1906 Alabama Crimson Tide football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1906 record5–1 (3–1 SIAA)
Head coachJ. W. H. Pollard
CaptainWashington Moody
Home stadiumThe Quad
Birmingham Fairgrounds
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The 1906 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1906 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 14th overall and 11th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach J. W. H. Pollard, 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 five wins and one loss (5–1 overall, 3–1 in the SIAA).

Of note during the season was Alabama's 78–0 loss to Vanderbilt that still stands as the record for most points allowed by Alabama in a game and most lopsided Alabama loss.[1] In the game, the Commodores led 57–0 at the half, and Alabama attempted to cancel this game after seven of their regular players were sidelined by injury but Vanderbilt refused.[2]


For the 1906 season, point values were different from those used in contemporary games. In 1906 a touchdown was worth five points, a field goal was worth four points and an conversion (PAT) was worth one point.[3]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 6* Maryville The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 6–0  
October 13* Howard The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL W 14–0  
October 20 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 0–78  
November 3 at Mississippi A&M Hardy Field • Starkville, MS (Rivalry) W 16–4  
November 17 Auburn Birmingham FairgroundsBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) W 10–0  
November 29 Tennessee Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 51–0  
*Non-Conference Game.
  • Source: 1906 Alabama football schedule[4]




  1. 2011 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Record Book. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. pp. 179–195. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
  2. 1906 Game Recaps
  3. "Scoring values". University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
  4. "1906 Alabama football schedule". University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
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