1960-69


GEORGIA 1960-69

1960
6-4
Sept. 17 Alabama, at Birmingham L 21-6
Sept. 24 Vanderbilt, at Nashville W 18-7
Oct. 1 South Carolina, at Athens W 38-6
Oct. 7 Southern California, at Los Angeles L 10-3
Oct. 15 Mississippi State, at Athens W 20-17
Oct. 22 Kentucky, at Lexington W 17-13
Oct. 29 Tulsa, at Athens W 45-7
Nov. 5 Florida, at Jacksonville L 22-14
Nov. 12 Auburn, at Auburn L 9-6
Nov. 26 Georgia Tech, at Athens W 7-6
Total points: 174-118

Coach: Wally Butts
Captain: Francis Tarkenton
Rankings (AP): Preseason 13, Postseason NR.
All-Americans: Pat Dye, guard; Francis Tarkenton, quarterback.
First-team All-SEC _ Francis Tarkenton, quarterback; Pat Dye, guard.
Leaders: Rushing _ Fred Brown (78 carries, 355 yards); Passing _ Francis Tarkenton (108 of 185, 1,189 yards); Receiving _ Fred Brown (31 catches, 275 yards).

NFL Draft Selections (round, name, position, team, overall): 3. Charley Britt, DB, Los Angeles Rams; 11. Bobby Towns, DB, St. Louis Cardinals; Gorden Kelley, LB, Los Angeles Chargers.

Highly regarded defensive coach J.B. Whitworth died three months after the 1960 Orange Bowl victory. … With three losses by eight points or less, Wally Butts called them the “most hard luck” team he coached. It was also the last team he coached as Butts retired with a record of 140-86-9. Frank Leahy called Butts “football’s finest passing coach.” Fran Tarkenton said he “knew more football than any other man I ever met.”

 

1961
3-7
Sept. 23 Alabama, at Athens L 32-6
Sept. 30 Vanderbilt, at Athens L 21-0
Oct. 7 South Carolina, at Athens W 17-14
Oct. 14 Florida State, at Tallahassee L 3-0
Oct. 21 Mississippi State, at Atlanta W 10-7
Oct. 28 Kentucky, at Athens W 16-15
Nov. 3 Miami, at Miami L 32-7
Nov. 11 Florida, at Jacksonville L 21-14
Nov. 18 Auburn, at Athens L 10-7
Dec. 2 Georgia Tech, at Atlanta L 22-7
Total points: 84-177

Coach: Johnny Griffith
Captain: Pete Case
Leaders: Rushing _ Bill McKenny (81 carries, 328 yards); Passing _ Larry Rakestraw (88 of 136, 710 yards); Receiving _ Bill McKenny (23 catches, 202 yards).

NFL Draft Selections (round, name, position, team, overall): 3. Fran Tarkenton, QB, Minnesota Vikings; Bobby Walden, P, Houston Oilers.

After much speculation, former player and freshman coach Johnny Griffith was selected to replace Wally Butts as head coach. He lasted only three seasons.

 

1962
3-4-3
Sept. 22 Alabama, at Birmingham L 35-0
Sept. 29 Vanderbilt, at Nashville W 10-0
Oct. 6 South Carolina, at Columbia T 7-7
Oct. 13 Clemson, at Clemson W 24-16
Oct. 20 Florida State, at Athens L 18-0
Oct. 27 Kentucky, at Athens T 7-7
Nov. 3 North Carolina State, at Athens T 10-10
Nov. 10 Florida, at Jacksonville L 23-15
Nov. 17 Auburn, at Auburn W 30-21
Dec. 1 Georgia Tech, at Athens L 37-6
Total points: 109-174

Coach: Johnny Griffith
Captain: Ray Clark
Leaders: Rushing _ Leon Armbrester (64 carries, 266 yards); Passing _ Larry Rakestraw (78 of 196, 1,135 yards); Receiving _ Mickey Babb (20 catches, 354 yards).

NFL Draft Selections (round, name, position, team, overall): 2. Pete Case, G, Philadelphia Eagles; Tom Pennington, K, Buffalo Bills.

