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1908 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1908 record6–3 (4–3 SIAA)
Head coachJohn Heisman (5th season)
CaptainChip Robert
Home stadiumPonce de Leon Park
Seasons
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1908 SIAA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
LSU § 2 0 0     10 0 0
Auburn § 4 1 0     6 1 0
Vanderbilt 3 0 1     7 2 1
Tennessee 3 2 0     7 2 0
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     6 3 0
Georgia 2 2 1     5 2 1
Alabama 1 1 1     6 1 1
Sewanee 1 1 1     4 1 3
Mississippi A&M 1 3 0     3 4 0
Ole Miss 0 2 0     3 5 0
Mercer 0 3 0     3 4 0
Clemson 0 4 0     1 6 0
Nashville            
§ – Conference co-champions

The 1908 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1908 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. J. R. Davis was selected All-Southern. Vanderbilt coach Dan McGugin wrote, "He has one glaring fault—a tendency to tackle around the eyebrows. Otherwise he is a splendid foot ball man. He weighs two hundred pounds, is never hurt, never fumbles, bucks a line hard and furnishes excellent interference. He was the strength and stay of Tech."[1]

Before the season

The University of Georgia attacked Tech's recruitment tactics in football.[2] UGA alumni incited a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association investigation into Tech's recruitment of a player UGA had recruited as well. The Georgia Alumni claimed that Tech had created a fraudulent scholarship fund, which they used to persuade the player to attend Tech rather than UGA.[2] The SIAA ruled in favor of Tech, but the 1908 game was cancelled that season due to bad blood between the rivals.[2]

Schedule

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The team in action.

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 3Gordon*
  • Piedmont Park
  • Atlanta, GA
W 32–0
October 10Mooney*
  • Piedmont Park
  • Atlanta, GA
W 30–0
October 17Mississippi A&M
  • Ponce de Leon Park
  • Atlanta, GA
W 23–0
October 24Alabama
  • Ponce de Leon Park
  • Atlanta, GA
W 11–6
October 31Tennessee
  • Ponce de Leon Park
  • Atlanta, GA
L 5–6
November 7Auburn
  • Ponce de Leon Park
  • Atlanta, GA (Rivalry)
L 0–44
November 14Sewanee
  • Ponce de Leon Park
  • Atlanta, GA
L 0–6
November 19Mercer
  • Ponce de Leon Park
  • Atlanta, GA
W 16–6
November 26Clemson
  • Ponce de Leon Park
  • Atlanta, GA (Rivalry)
W 30–6
  • *Non-conference game

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References


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