1962 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Team
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1962 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Team
1962 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
1962 record7-3-1 (5-2 SEC)
Head coachBobby Dodd (18th season)
CaptainTom Winingder
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 53,300)
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Ole Miss $ 6 0 0     10 0 0
No. 5 Alabama 6 1 0     10 1 0
No. 7 LSU 5 1 0     9 1 1
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 3 1
Florida 4 2 0     7 4 0
Auburn 4 3 0     6 3 1
Georgia 2 3 1     3 4 3
Kentucky 2 3 1     3 5 2
Mississippi State 2 5 0     3 6 0
Tennessee 2 6 0     4 6 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     1 9 0
Tulane 0 7 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1962 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1962 NCAA University Division football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by 18th-year head coach Bobby Dodd, and played their home games at the newly expanded Grant Field in Atlanta.

On November 17, 1962, Georgia Tech pulled off a huge upset over defending national champions Alabama, ending their 27-game undefeated streak. The Yellow Jackets stopped a go-ahead two point conversion from Alabama and then intercepted a pass from Joe Namath deep in Georgia Tech territory late in the fourth quarter to seal the deal.[1] Georgia Tech finished the regular season fourth in the Southeastern Conference, with a 7-2-1 overall record and ranked 11th in the final Coaches' Poll. They were invited to the 1962 Bluebonnet Bowl, where they lost to Missouri.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 22Clemson*W 26-951,140
September 29at FloridaNo. 8W 17-044,500
October 6LSUNo. 5
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
NBCL 7-1049,744
October 13Tennessee
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia (rivalry)
W 17-052,223
October 20at AuburnL 14-1756,319
October 27Tulanedagger
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
W 42-1246,370
November 3at Duke*W 20-944,000
November 10Florida State*
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
T 14-1443,802
November 17No. 1 Alabama
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
W 7-652,971
December 1at GeorgiaW 37-655,000
December 22vs. Missouri*CBSL 10-1455,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[3]

References

  1. ^ "First Tide Defeat". New York Times. November 18, 1962. p. S1.
  2. ^ "1962 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 171



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