Cumberland Beats Georgia Tech 629 to 450

26 Oct

In 1916, Cumberland University, the place where I work, played in a memorable football game. They traveled to Atlanta to play Georgia Tech, which was coached by John Heisman. Yes, the man who the trophy is named for.

The game is memorable because Georgia Tech won 222-0, which is the most lopsided game in college football history.Score

Occasionally, that score will show up on ESPN or some other channel, and the announcers will make a joke out of it. They do not say that Cumberland disbanded football the year before and that Heisman threatened to sue the university if a team did not show up. They also do not say anything about Cumberland beating the Georgia Tech baseball team 20-0. That team was also coached by Heisman, and he was looking for some payback.

Essentially, the game was between a pickup intramural team and the best team in the nation.

Around here, we hear about that game a lot, but the 2015 season has brought us something else to talk about. This year, the Cumberland Bulldogs are better than the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets or Rambling Wreck or whatever they are calling themselves. This is how it works.

Cumberland beat Kentucky Christian 54-21, and Morehead State beat Kentucky Christian 28-0. That means Cumberland is better than Morehead State.

Morehead State beat Campbell 31-27.

Campbell beat Drake 24-14.

Drake beat Jacksonville 28-24.

Jacksonville beat Delaware 20-14.

Delaware beat New Hampshire 31-14.

New Hampshire beat Elon 37-14.

Elon beat Gardner Webb 21-13.

Gardner Webb beat Liberty 34-20.

Liberty beat Montana 31-21.

Montana beat North Dakota 42-16.

North Dakota beat Portland State 19-17.

Portland State beat Washington State 24-17.

Washington State beat Rutgers 37-34.

Rutgers beat Indiana 55-52.

Indiana beat Western Kentucky 38-35.

Western Kentucky beat Vanderbilt 14-12.

Vanderbilt beat Missouri 10-3.

Missouri beat South Carolina 24-10.

South Carolina beat North Carolina 17-13.

North Carolina beat Georgia Tech 38-31.

All of that happened with a combined score of 629-450.

Lest you think I figured all of that out by myself, I bring your attention to Check it out to see where your team ranks.

With that being said, I hope John Heisman is spending eternity coaching baseball.

7 Responses to “Cumberland Beats Georgia Tech 629 to 450”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong October 26, 2015 at 00:59 #

    Sports. Can’t live with’em, can’t live without’em. And why would you with Heisman on baseball? Send him to hockey. They can protect themselves with sticks.

    • Rick October 26, 2015 at 01:31 #

      I sent him to baseball because he wasn’t very good at it. Actually, anything that makes him miserable will work.

      • Marilyn Armstrong October 26, 2015 at 01:48 #

        Pity the poor baseball fans. We have enough problems!

  2. Andrew Petcher October 26, 2015 at 07:26 #

    Is there enough time in a game to score that many points?

    • Rick October 26, 2015 at 12:41 #

      It looks that way. They may have even let the clock run during stoppages, but I’m not sure about that.

  3. frontrangescribbles October 26, 2015 at 12:55 #

    My team is so bad this year I know they are not better than anyone else this year.

    • Rick October 26, 2015 at 14:26 #

      You should try it. There might be a surprise or two.

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