1906 Alabama Crimson White football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Record5–1 (3–1 SIAA)
Head coach
CaptainWashington Moody
Home stadiumThe Quad
Birmingham Fairgrounds
Seasons
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1906 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Vanderbilt + 4 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
Ole Miss 3 2 0 4 2 0
Georgia Tech 3 3 0 6 3 1
Georgia 2 2 1 2 4 1
LSU 0 1 1 2 2 2
Mississippi A&M 0 2 1 2 2 1
Tennessee 0 3 1 1 6 2
Mercer 0 2 0 1 4 0
Tulane 0 2 0 0 4 1
Auburn 0 5 0 1 5 1
Cumberland (TN)        
Nashville        
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1906 Alabama Crimson White football team[A 1] (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1906 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. It was Alabama's 14th overall and 11th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach J. W. H. Pollard, in his first year, and played their home games at both the University of Alabama Quad in Tuscaloosa and the Birmingham Fairgrounds in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of five wins and one loss (5–1 overall, 3–1 in the SIAA).

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 6Maryville*W 6–0[3]
October 13Howard (AL)*W 14–0[4]
October 20at VanderbiltL 0–78[5]
November 3at Mississippi A&M
W 16–4[6]
November 17AuburnW 10–0[7]
November 29TennesseeW 51–0[8]
  • *Non-conference game

Season summary

Maryville

See also: Maryville Scots football

Alabama opened the 1906 season against Maryville College at Tuscaloosa, and defeated the Maryville Scots 6–0.[10][11] In the game, the lone touchdown was scored in the first quarter on a ten-yard run by P. B. Jones.[10]

Vanderbilt

See also: 1906 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

Alabama's 78–0 loss to Vanderbilt still stands as the record for most points allowed by Alabama in a game and most lopsided Alabama loss.[12] In the game, the Commodores led 57–0 at the half, and Alabama attempted to cancel this game after seven of their regular players were sidelined by injury but Vanderbilt refused.[13]

Auburn

See also: 1906 Auburn Tigers football team

Against Auburn, Pollard unveiled a "military shift" never before seen in the south.[14] Star running back Auxford Burks scored all of the game's points in a 10–0 victory. Auburn contended Alabama player T. S. Sims was an illegal player.

Notes

  1. ^ Alabama football teams were not referred to as the "Crimson Tide" until the 1907 season. Prior to 1907, the team was called the "Crimson White" from 1893 to 1906 and the "Cadets" in 1892.[1][2]
  2. ^ For the 1906 season, point values were different from those used in contemporary games. In 1906 a touchdown was worth five points, a field goal was worth four points and a conversion (PAT) was worth one point.[9]

References

General

  • "1906 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. ^ "How the Crimson Tide got its name". bryantmuseum.ua.edu. Paul W. Bryant Museum. Archived from the original on June 30, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Scott (April 8, 1992). "Tide football tradition began with 1892 team". The Tuscaloosa News. p. 2F. Retrieved June 30, 2013 – via Google News Archives.
  3. ^ "Alabama a winner". The Montgomery Advertiser. October 7, 1906. Retrieved February 16, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Alabama won from Howard but it took brilliant playing in the last half". The Tuscaloosa News. October 14, 1906. Retrieved February 16, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Ran all over Alabama men - Vanderbilt makes record football score". Chattanooga Daily Times. October 21, 1906. Retrieved February 16, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Alabama 16; Miss. A. and M., 0". The Birmingham News. November 4, 1906. Retrieved February 16, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Alabama downs Auburn in hard-fought battle". The Birmingham News. November 18, 1906. Retrieved February 16, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Alabama overwhelms boys from Tennessee". The Birmingham News. November 30, 1906. Retrieved February 16, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Scoring values". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on November 25, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Alabama wins in first game of season". Tuscaloosa Times-Gazette. October 7, 1906. p. 1. Retrieved January 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  11. ^ "Football: Alabama 6, Maryville 0". The Birmingham News. October 8, 1906. Retrieved January 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  12. ^ 2011 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Record Book. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. pp. 179–195. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
  13. ^ 1906 Game Recaps
  14. ^ Walsh, Christopher (2016-09-15). 100 Things Crimson Tide Fans Should Know & do Before They die. ISBN 9781633196445.