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1947 Georgia Bulldogs football team

Wallace “Wally” Butts was the 20th head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs college football team and served in that role from 1939 to 1960. He compiled a 140–86–9 record (.615 winning percentage). Butts played his college football at Mercer University under Bernie Moore.

Coaching Summary

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Wally Butts (SEC) (1939–1960)
1939 Georgia 5–6–0 1–3–0 9th
1940 Georgia 5–4–1 2–3–1 7th
1941 Georgia 9–1–1 3–1–1 4th 14th
1942 Georgia 11–1–0 6–1–0 1st 2nd
1943 Georgia 6–4–0 0–3–0 4th
1944 Georgia 7–3–0 4–2–0 3rd
1945 Georgia 9–2–0 4–2–0 4th 18th
1946 Georgia 11–0–0 5–0–0 T-1st 3rd
1947 Georgia 7-4–1 3–3–0 5th
1948 Georgia 9–2–0 6–0–0 1st 8th
1949 Georgia 4–6–1 1–4–1 11th
1950 Georgia 6–3–3 3–2–1 6th
1951 Georgia 5–5–0 2–4–0 9th
1952 Georgia 7–4–0 4–3–0 5th
1953 Georgia 3–8–0 1–5–0 11th
1954 Georgia 6–3–1 3–2–1 5th
1955 Georgia 4–6–0 2–5–0 11th
1956 Georgia 3–6–1 1–6–0 12th
1957 Georgia 3–7–0 3–4–0 9th
1958 Georgia 4–6–0 2–4–0 10th
1959 Georgia 10–1–0 7–0–0 1st 5th 5th
1960 Georgia 6–4–0 4–4–0 6th
Wally Butts: 140–86–9 67–61–5
Total: 140–86–9
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
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1939 Season1940 Season1941 Season1942 Season1943 Season1944 Season1945 Season1946 Season1947 Season1948 Season1949 Season1950 Season1951 Season1952 Season1953 Season1954 Season1955 Season1956 Season1957 Season1958 Season1959 Season1960 SeasonReferencesRelated pages

1939 season

1939
Conference Southeastern Conference
1939 record 5–6 (1–3 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 30 The Citadel* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 26–0  
October 7 at Furman* Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC L 0–20  
October 14 Holy Cross* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 0–13  
October 21 at Kentucky DuPont Stadium • Louisville, KY L 6–13  
October 28 at NYU* Yankee StadiumNew York, NY L 13–14  
November 3 Mercer* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 16–9  
November 11 vs. Florida Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 6–2  
November 18 South Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Rivalry) W 33–7  
November 25 vs. Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 0–7  
December 2 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Rivalry) L 0–13  
December 8 at Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, FL W 13–0  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1939 football schedule[1]

1940 season

1940
Conference Southeastern Conference
1940 record 5–4–1 (2–3–1 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 27 at }|Oglethorpe]]* Atlanta, GA W 53–0  
October 5 at South Carolina* Columbia Municipal StadiumColumbia, SC (Rivalry) W 33–2  
October 12 Ole Miss Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 14–28  
October 19 at Columbia* Baker FieldNew York, NY L 13–14  
October 25 Kentucky Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA T 7–7  
November 2 vs. Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 14–13  
November 9 vs. Florida Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) L 13–18  
November 16 at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA L 13–21  
November 30 Georgia Tech Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Rivalry) W 21–19  
December 6 at Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, FL W 28–7  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1940 football schedule[2]

1941 season

1941
TCU
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP #14
1941 record 9–1–1 (3–1–1 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 27 at Mercer* Macon, GA W 81–0  
October 4 South Carolina* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Rivalry) W 34–6  
October 10 Ole Miss Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA T 14–14  
October 18 at #20 Columbia* Baker FieldNew York, NY W 7–3  
October 25 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL L 14–27  
November 1 vs. Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 7–0  
November 8 vs. Florida Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 19–3  
November 15 Centre* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 47–6  
November 22 Dartmouth* #20 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 35–0  
November 29 at Georgia Tech #20 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 21–0  
January 1, 1942 vs. TCU* #14 Burdine StadiumMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) W 40–26  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1941 football schedule[3]

