1927 Alabama Crimson Tide football team
|1927 Alabama Crimson Tide football|
|1927 record||5–4–1 (3–4–1 SoCon)|
|Head coach||Wallace Wade|
|Home stadium||Denny Field
|1927 Southern Conference football standings|
|Georgia Tech +||7||–||0||–||1||8||–||1||–||1|
|NC State +||4||–||0||–||0||9||–||1||–||0|
|Washington and Lee||2||–||3||–||0||4||–||4||–||1|
The 1927 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1927 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 34th overall and 6th season as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon). The team was led by head coach Wallace Wade, in his fifth year, and played their home games at Denny Field in Tuscaloosa, at Rickwood Field and Legion Field in Birmingham and at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of five wins, four losses and one tie (5–4–1 overall, 3–4–1 in the SoCon).
Alabama's 13-0 loss to Georgia Tech snapped a 24-game unbeaten streak, it was the team's first loss since an upset defeat to Centre on November 15, 1924. Alabama outgained Tech 188–144 in the game, but Tech scored a touchdown in the second quarter and scored another after recovering a fumble at the Alabama 1 with two minutes to go. It was the first time Georgia Tech had scored points on Alabama since 1922. Alabama came from behind in the fourth to beat Mississippi State 13–7 but limped home with three straight losses to end the year at 5–4–1. Four losses were one more loss than Bama had suffered in the previous four seasons combined.
The loss to Georgia was the first football game Alabama ever played in Legion Field, which had been constructed the previous year, and which replaced Rickwood Field as Alabama's "home" stadium in Birmingham. Alabama would continue to schedule home dates at Legion Field for another 76 years, with the last being a 40–17 victory over South Florida in 2003.
|September 24||Millsaps*||Denny Field • Tuscaloosa, AL||W 46–0|
|September 30||Southwestern Presbyterian*||Denny Field • Tuscaloosa, AL||W 31–0|
|October 8||LSU||Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL (Rivalry)||T 0–0|
|October 15||at Georgia Tech||Grant Field • Atlanta, GA||L 0–13||25,000|
|October 22||Sewanee||Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL||W 24–0|
|October 29||Mississippi A&M||Denny Field • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry)||W 13–7||7,000|
|November 5||Kentucky||Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL||W 21–6|
|November 12||Florida||Cramton Bowl • Montgomery, AL||L 6–13|
|November 24||Georgia||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL||L 6–20||25,000|
|December 3||Vanderbilt||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL||L 7–14||20,000|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming.|
- Source: Rolltide.com: 1927 Alabama football schedule
- "1927 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved March 25, 2012.