1924 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1924 Alabama Crimson Tide football
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SoCon Champion
Champ Pickens Trophy
Conference Southern Conference
1924 record 8–1 (5–0 SoCon)
Head coach Wallace Wade
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Captain Allison "Pooley" Hubert
Home stadium Denny Field
Rickwood Field
Cramton Bowl
Uniform
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Seasons
« 1923 1925 »
1924 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama $ 5 0 0     8 1 0
Florida 2 0 1     6 2 2
Georgia 5 1 0     7 3 0
Tulane 4 1 0     8 1 0
Washington and Lee 4 1 1     6 3 1
Mississippi A&M 3 2 0     5 4 0
Sewanee* 3 2 0     6 4 0
South Carolina 3 2 0     7 3 0
Virginia 3 2 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 2 1     5 3 1
Vanderbilt* 3 3 0     6 3 1
VPI 2 2 3     4 2 3
VMI 2 3 1     6 3 1
North Carolina 2 3 0     4 5 0
Kentucky 2 3 0     4 5 0
Maryland 1 2 1     3 3 3
Auburn 2 4 1     4 4 1
NC State 1 4 1     2 4 2
LSU 0 3 0     5 4 0
Ole Miss 0 3 0     4 5 0
Clemson 0 3 0     2 6 0
Tennessee 0 4 0     3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – co-member of SIAA

The 1924 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1924 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 31st overall and 3rd season as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon). The team was led by head coach Wallace Wade, in his second year, and played their home games at Denny Field in Tuscaloosa, at Rickwood Field in Birmingham and at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and one loss (8–1 overall, 5–0 in the SoCon) and as Southern Conference champions.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 27 Union (TN)* Denny FieldTuscaloosa, AL W 55–0  
October 4 at Furman* Manly Field • Greenville, SC W 20–0  
October 11 Mississippi College* Denny Field • Tuscaloosa, AL W 51–0  
October 18 Sewanee Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL W 14–0  
October 25 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 14–0  
November 1 Ole Miss Cramton BowlMontgomery, AL (Rivalry) W 61–0  
November 8 Kentuckydagger Denny Field • Tuscaloosa, AL W 42–7  
November 15 Centre* Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL L 0–17  
November 27 Georgia Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL W 33–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1924 Alabama football schedule[1]

Game notes[edit]

The Tide started with season with seven consecutive victories, and was only really challenged once.

Georgia Tech[edit]

In the 14-0 victory over Georgia Tech, Tech drove the ball to the Alabama 6 in the third with a chance to tie the game up but was stopped on 4th and 1. Another Tide TD in the fourth clinched the victory.

Centre[edit]

Alabama lost their only game of the season to Centre at Rickwood Field.[2][3] Alabama would not lose another game until 1927.[4][5] Centre quarterback Herb Covington was named to the 1924 College Football All-America Team.

Georgia[edit]

After their victory over Georgia a week later in the season finale, Alabama secured its first SoCon championship.[6] "Two TD passes by Hubert, two field goals by Compton and a 65-yard interception return for a TD by Brown sparked the Bama rout."[7]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

General

  • "1924 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 

Specific

  1. ^ "1924 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ 1924 Season Recap
  3. ^ Rob Robertson. "The Centre College Football Team's Amazing Run, Climaxed By Winning the "Southern Championship" in 1924" (PDF). 
  4. ^ 1924 Centre College football scores
  5. ^ Alabama football scores
  6. ^ Scott, Richard (2004). Legends of Alabama Football. Sports Publishing, LLC. p. 1. ISBN 978-1-58261-277-5. 
  7. ^ http://bryantmuseum.com/timeline.asp?Year=1924
  8. ^ "All-Time Tide Football Lettermen". 2011 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Record Book. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. pp. 127–141. 
  9. ^ "All-Time Assistant Coaches". 2011 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Record Book. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. pp. 142–143. 

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