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1920's Football History
by UGA Sports Communications
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1920 | Schedule | Letterwinners
H.J. Stegeman takes over as head coach. In his first season, he compiled a 8-0-1 record which included a Southern Intercollegiate championship. It was Georgia’s first undefeated season since 1896. Georgia is unofficially dubbed the ‘Bulldogs” by Atlanta sportswriter Cliff Wheatley.

1921 | Schedule | Letterwinners
Georgia linemen Owen Reynolds, Bum Day, and Artie Pew are named to the All-Southern team along with guard Hugh Whelchel. The team completed the season with a 7-2-1 record.

1922 | Schedule | Letterwinners
Hugh “Puss” Whelchel, an outstanding offensive guard, is named captain of the 1922 team. He blocked 19 kicks in his football career at Georgia.

1923 | Schedule | Letterwinners
George “Kid” Woodruff, former captain and star quarterback of the 1911 squad, assumes head coaching responsibilities for a token salary of $1 per year. He introduced the Notre Dame formation to the South with the help of two Knute Rockne disciples, line coach Harry Mehre and backfield coach Frank Thomas.

1924 | Schedule | Letterwinners
Coach Woodruff leads Georgia to its eighth consecutive winning season, finishing the year with a 7-3-0 record.

1925 | Schedule | Letterwinners
Ralph Thompson serves as captain of the team which defeated Auburn, 34-0, in Columbus.

1926 | Schedule | Letterwinners
Georgia posts a 14-13 come-from-behind victory over Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs were down 13-0 at the half when Herdis McCrary and Captain George Morton scored one touchdown apiece in the third and fourth quarters.

1927 | Schedule | Letterwinners
Coach Woodruff, in his last season at Georgia, leads the Bulldogs to a 9-1-0 record. The team produced two All-Americans, I.M. “Chick” Shiver and Tom Nash. Nash later went on to become Georgia’s first professional football player.

1928 | Schedule | Letterwinners
Former assistant coach Harry Mehre is named head coach following George Woodruff’s retirement. He compiled a 4-5-0 record in his first season. Georgia breaks ground for the construction of Sanford Stadium.

1929 | Schedule | Letterwinners
Georgia plays its inaugural game at Sanford Stadium on Oct. 12 against Yale, the mighty team from the East. Georgia shuts out the Yale Bulldogs in a shocking 15-0 upset in front of a sell-out crowd.