|1905 Alabama Crimson White football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1905 record||6–4 (4–4 SIAA)|
|Head coach||Jack Leavenworth (1st season)|
|Home stadium||The Quad|
|1905 SIAA football standings|
|† – Conference champion |
The 1905 Alabama Crimson White football team[A 1] (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1905 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. It was Alabama's 13th overall and 10th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach Jack Leavenworth, 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 six wins and four losses (6–4 overall, 4–4 in the SIAA).
Before the seasonEdit
For the 1905 season, point values were different from those used in contemporary games. In 1905 a touchdown was worth five points, a field goal was worth four points and a conversion (PAT) was worth one point.
|October 3||Maryville*||W 17–0|
|October 7||at Vanderbilt||L 0–34|
|October 14||Mississippi A&M||W 34–0|
|October 21||at Georgia Tech||L 5–12|
|October 25||at Clemson||L 0–25|
|November 4||Georgia||W 36–0|
|November 9||Centre*||W 21–0|
|November 18||Auburn||W 30–0|
|November 23||Sewanee||L 6–42|
|November 30||Tennessee||W 29–0|
- Source: Rolltide.com: 1905 Alabama football schedule
Burks starred in the opening win of 17 to 0 over Maryville. A number of Alabama turnovers kept the game scoreless through halftime. T. S. Sims scored the first touchdown and Burks added a 95-yard return for a touchdown.
The starting lineup was Lanier (left end), Neb (left tackle), McDaniel (left guard), Moody (center), Sims (right guard), Sartain (right tackle), Patton (right end), Smith (quarterback), Burks (left halfback), Ware (right halfback), Peavy (fullback).
Alabama lost to Clemson for the last time until the 2016 national championship 25–0.
Burks scored in the 30 to 0 victory over Auburn in what was then the largest crowd ever to see a game in Birmingham (4,000).
- ↑ "How the Crimson Tide got its name". Paul W. Bryant Museum. Archived from the original on June 30, 2013. https://archive.is/20130630200054/http://bryantmuseum.ua.edu/direction.cfm?dir=traditions1. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- ↑ Kennedy, Scott (April 8, 1992). "Tide football tradition began with 1892 team". The Tuscaloosa News: p. 2F. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ljQdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=kKUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6703%2C2372481. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- ↑ "Scoring values". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on December 2, 2011. https://www.webcitation.org/63dbQSj7C?url=http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/m-footbl-results-archive.html. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
- ↑ "BENNETT AUXFORD BURKS, JR., MD". Archived from the original on November 12, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141112084605/http://www.atoalabama.com/bennett_burks.html?height=500&width=760. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
- ↑ "FOUNDER OF UA FOOTBALL WAS AN ΑΤΩ". Archived from the original on February 2, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150202235151/http://www.atoalabama.com/pdf/spring_2009.pdf. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
- ↑ "1905 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on December 2, 2011. https://www.webcitation.org/63dbQSj7C?url=http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/m-footbl-results-archive.html. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
- ↑ Christopher Walsh (September 1, 2007). "Saban's first game one of the most anticipated in Alabama history". http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20070901/NEWS/709010301. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
- ↑ 1905 season recap
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 "Vanderbilt". The Nashville American: p. 7. October 8, 1905. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5629823/the_tennessean/. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
- ↑ Wiley Lee Umphlett. Creating the Big Game: John W. Heisman and the Invention of American Football. p. 84. https://books.google.com/books?id=QWv3BlnItIEC&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&#v=onepage&q&f=false.
- ↑ "Alabama vs. Auburn". http://bryantmuseum.com/gameDetail.asp?GameDate=11/18/1905. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
- "1905 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/alab/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/1905-season.pdf. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
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