|1962 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football|
|1962 record||7–3–1 (5–2 SEC)|
|Head coach||Bobby Dodd (18th season)|
|Home stadium||Grant Field |
|1962 SEC football standings|
|#3/3 Ole Miss †||6||–||0||–||0||10||–||0||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1962 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1962 NCAA University Division football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by 18th-year head coach Bobby Dodd, and played their home games at the newly expanded Grant Field in Atlanta.
On November 17, 1962, Georgia Tech pulled off a huge upset over defending national champions Alabama, ending their 27-game undefeated streak. The Yellow Jackets stopped a go-ahead two point conversion from Alabama and then intercepted a pass from Joe Namath deep in Georgia Tech territory late in the fourth quarter to seal the deal. Georgia Tech finished the regular season fourth in the Southeastern Conference, with a 7–2–1 overall record and ranked 11th in the final Coaches' Poll. They were invited to the 1962 Bluebonnet Bowl, where they lost to Missouri.
Schedule[edit | edit source]
|September 22||Clemson*||W 26–9||51,140|
|September 29||at Florida||No. 8||W 17–0||44,500|
|October 6||LSU||No. 5||NBC||L 7–10||49,744|
|October 13||Tennessee||W 17–0||52,223|
|October 20||at Auburn||L 14–17||56,319|
|October 27||Tulane||W 42–12||46,370|
|November 3||at Duke*||W 20–9||44,000|
|November 10||Florida State*||T 14–14||43,802|
|November 17||No. 1 Alabama||W 7–6||52,971|
|December 1||at Georgia||W 37–6||55,000|
|December 22||vs. Missouri*||CBS||L 10–14||55,000|
References[edit | edit source]
- "First Tide Defeat". New York Times: p. S1. November 18, 1962.
- "1962 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/georgia-tech/1962-schedule.html.
- 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 171
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