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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]

Georgetown Tigers football
2017 Georgetown Tigers football team
Georgetown Tigers wordmark.svg
Athletic directorBrian Evans
Head coachBill Cronin
21st season, 186–34 (.845)
StadiumToyota Stadium
(Capacity: 5,000 (expandable to 20,000))
LocationGeorgetown, Kentucky
LeagueNAIA
ConferenceMid-South Conference
DivisionBluegrass
Claimed nat'l titlesNAIA: 3 (1991, 2000, 2001)
National finalistNAIA: 2 (1999, 2002)
Conference titles17 (17 MSC)
ColorsBlack and Orange[1]
         
WebsiteGeorgetown Athletics

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Program accomplishmentsEdit

  • 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

HistoryEdit

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

The Kevin Donley eraEdit

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:

1982Edit

(2–9 overall, 1–6 conference)

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 4West Virginia Tech*Georgetown, KYW 21–17
September 11at Northwood*L 13–70
September 18at Davidson*Davidson, NCL 21–33
September 25at Emory & Henry*L 20–21
October 2at FranklinL 6–41
October 9at Saint Joseph’sL 14–31
October 16ButlerGeorgetown, KYL 0–39
October 23at IndianapolisIndianapolis, INL 7–30
October 30AshlandGeorgetown, KYL 0–56
November 6at ValparaisoValparaiso, INW 23–21
November 13at EvansvilleL 14–59
  • *Non-conference game

1983Edit

(7–3 overall, 2–3 conference)

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 10at West Virginia Tech*Montgomery, WVW 6–3
September 17Kentucky Wesleyan*Georgetown, KYW 16–14
September 24at Emory & Henry*W 20–0
October 1at Franklin*W 33–24
October 8at Saint Joseph’s*W 29–27
October 15at ButlerIndianapolis, INL 14–38
October 22IndianapolisGeorgetown, KYW 9–0
October 29at AshlandAshland, OHL 7–20
November 5ValparaisoGeorgetown, KYL 8–24
November 12at EvansvilleW 16–14
  • *Non-conference game

1984Edit

(4–6 overall, 0–2 conference)

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 1at Morehead State*Morehead State, KYL 0–31
September 8at West Virginia Tech*Montgomery, WVL 16–26
September 15at Kentucky Wesleyan*Owensboro, KYW 47–3
September 22Emory & Henry*Georgetown, KYW 17–0
September 29at Butler*Indianapolis, INL 7–33
October 6AshlandGeorgetown, KYL 19–24
January 3Franklin*Georgetown, KYL 10–27
October 27at IndianapolisIndianapolis, INL 7–35
January 4Evansville*Georgetown, KYW 29–27
January 5Saint Joseph’s*Georgetown, KYW 30–0
  • *Non-conference game

1985Edit

(4–6 overall, 1–2 conference)

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 7at West Virginia Tech*Montgomery, WVL 9–22
September 14at Carson-Newman*L 12–17
September 21Kentucky Wesleyan*Georgetown, KYW 16–12
September 28Butler*Georgetown, KYL 18–31
October 5at AshlandAshland, OHL 7–41
October 12at Franklin*L 10–27
October 19at CumberlandsWilliamsburg, KYW 67–19
October 26IndianapolisGeorgetown, KYL 10–35
November 2at Evansville*W 23–21
November 9at Saint Joseph’s*W 41–14
  • *Non-conference game

1986Edit

(6–4 overall, 1–2 conference)

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 6at Carson-Newman*L 14–38
September 13Union*Georgetown, KYW 31–0
September 20at Kentucky Wesleyan*Owensboro, KYW 47–14
September 27at Hanover*Hanover, INW 31–18
October 4AshlandGeorgetown, KYL 21–23
October 11at Franklin*L 19–24
October 18CumberlandsGeorgetown, KYW 34–6
October 25at IndianapolisIndianapolis, INL 13–30
November 1at Evansville*W 21–14
November 8West Virginia Tech*Georgetown, KYW 39–0
  • *Non-conference game

1987Edit

(8–3 overall, 4–2 conference)

