1908 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1908 Alabama Crimson Tide football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1908 record6–1–1 (1–1–1 SIAA)
Head coachJ. W. H. Pollard (3rd season)
CaptainHenry Burks
Home stadiumThe Quad
Birmingham Fairgrounds
Seasons
← 1907
1909 →
1908 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
LSU + 2 0 0     10 0 0
Auburn + 4 1 0     6 1 0
Vanderbilt 3 0 1     7 2 1
Tennessee 3 2 0     7 2 0
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     6 3 0
Georgia 2 2 1     5 2 1
Alabama 1 1 1     6 1 1
Sewanee 1 1 1     4 1 3
Mississippi A&M 1 3 0     3 4 0
Ole Miss 0 2 0     3 5 0
Mercer 0 3 0     3 4 0
Clemson 0 4 0     1 6 0
Nashville            
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1908 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1908 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 16th overall and 13th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach J. W. H. Pollard, in his third year, and played their home games at the University of Alabama Quad in Tuscaloosa and the Birmingham Fairgrounds in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of six wins, one loss and one tie (6–1–1 overall, 1–1–1 in the SIAA).

After opening the 1908 season with three consecutive shutouts, Alabama lost their only game of the season 6–11 at Georgia Tech.[1] After a victory over Chattanooga and a tie against Georgia, Alabama played the Haskell Institute. Against Haskell, Alabama scored a touchdown on a 65-yard interception return, Haskell missed a field goal, and another Haskell drive ended with an interception deep in Alabama territory.[1] In the season finale against Tennessee, Alabama back Derrill Pratt attempted eight field goals and made only one for a 4–0 Alabama victory.[1]

Schedule[edit]

For the 1908 season, point values were different from those used in contemporary games. In 1908 a touchdown was worth five points, a field goal was worth four points and an extra point (PAT) was worth one point.[2]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 3Wetumpka Agricultural School*W 26–0
October 10Howard (AL)*W 17–0
October 17Cincinnati*W 16–0
October 24at Georgia TechL 6–11
October 31Chattanooga*W 23–6
November 14GeorgiaT 6–6
November 20Haskell*W 9–8
November 26TennesseeW 4–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1908 Alabama football schedule[3]

References[edit]

General

  • "1908 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-02. Retrieved February 22, 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ a b c 1908 Season Recap
  2. ^ "Scoring values". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on December 2, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "1908 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on December 2, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2012.