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1900 Alabama Crimson Tide football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1900 record2–3 (1–3 SIAA)
Head coachM. Griffin (1st season)
CaptainEarl Drennen
Home stadiumThe Quad
North Birmingham Park
Seasons
← 1899
1901 →

The 1900 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1900 college football season. The team was led by head coach M. Griffin, in his first season, and played their home games at The Quad in Tuscaloosa and one game at North Birmingham Park in Birmingham, Alabama. In what was the eighth season of Alabama football, the team finished with a record of two wins and three losses (2–3, 1–3 SIAA).

ScheduleEdit

For the 1900 season, point values were different from those used in contemporary games. In 1900 a touchdown was worth five points, a field goal was worth five points and an conversion (PAT) was worth one point.[1]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 21* Taylor School The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 35–0  
October 26 Ole Miss The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) W 12–5  
November 3 Tulane The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL L 0–6  
November 17 vs. Auburn Riverside Park • Montgomery, AL (Iron Bowl) L 5–53  
November 29 Clemson North Birmingham ParkBirmingham, AL L 0–35  
*Non-Conference Game.
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1900 Alabama football schedule[2]

Game notesEdit

Taylor SchoolEdit

Alabama opened the season against the Taylor School of Birmingham and defeated them 35–0.[3] In the victory, A. M. Donahoo scored two and both James Forman and Arthur Walter Stewart each scored one touchdown in this shutout victory.[3]

MississippiEdit

Alabama opened SIAA play with a 12–5 victory over the University of Mississippi. Alabama scored first on a short Earl Drennen touchdown run, and with the successful PAT took a 6–0 lead.[3] Mississippi responded with their only touchdown of the game shortly before the half on a short run to make the score 6–5 after a failed PAT.[3] Arthur Walter Stewart then scored the final points of the game late in the second half on a short run to make the final score 12–5.[3] The victory brought Alabama's all-time record against Mississippi to 2–1.[4]

TulaneEdit

Against the Greenies of Tulane University, Alabama lost 6–0 with the only points of the game coming on a one-yard Ellis Stearns touchdown run.[3] The loss brought Alabama's all-time record against Tulane to 1–2.[5]

AuburnEdit

In what was their first meeting since the 1895 season, the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now known as Auburn University) defeated Alabama 53–5 at Montgomery's Riverside Park.[6] Auburn took a 24–0 lead in the first half on touchdown runs of six-yards from Thomas, 75-yards from F. R. Yarbrough and seven and eight-yards from W. L. Noll.[6] Alabama then scored their only points of the game on a two-yard C. M. Plowman run to make the score 24–5 at the half.[3] Auburn then scored five second half touchdown on runs of seven and eight-yards from Yarbrough, 55-yards from Noll, three-yards from Blevens and on a 25-yard Sloan punt return.[6] The loss brought Alabama's all-time record against Auburn to 1–4.[7]

ClemsonEdit

In the first all-time game against Clemson University, Alabama lost 35–0 on Thanksgiving Day at Birmingham's North Birmingham Park.[3]

PlayersEdit

Guards

  • Carl Abercrombie Brown
  • R. H. Dudley

Tackles

  • A. M. Donahoo
  • David Dare Patton

Center

  • James Lafayette Davidson

Ends

  • Frederick Grist Stickney
  • James Napoleon Granade

Backs

  • Earl Drennen
  • James Forman
  • C. M. Plowman
  • A. W. Stewart

Substitutes

  • Clarence Ballard
  • F. F. Blair
  • Aubrey Boyles
  • John Lancaster
  • Frank Montague Lett
  • Frank Houston Powe
  • M. P. Walker
  • A. W. Wellborn

Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  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 15, 2011.
  2. "1900 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#1900. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 "1900 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/alab/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/1900-season.pdf. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  4. "Alabama vs Mississippi". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/sec/alabama/opponents_records.php?teamid=2039. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  5. "Alabama vs Tulane". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/sec/alabama/opponents_records.php?teamid=3267. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Griffin, John Chandler (2001). "1900: Undefeated Auburn smashes Alabama". Alabama vs. Auburn: Gridiron Grudge Since 1893. Athens, Georgia: Hill Street Press. pp. 20–21. ISBN 1-58818-044-1.
  7. "Alabama vs Auburn". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/sec/alabama/opponents_records.php?teamid=220. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
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