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 12Tiffin*Georgetown, KYW 41–14
September 19at UnionBarbourville, KYW 37–10
September 26Hanover*Georgetown, KYW 37–14
October 3at Urbana*W 37–13
October 10at AshlandAshland, OHL 20–27
October 17at CumberlandsWilliamsburg, KYW 34–24
October 24at Franklin*W 38–27
October 31IndianapolisGeorgetown, KYW 31–9
November 7at EvansvilleL 3–7
November 14Kentucky WesleyanGeorgetown, KYW 34–0
November 21Westminster*Lexington, KY (NAIA D-II First Round)L 17–24
  • *Non-conference game

1988Edit

(7–3 overall, 4–1 conference)

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 3at St. Francis (IL)*L 7–16
September 10UnionGeorgetown, KYW 19–13
September 17at Dayton*Dayton, OHL 7–23
September 24at Hanover*Hanover, INW 40–15
October 1at EvansvilleW 14–7
October 8at Tiffin*Tiffin, OHW 7–0
October 15at Franklin*W 41–7
October 22CumberlandsGeorgetown, KYL 27–34
November 5at Kentucky WesleyanOwensboro, KYW 32–0
November 12CampbellsvilleGeorgetown, KYW 51–7
  • *Non-conference game

1989Edit

(7–3–1 overall, 5–0 conference)

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 2at Tennessee Wesleyan*W 42–0
September 9at St. Francis (IL)*L 19–40
September 16at EvansvilleW 28–21
September 23Hanover*Georgetown, KYT 14–14
September 30at UnionBarbourbille, KYW 24–0
October 7at CumberlandsWilliamsburg, KYW 48–7
October 14at Dayton*Dayton, OHL 7–27
October 21at Franklin*W 48–28
November 4Kentucky WesleyanGeorgetown, KYW 55–0
November 11at CampbellsvilleCampbellsville, KYW 63–6
November 18at Westminster*New Wilmington, PA (NAIA D-II First Round)L 9–29
  • *Non-conference game

1990Edit

(9–2 overall, 4–0 conference)

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 8Findlay*Georgetown, KYW 21–14
September 15Urbana*Georgetown, KYW 27–6
September 22at Hanover*Hanover, INL 14–17
September 29EvansvilleGeorgetown, KYW 37–14
October 6Mount St. Joseph*Georgetown, KYW 63–0
October 13UnionGeorgetown, KYW 62–15
October 20CumberlandsGeorgetown, KYW 64–24
October 27at Tennessee Wesleyan*Athens, TNW 65–0
November 3at Lambuth*Jackson, TNW 63–7
November 10at CampbellsvilleCampbellsville, KYW 28–13
November 17at Westminster*New Wilmington, PA (NAIA D-II First Round)L 13–47
  • *Non-conference game

1991Edit

(13–1 overall, 6–0 conference)

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 14at Mount St. Joseph*Cincinnati, OHW 53–14
September 21at Urbana*Urbana, OHW 78–25
September 28Hanover*Georgetown, KYW 55–46
October 5at EvansvilleEvansville, INW 56–10
October 12Shepherd*Georgetown, KYL 31–34
October 19at UnionBarbourville, KYW 49–26
October 26at CumberlandsWilliamsburg, KYW 63–7
November 2TusculumGeorgetown, KYW 70–7
November 9LambuthGeorgetown, KYW 77–0
November 16CampbellsvilleGeorgetown, KYW 63–14
November 23Eureka*Georgetown, KY (NAIA D-II First Round)W 42–14
December 7at Findlay*Findlay, OH (NAIA D-II Quarterfinal)W 37–19
December 14Peru State*Georgetown, KY (NAIA D-II Semifinal)W 42–28
December 21Pacific Lutheran*Georgetown, KY (NAIA D-II Championship)W 28–20
  • *Non-conference game

1992Edit

(8–3 overall, 4–1 conference)

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 12Mount St. Joseph*Georgetown, KYW 60–8
September 19Urbana*Georgetown, KYW 49–8
September 26at Knoxville*W 60–32
October 3at Olivet Nazarene*Bourbonnais, ILW 42–17
October 10at Westminster*New Wilmington, PAL 6–25
October 17UnionGeorgetown, KYW 48–41
October 24CumberlandsGeorgetown, KYW 61–0
October 31at TusculumGreeneville, TNW 35–25
November 7at LambuthJackson, TNW 48–32
November 14at CampbellsvilleCampbellsville, KYL 27–29
November 21at Findlay*Findlay, OH (NAIA D-II First Round)L 14–32
  • *Non-conference game

Other notable yearsEdit

2001Edit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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