1898 Georgia Bulldogs football team

The 1898 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1898 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The Bulldogs competed as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) and compiled a 4–2 record. The team got off to 4–0 start that included a second straight victory over Georgia Tech, but finished with losses to Auburn and North Carolina. 1898 also marked the first time the Bulldogs beat Vanderbilt in three tries. This was the team's second and final season under the guidance of head coach Charles McCarthy.

1898 Georgia Bulldogs football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1898 record4–2 (3–1 SIAA)
Head coachCharles McCarthy (2nd season)
CaptainH. S. Walden
Home stadiumHerty Field
Seasons
← 1897
1899 →
1898 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Sewanee $ 3 0 0     4 0 0
Auburn 2 0 0     2 1 0
LSU 1 0 0     1 0 0
Georgia 3 1 0     4 2 0
Clemson 1 1 0     3 1 0
Tulane 1 1 0     1 1 0
Kentucky State 0 0 0     7 0 0
Vanderbilt 1 2 0     1 5 0
Texas 0 1 0     5 1 0
Ole Miss 0 1 0     1 1 0
Nashville 0 2 0     0 2 0
Georgia Tech 0 3 0     0 3 0
Cumberland 0 0 0     0 0 0
SW Presbyterian 0 0 0     0 0 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The backfield was led by quarterbacks "Kid" Huff and F. K. McCutcheon, and fullback A. Clarence Jones, one of the south's best punters. Jones was selected All-Southern by W. A. Lambeth of Virginia. Quarterback Huff saved a touchdown in the Vanderbilt game when he tackled the large Wallace Crutchfield.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 8ClemsonW 20–8
October 15Atlanta A. C.*
  • Herty Field
  • Athens, GA
W 14–0
October 22Georgia Tech
W 15–0
October 29VanderbiltW 4–02,000
November 12North Carolina*Macon, GAL 44–0
November 24vs. AuburnAtlanta (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry)L 18–17
  • *Non-conference game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Georgia 1898 results". georgiadogs.com. Retrieved December 14, 2012.