1916 Alabama Crimson Tide football team
|1916 Alabama Crimson Tide football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1916 record||6–3 (4–3 SIAA)|
|Head coach||Thomas Kelly (2nd year)|
|Home stadium||University Field
|1916 SIAA football standings|
|Georgia Tech +||5||–||0||–||0||8||–||0||–||1|
The 1916 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1916 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 24th overall and 21st season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach Thomas Kelly, in his second year, and played their home games at University Field in Tuscaloosa and at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of six wins and three losses (6–3 overall, 4–3 in the SIAA).
Three brothers, Dexter, Walter, and Jack Hovater, were starters for the 1916 Tide.
Alabama opened the season with six consecutive victories over Birmingham College and Southern College (now combined as Birmingham–Southern College), Mississippi College, Florida, Ole Miss and Sewanee. In those six games, Alabama outscored their opponents by a margin of 156 to 13. Sewanee almost beat Bama after making two interceptions and stopping Bama on 4th and goal at the 1, but Alabama scored late and kicked the extra point (Sewanee's having failed) for the victory. The defeat of Ole Miss was thanks to a late rally.
However, they were shut out in the final three games with losses to Georgia Tech, Tulane and Georgia to finish with an overall record of 6–3. Georgia Tech held Alabama to two first downs and 60 yards of offense.
|September 30||Birmingham*||University Field • Tuscaloosa, AL||W 13–0|
|October 7||Southern College*||University Field • Tuscaloosa, AL||W 80–0|
|October 14||Mississippi College||University Field • Tuscaloosa, AL||W 13–7|
|October 21||vs. Florida||Barrs Field • Jacksonville, FL||W 16–0|
|October 28||Ole Miss||University Field • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry)||W 27–0|
|November 4||Sewanee||Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL||W 7–6|
|November 11||at Georgia Tech||Grant Field • Atlanta, GA||L 0–13|
|November 18||at Tulane||New Orleans Fair Grounds • New Orleans, LA||L 0–33|
|November 30||Georgia||Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL||L 0–3|
- Source: Rolltide.com: 1916 Alabama football schedule
Varsity letter winners