Don Poterfield caught three touchdown passes as Georgia upset Auburn 30-21, arguably giving Johnny Griffith his biggest coaching victory.

 

1963
4-5-1
Sept. 21 Alabama, at Athens L 32-7
Sept. 28 Vanderbilt, at Athens W 20-0
Oct. 5 South Carolina, at Athens W 27-7
Oct. 12 Clemson, at Clemson T 7-7
Oct. 18 Miami, at Miami W 31-14
Oct. 26 Kentucky, at Lexington W 17-14
Nov. 2 North Carolina, at Chapel Hill L 28-7
Nov. 9 Florida, at Jacksonville L 21-14
Nov. 16 Auburn, at Athens L 14-0
Nov. 30 Georgia Tech, at Atlanta L 14-3
Total points: 133-151

Coach: Johnny Griffith
Captain: Billy Knowles
Leaders: Rushing _ Larry Rakestraw (102 carries, 170 yards); Passing _ Larry Rakestraw (103 of 2099, 1,297 yards); Receiving _ Pat Hodgson (24 catches, 375 yards).

NFL Draft Selections (round, name, position, team, overall): None

Quarterback Larry Rakestraw won a memorable shootout in Miami with All-American George Mira. Rakestraw completed 25 of 38 passes for a record 407 yards. His favorite target was Pat Hodgson, who had eight receptions. … Joel Eaves was named athletic director in November and quickly hired head coach Vince Dooley. … Coach Johnny Griffith went 1-8 in rivalry games.

 

1964
7-3-1
Sept. 19 Alabama, at Tuscaloosa L 31-3
Sept. 26 Vanderbilt, at Nashville W 7-0
Oct. 3 South Carolina, at Columbia T 7-7
Oct. 10 Clemson, at Athens W 19-7
Oct 17 Florida State, at Athens L 17-14
Oct. 24 Kentucky, at Athens W 21-7
Oct. 31 North Carolina, at Athens W 24-8
Nov. 7 Florida, at Jacksonville W 14-7
Nov. 14 Auburn, at Auburn L 14-7
Nov. 28 Georgia Tech, at Athens W 7-0
Dec. 26 Texas Tech, at Sun Bowl W 7-0
Total points: 130-98

Coach: Vince Dooley
Captain: Barry Wilson
All-Americans: Jim Wilson, tackle; Ray Rissmiller, tackle.
First-team All-SEC _ Wayne Swinford, defensive back; Jim Wilson, tackle.
Leaders: Rushing _ Preston Ridlehuber (110 carries, 368 yards); Passing _ Lynn Hughes (17 of 54, 408 yards); Receiving _ Leon Armbrester (seven catches, 104 yards).

NFL Draft Selections (round, name, position, team, overall): 4. Jim Wilson, G, San Francisco 49ers; 8. Larry Rakestraw, QB, Chicago Bears; 9. Len Hauss, C, Washington Redskins.

Vince Dooley, hired at age 31, saw his team get pounded by Alabama, which went on to win the national championship, in his coaching debut, 31-3. However, the Bulldogs came back to finish 7-3-1, including a 7-0 victory against Texas Tech in the Sun Bowl. The Bulldogs outgained the Red Raiders 329-128, as Preston Ridlehuber had 87 yards on 19 carries and completed 4 of 5 passes for 77 yards. … Dooley was named SEC Coach of the Year.

 

1965
6-4-0
Sept. 18 Alabama, at Athens W 18-17
Sept. 25 Vanderbilt, at Athens W 24-10
Oct. 2 Michigan, at Ann Arbor W 15-7
Oct. 9 Clemson, at Athens W 23-9
Oct. 16 Florida State, at Tallahassee L 10-3
Oct. 23 Kentucky, at Lexington L 28-10
Oct. 30 North Carolina, at Chapel Hill W 47-35
Nov. 6 Florida, at Jacksonville L 14-10
Nov. 13 Auburn, at Athens L 21-19
Nov. 27 Georgia Tech, at Atlanta W 17-7
Total points: 176-130

Coach: Vince Dooley
Captain Doug McFalls
All-Americans: George Patton, defensive tackle.
First-team All-SEC _ George Patton, defensive tackle; Lynn Hughes, defensive back.
Leaders: Rushing _ P. Ridlehuber (142 carries, 401 yards); Passing _ Kirby Moore (32 of 60, 487 yards); Receiving _ Pat Hodgson (26 catches, 312 yards).

