1905 Alabama Crimson White football team

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1905 Alabama Crimson White football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1905 record 6–4 (4–4 SIAA)
Head coach Jack Leavenworth
Captain Auxford Burks
Home stadium The Quad
Birmingham Fairgrounds
Seasons
« 1904 1906 »
1905 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt 6 0 0     7 1 0
Georgia Tech 4 0 1     6 0 1
LSU 2 0 0     3 0 0
Davidson 1 0 0     1 1 0
Texas 2 1 0     5 4 0
Clemson 3 2 1     3 2 1
Sewanee 2 2 1     4 2 1
Alabama 4 4 0     6 4 0
Auburn 2 4 0     2 4 0
Mississippi A&M 1 3 0     3 4 0
Texas A&M 0 1 0     7 2 0
Tulane 0 1 0     0 1 0
Ole Miss 0 1 0     0 2 0
Tennessee 0 4 1     3 5 1
Georgia 0 4 0     1 5 0
Nashville            
Southern            
† – Conference champion

The 1905 Alabama Crimson White football team[A 1] (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1905 college football season. It was Alabama's 13th overall and 10th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach Jack Leavenworth, in his first year, and played their home games at both the University of Alabama Quad in Tuscaloosa and the Birmingham Fairgrounds in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of six wins and four losses (6–4 overall, 4–4 in the SIAA).

Schedule[edit]

For the 1905 season, point values were different from those used in contemporary games. In 1905 a touchdown was worth five points, a field goal was worth four points and an conversion (PAT) was worth one point.[3]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 3 Maryville* The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 17–0  
October 7 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 0–34  
October 14 Mississippi A&M The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) W 34–0  
October 21 at Georgia Tech Brisbane Park • Atlanta, GA L 5–12  
October 25 at Clemson South Carolina State Fairgrounds • Columbia, SC L 0–25  
November 4 Georgia Birmingham FairgroundsBirmingham, AL W 36–0  
November 9 Centre* The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL W 21–0  
November 18 Auburn Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) W 30–0  
November 23 Sewanee Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL L 6–42  
November 30 Tennessee Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 29–0  
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1905 Alabama football schedule[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alabama football teams were not referred to as the "Crimson Tide" until the 1907 season. Prior to 1907, the team was called the "Crimson White" from 1893 to 1906 and the "Cadets" in 1892.[1][2]

References[edit]

General

  • "1905 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 

Specific

  1. ^ "How the Crimson Tide got its name". bryantmuseum.ua.edu. Paul W. Bryant Museum. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kennedy, Scott (April 8, 1992). "Tide football tradition began with 1892 team". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News Archives). p. 2F. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Scoring values". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "1905 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 22, 2012.