Need a topic to get you kids off of the shenanigans that have broken out since my last post.
Saw a tweet about the Georgia Tech 1918 season today, and well, it probably won’t get anyone off the “damn is there even going to be a season” topic, but it does make for a nice segue into Richard Hefner’s Way-too-Early Georgia Tech preview. Gonna take a lot more than a pandemic to stop football down here in the south.
FWIW Tech went 6-1 that season and was coached by some guy named John Heisman. Pitt went 4-1 and they were coached by one Pop Warner. Interestingly enough Pitt handed tech their only loss that season. A 32-0 beatdown at Forbes field. Those 32 points represent the only points scored against Georgia Tech all season. (It’s unknown if the fans were wearing masks…) The header image on this post is a picture from the actual game. Per wikipedia: Pitt’s Tom Davies runs against undefeated and unscored upon Georgia Tech in the 1918 game at Forbes Field. Pitt won the game 32–0 and is considered by many to be that season’s national champion.
Tech’s 1918 football schedule. Maybe they were overconfident after the NC State game? Note that Pitt’s attendance has basically not changed in 100 years…
A Way to Early Look at Roster Changes
by Richard Hefner (Pitt-Cocks Fan)
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