NFL Draft Selections (round, name, position, team, overall): 2. Ray Rissmiller, T, Philadelphia Eagles; 9. Wayne Swinford, DB, San Francisco 49ers.

Georgia upset defending national champion Alabama (which went on to win another title), 18-17, on a controversial call in the opener, and two weeks later stunned Michigan at Ann Arbor, 15-7. … The Bulldogs were ranked in the Top 10 after defeating Vanderbilt, and after beating Michigan moved up to No. 4.

 

1966
10-1, SEC champions (tied)
Sept. 17 Mississippi State, at Jackson W 20-17
Sept. 24 VMI, at Roanoke W 43-7
Oct. 1 South Carolina, at Columbia W 7-0
Oct. 8 Ole Miss, at Athens W 9-3
Oct. 14 Miami, at Miami L 7-6
Oct. 22 Kentucky, at Athens W 27-15
Oct. 29 North Carolina, at Athens W 28-3
Nov. 5 Florida, at Jacksonville W 27-10
Nov. 12 Auburn, at Auburn W 21-13
Nov. 26 Georgia Tech, at Athens W 23-14
Dec. 31 Southern Methodist, at Cotton Bowl W 24-9
Total points: 235-98

Coach: Vince Dooley
Captain: George Patton
Rankings (AP): Preseason NR, Postseason 4.
All-Americans: Edgar Chandler, guard; Lynn Hughes, safety.
First-team All-SEC _ Edgar Chandler, tackle; Don Hayes, center; Larry Kohn, end; George Patton, defensive tackle; Lynn Hughes, defensive back; Ronnie Jenkins, running back.
Leaders: Rushing _ Ronnie Jenkins (171 carries, 669 yards); Passing _ Kirby Moore (36 of 80, 524 yards); Receiving _ Billy Payne (12 catches, 144 yards).

NFL Draft Selections (round, name, position, team, overall): 11. Preston Ridlehuber, RB, San Francisco 49ers.

Vince Dooley won his first SEC Championship and was named SEC Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons. … Georgia rallied from a 10-3 halftime deficit to beat undefeated Florida. Lynn Hughes scored the winning touchdown by returning an intercepted pass from Heisman Trophy winner Steve Spurrier 39 yards into the end zone. … Kent Lawrence had 149 rushing yards on 16 carries, including a 74-yard touchdown run on the third play, in the Cotton Bowl.

 

1967
7-4
Sept. 23 Mississippi State, at Athens W 30-0
Sept. 30 Clemson, at Clemson W 24-17
Oct. 7 South Carolina, at Athens W 21-0
Oct. 14 Ole Miss, at Jackson L 29-20
Oct. 21 VMI, at Athens W 56-6
Oct. 28 Kentucky, at Lexington W 31-7
Nov. 4 Houston, at Houston L 15-14
Nov. 11 Florida, at Jacksonville L 17-16
Nov. 18 Auburn, at Athens W 17-0
Nov. 25 Georgia Tech, at Atlanta W 21-14
Dec. 16 North Carolina State, at Liberty Bowl L 14-7
Total points: 257-119

Coach: Vince Dooley
Captain: Kirby Moore
Rankings (AP): Preseason 6, Postseason NR.
All-Americans: Edgar Chandler, guard.
First-team All-SEC _ Edgar Chandler, tackle; Ronnie Jenkins, fullback; Bill Stanfill, defensive tackle; Jake Scott, defensive back.
Leaders: Rushing _ Ronnie Jenkins (170 carries, 646 yards); Passing _ Kirby Moore (46 of 116, 699 yards); Receiving _ Dennis Hughes (18 catches, 356 yards).

NFL Draft Selections (round, name, position, team, overall):  7. Frank Richter, LB, Denver Broncos (165); 13. Randy Wheeler, Buffalo Bills (337).

