1899 Alabama Crimson White football team
|1899 Alabama Crimson White football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1899 record||3–1 (1–0 SIAA)|
|Head coach||W. A. Martin (1st season)|
|Captain||Thomas William Wert|
|Home stadium||The Quad|
|1899 SIAA football standings|
The 1899 Alabama Crimson White football team[A 1] (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1899 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The team was led by head coach W. A. Martin, in his first season, and played their home games at The Quad in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In what was the seventh season of Alabama football, the team finished with a record of three wins and one loss (3–1, 1–0 SIAA). In the spring of 1895, the University Board of Trustees passed a rule that prohibited athletic teams from competing off-campus for athletic events. As such the 1898 season was canceled; however the board subsequently rescinded this rule and the squad returned to the field for the 1899 season.
|October 21||Tuscaloosa Athletic Club*||W 16–5|
|November 11||Montgomery Athletic Club*||W 16–0|
|November 24||at Ole Miss||W 7–5|
|November 25||at New Orleans Athletic Club*||L 0–21|
Tuscaloosa Athletic Club
In what was the first game played since the 1897 season, Alabama defeated the Tuscaloosa Athletic Club 16–5. With a halftime score of 5–5, Alabama took the lead in the second half and won 16–5. Former Alabama player and head coach Eli Abbott played for the Tuscaloosa squad in this game.
Montgomery Athletic Club
Shirley Miller had a 75-yard touchdown run for Alabama in this 16–0 shutout victory over the Montgomery Athletic Club.
In what was the first road game for Alabama since the 1895 season, the Crimsons traveled to Jackson, Mississippi and defeated the University of Mississippi 7–5 at Driving Park before 600 spectators. After Alabama took a 2–0 lead following a blocked punt for a safety, Mississippi scored their only points of the game on a short touchdown run for the 5–2 lead. In the second half, Alabama scored the game-winning touchdown on an A. M. Donahoo run for the 7–5 victory. The victory brought Alabama's all-time record against Mississippi to 1–1.
New Orleans Athletic Club
|Alabama Crimson White 1899 roster|
- 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.
- For the 1899 season, point values were different from those used in contemporary games. In 1897 a touchdown was worth four points, a field goal was worth five points and an extra point (PAT) was worth two points.
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- "Alabama 7, Mississippi 5". The Times-Democrat. November 25, 1899. p. 7. Retrieved October 13, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
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