1911 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1911 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1911 record 5–2–2 (2–2–2 SIAA)
Head coach D. V. Graves
Captain Robert Bumgardner
Home stadium The Quad
Birmingham Fairgrounds
Seasons
« 1910 1912 »
1911 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt 4 0 0     8 1 0
Auburn 4 0 1     4 2 1
Florida 2 0 0     5 0 1
Georgia 5 1 1     7 1 1
Georgia Tech 5 2 1     6 2 1
Mississippi A&M 4 2 1     7 2 1
LSU 2 1 0     6 3 0
Tulane 3 3 0     5 3 1
Sewanee 2 3 0     6 3 1
Clemson 3 5 0     3 5 0
Alabama 2 2 2     5 2 2
Ole Miss 2 2 0     6 3 0
Kentucky 1 1 0     7 3 0
Mercer 2 5 0     4 5 1
The Citadel 1 2 0     5 2 2
Tennessee 0 2 1     3 4 2
Centre 0 2 1     0 2 1
Mississippi College 0 4 0     1 5 0
Howard 0 6 0     1 6 1
Southern            
† – Conference champion

The 1911 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1911 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 19th overall and 16th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach D. V. Graves, 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 five wins, two losses and two ties (5–2–2 overall, 2–2–2 in the SIAA).

Game notes[edit]

Alabama opened the season with a shutout victory over Howard (now Samford University) followed with a loss against Georgia.[1] After a victory over Birmingham College (now Birmingham–Southern College), the Crimsons had two consecutive ties on the road against Mississippi A&M (now Mississippi State University) and Georgia Tech. The Georgia Tech game ended in a scoreless tie after time expired as Alabama drove to the Tech three-yard line.[1] Sewanee kicked a field goal with two minutes left to defeat the Tide 3-0. Alabama then finished the season with victories over the Marion Military Institute, Tulane and Davidson and a loss to Sewanee.[1]

Schedule[edit]

For the 1911 season, point values were different from those used in contemporary games. In 1911 a touchdown was worth five points, a field goal was worth three points and an extra point (PAT) was worth one point.[2]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 30 Howard The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 24–0  
October 7 Birmingham* The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL W 47–5  
October 14 Georgia Birmingham FairgroundsBirmingham, AL L 3–11  
October 20 at Mississippi A&M Columbus Fairgrounds • Columbus, MS (Rivalry) T 6–6  
October 29 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA T 0–0  
November 4 at Marion Military Institute* Marion, AL W 35–0  
November 11 Tulane The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL W 22–0  
November 18 Sewanee Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL L 0–3  
November 30 Davidson* Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL W 16–6  
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1911 Alabama football schedule[3]

References[edit]

General

  • "1911 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 

Specific

  1. ^ a b c 1911 Season Recap
  2. ^ "Scoring values". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "1911 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 27, 2012.