1914 Alabama Crimson Tide football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1914 record5–4 (3–3 SIAA)
Head coach
CaptainCharles A. Long
Home stadiumThe Quad
Rickwood Field
Seasons
← 1913
1915 →
1914 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Tennessee + 6 0 0 9 0 0
Auburn + 4 0 1 8 0 1
Texas A&M 2 0 0 6 1 1
Ole Miss 2 1 1 5 4 1
Mississippi A&M 4 2 0 6 2 0
Sewanee 4 2 0 5 3 0
Florida 3 2 0 5 2 0
Georgia 2 2 1 3 5 1
Clemson 2 2 0 5 3 1
Alabama 3 3 0 5 4 0
Kentucky 1 1 0 5 3 0
LSU 1 2 1 4 4 1
Chattanooga 1 3 0 5 4 0
Vanderbilt 1 3 0 2 6 0
Mississippi College 0 1 1 4 3 1
Wofford 0 1 0 1 7 1
Centre 0 1 0 1 3 1
Mercer 0 3 0 5 4 0
Tulane 0 3 1 3 3 1
The Citadel 0 3 0 2 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1914 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1914 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 22nd overall and 19th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach D. V. Graves, in his fourth year, and played their home games at the University of Alabama Quad in Tuscaloosa and at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of five wins and four losses (5–4 overall, 3–3 in the SIAA).

Game summaries

Alabama opened the season with three consecutive, shutout victories over Howard (now Samford University), Birmingham College (now Birmingham–Southern College) and Georgia Tech

Before the Tennessee game, Alabama quarterback Charlie Joplin was ruled ineligible after he refused to sign an affidavit that he had never played professional baseball. Alabama went 3–0 with Joplin and 2–4 after he left the team. The loss to Tennessee at Knoxville would be the last time the two teams met until 1928.[1] The Crimsons then split their final four SIAA games with victories against Tulane and Chattanooga and losses against Sewanee and Mississippi A&M (now Mississippi State University).[1] They then closed the season with a loss against the Carlisle Indian Industrial School Indians led by future College Football Hall of Fame head coach Pop Warner.[1][2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 3Howard (AL)*W 13–0[3]
October 10Birmingham*
  • The Quad
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
W 54–0[4]
October 17Georgia TechW 13–0[5]
October 24at TennesseeL 7–17[6]
October 31TulaneW 58–0[7]
November 7Sewanee
  • Rickwood Field
  • Birmingham, AL
L 0–18[8]
November 13Chattanooga
  • The Quad
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
W 63–0[9]
November 26Mississippi A&M
  • Rickwood Field
  • Birmingham, AL (rivalry)
L 0–9[10]
December 2Carlisle*
  • Rickwood Field
  • Birmingham, AL
L 3–20[11]
  • *Non-conference game

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References

General

  • "1914 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 27, 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ a b c 1914 Season Recap
  2. ^ "Pop Warner". College Football Hall of Fame. Football Foundation. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
  3. ^ "Alabama wins opening game". The Tuscaloosa News. October 4, 1914. Retrieved February 17, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Alabama piles up abundant goals". The Birmingham News. October 11, 1914. Retrieved February 17, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Alabama earns victory over Ga. Tech". The Montgomery Advertiser. October 18, 1914. Retrieved February 17, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Orange and White wins in triumph over Crimson, victory being decisive". The Journal and Tribune. October 25, 1914. Retrieved February 17, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Alabama rolls up large score on Tulane". The Montgomery Advertiser. November 1, 1914. Retrieved February 17, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ ""Come back" for Sewanee". Chattanooga Daily Times. November 8, 1914. Retrieved February 17, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Alabama beats Moccasins by seven-touchdown margin". Chattanooga Daily Times. November 14, 1914. Retrieved February 17, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Aggies too much for Alabamians". The Birmingham News. November 27, 1914. Retrieved February 17, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Redskins hand Alabama defeat". The Birmingham News. December 3, 1914. Retrieved February 17, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "1914 Alabama football archive". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 17, 2021.