
While quarterbacks in Canadian football need to be able to throw the ball and accurately. In general, quarterbacks need to have physical skills such as arm strength and quick throwing motion, in addition to intangibles such as competitiveness, leadership and downfield vision. In the NFL, quarterbacks are required to wear a uniform number between 1 and 19. In the National Collegiate Athletic Association and National Federation of State High School Associations, quarterbacks are required to wear a uniform number between 1 and 49. In the CFL, the quarterback can wear any number from 0 to 49 and 70 to 99; because of their numbering, quarterbacks are eligible receivers in the NCAA, NFHS, CFL. Compared to captains of other team sports, before the implementation of NFL team captains in 2007, the starting quarterback is the de facto team leader and well-respected player on and off the field. Since 2007, when the NFL allowed teams to designate several captains to serve as on-field leaders, the starting quarterback has been one of the team captains as the leader of the team's offense.
In the NFL, while the starting quarterback has no other responsibility or authority, he may, depending on the league or individual team, have various informal duties, such as participation in pre-game ceremonies, the coin toss, or other events outside the game. For instance the starting quarterback is the first player to be presented with the Lamar Hunt Trophy/George Halas Trophy and the Vince Lombardi Trophy; the starting quarterback of the victorious Super Bowl team is chosen for the "I'm going to Disney World!" campaign, whether they are the Super Bowl MVP or not. Dilfer was chosen though teammate Ray Lewis was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXV, due to the bad publicity from Lewis' murder trial the prior year. Being able to rely on a quarterback is vital to team morale. San Diego Chargers safety Rodney Harrison called the 1998 season a "nightmare" because of poor play by Ryan Leaf and Craig Whelihan and, from the rookie Leaf, obnoxious behavior toward teammates. Although their 1999 season replacements Jim Harbaugh and Erik Kramer were not stars, linebacker Junior Seau said "you can't imagine the security we feel as teammates knowing we have two quarterbacks who have performed in this league and know how to handle themselves as players and as leaders".
Commentators have noted the "disproportionate importance" of the quarterback, describing it as the "most glorified -- and scrutinized -- position" in team sports. It is believed that "there is no other position in sports that'dictates the terms' of a game the way quarterback does, whether that impact is positive or negative, as "Everybody feeds off of what the quarterback can and cannot do... Defensively, everybody reacts to what threats or non-threats the quarterback has. Everything else is secondary". "An argument can be made that quarterback is the most influential position in team sport
1928 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team
The 1928 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1928 Southern Conference football season. The team, a member of the Southern Conference, was coached by William Alexander in his ninth year as head coach. Alexander compiled a record of 10–0 and outscored his opponents 213 to 40. Georgia Tech played its home games at Grant Field; the team was selected national champion by Berryman, Boand, Football Research, Houlgate, NCF, Sagarin, while Parke Davis named them co-champion as shared with Detroit. Additionally, USC earned recognition under the Dickinson System. USC declined the 1929 Rose Bowl invitation, resulting in a matchup of Georgia Tech; the game was decided by a safety, scored after Cal's Roy "Wrong Way" Riegels ran 65 yards in the wrong direction. Several Georgia Tech players received postseason honors. Captain and center Peter Pund was a consensus All-American. Coach Knute Rockne said of Tech's 13–0 defeat of Notre Dame, "I sat at Grant Field and saw a magnificent Notre Dame team recoil before the furious pounding of one man–Peter Pund".
Tackle Frank Speer was selected as a first-team All-American by the Associated Press. After the defeat of the Georgia Bulldogs' 1927 Dream and Wonder team, Georgia Tech returned all but one of its key players. Alabama coach Wallace Wade said Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt had the best chances of winning a southern title. Georgia Tech head coach William Alexander held daily scrimmages; the Golden Tornado was led by center and senior captain Peter Pund, never penalized, was a key player on defense. Halfback Warner Mizell headed a powerful backfield that included Stumpy Thomason and Father Lumpkin. Georgia Tech opened the season on October 6 with a 13–0 defeat of the VMI Keydets, in a game marred by fumbles in every quarter. Tech gained 307 yards and VMI 159; the Georgia Tech line "tore the V. M. I. line to shreds" and all members of the backfield played well. W. R. Tichenor was umpire. Georgia Tech's starting lineup was Holland, Westbrook, Drennon, Waddey, Mizell and Randolph. In the second week of play, Georgia Tech scored twice on forward passes to beat the Tulane Green Wave 12–0.
The first one came in the second quarter. The second came in the fourth quarter on a pass from Dunlap to Stumpy Thomason. Georgia Tech started the second half of the game with a fierce drive down to the 1-yard line when Randolph fumbled the ball away. Georgia Tech next defeated coach Knute Rockne's Notre Dame Fighting Irish 13–0. Father Lumpkin intercepted two Irish passes, setting up the winning score by running the second interception down to the 3-yard line. After the game, coach Rockne said, "I sat at Grant Field and saw a magnificent Notre Dame team recoil before the furious pounding of one man–Peter Pund... Nobody could stop him. I counted 20 scoring plays that this man ruined". Rockne also wrote of an attack on his coaching in the Atlanta Journal, "I am surprised that a paper of such fine, high standing would allow a zipper to write in his particular vein... the article by Fuzzy Woodruff was not called for". Tech's backfield coach Don Miller was a former player of Rockne's, one of the "Four Horsemen".
As coach Alexander explained, "Coach Miller knows the Notre Dame offense of Knute Rockne as well as any man alive. It's the same offense that Kid Woodruff has at Georgia."Georgia Tech's starting lineup was Holland, Westbrook, Drennon, Waddey, Mizell and Randolph. The Golden Tornado invaded North Carolina for the first time and beat the Tar Heels 20–7. Georgia Tech started the game with its second stringers. Four minutes into the game, Earl Dunlap hit Tom Jones with a 55-yard touchdown pass; the next score came. The third was a short run Dunlap set up by a pass to Holland. In the second half, Tech made two first downs to ten for North Carolina. Georgia Tech's starting lineup was Jones, Westbrook, Drennon, Waddey, Mizell and Randolph. Georgia Tech defeated the local Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels 32–7. Light rain kept the attendance at 8,000. After a 7–7 tie in the first half, the Petrels were smothered "under an avalanche of off tackle plays" in the second. Cy Bell was Oglethorpe's star. Stumpy Thomason had multiple long gains.
Tech gained 320 yards to Oglethorpe's 62 yards. W. R. Tichenor was umpire. Georgia Tech's starting lineup was Jones, Edwards, Brooke, Waddey, Wilson and Randolph. Georgia Tech ended the Jimmy Armistead-led Vanderbilt Commodores' hopes of a southern title with a 19–7 victory; the ground-gaining of Thomason and Mizell carried Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech's first touchdown came on a 45-yard pass from Tom Jones to Warner Mizell on a triple pass play. Georgia Tech's next score came on an