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RaineV1

The most one sided college football game in history, 222-0

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Yes, that score is correct. This video is a little old (from October of last year) but I thought you all might find the story behind that score interesting.

 

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I remember reading about this when I was a kid ... some book about the oddest events in football history. What stuck in my mind was with time running out, a GT player was running free to the end zone and he downed the ball at the 1. I mean ... what's the point? Would 229-0 really have really been that much worse? 

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15 minutes ago, balfan23 said:

I remember reading about this when I was a kid ... some book about the oddest events in football history. What stuck in my mind was with time running out, a GT player was running free to the end zone and he downed the ball at the 1. I mean ... what's the point? Would 229-0 really have really been that much worse? 

It's explained in the video but there was a reason for it. Georgia Tech had a RB that hadn't scored a touchdown. They downed the ball there to put that other RB, Alexander, in. However, it was for a prank. His o-line was going to lay down and not protect him. However, Cumberland's team was so scared at this point that they also laid down.

What should have been the easiest one yard TD in history was nearly fumbled away as Alexander dropped and kicked the ball by accident. But he recovered it in the endzone.

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1 minute ago, RaineV1 said:

It's explained in the video but there was a reason for it. Georgia Tech had a RB that hadn't scored a touchdown. They downed the ball there to put that other RB, Alexander, in. However, it was for a prank. His o-line was going to lay down and not protect him. However, Cumberland's team was so scared at this point that they also laid down.

What should have been the easiest one yard TD in history was nearly fumbled away as Alexander dropped and kicked the ball by accident. But he recovered it in the endzone.

I hadn't watched your video yet ... was operating off memory. I read that story almost 50 years ago! 

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