1929 Alabama Crimson Tide football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1929 record6–3 (4–3 SoCon)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
CaptainBilly Hicks
Home stadiumDenny Stadium
Legion Field
Cramton Bowl
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Tulane $ 6 0 0 9 0 0
Tennessee 6 0 1 9 0 1
North Carolina 7 1 0 9 1 0
Florida 6 1 0 8 2 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 0 7 2 0
Kentucky 3 1 1 6 1 1
Georgia 4 2 0 6 4 0
VMI 4 2 0 8 2 0
Duke 2 1 0 4 6 0
LSU 3 2 0 6 3 0
Alabama 4 3 0 6 3 0
Clemson 3 3 0 8 3 0
VPI 2 3 0 5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 5 0 3 6 0
South Carolina 2 5 0 6 5 0
Virginia 1 3 2 4 3 2
Maryland 1 3 1 4 4 2
Washington and Lee 1 4 1 3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 2 1 6 2
Mississippi A&M 0 3 1 1 5 2
Sewanee 0 4 1 2 5 2
NC State 0 5 0 1 8 0
Auburn 0 7 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1929 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1929 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 36th overall and 8th season as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon). The team was led by head coach Wallace Wade, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Denny Stadium 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, 4–3 in the SoCon).

The Crimson Tide opened the season with a 55–0 victory over Mississippi College. The game also marked the first for Alabama at Denny Stadium, as it replaced Denny Field as the home field for the Crimson Tide. They followed the win with consecutive victories over Ole Miss and Chattanooga before they traveled to Knoxville for their first road game of the season.

Against Tennessee, the Crimson Tide lost for a second year in a row, falling 6–0. A blocked punt set-up Tennessee's touchdown and Alabama turned the ball over on downs twice inside the Volunteer ten-yard line. They rebounded the next week with a victory over Sewanee in their first Legion Field game of the season, but lost to Vanderbilt in the week that followed 13–0. Alabama then closed the season with victories over Kentucky and Georgia Tech and a loss against Georgia in the season finale.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 28Mississippi College*W 55–06,000[1][2]
October 5Ole Missdagger
  • Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (rivalry)
W 22–712,000[3][4]
October 12Chattanooga*
  • Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
W 46–05,000[5][6]
October 19at TennesseeL 13–1520,000[7][8]
October 26SewaneeW 35–7[9][10]
November 2at VanderbiltL 0–1315,000[11][12]
November 9KentuckyW 24–138,000[13][14]
November 16at Georgia TechW 14–020,000[15][16]
November 28Georgia
  • Legion Field
  • Birmingham, AL (rivalry)
L 0–1220,448[17][18]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

References

General

  • "1929 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. ^ "Alabama does usual thing to Choctaws". The Clarion-Ledger. September 29, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Alabama smothers Choctaws for 55 to 0 triumph". The Montgomery Advertiser. September 29, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Bama's Tide surges to 22–7 win over Ole Miss". The Clarion-Ledger. October 6, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Bama down Ole Miss by 22–7 score". The Huntsville Times. October 6, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Crimson Tide scores at will against courageous Moccasins, to triumph, 46 to 0". Chattanooga Daily Times. October 13, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Crimson Tide roars to 46–0 triumph over Chattanooga eleven". The Montgomery Advertiser. October 13, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Tennessee Volunteers defeat Alabama". The Knoxville Journal. October 20, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Vols set Alabama back". The Birmingham News. October 20, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Tide awakens to maul Sewanee, 35–7". The Tennessean. October 27, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Alabama defeats Sewanee, 35–7". The Birmingham News. October 27, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Vanderbilt achieves great triumph in defeat of Alabama". Nashville Banner. November 3, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Commodores defeat Tide, 13 to 0". The Birmingham News. November 3, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Alabama beats Kentucky, 24 to 13". The Lexington Herald. November 10, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "Holm scores 3 touchdowns as 'Bama triumphs, 24–13". The Montgomery Advertiser. November 10, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ "Tony Holm stars as Alabama defeats Tech, 14 to 0". The Atlanta Constitution. November 17, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ "Alabama overpowers Georgia Tech eleven, 14–0". The Birmingham News. November 17, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  17. ^ "Red and black batters down powerful Crimson Tide to win, 12–0". The Atlanta Constitution. November 29, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  18. ^ "Mehre eleven sweeps over Crimson Tide, 12–0". The Birmingham News. November 29, 1929. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.