1942 season

1942
UCLA
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP #2
1942 record 11–1 (6–1 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19 at Kentucky DuPont Stadium • Louisville, KY W 7–6  
September 25 Jacksonville NAS* Macon, GA W 14–0  
October 3 Furman* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 40–7  
October 10 at Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 48–13  
October 17 Tulane #2 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 40–0  
October 24 at Cincinnati* #2 Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH W 35–13  
October 31 #3 Alabama #2 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 21–10  
November 7 vs. Florida #1 Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 75–0  
November 14 at Chattanooga* #1 Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, TN W 40–0  
November 21 vs. Auburn #1 Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 13–27  
November 28 #2 Georgia Tech #5 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Rivalry) W 34–0  
January 1, 1943 vs. #13 UCLA* #2 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 9–0  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1942 football schedule[4]

1943 season

1943
Conference Southeastern Conference
1943 record 6–4 (0–3 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 17 Presbyterian* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 25–7  
September 25 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 27–32  
October 1 Tennessee Tech* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 67–0  
October 8 Wake Forest* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 7–0  
October 16 at Daniel Field* #20 Augusta, GA L 7–18  
October 23 LSU Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA L 6–27  
October 29 }|Howard]]* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 39–0  
November 5 Presbyterian* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 39–0  
November 13 VMI Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 46–7  
November 27 at #14 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 0–48  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1943 football schedule[5]

1944 season

1944
Conference Southeastern Conference
1944 record 7–3 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 29 Wake Forest* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 7–14  
October 6 Presbyterian* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 67–0  
October 13 Kentucky Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 13–12  
October 20 Daniel Field* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 53–6  
October 28 LSU Atlanta, GA L 7–15  
November 4 at #19 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 14–7  
November 11 vs. Florida Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 38–12  
November 18 vs. Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 49–13  
November 24 Clemson* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 21–7  
December 2 Georgia Tech Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 0–44  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1944 football schedule[6]

1945 season

1945
Tulsa
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP #18
1945 record 9–2 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22 Murray State* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 49–0  
September 29 Clemson* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 20–0  
October 5 at Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, FL W 27–21  
October 13 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 48–6  
October 20 LSU #12 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 0–32  
October 27 at #6 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL L 14–28  
November 3 at Chattanooga* Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, TN W 34–7  
November 10 vs. Florida Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 34–0  
November 17 vs. Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 35–0  
December 1 at Georgia Tech #18 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 33–0  
January 1, 1946 vs. #17 Tulsa* #18 Rice FieldHouston, TX (Oil Bowl) W 20–6  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1945 football schedule[8]

1946 season

1946
North Carolina
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP #3
1946 record 11–0 (5–0 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 27 Clemson* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 35–12  
October 4 at Temple* Temple StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 35–7  
October 11 #19 Kentucky #8 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 28–13  
October 19 Oklahoma A&M* #8 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 33–13  
October 26 at Furman* #8 Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC W 70–7  
November 2 at #15 Alabama #5 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 14–0  
November 9 vs. Florida #3 Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 33–14  
November 16 vs. Auburn #3 Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 41–0  
November 23 at Chattanooga* #3 Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, TN W 48–27  
November 30 #7 Georgia Tech #3 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 35–7  
January 1, 1947 vs. #9 North Carolina* #3 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) W 20–10  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1946 football schedule[9]

1947 season

1947
Maryland
Conference Southeastern Conference
1947 record 8–3–1 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19 Furman* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 13–7  
September 27 at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 7–14  
October 4 LSU Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 35–19  
October 11 at Kentucky #9 McLean StadiumLexington, KY L 0–26  
October 18 at Oklahoma A&M* Lewis FieldStillwater, OK W 20–7  
October 25 #18 Alabama Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 7–17  
October 31 Clemson* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 21–6  
November 8 vs. Florida Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 34–6  
November 15 vs. Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 28–6  
November 22 at Chattanooga* Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, TN W 27–0  
November 29 at #9 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 7–0  
January 1, 1948 vs. Maryland* Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) T 20–20  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1947 football schedule[10]

