|1909 Alabama Crimson Tide football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|Record||5–1–2 (4–1–1 SIAA)|
|Home stadium||The Quad|
|1909 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings|
The 1909 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1909 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 17th overall and 14th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach J. W. H. Pollard, in his fourth 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 five wins, one loss and two ties (5–1–2 overall, 4–1–1 in the SIAA).
Defensively, Alabama had six consecutive shutouts to go 5–0–1 before they surrendered their first touchdown against Tulane in their 5–5 tie.
|October 2||Union (TN)*||W 16–0|||
|October 9||Howard (AL)||W 14–0|||
|October 16||Clemson||W 3–0|||
|October 23||at Ole Miss||T 0–0|||
|October 30||at Georgia||W 14–0|||
|November 13||at Tennessee||W 10–0|||
|November 20||at Tulane*||T 5–5|||
|November 25||LSU||L 6–12|||
Alabama opened the season with this 16–0 victory over Union University at Tuscaloosa. Although scoreless at the end of the first half, Alabama was in position several times to score. The Crimson Tide lost a fumble at the Union five yard line and Derrill Pratt missed field goals of 40, 45 and 53 yards. Alabama scored its first touchdown on a short Jere Austill run early in the second half after the Crimson tide blocked a Union punt at their five-yard line. Pratt and David Palmer scored Alabama's other two touchdowns later in the half en rote to the 16–0 win. The victory brought Alabama's all-time record against Union to 1–0.
See also: 1909 Howard Bulldogs football team
Against the Bulldogs, Alabama secured their second consecutive shutout to open the season with this 14–0 victory over Howard College (now known as Samford University).
The victory brought Alabama's all-time record against Howard to 3–0.
Clemson was beaten by a 52-yard Del Pratt field goal.
Ole Miss and Alabama fought to a scoreless tie.
Georgia was beaten 14–0.
Tennessee was beaten 10–0.
Tulane and Alabama tied 5–5.
Alabama completed their season with a 12–5 loss to LSU at Birmingham to finish 5–1–2.
|Alabama Crimson Tide 1909 roster|