|1907 Sewanee Tigers football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1907 record||8–1 (6–1 SIAA)|
|Head coach||Arthur G. Erwin (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Hardee Field|
|1907 SIAA football standings|
|† – 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."
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. Innis Brown later wrote "Sewanee in all probability had the best team in the South."
Schedule[edit | edit source]
|October 3||Mooney School*||W 23–0|
|October 10||Mississippi A&M||W 38–0|
|October 19||at Auburn||W 12–6|
|October 21||at Alabama||W 54–6|
|October 26||vs. Ole Miss||Memphis, TN||W 65–0|
|November 2||at Virginia*||Norfolk, VA||W 12–0|
|November 9||at Georgia Tech||W 18–0|
|November 11||at Georgia||W 16–0|
|November 23||at Vanderbilt||L 12–17|
Players[edit | edit source]
Line[edit | edit source]
|Silas Williams||End||Greenville, South Carolina||5'9"||150||19|
|Lex Stone||Tackle||Fayetteville, Tennessee||6'2"||172||22|
|Eric Cheape||Guard||Avon Park, Florida||6'1"||170||21|
|Thomas Evans||Center||Parral, Mexico||6'1"||160||20|
|Frank Faulkinberry||Guard||Fayetteville, Tennessee||6'4"||198||19|
|William Evans||Tackle||Parral, Mexico||5'11"||180||19|
|Guy Lewis||End||Dallas, Texas||5'11"||165||22|
Backfield[edit | edit source]
|Walter Barrett||Quarterback||Covington, Tennessee||Mooney||5'10"||155||22|
|Frank Shipp||Halfback||Chattanooga, Tennessee||5'11"||170||25|
|Aubrey Lanier||Halfback||Butler, Arkansas||5'10"||160||19|
Subs[edit | edit source]
|C. Logan Eisele||Back||Denver, Colorado||6'0"||160||19|
|Kenneth Lyne||Back||Henderson, Kentucky||5'10"||146||19|
|William Wilson||End||Rock Hill, South Carolina||5'10"||144||22|
|Heber Wadley||Line||Shreveport, Louisiana||6'2"||170||21|
|Paul Sheppard||Line||Texarkana, Texas||5'11"||170||23|
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Dan McGugin (1907). "Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Foot Ball". The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Guide (National Collegiate Athletic Association): 71–75. https://books.google.com/books?id=Vws7AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA73&lpg=RA1-PA75.
- "Grantland Rice Tells Of Greatest Thrill In Years Of Watching Sport". Boston Daily Globe. April 27, 1924. https://search.proquest.com/docview/497709192.
- "Brown Calls Vanderbilt '06 Best Eleven South Ever Had". Atlanta Constitution: p. 52. February 19, 1911. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1944523//. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
- "1907 Sewanee football schedule". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/sewanee/1907-schedule.html.
- "Tigers Are A Husky Bunch". Atlanta Constitution: p. 11. November 9, 1907. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2188607//. Retrieved April 11, 2015.