1929 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1929 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Conference Southern Conference
1929 record 6–3 (4–3 SoCon)
Head coach Wallace Wade
Captain Billy Hicks
Home stadium Denny Stadium
Legion Field
Cramton Bowl
Seasons
« 1928 1930 »
1929 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane 6 0 0     9 0 0
Tennessee 6 0 1     9 0 1
North Carolina 7 1 0     9 1 0
Florida 6 1 0     8 2 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 0     7 2 0
Kentucky 3 1 1     6 1 1
Georgia 4 2 0     6 4 0
VMI 4 2 0     8 2 0
Duke 2 1 0     4 6 0
LSU 3 2 0     6 3 0
Alabama 4 3 0     6 3 0
Clemson 3 3 0     8 3 0
Virginia Tech 2 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 5 0     3 6 0
South Carolina 2 5 0     6 5 0
Virginia 1 3 2     4 3 2
Maryland 1 3 1     4 4 2
Washington & Lee 1 4 1     3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 2     1 6 2
Mississippi State 0 3 1     1 5 2
Sewanee 0 4 1     2 5 2
NC State 0 5 0     1 8 0
Auburn 0 7 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion

The 1929 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1929 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 36th overall and 8th season as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon). The team was led by head coach Wallace Wade, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, at Legion Field in Birmingham and at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of six wins and three losses (6–3 overall, 4–3 in the SoCon).

The Crimson Tide opened the season with a 55–0 victory over Mississippi College. The game also marked the first for Alabama at Denny Stadium, as it replaced Denny Field as the home field for the Crimson Tide. They followed the win with consecutive victories over Ole Miss and Chattanooga before they traveled to Knoxville for their first road game of the season.

Against Tennessee, the Crimson Tide lost for a second year in a row, falling 6–0. A blocked punt set-up Tennessee's touchdown and Alabama turned the ball over on downs twice inside the Volunteer ten-yard line. They rebounded the next week with a victory over Sewanee in their first Legion Field game of the season, but lost to Vanderbilt in the week that followed 13–0. Alabama then closed the season with victories over Kentucky and Georgia Tech and a loss against Georgia in the season finale.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 28 Mississippi College* Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL W 55–0   6,000
October 5 Ole Missdagger Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) W 22–7   12,000
October 12 Chattanooga* Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL W 46–0   5,000
October 19 at Tennessee Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) L 13–15    
October 26 Sewanee Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 35–7    
November 2 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 0–13   15,000
November 9 Kentucky Cramton BowlMontgomery, AL W 24–13    
November 16 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 13–0    
November 28 Georgia Legion Field • Birmingham, AL L 0–12   25,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1929 Alabama football schedule[1]

References[edit]

General

  • "1929 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 

Specific

  1. ^ "1929 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved March 25, 2012.