American Football Database
American Football Database
1903 Vanderbilt Commodores football
SIAA Co-Champions
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1903 record6–1–1 (5–1–1 SIAA)
Head coachJames H. Henry (1st season)
Home stadiumDudley Field
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The 1903 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 1903 college football season. After the last game of the 1902 year Walter H. Watkins announced his resignation of his position as head coach of the Vanderbilt football and baseball teams in order that he devote attention to the study of law exclusively. Vanderbilt made an effort to secure the services of Coach Neil Snow, he was the University of Nashville (Peabody) coach.[1] J.H. Henry, not Neil Snow, coached Vanderbilt for one season in 1903. His Vandy squad was 6–1–1. Dan McGugin followed in 1904 and stayed in Nashville for 30 seasons as head coach. McGugin became a coaching legend and Vanderbilt's all-time winningest coach (197–55–19).


Date Opponent Site Result
October 3 Cumberland Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 0–6  
October 10 Alabama Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 30–0  
October 17 Tennessee Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 40–0  
October 24 at Ole Miss Hollingsworth Field • Oxford, MS (Rivalry) W 33–0  
October 31 at Georgia Herty Field Athens GA W 33–0  
November 7 at Texas Clark FieldAustin TX T 5–5  
November 14 Washington (MO) Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 41–0  
November 21 Sewanee Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 10–5  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. All times are in Central Time.