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1909 Alabama Crimson Tide football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1909 record5–1–2 (4–1–1 SIAA)
Head coachJ. W. H. Pollard (4th season)
CaptainDel Pratt
Home stadiumThe Quad
Birmingham Fairgrounds
Seasons
← 1908
1910 →
1909 SIAA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Sewanee 4 0 0     6 1 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 0     7 3 0
Alabama 4 1 1     5 1 2
LSU 3 1 0     6 2 0
Georgia Tech 4 2 0     7 2 0
Auburn 4 2 0     5 2 0
Howard (AL) 2 2 0     5 2 1
Clemson 2 2 0     6 3 0
Ole Miss 1 2 1     4 3 2
Georgia 1 4 1     1 4 2
The Citadel 0 1 1     4 3 2
Mississippi A&M 0 3 0     5 4 0
Mercer 0 4 0     3 5 0
Tennessee 0 5 0     1 6 2
† – Conference champion

The 1909 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1909 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 17th overall and 14th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach J. W. H. Pollard, in his fourth year, and played their home games at the University of Alabama Quad in Tuscaloosa and the Birmingham Fairgrounds in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of five wins, one loss and two ties (5–1–2 overall, 4–1–1 in the SIAA).

Defensively, Alabama had six consecutive shutouts to go 5–0–1 before they surrendered their first touchdown against Tulane in their 5–5 tie.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 2[[{{{school}}}|Union (TN)]]*W 16–0
October 9Howard (AL)W 14–0
October 16Clemson
W 3–0
October 23at Ole Miss
T 0–0
October 30at Georgia
W 14–0
November 13at TennesseeW 10–0
November 20at Tulane*T 5–5
November 25LSU
L 6–12
  • *Non-conference game
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1909 Alabama football schedule[2][A 1]

Game summaries

Union (TN)

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Union 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama 0 16 0 0 16

Alabama opened the season with this 16–0 victory over Union University at Tuscaloosa.[1][4] Although scoreless at the end of the first half, Alabama was in position several times to score. The Crimson Tide lost a fumble at the Union five yard line and Derrill Pratt missed field goals of 40, 45 and 53 yards.[4] Alabama scored its first touchdown on a short Jere Austill run early in the second half after the Crimson tide blocked a Union punt at their five-yard line.[4] Pratt and David Palmer scored Alabama's other two touchdowns later in the half en rote to the 16–0 win.[4] The victory brought Alabama's all-time record against Union to 1–0.[5]

Howard

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Howard 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama 7 7 0 0 14

Against the Bulldogs, Alabama secured their second consecutive shutout to open the season with this 14–0 victory over Howard College (now known as Samford University).[1][6]

The victory brought Alabama's all-time record against Howard to 3–0.[7]

Clemson

Clemson was beaten by a 52-yard Del Pratt field goal.

Ole Miss

Ole Miss and Alabama fought to a scoreless tie.

Georgia

Georgia was beaten 14–0.

Tennessee

Tennessee was beaten 10–0.

Tulane

Tulane and Alabama tied 5–5.

LSU

Alabama completed their season with a 12–5 loss to LSU at Birmingham to finish 5–1–2.[1]

Roster

Alabama Crimson Tide 1909 roster[1]

Backs

  • Jere Austill
  • Randall R. Brown
  • Farley Moody
  • Joseph Paul Mudd
  • Thomas W. Palmer
  • Del Pratt
  • Adrian Van de Graaff
Ends
  • Robert H. Bumgardner
  • Ewing Carter
  • Broox Cleveland Garrett
  • Clarence S. Hurd

Tackles

  • H. W. Arant
  • W. A. Barnes
  • Louis Malone Finlay
  • Owen Garside Gresham
Guards
  • E. D. Greene
  • W. H. Lumley
  • John Miller
  • G. W. Pratt

Center

  • C. C. Countess

Kicker

  • Everett Wilkinson

Coaching staff

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1909 Season Recap
  2. "1909 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.
  3. "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 November 1, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Alabama wins only by rally". Montgomery Advertiser (NewsBank: America's Historical Newspapers): p. 13. October 3, 1909.
  5. "Alabama vs Union (TN)". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/sec/alabama/opponents_records.php?teamid=3291. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  6. "Alabama wins only by rally". Montgomery Advertiser (NewsBank: America's Historical Newspapers): p. 13. October 3, 1909.
  7. "Alabama vs Samford (AL)". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/sec/alabama/opponents_records.php?teamid=2867. Retrieved November 2, 2014.

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