1903 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Team
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1903 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Team
1903 Georgia Tech football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1903 record3-5 (1-4 SIAA)
Head coachOliver Huie (1st season)
CaptainJesse Thrash
Home stadiumPiedmont Park
Seasons
← 1902
1904 →
1903 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Clemson + 2 0 1     4 1 1
Cumberland + 4 1 1     6 1 1
Sewanee 5 1 0     7 1 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 1     6 1 1
Mississippi A&M 2 0 2     3 0 2
Georgia 3 2 0     3 4 0
Ole Miss 1 1 1     2 1 1
Texas 0 0 1     5 1 2
Kentucky State 0 0 0     7 1 0
Alabama 3 4 0     3 4 0
Auburn 2 3 0     4 3 0
Tennessee 2 4 0     4 5 0
Georgia Tech 1 4 0     3 5 0
Tulane 0 1 1     2 2 1
Mercer 0 1 0     0 1 0
Nashville 0 2 0     2 2 0
LSU 0 5 0     4 5 0
SW Presbyterian            
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1903 Georgia Tech football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1903 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. Despite Tech sources not recording it, Mercer sources insist Georgia Tech defeated Mercer in 1903 by a score of 46 to 0.[1][2][3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 10MercerW 46-0
October 17Clemson
L 0-73
October 25Georgia
L 0-38
October 31at Howard (AL)*W 37-0
November 7Florida State College*
  • Piedmont Park
  • Atlanta, GA
W 17-0
November 14Auburn
L 5-10
November 21at TennesseeL 0-11
November 26South Carolina*
  • Piedmont Park
  • Atlanta, GA
L 0-16
  • *Non-conference game

[4][5]

Season summary

Week 1: Clemson

Clemson's 73-0 victory over Georgia Tech led Clemson to name a street on the campus for John Heisman and to Georgia Tech's hiring him the next season. The week before Clemson beat Georgia 29 to 0. Georgia offered a bushel of apples for every point Clemson could score over its rival Tech. Clemson rushed for 615 yards.[6]

References

  1. ^ Robert E. Wilder (2011). Gridiron Glory Days: Football at Mercer, 1892-1942. p. 13. ISBN 9780881462678.
  2. ^ Scott Thompson (September 29, 2000). Dublin: The Emerald City. p. 135. ISBN 9781439610787.
  3. ^ Jon Nelson (July 1, 2012). A History of College Football in Georgia. p. 18. ISBN 9781614236139.
  4. ^ "Georgia Tech Media Guide". Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/m/mercer/1900-1904_yearly_results.php
  6. ^ Foster Senn (October 17, 1987). "This Day in Tiger Football". Clemson University Football Programs - Clemson vs Duke: 81.



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