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. 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. The Buckeyes did not compete in a bowl game in 1942.
|1942 Georgia Bulldogs football|
National champion (various)
Rose Bowl champion
|1942 record||11–1 (6–1 SEC)|
|Head coach||Wally Butts (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Sanford Stadium|
|1942 SEC football standings|
|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|
|No. 16 Auburn||3||–||3||–||0||6||–||4||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 19||at Kentucky||W 7–6|
|September 25||Jacksonville NAS*||W 14–0|
|October 3||Furman*||W 40–7|
|October 10||at Ole Miss||W 48–13|
|October 17||Tulane||No. 2||W 40–0|
|October 24||at Cincinnati*||No. 2||W 35–13|
|October 31||No. 3 Alabama||No. 2||W 21–10|
|November 7||vs. Florida||No. 1||W 75–0|
|November 14||at Chattanooga*||No. 1||W 40–0|
|November 21||vs. Auburn||No. 1||L 13–27|
|November 28||No. 2 Georgia Tech||No. 5||W 34–0|
|January 1, 1943||vs. No. 13 UCLA*||No. 2||W 9–0|
- Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1942 football schedule
- 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.
- 2017 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). Indianapolis: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. July 2017. p. 112. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
- "1942 Football Schedule". GeorgiaDogs.com. Retrieved December 15, 2012.
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