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Jolly Good Fellow
Mods...If this has already been posted please move or remove. This showed up today on a Gophers site and thought to bring it over. Good stuff at least to us. Minnesota played a high school in the early days of FB and it counts on the record books. Billd.
per Axios Sports:

104 years ago today,
Georgia Tech beat Cumberland College, 222-0, in the most lopsided game in college football history.

The mismatch:
  • Georgia Tech was a national powerhouse at the time. The Yellow Jackets were coached by John Heisman and went on to win the 1917 national title.
  • Cumberland College (Lebanon, Tennessee) had shut down its football program that spring, but when Heisman insisted they honor their scheduling agreement, they were forced to put a team together mostly from scratch.
By the numbers:
  • Georgia Tech put up at least 42 points in every quarter (63, 63, 54 and 42), scored 32 touchdowns and averaged 17.3 yards per play (all rushes).
  • Cumberland committed 15 turnovers (nine fumbles lost, six interceptions), did not gain a first down, and finished with negative-28 total yards.
Fun fact: Heisman coached football, baseball and basketball at Georgia Tech, and his running up the score in this game was reportedly an act of revenge against Cumberland's baseball team, which had run up the score against Tech, 22-0.