1948 season

1948
Texas
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP #8
1948 record 9–2 (6–0 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 25 Chattanooga* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 14–7  
October 2 North Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 14–21  
October 9 Kentucky Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 35–12  
October 16 at LSU #16 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 22–0  
October 22 at Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, FL W 42–21  
October 30 at Alabama #18 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 35–0  
November 6 vs. Florida #13 Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 20–12  
November 13 vs. Auburn #13 Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 42–14  
November 20 Furman* #11 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 33–0  
November 27 Georgia Tech #12 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 21–13  
January 1, 1949 vs. Texas* #8 Burdine Stadium • Miami, FL (Orange Bowl) L 28–41  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1948 football schedule[11]

1949 season

1949
Conference Southeastern Conference
1949 record 4–6–1 (1–4–1 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 16 Furman* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 25–0  
September 23 Chattanooga* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 42–6  
October 1 at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 14–21  
October 8 at #15 Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY L 0–25  
October 14 LSU Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 7–0  
October 21 at Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, FL L 9–13  
October 29 Alabama Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 7–14  
November 5 vs. Florida Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) L 7–28  
November 12 Duquesne* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 40–0  
November 19 vs. Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) T 20–20  
November 26 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 6–7  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1949 football schedule[12]

1950 season

1950
Texas A&M
Conference Southeastern Conference
1950 record 6–3–3 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 23 Maryland* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 27–7  
September 29 at Saint Mary's* Kezar StadiumSan Francisco, CA T 7–7  
October 7 #11 North Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA T 0–0  
October 14 #15 }|Mississippi State]] Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 27–0  
October 21 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA T 13–13  
October 27 at Boston College* Braves FieldBoston, MA W 19–7  
November 4 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL L 7–14  
November 11 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 6–0  
November 18 vs. Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 12–10  
November 25 Furman* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 40–0  
December 2 Georgia Tech Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 0–7  
December 9 vs. Texas A&M* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD (Presidential Cup Bowl) L 20–40  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1950 football schedule[13]

1951 season

1951
Conference Southeastern Conference
1951 record 5–5 (2–4 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22 George Washington* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 33–0  
September 29 at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 28–16  
October 6 at }|Mississippi State]] #13 Scott FieldStarkville, MS L 0–6  
October 13 #10 Maryland* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 7–43  
October 20 LSU Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 0–7  
October 27 Boston College* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 35–28  
November 3 Alabama Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 14–16  
November 10 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 7–6  
November 17 vs. Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 46–14  
December 1 at #5 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 6–48  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1951 football schedule[14]

1952 season

1952
Conference Southeastern Conference
1952 record 7–4 (4–3 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 19–7  
September 27 at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 21–16  
October 4 NC State* Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 49–0  
October 11 #4 Maryland* #19 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 0–37  
October 18 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 27–14  
October 25 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) L 0–30  
November 1 at #19 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL L 19–34  
November 8 at Penn* Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 34–27  
November 15 vs. Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 13–7  
November 29 #3 Georgia Tech Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 9–23  
December 5 at Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, FL W 35–13  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1952 football schedule[15]

1953 season

1953
Conference Southeastern Conference
1953 record 3–8 (1–5 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19 at }|Villanova]]* Villanova StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 32–19  
September 26 Tulane Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 16–14  
October 3 at Texas A&M* #18 Cotton BowlDallas, TX L 12–14  
October 10 at #4 Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 13–40  
October 17 LSU Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 6–14  
October 24 North Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 27–14  
October 31 Alabama Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 12–33  
November 7 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) L 7–21  
November 14 vs. #19 Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 18–39  
November 21 at }|Mississippi Southern]]* Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS L 0–14  
November 28 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 12–28  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1953 football schedule[16]

