1906 Clemson Tigers football team

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1906 Clemson Tigers football
1906 Clemson Tigers football team (Clemson College Annual 1907).png
SIAA co-champion
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1906 record4–0–3 (4–0–1 SIAA)
Head coachBob Williams (1st season)
CaptainFritz Furtick
Home stadiumBowman Field
Seasons
← 1905
1907 →
1906 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt + 5 0 0     8 1 0
Clemson + 4 0 0     4 0 3
Sewanee 5 1 0     8 1 0
Alabama 3 1 0     5 1 0
Texas A&M 2 1 0     6 1 0
Ole Miss 3 2 0     4 2 0
Texas 1 1 0     9 1 0
Georgia Tech 3 3 0     6 3 1
Georgia 2 2 1     2 4 1
Mississippi A&M 0 2 1     2 2 1
LSU 0 2 1     2 2 2
Mercer 0 2 0     1 4 0
Tennessee 0 3 1     1 6 2
Tulane 0 3 0     0 4 1
Auburn 0 5 0     1 5 1
Cumberland            
Nashville            
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1906 Clemson Tigers football team represented the Clemson Tigers of Clemson Agricultural College during the 1906 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. Under first year head coach Bob Williams, the team posted a 4–0–3 record and 4–0–1 in SIAA.[1][2] Fritz Furtick was the captain.[3]

Heralding one of the best defenses in the South for the season, the Tigers allowed no touchdowns scored by their opponents in seven games, and only 4 points scored overall. The team tied with Vanderbilt for the SIAA title,[4] but few writers chose them over the vaunted Commodores.[5]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 13VPI*
T 0–0
October 20Georgia
W 6–0
October 25vs. North Carolina A&M*Columbia, SC (rivalry)T 0–0
November 3at DavidsonDavidson, NCT 0–0
November 10Auburn
W 6–4
November 19Tennessee
  • Bowman Field
  • Calhoun, SC
W 16–0
November 29at Georgia TechW 10–0
  • *Non-conference game

Season summary[edit]

Davidson[edit]

In Davidson, Clemson had its third scoreless tie of the season.

Georgia Tech[edit]

Clemson closed the season with a 10–0 victory over John Heisman's Georgia Tech team. Fritz Furtick scored Clemson's first touchdown.[6] An onside kick got the second.[6]

Clemson's first forward pass took place during the game. Left end Powell Lykes, dropped back to kick, but lobbed a 30-yard pass to George Warren instead. Baseball star Ty Cobb attended the game.[7]

The starting line up was Coagman (left end), Lykes (left tackle), Gaston (left guard), Clark (center), Carter (right guard), McLaurin (right tackle), Coles (right end), Warren (quarterback), Allen (left halfback), Furtick (right halfback), Derrick (fullback).[6]

Players[edit]

Line[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Bert Carter right guard
W. C. Clark center
Stricker Coles right end
R. T. Gaston left tackle 5'8" 195
Rastus Keel left guard
Powell Lykes left end 180
Mac McLaurin right tackle 5'9" 190

Backfield[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Banks Allen left halfback
Puss Derrick fullback Chapin, South Carolina 195
Fritz Furtick right halfback Sandy Run, South Carolina 170
Doc McFadden quarterback

[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE" (PDF). Clemson Athletics. 2016. pp. 200–208. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  2. ^ "Clemson Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  3. ^ 2010 Media Guide, p. 198
  4. ^ "Clemson Vault: A Measure of Success".[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/rfsc/champs/Southern.txt
  6. ^ a b c Woodruff 1928, p. 196
  7. ^ Hornbaker, Tim (7 April 2015). "War on the Basepaths: The Definitive Biography of Ty Cobb". Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. – via Google Books.
  8. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/clem/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/08_mg_suppl072-142.pdf
  • Woodruff, Fuzzy (1928). A History of Southern Football 1890–1928. 1.