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]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

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

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Players[edit | edit source]

Line[edit | edit source]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
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]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
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
Lawrence Markley Fullback Chicago 5'10" 165 22

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Subs[edit | edit source]

Player Position Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
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

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References[edit | edit source]

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