1914 Alabama Crimson Tide football team
|1914 Alabama Crimson Tide football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1914 record||5–4 (4–3 SIAA)|
|Head coach||D. V. Graves (4th year)|
|Captain||Charles A. Long|
|Home stadium||The Quad
|1914 SIAA football standings|
The 1914 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1914 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 22nd overall and 19th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach D. V. Graves, in his fourth year, and played their home games at the University of Alabama Quad in Tuscaloosa and at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of five wins and four losses (5–4 overall, 4–3 in the SIAA).
Before the Tennessee game, Alabama quarterback Charlie Joplin was ruled ineligible after he refused to sign an affidavit that he had never played professional baseball. Alabama went 3–0 with Joplin and 2–4 after he left the team. The loss to Tennessee at Knoxville would be the last time the two teams met until 1928. The Crimsons then spit their final four SIAA games with victories against Tulane and Chattanooga and losses against Sewanee and Mississippi A&M (now Mississippi State University). They then closed the season with a loss against the Carlisle Indian Industrial School Indians led by future College Football Hall of Fame head coach Pop Warner.
|October 3||Howard||The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL||W 13–0|
|October 10||Birmingham*||The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL||W 54–0|
|October 17||Georgia Tech||Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL||W 13–0|
|October 24||at Tennessee||Waite Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October)||L 7–17|
|October 31||Tulane||The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL||W 58–0|
|November 7||Sewanee||Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL||L 0–18|
|November 13||Chattanooga||The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL||W 21–3|
|November 26||Mississippi A&M||Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL (Rivalry)||L 0–9|
|December 2||Carlisle*||Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL||L 3–20|
- Source: Rolltide.com: 1914 Alabama football schedule
- "1914 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 27, 2012.