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Highest Scoring Football Game Of All Time!

Highest Scoring Football Game Of All Time!


Hi I’m Jeremy Payne, your host for today’s
show on That Was History. I’d like to take you on a stroll down sports
history. Now I know not every single person in the world is a sports fanatic, but just hang in tight with me because this
story has a very interesting set of events and top scores! For me, every Friday night has become
sort of a tradition that I go to the local football game. it’s very entertaining to watch these
kids play football, moreover to watch some of them progress on into college
ball through walk-ons, scholarships, and what not. Well the next day,Saturday, I
enjoy watching my favorite college team, UGA, but anyways I’d love to see them rack up points and play their opposition. well I could never imagine a game getting so
out of hand that the team would score over 100 points much less two hundred or more. Most of the
games that I’ve gone to at high school level and seen on TV, they’ve only scored around 50 to 60 points. and that’s been when the team has just been
dominating and had the better recruiting or the bigger team. Well a team would score a total of 222 points shutting out a team on October 7th of 1960. Well here’s how it happened. Georgia Tech
engineers also known as the Yellow Jackets now. would face off against a school out of
Lebanon Tennessee, the Cumberland Bulldogs. Now earlier that year, Georgia Tech had
been crushed by them in baseball, 22 – 0. which set up the heart of the coach, John
Heisman, who was a baseball and football coach at the time to want to go and defeat the Bulldogs and send everything they had into this game on October 7th. Well Cumberland had
discontinued its football program before the season actually began, but they were however not allowed to
cancel its game against Georgia Tech Engineers. If they didn’t show up for the
game in any form or fashion, they’d have to pay a fine of three
thousand dollars, which back then was a huge heap of money to lose. Well in order to get past this hump, George E. Allen, the elected student manager would put together a team of 14 to travel
to Atlanta to represent Cumberlands football team. As I’ve already mentioned
before, the score this game was a total blow out of 222 – 0, and part of coach John Heisman’s reason
for running up such high scores in this game was because the ranking of teams back
then was based on how many points they scored. Now it was not a true mark of success for the team, but it sets the most probable and the
only reason that the team would go out and dominate these 14 some-odd players that were sent down from Tennessee. So
whether your sports fanatic or not, you have to admit that is a pretty
amazing thing to see such top scores in a game whether it be high school, college, or pro.
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Reader Comments

  1. The biggest reason the score was so insanely high was Georgia Tech scored every time they touched the ball (There were 0 first downs in that game), and the other team punted every time they received the ball. Theoretically, a team could get twice as many points today following the same strategy since they play 60 minutes, but there's very little chance of something like this ever occuring again.

  2. I wonder how many younger fans out there that have no idea that Georgia Tech has a much more successful history in college footbal than Georgia. Georgia Tech was at one time the Notre Dame of the South (an independent power) and has won a national title more recently than Georgia. For all the bragging, ranting and raving Bulldog fans make you wouldn't assume that but Georgia has only won two national titles.

  3. A thing I consider interesting is the advent of the Division segregation of the NCAA after WWII. Preceding the acceptance of the concept of "athletic scholarship", My alma mater used to defeat (in football) schools like the Ohio State University or the University of Michigan by 60, 70, or 80 points per game. Once the NCAA sanctioned semi-professional college football, the Trustees of my alma mater elected to be a Division III school – not permitted to grant ahtletic scholarships. The Trustees believed the University's mission was to educate, not entertain.

    We are where we are.

  4. hey, I am a HUGE Football fan and all around sports super fan! I follow every game and know sports facts all the way from as early as 1895! and this game still blows me away! I mean don't get me wrong, I understand a team beating a team from small school that has ended it's program and has to get whoever they can to play. but still, how do you lose a football game or any kind of game by a score of 222 points to nothing! I just don't get it!

  5. What do you say as the Cumberland coach at halftime? "Guys, we got them right where we want them!"? I know of games where the opposing fans started rooting for the other team just to get a first down. My high school team was the Angora's and our cheer was "GO GOATS!" It sucks as a player when the coach yells at you at halftime to get off the field sooner because he never wants to see an opposing band member score on you again. It sucks when your band director shows you the fight song to be played "Just in case we ever score". No one wins all the time but it seems some teams lose every time.

  6. Another amazing thing about the score is that the third quarter only laster ten minutes and the fourth quarter only laster seven and a half minutes.

  7. Just FYI Heisman was mad because the Cumberland coach had a triple-a professional baseball team play because Cumberland wanted to get more money by selling more baseball tickets, Cumberland cheated and Heisman got back revenge. Jon Bois video on this is a lot more in depth if you want to watch it

  8. Georgia Tech. vs Cumberland…think of Alabama playing Southern Mississippi Aquinas Girl's School. It was really unfair of Georgia Tech to hold Cumberland to that contract. John Heisman was a pioneering football coach, but I'm not sure he's going to get any votes for humanitarian of the year…you know?

  9. The actual reason the score was ran up was cause tech was pissed when they saw Cumberland had replaced and paid professional athletes to play for them which was illegal and Heisman was pissed and swore revenge on Cumberland..Had nothing to do with wanting to get better rankings

  10. OR…you might have a B1O team playing a div1.AA team, like, maybe (sc)UM playing Appalachian State, and the B10 team would run-up the score, right? What? You mean the MGoBluesers LOST to Appalachian State? Oops. (GoIRISH!)

  11. Actually the reason Georgia Tech ran up the score is because during the baseball game earlier, Cumberland used professional minor league players in order to raise money towards Cumberland athletic department which highly against the rules. So John Heisman ran up the football score as well as not letting them go as an act of revenge.

  12. That is totally awsome Two hundred and twenty two points that is totally crazy!!!!!!!Whoever doesnt like football is really crazy football is the best sport ever.I dont know how soccer is the best sport.Awsome video.I cant wait for football to start back up how about that super bowl.That is the best history ever.Leave a reply.

  13. Two highest college football scores I recall: Houston beat S M U 95 – 21 and though I didn't see it I remember a game of 105 – 0 in the late 70s where Neil Lomax was the qb and they used the then unheard of "run and shoot"

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