|1897 Alabama Crimson Tide football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1897 record||1–0 (0–0 SIAA)|
|Head coach||Allen McCants (1st season)|
|Captain||Frank S. White|
|Home stadium||The Quad|
The 1897 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1897 college football season. The team was led by head coach Allen McCants, in his first season, and played their home games at The Quad in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In what was the sixth season of Alabama football, the team finished with a record of one win and zero losses (1–0, 0–0 SIAA).
In the spring of 1895, the University Board of Trustees passed a rule that prohibited athletic teams from competing off-campus for athletic events. As such, only one game was scheduled for the 1897 season. For the 1897 season, point values were different from those used in contemporary games. In 1897 a touchdown was worth four points, a field goal was worth five points and an conversion (PAT) was worth two points.
|November 13*||Tuscaloosa Athletic Club||The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL||W 6–0|
- Source: Rolltide.com: 1897 Alabama football schedule
Tuscaloosa Athletic ClubEdit
- E. L. McIntosh
- D. D. Patton
- J. W. Blair
- W. E. Matthews
- S. A. Cowan
- J. G. Hillman
- E. P. Windham
- C. Marriott
- Ed Tutwiler
- Frank S. White
- W. T. White
- T. Burke
- William Hester
- Frank Milhouse
- A. P. Tyson
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Griffin, John Chandler (2001). "1896: Trustees Thwart Alabama" (in English). Alabama vs. Auburn: Gridiron Grudge Since 1893. Athens, Georgia: Hill Street Press. p. 13. ISBN 1-58818-044-1.
- ↑ "Scoring values". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/m-footbl-results-archive.html. Retrieved November 2, 2011.
- ↑ "1897 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/m-footbl-results-archive.html#1897. Retrieved November 2, 2011.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "1897 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/alab/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/1897-season.pdf. Retrieved November 2, 2011.