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On this day in history, Oct. 7, 1916, Georgia Tech football beats Cumberland 222-0

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Georgia Tech, led by legendary coach and trophy namesake John Heisman, humiliated Cumberland College 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game on record on this day in history, Oct.

7, 1916. The football farce pitted national pigskin powerhouse Georgia Tech against a school from Lebanon, Tennessee, that reportedly pulled student volunteers off campus and out of frat houses to fulfill a contractual commitment.

A football from Georgia Tech's 222-0 win over Cumberland College, Oct. 7, 1916. It still stands today as the most lopsided game in college football history.  (Courtesy Georgia Tech Athletics) "The rout can be traced back to a 22-0 loss the Georgia Tech baseball team, also coached by Heisman, suffered in the spring of 1915.

Heisman suspected that Cumberland had stacked its team with professional ringers," the NCAA reported in its 100th anniversary retrospective of the game in 2016.

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