1924 Alabama Crimson Tide football team
|1924 Alabama Crimson Tide football|
Champ Pickens Trophy
|1924 record||8–1 (5–0 SoCon)|
|Head coach||Wallace Wade|
|Captain||Allison "Pooley" Hubert|
|Home stadium||Denny Field
|1924 Southern Conference football standings|
|Washington and Lee||4||–||1||–||1||6||–||3||–||1|
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.
|September 27||Union (TN)*||Denny Field • Tuscaloosa, 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 Field • Birmingham, AL||W 14–0|
|October 25||at Georgia Tech||Grant Field • Atlanta, GA||W 14–0|
|November 1||Ole Miss||Cramton Bowl • Montgomery, AL (Rivalry)||W 61–0|
|November 8||Kentucky||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. Homecoming.|
- Source: Rolltide.com: 1924 Alabama football schedule
The Tide started with season with seven consecutive victories, and was only really challenged once.
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.
Alabama lost their only game of the season to Centre at Rickwood Field. Alabama would not lose another game until 1927. Centre quarterback Herb Covington was named to the 1924 College Football All-America Team.
After their victory over Georgia a week later in the season finale, Alabama secured its first SoCon championship. "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."
- "1924 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
- "1924 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
- 1924 Season Recap
- Rob Robertson. "The Centre College Football Team's Amazing Run, Climaxed By Winning the "Southern Championship" in 1924" (PDF).
- 1924 Centre College football scores
- Alabama football scores
- Scott, Richard (2004). Legends of Alabama Football. Sports Publishing, LLC. p. 1. ISBN 978-1-58261-277-5.
- "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.
- "All-Time Assistant Coaches". 2011 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Record Book. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. pp. 142–143.