Puneet Varma

1922 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Conference  Southern Conference
Offensive scheme  Jump shift
Home stadium  Grant Field
1922 record  7–2 (4–0 SoCon)
Captain  John McIntyre
1922 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team
Head coach  William Alexander (3rd year)

The 1922 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team represented the Georgia Tech Golden Tornado of the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1922 Southern Conference football season. The Tornado was coached by William Alexander in his 3rd year as head coach, compiling a record of 7–2 (4–0 SoCon) and outscoring opponents 157 to 59.

Contents

Red Barron made Walter Camp's second-team All-America.

Before the season

1922 is the first season of the new Southern Conference, and freshmen were barred from play.

In the line, at either end one finds brothers John and Al Staton. At guard was Oscar Davis, who with Barron was later named to an All-Tech Alexander era team.

Oglethorpe

The season opened with a 31–6 defeat over the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels. Red Barron scored two touchdowns, and Oglethorpe's Adrian Maurer had a 90-yard touchdown run.

The starting lineup was J. Staton (left end), Johnson (left tackle), McIntyre (left guard), Frye (center), Davis (right guard), Lyman (right tackle), A. Staton (right end), McDonough (quarterback), Barron (left halfback), Brewster (right halfback), Hunt (fullback).

Davidson

In the second week of play, Tech beat the Davidson Wildcats 19–0. Red Barron ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns despite playing for only part of the contest.

The starting lineup was J. Staton (left end), Johnson (left tackle), McIntyre (left guard), Frye (center), Davis (right guard), A. Staton (right tackle), Mitchel(right end), McDonough (quarterback), Barron (left halfback), Rather (right halfback), Hunt (fullback).

Alabama

Tech defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 33–7. Alabama's score came when Country Oliver returned a kickoff 95 yards.

The starting lineup was J. Staton (left end), Cornell (left tackle), McIntyre (left guard), Frye (center), Davis (right guard), A. Staton (right tackle), Mitchell (right end), McDonough (quarterback), Barron (left halfback), McWhorter (right halfback), Hunt (fullback).

Navy

Red Barron played well in the 13–0 loss to the Navy Midshipmen.

The starting lineup was J. Staton (left end), Connell (left tackle), McIntyre (left guard), Frye (center), Davis (right guard), A. Staton (right tackle), Mitchell (right end), McDonough (quarterback), Barron (left halfback), McWhorter (right halfback), Hunt (fullback).

Notre Dame

Tech played Knute Rockne's Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the first time. The Four Horsemen were sophomores playing their first year on the varsity, and beat Tech 13–3. The Irish stopped Red Barron.

The starting lineup was J. Staton (left end), Usry (left tackle), McConnel (left guard), Frye (center), Davis (right guard), Lyman (right tackle), A. Staton (right end), McDonough (quarterback), Barron (left halfback), Brewster (right halfback), Hunt (fullback)

Clemson

The Clemson Tigers were defeated 21–7. Coach Alexander used a different platoon each quarter.

The starting lineup was J. Staton (left end), Usery (left tackle), McConell (left guard), Frye (center), Davis (right guard), Lyman (right tackle), A. Staton (right end), McDonough (quarterback), Barron (left halfback), Brewster (right halfback), Hunt (fullback).

Georgetown

Tech's backfield starred in a 19–7 defeat of the Georgetown Hilltoppers. Jack McDonough scored two touchdowns and Brewster another. Flavin scored for Georgetown.

The starting lineup was J. Staton (left end), Usry (left tackle), McIntyre (left guard), Frye (center), Davis (right guard), A. Staton (right tackle), Mitchell (right end), McDonough (quarterback), Barron (left halfback), Brewster (right halfback), Hunt (fullback).

NC State

The Tornado shutout the NC State Wolfpack 17–0. Henry Reeves made a 40-yard drop kick.

The starting lineup was Gardner (left end), Johnson (left tackle), McConnell (left guard), Fleetwood (center), Borum (right guard), Lyman (right tackle), Mitchell (right end), McDonough (quarterback), Barron (left halfback), Brewster (right halfback), Hunt (fullback)

Auburn

Tech beat coach Mike Donahue's rival Auburn Tigers to secure a share of the SoCon championship. The 1922 team is considered one of Auburn's greatest football teams, and they had lost only to undefeated Army. Still Tech held the Tigers without a first down in the second and third periods. Ed Sherling scored Auburn's touchdown on a 16-yard rush.

The starting lineup was J. Staton (left end), Usry (left tackle), McIntyre (left guard), Frye (center), Davis (right guard), Lyman (right tackle), A. Staton (right end), McDonough (quarterback), Barron (left halfback), Brewster (right halfback), Hunt (fullback).

Postseason

Red Barron and Vanderbilt's Lynn Bomar were the only unanimous All-Southern selections.

Depth chart

The following chart provides a visual depiction of Tech's lineup during the 1922 season with games started at the position reflected in parenthesis. The chart mimics the offense after the jump shift has taken place.

References

1922 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team Wikipedia


Similar Topics
The Nun and the Devil
Sarai (rapper)
Mervyn Travers
Topics