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    This date in CFP History

    October 7, 1916

    Georgia Tech 222 Cumberland College 0

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    GTU had 980 yards rushing and scored 32 rushing TDs. They were 0-0 passing and 0 passing yards. No turnovers. The GT kicker was 30/32 in PATs. He missed twice!

    CC had -42 yards rushing, 0 TDs. Were 2 of 18 passing for 14 yards, with 6 INTs. Had a total of 15 turnovers.

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    Re: This date in CFP History

    Hail Cumberland!!!

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    Re: This date in CFP History

    Cumberland College had discontinued its football program before the season but was not allowed to cancel its game. Georgia Tech coach John Heisman would not allow it because Cumberland's baseball team had crushed Georgia Tech earlier that year 22–0 (amidst allegations that Cumberland used professionals). This probably accounted for Georgia Tech running up the score on the Bulldogs of Cumberland, as Heisman was also Georgia Tech's baseball coach. “Cumberland’s team” was 12-16 “players” made of frat boys who knew the former student manager of the football team. Georgia Tech wasn’t the Yellow Jackets back then, but were the Engineers.

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    There is a story that has emerged from this game, probably not true, but is funny. Well, might be some truth in it.

    While trying to run a fake, in the old Wing T type of misdirection offense, the Cumberland QB drops the ball and it goes bouncing straight toward the RB, who wanted no part of it. He'd been pummeled enough by the much bigger, stronger GT defenders. So he says to his QB, "You dropped it, you pick it up."

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    Re: This date in CFP History

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    There is a story that has emerged from this game, probably not true, but is funny. Well, might be some truth in it.

    While trying to run a fake, in the old Wing T type of misdirection offense, the Cumberland QB drops the ball and it goes bouncing straight toward the RB, who wanted no part of it. He'd been pummeled enough by the much bigger, stronger GT defenders. So he says to his QB, "You dropped it, you pick it up."
    Not sure if that's true, but it is pretty, damn funny.

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    Re: This date in CFP History

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog Tom View Post
    Cumberland College had discontinued its football program before the season but was not allowed to cancel its game. Georgia Tech coach John Heisman would not allow it because Cumberland's baseball team had crushed Georgia Tech earlier that year 22–0 (amidst allegations that Cumberland used professionals). This probably accounted for Georgia Tech running up the score on the Bulldogs of Cumberland, as Heisman was also Georgia Tech's baseball coach. “Cumberland’s team” was 12-16 “players” made of frat boys who knew the former student manager of the football team. Georgia Tech wasn’t the Yellow Jackets back then, but were the Engineers.
    Not a good look for the father of the Heisman Trophy.

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