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1906 Alabama Crimson White football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1906 record 5–1 (3–1 SIAA)
Head coach J. W. H. Pollard (1st season)
Captain Washington Moody
Home stadium The Quad
Birmingham Fairgrounds
Seasons
← 1905
1907 →
1906 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt + 5 0 0     8 1 0
Clemson + 4 0 1     4 0 3
Sewanee 5 1 0     8 1 0
Alabama 3 1 0     5 1 0
Texas A&M 2 1 0     6 1 0
Ole Miss 3 2 0     4 2 0
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     6 3 1
Texas 1 1 0     9 1 0
Davidson 1 1 1     3 2 2
Georgia 2 3 1     2 4 1
Mississippi A&M 0 2 1     2 2 1
LSU 0 2 1     2 2 2
Mercer 0 2 0     1 4 0
Tulane 0 3 0     0 4 1
Tennessee 0 4 1     1 6 2
Auburn 0 5 0     1 5 1
Cumberland            
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).

Of note during the season was Alabama's 78–0 loss to Vanderbilt that still stands as the record for most points allowed by Alabama in a game and most lopsided Alabama loss.[3] 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.[4]

Against Auburn, Pollard unveiled a "military shift" never before seen in the south.[5] 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.

Schedule[edit]

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 an conversion (PAT) was worth one point.[6]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 6 Maryville* The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 6–0  
October 13 Howard* The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL W 14–0  
October 20 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 78–0  
November 3 at Mississippi A&M Hardy Field • Starkville, MS (Rivalry) W 16–4  
November 17 Auburn Birmingham FairgroundsBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) W 10–0  
November 29 Tennessee Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 51–0  
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1906 Alabama football schedule[7]

Notes[edit]

  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]

References[edit]

General

  • "1906 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 

Specific

  1. ^ "How the Crimson Tide got its name". bryantmuseum.ua.edu. Paul W. Bryant Museum. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kennedy, Scott (April 8, 1992). "Tide football tradition began with 1892 team". The Tuscaloosa News. Google News Archives. p. 2F. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 1906 Game Recaps
  5. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=YZjgDAAAQBAJ&pg=PT243
  6. ^ "Scoring values". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on December 2, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ "1906 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on December 2, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 

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