1928 Alabama Crimson Tide football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1928 record6–3 (6–2 SoCon)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
CaptainEarl Smith
Home stadiumDenny Field Legion FieldCramton Bowl
Seasons
← 1927
1929 →
1928 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Georgia Tech $ 7 0 0 10 0 0
Tennessee 6 0 1 9 0 1
Florida 6 1 0 8 1 0
VPI 4 1 0 7 2 0
Alabama 6 2 0 6 3 0
LSU 3 1 1 6 2 1
Clemson 4 2 0 8 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 2 0 8 2 0
Tulane 3 3 1 6 3 1
Ole Miss 3 3 0 5 4 0
North Carolina 2 2 2 5 3 2
Kentucky 2 2 1 4 3 1
South Carolina 2 2 1 6 2 2
Maryland 2 3 1 6 3 1
VMI 2 3 1 5 3 2
Georgia 2 4 0 4 5 0
NC State 1 3 1 4 5 1
Mississippi A&M 1 4 0 2 4 2
Virginia 1 6 0 2 6 1
Washington and Lee 1 6 0 2 8 0
Sewanee 0 5 0 2 7 0
Auburn 0 7 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1928 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1928 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 35th overall and 7th season as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon). The team was led by head coach Wallace Wade, in his sixth year, and played their home games at Denny Field in Tuscaloosa, at Legion Field in Birmingham and at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of six wins and three losses (6–3 overall, 6–2 in the SoCon).

Game summaries

Alabama's October 20 meeting with Tennessee was the first game between the two schools in 14 years. While the game had been played on irregular dates up until 1914, when the series was renewed in 1928 the game was scheduled for the Third Saturday in October. Alabama and Tennessee have played yearly ever since, except when interrupted by World War II in 1943, although the game has more frequently been scheduled for the fourth Saturday in October since the SEC expanded to 12 teams in 1992. Alabama lost this renewal of the series 15–13, victimized by poor special teams play (a 98-yard kickoff return for Tennessee to open the game, a safety on a fumbled punt, a missed extra point) and mistakes (an offsides penalty that kept a Tennessee drive alive, leading to its second touchdown).[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 6Ole MissW 27–06,000[2][3]
October 13at Mississippi A&MW 46–08,000[4][5]
October 20TennesseedaggerL 13–158,000[6][7]
October 27SewaneeW 42–1211,743[8][9]
November 3at Wisconsin*L 0–1525,000[10][11]
November 10KentuckyW 14–07,500[12][13]
November 17at Georgia TechL 13–3320,000[14][15]
November 29GeorgiaW 19–020,184[16][17]
December 8LSUW 13–012,000[18][19]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

References

General

  • "1928 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-04. Retrieved March 25, 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ "1928 game recaps" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
  2. ^ "Alabama crushes Ole Miss". The Clarion-Ledger. October 7, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Crimson Tide rolls over Ole Miss eleven, 27–0". The Birmingham News. October 7, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Crimson Tide washes over Aggies with a 46 to 0 win yesterday". The Clarion-Ledger. October 14, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Crimson Tide tramples roughshod over Mississippi A. and M." The Montgomery Advertiser. October 14, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Vols triumph over Alabama, 15–13". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. October 21, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Tide upset by Vols, 15–13". The Birmingham News. October 21, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Alabama's Crimson Tide takes Sewanee Tigers into camp by 42–12 count". The Knoxville Journal. October 28, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Alabama has little trouble defeating Sewanee, 42 to 12". The Montgomery Advertiser. October 28, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Badger power wilts Alabama". Wisconsin State Journal. November 4, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Badgers beat 'Bama, 15–0". The Birmingham News. November 4, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Wildcats lose to Alabama, 14 to 0". The Lexington Herald. November 11, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Crimson Tide defeats Kentucky Wildcats, 14–0". The Birmingham News. November 11, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "Jackets show strength in 33–13 victory over Tide". The Atlanta Constitution. November 18, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ "Tech cracks Tide, 33–13". The Montgomery Advertiser. November 18, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ "Angry Crimson Tide rolls over battered Bulldogs, 19 to 0". The Atlanta Constitution. November 30, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  17. ^ "20,184 persons saw Tide crush Georgia's team". The Birmingham News. November 30, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  18. ^ "Alabama Crimson Tide ends season with gridiron victory over Louisiana State eleven". The Shreveport Times. December 9, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  19. ^ "Crimson Tidesmen crush through Louisiana Tiger line for 13 to 0 victory". The Tuscaloosa News. December 9, 1928. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.