1954 season

1954
Conference Southeastern Conference
1954 record 6–3–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 18 at Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 14–0  
September 25 Clemson* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 14–7  
October 2 Texas A&M* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 0–6  
October 9 at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 21–7  
September 26 Vanderbilt Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 16–14  
October 23 at Tulane* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 7–0  
October 30 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL T 0–0  
November 6 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 14–13  
November 13 vs. Auburn #20 Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 0–35  
November 27 at Georgia Tech Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 3–7  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1954 football schedule[17]

1955 season

1955
Conference Southeastern Conference
1955 record 4–6 (2–5 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 17 #10 Ole Miss Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 13–26  
September 24 Vanderbilt Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 14–13  
October 1 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 7–26  
October 8 North Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 28–7  
October 15 at Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 47–14  
October 22 Tulane Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 0–14  
October 29 Alabama Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 35–14  
November 5 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) L 13–19  
November 12 vs. #12 Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 13–16  
November 26 at #9 Georgia Tech Grant Field • Atlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 3–21  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1955 football schedule[18]

1956 season

1956
Conference Southeastern Conference
1956 record 3–6–1 (1–6 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 0–14  
September 29 Florida State* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 3–0  
October 6 }|Mississippi State]] Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 7–19  
October 13 at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 26–12  
October 19 at #11 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, FL T 7–7  
October 27 Kentucky Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 7–14  
November 10 vs. #13 Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) L 0–28  
November 13 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 16–13  
November 17 vs. Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 0–20  
December 1 at #4 Georgia Tech Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 0–35  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1956 football schedule[19]

1957 season

1957
Conference Southeastern Conference
1957 record 3–7 (3–4 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 21 Texas* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 7–26  
September 28 Vanderbilt Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 6–9  
October 5 at #10 Michigan* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0–26  
October 11 at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 13–6  
October 19 vs. #15 }|Navy]]* Foreman FieldNorfolk, VA L 14–27  
October 27 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 33–14  
November 2 Alabama Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 13–14  
November 9 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) L 0–22  
November 16 vs. #3 Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 0–6  
November 30 at Georgia Tech Grant Field • Atlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 7–0  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1957 football schedule[20]

1958 season

1958
Conference Southeastern Conference
1958 record 4–6 (2–4 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20 at #11 Texas* Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 8–13  
September 27 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 14–21  
October 4 South Carolina* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Rivalry) L 14–24  
October 11 vs. Florida State* Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL W 28–13  
October 25 Kentucky Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 28–0  
November 1 at Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 0–12  
November 8 vs. #19 Florida Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, FL (Rivalry) L 6–7  
November 15 vs. #4 Auburn Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 6–21  
November 22 The Citadel* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 76–0  
November 30 Georgia Tech Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 16–3  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1958 football schedule[21]

1959 season

1959
SEC Champions
Orange Bowl Champions
Orange Bowl, W 14–0 vs. }|Missouri]]
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #5
1959 record 10–1 (7–0 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 19 Alabama Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 17–13  
September 26 Vanderbilt #17 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 21–6  
October 3 at #16 South Carolina* #13 Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC (Rivalry) L 14–30  
October 10 }|Hardin–Simmons]]* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 35–6  
October 17 }|Mississippi State]] Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 15–0  
October 24 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 14–7  
October 31 Florida State* #14 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 42–0  
November 7 vs. Florida #11 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 21–10  
November 14 #8 Auburn #12 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 14–13  
November 28 at Georgia Tech #6 Grant Field • Atlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 21–14  
January 1, 1960 vs. #18 }|Missouri]]* #5 Burdine StadiumMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) CBS W 14–0  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1959 football schedule[22]

1960 season

1960
Conference Southeastern Conference
1960 record 6–4 (4–3 SEC)
Head coach Wallace "Wally" Butts
Home stadium Sanford Stadium

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 17 at Alabama #13 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL ABC L 6–21  
September 24 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 18–7  
October 1 South Carolina* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Rivalry) W 38–6  
October 7 at USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 3–10  
October 15 }|Mississippi State]] Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 20–7  
October 22 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 17–13  
October 29 Tulsa* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 45–7  
November 5 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) L 14–22  
November 12 at #10 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 6–9  
November 26 Georgia Tech Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 7–6  
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: GeorgiaDogs.com: 1960 football schedule[23]

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