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1914 Sewanee Tigers football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1914 record5–3 (4–2 SIAA)
Head coachHarris G. Cope (6th season)
CaptainLee Tolley
Home stadiumHardee Field
Uniform
Seasons
← 1913
1915 →
1914 SIAA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tennessee § 6 0 0     9 0 0
Auburn § 4 0 1     8 0 1
Texas A&M 2 0 0     6 1 1
Ole Miss 2 1 1     5 4 1
Mississippi A&M 4 2 0     6 2 0
Sewanee 4 2 0     5 3 0
Florida 3 2 0     5 2 0
Georgia 2 2 1     3 5 1
Clemson 2 2 0     5 3 1
Alabama 3 3 0     5 4 0
Kentucky 1 1 0     5 3 0
LSU 1 2 1     4 4 1
Chattanooga 1 3 0     5 4 0
Mississippi College 0 1 1     4 3 1
Wofford 0 1 0     1 7 1
Mercer 0 3 0     5 4 0
Tulane 0 3 1     3 3 1
The Citadel 0 3 0     2 5 0
Vanderbilt 0 3 0     2 6 0
§ – 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

Coach Harris Cope was assisted by several former Sewanee greats, such as Henry D. Phillips and Frank Juhan and Silas Williams and George Watkins.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 3Cumberland (TN)*W 59–0
October 10Georgia
  • Hardee Field
  • Sewanee, TN
L 6–7
October 17Chattanooga
  • Hardee Field
  • Sewanee, TN
W 46–3
October 24at FloridaW 26–0
October 31at Georgia Tech*L 0–20
November 7at AlabamaW 18–0
November 14vs. Tennessee
L 7–14
November 21at VanderbiltW 14–13
  • *Non-conference game

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Game summariesEdit

CumberlandEdit

Lee Tolley was a part of the longest kick return in school history, a 90-yard run against Cumberland.[2]

GeorgiaEdit

All-American David Paddock and Georgia defeated Sewanee 7–6.

ChattanoogaEdit

Chattanooga was beaten 46–3.

FloridaEdit

Sewanee at Florida
by Quarter1234 Total
Sewanee 13 7 0 6 26
Florida 0 0 0 0 0

The Tigers shutout Florida 26–0. Florida was outplayed in the first half.[4] In the final period, Tolley had an 85-yard touchdown run.[3]

Georgia TechEdit

John Heisman's Georgia Tech team beat Sewanee 20–0.

AlabamaEdit

Alabama was defeated 18–0.[5] Tolley was a part of the first triple-pass in Sewanee history.[2]

TennesseeEdit

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."[6]

VanderbiltEdit

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.[2] 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.[7]

ReferencesEdit

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