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1942 Georgia Bulldogs football team

The 1942 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1942 college football season. Led by Heisman Trophy winner Frank Sinkwich, the Bulldogs compiled an 11–1 record and won the Rose Bowl. The 75–0 win over Florida is the largest margin of victory in the series history.[1] The Bulldogs were ranked second in the final AP Poll, conducted before bowl season. While the Ohio State Buckeyes were crowned national champions by AP, Georgia was named national champion by NCAA-designated major selectors of Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Houlgate, Litkenhous, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess), and Williamson.[2] The Buckeyes did not compete in a bowl game in 1942.

1942 Georgia Bulldogs football
Georgia Athletics logo.svg
National champion (various)
SEC champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 9–0 vs. UCLA
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 2
1942 record11–1 (6–1 SEC)
Head coachWally Butts (4th season)
CaptainFrank Sinkwich
Home stadiumSanford Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →
1942 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Georgia $ 6 1 0     11 1 0
No. 5 Georgia Tech 4 1 0     9 2 0
No. 7 Tennessee 4 1 0     9 1 1
No. 18 Mississippi State 5 2 0     8 2 0
No. 10 Alabama 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 3 2 0     7 3 0
No. 16 Auburn 3 3 0     6 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     6 4 0
Florida 1 3 0     3 7 0
Tulane 1 4 0     4 5 0
Kentucky 0 5 0     3 6 1
Ole Miss 0 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 19at Kentucky
W 7–6
September 25vs. Jacksonville NAS*
W 14–0
October 3Furman*W 40–7
October 10vs. Ole MissW 48–13
October 17TulaneNo. 2
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
W 40–0
October 24at Cincinnati*No. 2W 35–13
October 31vs. No. 3 AlabamaNo. 2W 21–10
November 7vs. FloridaNo. 1W 75–0
November 14at Chattanooga*No. 1W 40–0
November 21vs. AuburnNo. 1L 13–27
November 28No. 2 Georgia Tech No. 5
W 34–0
January 1, 1943vs. No. 13 UCLA*No. 2W 9–0
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1942 football schedule[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dan Magill, "Magill: Dogs' 75–0 thumping of Gators most memorable Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine", Athens Banner-Herald (October 30, 2008). Retrieved August 20, 2011.
  2. ^ 2017 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). Indianapolis: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. July 2017. p. 112. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "1942 Football Schedule". GeorgiaDogs.com. Retrieved December 15, 2012.