1898 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season

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1898 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season
League NCAA
Sport College football
Duration October 1, 1898
through December 14, 1898
Number of teams 14
Regular Season
Season champions Sewanee
Football seasons
← 1897
1899 →
1898 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Sewanee $ 3 0 0     4 0 0
Auburn 2 0 0     2 1 0
LSU 1 0 0     1 0 0
Georgia 3 1 0     4 2 0
Clemson 1 1 0     3 1 0
Tulane 1 1 0     1 1 0
Kentucky State 0 0 0     7 0 0
Vanderbilt 1 2 0     1 5 0
Texas 0 1 0     5 1 0
Ole Miss 0 1 0     1 1 0
Nashville 0 2 0     0 2 0
Georgia Tech 0 3 0     0 3 0
Cumberland 0 0 0     0 0 0
SW Presbyterian 0 0 0     0 0 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1898 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season was the college football games played by the members schools of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association as part of the 1898 college football season

The season began on October 1. As both Virginia and Vanderbilt had claims to Southern titles the previous year, their game in Louisville was most anticipated.[1]

Season overview[edit]

Results and team statistics[edit]

Conf. Rank Team Head coach Overall record Conf. record PPG PAG
1 Sewanee Billy Suter 4–0 3–0 13.5 1.0
2 Auburn John Heisman 2–1 2–0 15.7 15.7
3 LSU Edmond Chavanne 1–0 1-0 37.0 0.0
4 Georgia Charles McCarthy 4–2 3–1 11.7 11.7
5 (tie) Clemson John Penton 3–1 1–1 27.5 5.0
5 (tie) Tulane John Lombard 1–1 1–1 7.0 23.0
7 Kentucky State W. R. Bass 7–0 0–0 25.9 0.0
8 Vanderbilt R. G. Acton 1–5 1–2 1.5 10.2
9 (tie) Texas David Farragut Edwards 5–1 0–1 22.3 0.7
9 (tie) Mississippi T. G. Scarbrough 1–1 0–1 9.0 8.0
11 Nashville 0–2 0–2 0.0 7.5
12 Georgia Tech 0–3 0–3 2.0 22.3
? Cumberland
? Southwestern Presbyterian

Key

PPG = Average of points scored per game
PAG = Average of points allowed per game

Regular season[edit]

Index to colors and formatting
Non-conference matchup; SIAA member won
Non-conference matchup; SIAA member lost
Non-conference matchup; tie
Conference matchup

SIAA teams in bold.

Week One[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 1 Eastern Kentucky Kentucky State Lexington, KY W 18–0

Week Two[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 8 Kentucky State Georgetown Georgetown, KY W 28–0
October 8 Clemson Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA UGA 20–8

Week Three[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 15 Company H-8th Massachusetts Kentucky State Lexington, KY W 59–0
October 15 Atlanta A. C. Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA W 14–0
October 15 Texas TCU Waco, TX W 16–0
October 15 Nashville Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN SEW 10–0
October 20 Bingham Clemson Calhoun, SC W 55–0

Week Four[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 22 Cincinnati Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 10–0
October 22 Georgia Tech Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA UGA 15–0
October 22 Texas A&M Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX W 48–0

Week Five[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 29 Kentucky State Louisville YMCA Louisville, KY W 16–0
October 29 Galveston H. S. Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX W 17–0
October 29 Vanderbilt Georgia Atlanta, GA UGA 4–0

Week Six[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 5 Centre Kentucky State Lexington, KY W 6–0
November 5 TCU Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX W 29–0
November 5 Georgia Tech Auburn Auburn, AL AUB 29–6
November 5 Nashville Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 5–0
November 10 Sewanee Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX SEW 4–0 [2]

Week Seven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 12 Sewanee Southern A. C. Athletic Park • New Orleans, LA W 21–0 [3]
November 12 Vanderbilt Virginia Louisville, KY L 18–0
November 12 160th Indiana Kentucky State Lexington, KY W 17–0
November 12 North Carolina Georgia Macon, GA L 53–0
November 14 North Carolina Auburn Auburn, AL L 29–0
November 17 Clemson South Carolina Columbia, SC W 24–0

Week Eight[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 19 New Castle A. C. Kentucky State Lexington, KY W 36–0

Week Nine[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 24 Auburn Georgia Piedmont ParkAtlanta, GA AUB 18–17
November 24 Clemson Georgia Tech Augusta, GA CLEM 23–0
November 24 Dallas Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX W 26–0
November 25 Sewanee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN SEW 19–4

Week Ten[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
December 12 Mississippi Tulane New Orleans, LA TUL 14–9
December 14 LSU Tulane State FieldBaton Rouge, LA LSU 37–0
December 15 St. Thomas Hall Mississippi Oxford, MS W 9–2

All-Southern team[edit]

W. A. Lambeth's All-Southern team:[4]

Position Name Team
QB Frank O. Rogers North Carolina
HB Jim MacRae North Carolina
HB Jack Dye Vanderbilt
FB A. Clarence Jones Georgia
E H. T. Summersgill Virginia
T John Loyd Virginia
G William S. Fitzgerald Vanderbilt
C John L. Templeman Virginia
G James Davis Virginia'
T Frank Bennett North Carolina
E Herman Koehler North Carolina

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football Teams of the South". The Courier-Journal. October 2, 1898. p. 18. Retrieved August 14, 2008 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Sewanee Plays Fine Ball With Texas". The Times-Picayune. November 11, 1898. p. 8. Retrieved July 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Sewanee Makes the Score 21 to 0". The Times-Picayune. November 13, 1898. p. 8. Retrieved July 15, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ W. A. Lambeth (1899). "Football In The South". Outing. Outing Publishing Company. 33: 527.