1910 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1910 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1910 record 4–4 (0–4 SIAA)
Head coach Guy Lowman
Captain O. G. Gresham
Home stadium The Quad
Birmingham Fairgrounds
Seasons
« 1909 1911 »

The 1910 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1910 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 18th overall and 15th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach Guy Lowman, in his first 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 four wins and four losses (4–4 overall, 0–4 in the SIAA).

After Alabama opened the season with shutouts over both Birmingham College and the Marion Military Institute, the Crimsons lost four consecutive games to SIAA opponents by a margin of 104–0. The squad rebounded with a 5–3 victory over Tulane at New Orleans and a 9–0 victory over Washington and Lee to finish the season with an overall record of 4–4.

Schedule[edit]

For the 1910 season, point values were different from those used in contemporary games. In 1910 a touchdown was worth five points, a field goal was worth three points and an extra point (PAT) was worth one point.[1]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 1 Birmingham* The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 25–0  
October 8 Marion Military Institute* The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL W 26–0  
October 15 Georgia Birmingham FairgroundsBirmingham, AL L 0–22  
October 22 Georgia Tech The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL L 0–36  
November 5 at Ole Miss Greenville, MS (Rivalry) L 0–16  
November 12 Sewanee Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL L 0–30  
November 19 at Tulane* "First" Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 5–3  
November 24 Washington and Lee* Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL W 9–0  
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1910 Alabama football schedule[2]

Game notes[edit]

Birmingham[edit]

1 2 Total
Birmingham 0 0 0
Alabama 22 3 25

Alabama opened the season with this 25–0 victory over Birmingham College (now Birmingham–Southern College) at Tuscaloosa.[3][4] After a scoreless first quarter where Birmingham unsuccessfully tries several trick plays, Alabama scored 22 second quarter points.[4] After a safety, the Crimsons scored their first touchdown of the season on an Adrian Van de Graaff run to take a 7–0 lead.[4] After a Lambert touchdown run, Van de Graaff scored his second touchdown of the game, and after a 20-yard Farley Moody field goal Alabama led 22–0 at halftime.[4] A second half Moody field goal made the final score 25–0.[4] The victory brought Alabama's all-time record against Birmingham College to 1–0.[5]

Marion Military Institute[edit]

1 2 Total
Marion Military Institute 0 0 0
Alabama 0 26 26

After a victory over Birmingham College to open the season, Alabama won its second game 26–0 against the Marion Military Institute at Tuscaloosa.[3][6] In the game, Robert Bumgardner scored three touchdowns with Adrian Van de Graaff scoring the fourth on a 70-yard run in the victory.[3] The victory brought Alabama's all-time record against the Marion Military Institute to 2–0.[7]

Georgia[edit]

1 2 Total
Georgia 11 11 22
Alabama 0 0 0

Against the Georgia Bulldogs, Alabama lost its first game of the season 22–0 before 12,000 fans at Birmingham.[8] After a scoreless first quarter, Georgia scored second-quarter touchdowns on runs by W. F. McClelland and Robert MacWhorter to take an 11–0 halftime lead.[8] In the third quarter, the Bulldogs scored on a 25-yard MacWhorter run and in the fourth on a 75-yard J. F. Slater fumble returned for a touchdown to make the final score 22–0.[8] The loss brought Alabama's all-time record against Georgia to 3–3–3.[9]

Georgia Tech[edit]

1 2 Total
Georgia Tech 24 12 36
Alabama 0 0 0

Against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Alabama lost its second game of the season 36–0 at Tuscaloosa.[3] The loss brought Alabama's all-time record against Georgia Tech to 1–3.[10]

Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 Total
Alabama 0 0 0
Ole Miss 5 11 16

Against the Ole Miss Rebels, Alabama suffered its third loss of the season 16–0 at Greenville.[11] Fran Shields scored the only points of the first half on his touchdown run in the first quarter.[3] In the second half, Alonzo Lee scored on an 11-yard run and Steve Mitchell scored on a 10-yard run in the fourth to give the Rebels the 16–0 victory.[3] The loss brought Alabama's all-time record against Ole Miss to 4–2–1.[12]

Sewanee[edit]

1 2 Total
Sewanee 18 12 30
Alabama 0 0 0

Against the Sewanee Tigers, Alabama lost its fourth consecutive game 30–0 at Birmingham.[13] The loss brought Alabama's all-time record against Sewanee to 1–6.[14]

Tulane[edit]

1 2 Total
Alabama 2 3 5
Tulane 0 3 3

Against the Tulane Green Wave, Alabama ended their four-game losing streak after they defeated the Greenies 5–3 at New Orleans.[15] Alabama led 2–0 at halftime with their only points coming on a first quarter safety, which occurred after a Tulane player tried to return a missed Alabama field goal.[3] After Tulane took a 3–2 lead in the third, Farley Moody kicked a 20-yard, game-winning field goal for Alabama.[3] The victory brought Alabama's all-time record against Tulane to 3–2–1.[16]

Washington and Lee[edit]

1 2 Total
Washington and Lee 0 0 0
Alabama 0 9 9

Against the Washington and Lee Generals, Alabama closed their season with a 9–0 victory at Birmingham.[17] After a scoreless first half, Alabama took a 9–0 lead in the second half after three successful Farley Moody field goals.[3] The victory also marked the return of former Alabama head coach J. W. H. Pollard, who resigned his position with the Crimsons to take the head coaching position with the Generals in the spring of 1910.[18] The victory is Alabama's only all-time matchup against Washington and Lee.[19]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

General

  • "1910 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 

Specific

  1. ^ "Scoring values". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1910 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i 1910 Season Recap
  4. ^ a b c d e "Varsity wins first game of season by 25 to 0 score". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Google News). October 1, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Alabama vs Birmingham College (AL)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Marion team to be entertained". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Google News). October 8, 1910. p. 8. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Alabama vs Marion Military Institute (AL)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c "Alabama is defeated by Georgia heavyweights". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Google News). October 15, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Alabama vs Georgia". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Alabama vs Georgia Tech". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Varsity returns after hard fight". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Google News). November 7, 1910. p. 4. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Alabama vs Mississippi". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Varsity returns save and sound". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Google News). November 14, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Alabama vs Sewanee (TN)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Team returns in blaze of glory". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Google News). November 21, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Alabama vs Tulane (LA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Glorious victory closes the season for Alabama". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Google News). November 25, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Washington and Lee will play Alabama". The Atlanta Constitution. April 17, 1910. p. A8A. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Alabama vs Washington & Lee (VA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  20. ^ "All-Time Tide Football Lettermen". 2011 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Record Book. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. pp. 127–141. 
  21. ^ "All-Time Assistant Coaches". 2011 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Record Book. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. pp. 142–143.