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1896 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season
League NCAA
Sport College football
Duration October 3, 1896
through December 14, 1896
Number of teams 16
Regular Season
Season champions LSU
Georgia
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1896 SIAA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
LSU § 3 0 0     6 0 0
Georgia § 2 0 0     4 0 0
Vanderbilt 3 0 2     3 2 2
Auburn 3 1 0     3 1 0
Georgia Tech 1 1 1     1 1 1
Texas 1 1 0     4 2 1
Alabama 1 1 0     2 1 0
Kentucky State 1 1 0     3 6 0
Sewanee 3 3 0     3 3 0
Tulane 1 2 0     3 2 0
SW Presbyterian 0 1 0     0 1 0
Nashville 0 1 1     0 1 1
Mercer 0 2 1     0 2 1
Central (KY) 0 2 1     0 3 1
Mississippi A&M 0 2 0     0 4 0
Cumberland            
§ – Conference co-champions

The 1896 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season was the college football games played by the members schools of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association as part of the 1896 college football season. The season began on October 3.

Coach Pop Warner's conference champion Georgia team beat North Carolina 24–16 in a close game. "For the first time in Southern football history the football supremacy of Virginia and North Carolina was successfully challenged."[1] Against John Heisman's Auburn team, Georgia also had the first successful onside kick in the South.[2]

The LSU Tigers, led by coach Allen Jeardeau, went undefeated and were the SIAA co-champions.

Season overviewEdit

Results and team statisticsEdit

Conf. Rank Team Head coach Overall record Conf. record PPG PAG
1 (tie)LSUAllen Jeardeau6–03–0
1 (tie) GeorgiaPop Warner4–02–0
3VanderbiltR. G. Acton3–2–23–0–2
4AuburnJohn Heisman3–13–1
5 (tie) Georgia TechJ. B. West 1–1–11–1–1
5 (tie)TexasHarry Orman Robinson4–2–11–1
5 (tie)AlabamaOtto Wagonhurst2–11–1
5 (tie)Kentucky StateDudley Short 3–61–1
9SewaneeJ. E. Blair3–33–3
10TulaneHarry Baum 3–21–2
11 (tie)Southwestern Presbyterian 0–10–1
11 (tie)Nashville 0–1–1 0–1–1
13 (tie)Mercer J. D. Winston 0–2–10–2–1
13 (tie)Central H. McC. Anderson 0–3–1 0–2–1
13 (tie)Mississippi A&M J. B. Hildebrand0–40–2
?Cumberland

Key

PPG = Average of points scored per game

PAG = Average of points allowed per game</small>

Regular seasonEdit

Index to colors and formatting
Non-conference matchup; SIAA member won
Non-conference matchup; SIAA member lost
Non-conference matchup; tie
Conference matchup

SIAA teams in bold.


Week OneEdit

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 3Lexington A. C.Kentucky StateLexington, KY L 10–0
October 6AuburnMercerMacon, GAAUB 46–0

Week TwoEdit

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 10Kentucky StateVanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TNVAN 22–0
October 10CentenaryLSUState FieldBaton Rouge, LAW 46–0
October 10Union (TN)Mississippi A&MStarkville Fairgrounds • Starkville, MSL 8–0

Week ThreeEdit

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 17NashvilleSewaneeMcGee FieldSewanee, TNSEW 6–0
October 17Galveston H. S.TexasClark FieldAustin, TXW 42–0
October 17Tulane AlumniTulaneNew Orleans, LAW 12–0
October 17VanderbiltCentreDanville, KYL 46–0
October 17Kentucky StateCatlettsburg A. C.Catlettsburg, KY L 6–4

Week FourEdit

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 24LSUTulaneNew Orleans, LALSU 6–0
October 24TexasDallasDallas, TXT 0–0
October 24Birmingham A. C.AlabamaThe QuadTuscaloosa, ALW 30–0
October 24Kentucky UniversityKentucky State Lexington, KYW 36–6
October 24CentralVanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TNT 0–0
October 24GeorgiaWoffordSpartanburg, SCW 26–0
October 26CentralSewaneeMcGee FieldSewanee, TNSEW 6–4

Week FiveEdit

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 31Kentucky State CentreDanville, KY L 32–0
October 31ClemsonFurmanGreenville, SCW 14–6
October 31North CarolinaGeorgiaPiedmont ParkAtlanta, GAW 24–16
October 31Georgia TechMercer GT 6–5
October 31SewaneeAlabamaThe QuadTuscaloosa, ALSEW 10–6
November 3VanderbiltSW PresbyterianMemphis, TNVAN 36–0

Week SixEdit

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 7VanderbiltMissouriSt. Louis, MOL 26–6
November 7CentralKentucky StateLexington, KY KEN 62–0
November 7San AntonioTexasClark FieldAustin, TXW 12–4
November 7Georgia TechAuburnAuburn, AL AUB 45–0
November 9SewaneeGeorgiaPiedmont ParkAtlanta, GAUGA 26–0
November 9TulaneVicksburg A. C.Vicksburg, MSW 48–0
November 12ClemsonSouth CarolinaColumbia, SCL 12–6
November 13LSUMississippiVicksburg, MSW 12–4

Week SevenEdit

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 14Mississippi A&MAlabamaThe QuadTuscaloosa, ALALA 20–0
November 14NashvilleVanderbiltDudley FieldNashville, TNT 0–0
November 14CentreKentucky StateLexington, KY L 44–0
November 14TexasTulaneNew Orleans, LATEX 12–4
November 16SewaneeAuburnRiverside Park • Montgomery, ALAUB 38–6
November 16TexasLSUState FieldBaton Rouge, LALSU 14–0
November 20Mississippi A&MLSUState FieldBaton Rouge, LALSU 52–0

Week EightEdit

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 21Kentucky StateGeorgetown (KY)Georgetown, KYW 16–0
November 21ClemsonWoffordSpartanburg, SCW 16–0
November 21MercerGeorgia TechAtlanta, GAT 12–12
November 21Mississippi A&MNew Orleans A. C.New Orleans, LAL 55–0
November 26AuburnGeorgiaPiedmont ParkAtlanta, GAUGA 12–6
November 26CentralTennesseeWaite FieldKnoxville, TNL 30–0
November 26DallasTexasClark FieldAustin, TXW 22–4
November 26MississippiTulaneNew Orleans, LAW 10–0
November 26SewaneeVanderbiltDudley FieldNashville, TNVAN 10–4
November 27Kentucky StateLouisville A. C.Louisville, KYL 30–4

Week NineEdit

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 28LSUSouthern A. C.New Orleans, LAW 6–0

Week TenEdit

Week ElevenEdit

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
December 14MissouriTexasClark FieldAustin, TXL 10–0

ReferencesEdit

  • Woodruff, Fuzzy (1928). A History of Southern Football 1890–1928. 1.
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