1914 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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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
Rickwood Field
Seasons
← 1913
1915 →
1914 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tennessee + 5 0 0     9 0 0
Auburn + 4 0 1     8 0 1
Mississippi A&M 4 2 0     6 2 0
Ole Miss 2 1 1     5 4 1
Sewanee 3 2 0     5 3 0
Florida 3 2 0     5 2 0
Georgia 2 2 1     3 5 1
Clemson 2 2 0     5 3 1
Alabama 3 3 0     5 4 0
LSU 1 1 1     4 4 1
Kentucky 1 1 0     5 3 0
Chattanooga 1 3 0     5 4 0
Vanderbilt 1 3 0     2 6 0
Mississippi College 0 1 1     4 3 1
Tulane 0 3 1     3 3 1
Central 0 1 0     1 3 1
Wofford 0 1 0     1 7 1
Mercer 0 3 0     5 4 0
The Citadel 0 3 0     2 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

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).

Game summaries[edit]

Alabama opened the season with three consecutive, shutout victories over Howard (now Samford University), Birmingham College (now Birmingham–Southern College) and Georgia Tech

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.[1] 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).[1] 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.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 3 Howard The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 13–0  
October 10 Birmingham* The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL W 54–0  
October 17 Georgia Tech Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL W 13–0  
October 24 at Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, 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  
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1914 Alabama football schedule[3]

References[edit]

General

  • "1914 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 

Specific

  1. ^ a b c 1914 Season Recap
  2. ^ "Hall of Famers: Pop "Pop" Warner". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "1914 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 27, 2012.