1923 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team
|1923 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football|
|1923 record||3–2–4 (0–0–4 SoCon)|
|Head coach||William Alexander (4th year)|
|Offensive scheme||Jump shift|
|Home stadium||Grant Field|
|1923 Southern Conference football standings|
|Washington & Lee +||4||–||0||–||1||6||–||3||–||1|
The 1923 Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team represented the Georgia Tech Golden Tornado of the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1923 college football season. Tech had ties in every one of its conference games.
|September 29||Oglethorpe*||Grant Field • Atlanta, GA||W 28–13|
|October 6||VMI*||Grant Field • Atlanta, GA||W 10–7|
|October 13||Florida||Grant Field • Atlanta, GA||T 7–7|
|October 20||Georgetown*||Grant Field • Atlanta, GA||W 20–10|
|October 27||at Notre Dame*||South Bend, IN||L 7–35|
|November 3||Alabama||Grant Field • Atlanta, GA||T 0–0|
|November 10||2:30 p. m.||at Penn State*||New Beaver Field • State College, PA||L 0–7|
|November 17||Kentucky||Grant Field • Atlanta, GA||T 3–3|
|November 29||Auburn||Grant Field • Atlanta, GA (Rivalry)||T 0–0|
Week 3: Florida
The game with the Florida Gators brought considerable interest. In front of 12,000 at Grant Field, the Gators were up 7 to 0 until a rush of substitutes in the fourth quarter got the Yellow Jackets the tying score.
Week 5: at Notre Dame
Rockne's Notre Dame Fighting Irish subs ran up a 35–7 score.
Week 6: Alabama
In a driving rain, Tech and Alabama under first year coach Wallace Wade played to a scoreless tie.
Week 9: Auburn
In awfully muddy conditions, Auburn and Tech fought to a scoreless tie.
- Although Georgia Tech's teams are officially known as the "Yellow Jackets", northern writers called the team the "Golden Tornado" in 1917; the name was commonly used until 1928 and for many years afterwards as an alternate nickname. It may have been coined by Morgan Blake.
- Van Brimmer & Rice 2011, p. 147
- "Golden Tornadoes". Retrieved January 28, 2015.
- "1923 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results".
- Lawrence Perry (October 12, 1934). "Game's For The Sake". Harrisburg Telegraph. p. 19. Retrieved September 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Van Brimmer, Adam; Rice, Homer (2011). 100 Things Yellow Jackets Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. Chicago: Triumph Books. ISBN 978-1-61749-703-2.