1908 Alabama Crimson Tide football team
|1908 Alabama Crimson Tide football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1908 record||6–1–1 (1–1–1 SIAA)|
|Head coach||J. W. H. Pollard|
|Home stadium||The Quad
|1908 SIAA football standings|
|Memphis University School||0||–||1||–||0||0||–||1||–||0|
|† – Conference champion
The 1908 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1908 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 16th overall and 13th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach J. W. H. Pollard, in his third year, and played their home games at the University of Alabama Quad in Tuscaloosa and the Birmingham Fairgrounds in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of six wins, one loss and one tie (6–1–1 overall, 1–1–1 in the SIAA).
After opening the 1908 season with three consecutive shutouts, Alabama lost their only game of the season 6–11 at Georgia Tech. After a victory over Chattanooga and a tie against Georgia, Alabama played the Haskell Institute. Against Haskell, Alabama scored a touchdown on a 65-yard interception return, Haskell missed a field goal, and another Haskell drive ended with an interception deep in Alabama territory. In the season finale against Tennessee, Alabama back Derrill Pratt attempted eight field goals and made only one for a 4–0 Alabama victory.
For the 1908 season, point values were different from those used in contemporary games. In 1908 a touchdown was worth five points, a field goal was worth four points and an extra point (PAT) was worth one point.
|October 3||Wetumpka Agricultural School*||The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL||W 26–0|
|October 10||Howard*||Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL||W 17–0|
|October 17||Cincinnati*||Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL||W 16–0|
|October 24||at Georgia Tech||Ponce de Leon Park • Atlanta, GA||L 6–11|
|October 31||Chattanooga*||The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL||W 23–6|
|November 14||Georgia||Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL||T 6–6|
|November 20||Haskell Institute*||The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL||W 9–8|
|November 26||Tennessee||Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October)||W 4–0|
- Source: Rolltide.com: 1908 Alabama football schedule
- "1908 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 22, 2012.