|1906 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football|
Heisman is holding the dog.
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1906 record||6–3–1 (4–3 SIAA)|
|Head coach||John Heisman (3rd season)|
|Offensive scheme||Jump shift|
|Captain||E. C. Davies|
|Home stadium||The Flats, future site of Grant Field|
|1906 SIAA football standings|
The 1906 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1906 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. In the third season under coach John Heisman, Georgia Tech posted a 6–3–1 record. This is the first season of Heisman's jump shift offense.
Before the season
In no small part thanks to Heisman, the forward pass was legalized in 1906.
|September 29||Maryville*||The Flats • Atlanta, GA||T 6–6|
|October 6||North Georgia*||The Flats • Atlanta, GA||W 11–0|
|October 13||Chattanooga*||The Flats • Atlanta, GA||W 18–0|
|October 20||Sewanee||The Flats • Atlanta, GA||L 0–16|
|October 27||Davidson||The Flats • Atlanta, GA||W 4–0|
|November 3||Auburn||The Flats • Atlanta, GA (Rivalry)||W 11–0|
|November 10||Georgia||The Flats • Atlanta, GA (Rivalry)||W 17–0|
|November 17||Vanderbilt||The Flats • Atlanta, GA||L 6–37|
|November 24||at Mercer||Macon, GA||W 61–0|
|November 29||Clemson||The Flats • Atlanta, GA (Rivalry)||L 0–10|
Under the new rules, Maryville surprised Tech with a tie, 6–6.
The starting lineup was: Hightower (left end), Monroe (left tackle), Bell (left guard), Luck (center), Henderson (right guard), McCarty (right tackle), Hill (right end), Robert (quarterback), Davids (left halfback), Means (right halfback), Sweet (fullback).
In the second week of play, Tech defeated North Georgia 11–0.
Against Chattanooga, Tech won 18–0 .
Sewanee defeated Georgia Tech 16–0. The game's account is the first involving the jump shift. The starting lineup was Brown (left end), Luck (left tackle), Bell (left guard), Monroe (center), Smith (right guard), McCarty (right tackle), Hill (right end), Robert (quarterback), Hightower (left halfback), Davies (right halfback), Sweet (fullback).
"Tech's cup of joy overflowed" as they defeated rival Georgia 17–0. An ambitious game with Vanderbilt was scheduled.
Vanderbilt defeated Tech in the rain and mud of Atlanta 37–6. Lobster Brown scored Tech's points. Atlanta Constitution sportswriter Alex Lynn wrote after the game that Owsley Manier was: "the greatest fullback and all round man ever seen in Atlanta." He again scored five touchdowns.
The starting lineup was: Brown (left end); McCarty (left tackle); Snyder (left guard); Monroe (center); Henderson (right guard); Luck (right tackle); Brown (right end); Robert (quarterback); Davies (left halfback); Hightower (right halfback); Adamson (fullback).
The season's largest win came over Mercer, 61–0 .
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- John F. Stegeman. The Ghosts of Herty Field: Early Days on a Southern Gridiron. p. 77.
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