|1914 Sewanee Tigers football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1914 record||5–3 (4–2 SIAA)|
|Head coach||Harris G. Cope (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Hardee Field|
|1914 SIAA football standings|
|§ – Conference co-champions |
The 1914 Sewanee Tigers football team represented the Sewanee Tigers of Sewanee: The University of the South during the 1914 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season.
Before the seasonEdit
|October 3||Cumberland (TN)*||W 59–0|
|October 10||Georgia||L 6–7|
|October 17||Chattanooga||W 46–3|
|October 24||at Florida||W 26–0|
|October 31||at Georgia Tech*||L 0–20|
|November 7||at Alabama||W 18–0|
|November 14||vs. Tennessee||L 7–14|
|November 21||at Vanderbilt||W 14–13|
All-American David Paddock and Georgia defeated Sewanee 7–6.
Chattanooga was beaten 46–3.
An account of the Tennessee game reads "Lindsay, as usual, ploughed through the opposing line for consistent gains, and when it was absolutely necessary that Tennessee gain a certain number of yards 'Russ' was sure to be called upon...Mush Kerr played a wonderful game in the line as did Capt. Kelly. The work of the Tennessee line was easily the feature of the contest, and Sewanee early discovered that it was practically useless to rely on line plunges to gain ground."
Sewanee beat rival Vanderbilt for the first time since the championship year of 1909, 14–13. Tolley had a 75-yard touchdown run, and was awarded with a gold fob for the victory. One account reads "For brilliance and beauty of execution, (Tolley's play) has had few equals, if any, in the South, and the Tiger leader retires from the game as the premier quarterback in the S.I.A.A., beyond a doubt." His performance included a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown.
- ↑ "1914 Sewanee football schedule". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/sewanee/1914-schedule.html.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://sewaneetigers.com/information/hof/bios/Tolley?view=bio
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Tigers Romp Over Plucky Floridians". Sewanee Purple. October 29, 1914. http://hdl.handle.net/11005/1027.
- ↑ "Sewanee Defeated Florida". The Houston Post: p. 19. October 25, 1914. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5974430/the_houston_post/. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
- ↑ http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/alab/graphics/docs/14-m-footbl-recaps.pdf
- ↑ "Sewanee Unable To Make Gains Through Heavy Tennessee Line". The University of Tennessee Record 18 (5): 68. https://books.google.com/books?id=61zOAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA92#v=onepage&q&f=false.
- ↑ "Tolley's Run Won Victory". Hopkinsville Kentuckian. November 28, 1914. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069395/1914-11-28/ed-1/seq-5/print/image_681x648_from_880%2C95_to_3937%2C3006/.