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1907 Sewanee Tigers football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1907 record8–1 (6–1 SIAA)
Head coachArthur G. Erwin (1st season)
CaptainWalter Barrett
Home stadiumHardee Field
Seasons
← 1906
1908 →
1907 SIAA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt 3 0 0     5 1 1
Sewanee 6 1 0     8 1 0
Alabama 3 1 2     5 1 2
LSU 2 1 0     7 3 0
Tennessee 3 2 0     7 2 1
Auburn 3 2 1     6 2 1
Georgia 3 3 1     4 3 1
Mississippi A&M 2 3 0     6 3 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 0     4 4 0
Clemson 1 3 0     4 4 0
Mercer 0 3 0     3 3 0
Howard (AL) 0 5 0     2 5 0
Ole Miss 0 5 0     0 6 0
Nashville            
† – Conference champion

The 1907 Sewanee Tigers football team represented Sewanee: The University of the South during the 1907 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The team competed in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) and was coached by Arthur G. Erwin in his first year as head coach, compiling a record of 8–1 (6–1 SIAA) and outscoring opponents 250 to 29. Vanderbilt coach Dan McGugin in Spalding's Football Guide's summation of the season in the SIAA wrote "The standing. First, Vanderbilt; second, Sewanee, a might good second;" and that Aubrey Lanier "came near winning the Vanderbilt game by his brilliant dashes after receiving punts."[1]

Sewanee lost the effective SIAA championship game to Vanderbilt on a double pass play then thrown near the end zone by Bob Blake to Stein Stone. Honus Craig then ran in the winning touchdown. It was just the second year of the legal forward pass. The trick play was cited by Grantland Rice as the greatest thrill he ever witnessed in his years of watching sports.[2] Innis Brown later wrote "Sewanee in all probability had the best team in the South."[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 3Mooney School*W 23–0
October 10Mississippi A&M
  • Hardee Field
  • Sewanee, TN
W 38–0
October 19at AuburnW 12–6
October 21at AlabamaW 54–6
October 26vs. Ole MissMemphis, TNW 65–0
November 2at Virginia*Norfolk, VAW 12–0
November 9at Georgia TechW 18–0
November 11at GeorgiaW 16–0
November 23at VanderbiltL 12–17
  • *Non-conference game

[4]

PlayersEdit

LineEdit

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Silas Williams End Greenville, South Carolina 5'9"15019
Lex Stone Tackle Fayetteville, Tennessee 6'2"17222
Eric Cheape Guard Avon Park, Florida 6'1"17021
Thomas Evans Center Parral, Mexico 6'1"16020
Frank FaulkinberryGuard Fayetteville, Tennessee 6'4"19819
William Evans Tackle Parral, Mexico 5'11"18019
Guy Lewis End Dallas, Texas 5'11"16522

BackfieldEdit

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Walter BarrettQuarterback Covington, TennesseeMooney 5'10"15522
Frank ShippHalfback Chattanooga, Tennessee 5'11"17025
Aubrey LanierHalfback Butler, Arkansas 5'10"16019
Lawrence MarkleyFullback Chicago 5'10"16522
[5]

SubsEdit

Player Position Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
C. Logan EiseleBack Denver, Colorado 6'0"16019
Kenneth LyneBackHenderson, Kentucky 5'10"14619
William WilsonEnd Rock Hill, South Carolina 5'10"14422
Heber WadleyLine Shreveport, Louisiana 6'2"17021
Paul SheppardLine Texarkana, Texas 5'11"17023

See alsoEdit

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