In an effort to tie the score, Georgia drove 98 yards late in the Liberty Bowl, but Kent Lawrence was stopped inches short of the goal-line. … Sanford Stadium was expanded to over 59,000 capacity. … Coach Vince Dooley won his fourth straight game against Georgia Tech.

 

1968
8-1-2, SEC champions
Sept. 14 Tennessee, at Knoxville T 17-17
Sept. 28 Clemson, at Athens W 31-13
Oct. 5 South Carolina, at Columbia W 21-20
Oct. 12 Ole Miss, at Athens W 21-7
Oct. 19 Vanderbilt, at Athens W 32-6
Oct. 26 Kentucky, at Lexington W 35-14
Nov. 2 Houston, at Athens T 10-10
Nov. 9 Florida, at Jacksonville W 51-0
Nov. 16 Auburn, at Auburn W 17-3
Nov. 30 Georgia Tech, at Athens W 47-8
Jan. 1 Arkansas, at Sugar Bowl L 16-2
Total points: 284-114

Coach: Vince Dooley
Captain: Bill Stanfill, Brad Johnson (Off.), Mark Stewart (Def.).
Rankings (AP): Preseason NR, Postseason 8.
Major Awards: Bill Stanfill, Outland Trophy.
All-Americans: Bill Stanfill, defensive tackle; Jake Scott, safety.
First-team All-SEC _ Dennis Hughes, end; David Rholetter, tackle; Billy Payne, defensive end; Bill Stanfill, defensive tackle; Jake Scott, defensive back; Spike Jones, punter.
Leaders: Rushing _ Bruce Kemp (140 carries, 553 yards); Passing _ Mike Cavan (116 of 207, 1,619 yards); Receiving _ Charles Whittemore (40 catches, 608 yards).

NFL Draft Selections (round, name, position, team, overall): 4. Edgar Chandler, LB, Buffalo Bills (86); 8. Ray Jeffords, Atlanta Falcons; 13. Terry Sellers, Cleveland Browns (348); 17. Larry Kohn, New York Giants, (450).

Georgia was named national champion by the Litkenhous rankings after finishing the regular season undefeated, but with two ties. It still gave the Bulldogs their sixth SEC championship. … Quarterback Mike Cavan was named SEC Sophomore of the Year. … Vince Dooley called defensive tackle Bill Stanfill “the best defensive lineman I ever had.” … Georgia had eight turnovers against Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl.

 

1969
5-5-1
Sept. 20 Tulane, at Athens W 35-0
Sept. 27 Clemson, at Clemson W 30-0
Oct. 4 South Carolina, at Athens W 41-16
Oct. 11 Ole Miss, at Jackson L 25-17
Oct. 18 Vanderbilt, at Nashville W 40-8
Oct. 25 Kentucky, at Athens W 30-0
Nov. 1 Tennessee, at Athens L 17-3
Nov. 8 Florida, at Jacksonville T 13-13
Nov. 15 Auburn, at Athens L 16-3
Nov. 29 Georgia Tech, at Atlanta L 6-0
Dec. 20 Nebraska, at Sun Bowl L 45-6
Total points: 218-145

Coach: Vince Dooley
Captain: Steve Greer, Daniel Lee (Def.).
Rankings (AP): Preseason 8, Postseason NR.
All-Americans: Steve Greer, defensive guard; Tommy Lyons, center.
First-team All-SEC _ Steve Greer, defensive guard; Spike Jones, punter.
Leaders: Rushing _ Julian Smiley (124 carries, 494 yards); Passing _ Mike Cavan (71 of 162, 946 yards); Receiving _ Charles Whittemore (28 catches, 452 yards).

NFL Draft Selections (round, name, position, team, overall): 1. Bill Stanfill, DE, Miami Dolphins; 9. Kent Lawrence, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (211); 11. Mark Stewart, Cincinnati Bengals; 14. Jiggy Smaha, Cleveland Browns (358).

After a 5-1 start, the Bulldogs could only manage a 13-13 tie with Florida the rest of the season. Bud Carson’s Yellow Jackets handed Vince Dooley his first loss to Georgia Tech. … Georgia lost 45-6 in the Sun Bowl to Nebraska, which won the 1970 and 1971 national titles. “They were the best team we played all season,” team captain Steve Greer said.



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