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1919 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team

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1919 record  7–3 (2–1 SIAA)
Captain  Pup Phillips
Offensive scheme  Jump shift
Home stadium  Grant Field
1919 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team
Conference  Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Head coach  John Heisman (16th year)

The 1919 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team represented the Georgia Tech Golden Tornado of the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1919 college football season. The Tornado was coached by John Heisman in his 15th year as head coach, compiling a record of 7–3 (2–1 SIAA) and outscoring opponents 257 to 33.

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Before the season

Jack McDonough started at quarterback as a true freshman when Marshall Guill was moved to end.

Vanderbilt

Tech beat Dan McGugin's Vanderbilt Commodores in the mud 20–0, giving the Commodores their only loss on the season. Buck Flowers and fullback Bill Gaiver starred.

The starting lineup was: Fincher (left end), Higgins (left tackle), Lebey (left guard), Amis (center), Dowling (right guard), Huffines (right tackle), Staton (right end), Guill (quarterback), Flowers (left halfback), Barron (right halfback), Gavier (fullback).

Pittsburgh

Tech was beaten 16–6 by Pop Warner's Pittsburgh Panthers.

Davidson

Tech beat 33–0, Flowers running around his old teammates.

Washington & Lee

Quarterback Jim Mattox made the field goal to help Washington & Lee upset Tech. the first loss to a Southern team since 1914 for Tech.

The starting lineup was: Fincher (left end), Doyal (left tackle), Lebey (left guard), Phillips (center), Dowling (right guard), Higgins (right tackle), Staton (right end), Guill (quarterback), Flowers (left halfback), Ferst (right halfback), Gavier (fullback).

Georgetown

Dewey Scarboro returned a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown in the 27–0 win over Georgetown.

Auburn

The Auburn Tigers beat Tech 14–7, its first loss to an SIAA school in five years. Auburn's Fatty Warren "waddled" for a 40-yard touchdown off a blocked punt in the victory.

The starting lineup was Guill (left end), Fincher (left tackle), Lebey (left guard), Phillips (center), Dowling (right guard), Huffines (right tackle), Staton (right end), McDonough (quarterback), Barron (left halfback), Ferst (right halfback), Harlan (fullback).

Postseason

After a divorce in 1919, Heisman left Atlanta to prevent any social embarrassment to his former wife, who chose to remain in the city. He picked Bill Alexander as successor and went back to Penn for three seasons from 1920–1922.

References

1919 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team Wikipedia


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