1962 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Bluebonnet Bowl, L 10–14 vs. Missouri
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
1962 record7–3–1 (5–2 SEC)
Head coachBobby Dodd (18th season)
CaptainTom Winingder
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 53,300)
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3/3 Ole Miss 6 0 0     10 0 0
#5/5 Alabama 6 1 0     10 1 0
#7/8 LSU 5 1 1     9 1 1
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 3 1
Florida 4 2 0     7 4 0
Auburn 4 3 0     6 3 1
Georgia 2 3 1     3 4 3
Kentucky 2 3 1     3 5 2
Mississippi State 2 5 0     3 6 0
Tennessee 2 6 0     4 6 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     1 9 0
Tulane 0 7 0     0 10 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.[1] 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.[2]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 22Clemson*W 26–951,140
September 29at FloridaNo. 8W 17–044,500
October 6LSUNo. 5
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
NBCL 7–1049,744
October 13Tennessee
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia (Rivalry)
W 17–052,223
October 20at AuburnL 14–1756,319
October 27Tulanedagger
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
W 42–1246,370
November 3at Duke*W 20–944,000
November 10Florida State*
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
T 14–1443,802
November 17No. 1 Alabama
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
W 7–652,971
December 1at GeorgiaW 37–655,000
December 22vs. Missouri*CBSL 10–1455,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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