1941 Season

1941-11-29 – Georgia Tech vs. Georgia

Georgia Tech vs. Georgia - 1941

Georgia Tech vs. Georgia – November 29, 1941

Georgia: 21
Georgia Tech: 0

The Georgia Bulldogs and All-American Quarterback/Tailback Frank Sinkwich came to Atlanta boasting a 7-1-1 record and holding the 20th spot in the AP poll. Their lone blemishes had come at Alabama in a 27-14 loss and against ‘Ole Miss in Athens in a 14-14 tie. The Yellow Jackets were a heavy underdog, having won just three games all season and riding a two game losing streak at 3-6.

Tech threatened to score the game’s first points late in the opening quarter when Wilbur Stein blocked Cliff Kimsey’s punt, giving the Jackets the ball at the Georgia 35 yard line. After moderate gains by Ralph Plaster and Bobby Sheldon made it 3rd and 3, Sheldon’s pass attempt was intercepted by Georgia’s Morris Phelps at the 27 yard line.

Midway through the second quarter, a Yellow Jacket punt placed Georgia at the Tech 49 yard line and the Bulldogs mounted a drive for the game’s first score. After an offsides penalty on their first play, Sinkwich rushed for a short gain and then 15 yards, advancing to the Tech 39. Two plays later, Sinkwich hit Kimsey for a 9 yard strike to the 30 and Red Keuper made the first down at the Tech 27. An offsides penalty on Tech put the ball at the 22 and Sinkwich and Keuper collectively gained 5 to the 17 yard line. Sinkwich busted off 10 yards on the next play to give Georgia a first down at the 7. After a short run and an incomplete pass, Sinkwich connected with George Poschner for a 4 yard touchdown pass with 2 minutes remaining in the half, giving the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead after the made extra point. Georgia would take the 7-0 lead into halftime.

Early in the third quarter, Tech would threaten again. The drive was halted, however, when Sinkwich deflected a sure touchdown pass by Bosch, who would throw an interception to Kimsey just a few plays later to end the drive. Georgia took over at the Tech 44, and quickly looked as if they would score. Sinkwich advanced the ball to the Tech 31 on a 13 yard run on first down. He then hit Melvin Conger on a pass that nearly resulted in a touchdown before Conger lost a fumble at the Yellow Jacket 1 yard line.

Late in the third quarter, still holding a 7-0 lead, Georgia recovered Lamar Davis’s fumble, giving them the ball at the Tech 46. Sinkwich hit Kimsey for 14 yards on the first play, advancing the ball to the Tech 31. Several plays later, Sinkwich connected with Conger for a 25 yard touchdown pass, making it 14-0 Georgia. The Bulldogs’ final score would come on a Sinkwich pass to Lamar Davis early in the 4th quarter for a 21-0 lead. Tech did not threaten to score again.

Sinkwich would finish the regular season with 1,102 yards to lead the nation in rushing and the Bulldogs would go on to beat TCU in the Orange Bowl by a score of 40-26.


First Downs:
GT – 9
UGA – 16

Rushing Yards:
GT – 42
UGA – 130

Passing Yards:
GT – 59
UGA – 207

Troy, Jack. “Sinkwich’s 3 Passes Defeat Tech, 21 to 0.” The Atlanta Constitution. 1941 Nov. 30

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