1899 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

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1899 Vanderbilt Commodores football
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Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1899 record 7–2 (5–0 SIAA)
Head coach J. L. Crane (1st year)
Captain Walter H. Simmons
Home stadium Dudley Field
Seasons
← 1898
1900 →
1899 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Sewanee $ 11 0 0     12 0 0
Vanderbilt 5 0 0     7 2 0
Alabama 1 0 0     3 1 0
Nashville 3 1 0     3 1 0
Tennessee 2 1 0     6 2 0
Auburn 2 1 1     3 1 1
Texas 3 2 0     6 2 0
Georgia 2 2 1     2 3 1
Ole Miss 3 4 0     3 4 0
Clemson 1 2 0     4 2 0
Central 1 2 0     1 2 0
LSU 1 3 0     1 4 0
Kentucky State 0 1 0     5 2 2
SW Presbyterian 0 1 0     1 1 0
Cumberland 0 3 0     0 3 0
Georgia Tech 0 5 0     0 5 0
Tulane 0 5 0     0 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1899 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 1899 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The Commodores were coached by James L. Crane, in his first year as head coach. Quarterback Frank Godchaux, the father of Frank Godchaux, Jr., from Abbeville, Louisiana, who transferred from LSU to Vanderbilt in 1897, lettered this year in football.[1] After football, he became a self-made business magnate of a successful rice milling company.[2] Grantland Rice lettered at end.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 6 at Cumberland Cumberland, Tennessee W 32–0  
October 13 Miami (OH)* Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 12–0  
October 20 Cincinnati* Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee L 0–6  
October 28 Indiana* Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee L 0–22  
November 4 vs. Ole Miss Memphis, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 11–0  
November 11 Bethel College* Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee W 22–0  
November 18 Texas Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee W 6–0  
November 25 Central Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee W 21–16  
November 30 Nashville Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee W 5–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Couch, Ernie (2001). SEC Football Trivia. Thomas Nelson Inc. 
  2. ^ Kathy Rivers. "Godchaux Family". Archived from the original on 2014-10-25. 
  3. ^ John A. Simpson. The Greatest Game Ever Played In Dixie. p. 27.