1902 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season

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1902 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season
League NCAA
Sport College football
Duration September 27, 1902
through November 29, 1902
Number of teams 18
Regular Season
Season champions Clemson
Football seasons
← 1901
1903 →
1902 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Clemson $ 5 0 0     6 1 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 0     8 1 0
LSU + 5 1 0     6 1 0
Texas 4 1 0     6 3 1
Sewanee 4 2 0     7 2 0
Tennessee 4 2 0     6 2 0
Georgia 4 2 1     4 2 1
Ole Miss 3 3 0     4 3 0
Auburn 2 4 1     2 4 1
Alabama 2 4 0     4 4 0
Furman 1 2 1     4 3 4
Davidson 1 2 0     3 5 1
Nashville 1 2 0     1 3 0
Cumberland 1 3 0     1 3 0
Kentucky State 0 2 0     4 6 1
Tulane 0 3 2     1 4 2
Mississippi A&M 0 4 1     1 4 1
Georgia Tech 0 5 2     0 6 2
  • $ – Conference champion
  • + LSU claims a co-championship[1]

The 1902 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season was the college football games played by the member schools of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association as part of the 1902 college football season. The season began on September 27.

Clemson claimed an SIAA title.[2][3] Rufus Nalley died on November 29, 1902, with a smile on his face hearing of his alma mater's defeat of Auburn.

Season overview[edit]

Results and team statistics[edit]

Conf. Rank Team Head coach Overall record Conf. record PPG PAG
1 Clemson John Heisman 6–1 5–0 21.7 3.1
2 Vanderbilt Billy Watkins 8–1 6–1 23.8 6.7
3 LSU W. S. Borland 6–1 5–1 11.7 3.6
4 Texas J. B. Hart 6–3–1 4–1 8.2 3.4
5 Sewanee L. W. Boynton 7–2 5–2 13.0 3.1
6 Tennessee H. F. Fisher 6–2 4–2 11.0 4.9
7 Georgia Billy Reynolds 4–2–1 4–2–1 6.9 7.4
8 Mississippi Daniel S. Martin 4–3 3–3 17.3 6.6
9 Auburn Robert Kent / M. S. Harvey 2–4–1 2–4–1 6.6 6.4
10 Alabama Eli Abbott 4–4 2–4 6.6 6.1
11 Furman Charles Roller 4–3–4 1–2–1 3.5 5.1
12 Nashville Neil Snow 1–3 1–2
13 (tie) Davidson John A. Brewin 3–5–1 1–3 5.1 13.6
13 (tie) Cumberland A. L. Phillips 1–3 1–3
15 Kentucky State E. N. McLeod 4–6–1 0–2
16 (tie) Tulane Virginius Dabney 1–4–2 0–4–2 6.7 9.6
16 (tie) Mississippi A&M Jerry Gwin 1–4–1 0–4–1 7.2 13.3
18 Georgia Tech George Andree 0–6–2 0–5–2 2.9 15.3

Key

PPG = Average of points scored per game
PAG = Average of points allowed per game[4]

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
September 27 Vanderbilt Cumberland Lebanon, TN VAN 45–0
September 27 Mooney Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN W 39–0
September 27 Oak Ridge Davidson Davidson, NC W 28–5
September 27 Q & C Railroad Kentucky State Lexington, KY W 22–0

Week Two[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 3 Furman Bingham W 12–0
October 4 North Carolina A&M Clemson Bowman Field • Calhoun, SC W 11–5
October 4 Oklahoma Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX W 22–6
October 4 Miami (OH) Kentucky State Lexington, KY W 11–5
October 6 North Carolina A&M Furman Greenville, SC T 0–0

Week Three[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 10 Birmingham High Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 57–0
October 10 Furman Davidson Davidson, NC FUR 6–0
October 10 Sewanee Texas Dallas, TX TEX 11–0
October 11 Auburn Georgia Tech Piedmont ParkAtlanta, GA AUB 18–6 [5]
October 11 Virginia Nashville Nashville, TN L 27–0 [6]
October 11 King Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN W 12–0
October 11 Ole Miss Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 29–0
October 13 Marion Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 81–0
October 13 Furman North Carolina A&M Raleigh, NC W 5–2
October 13 Kentucky State Centre Danville, KY L 5–0

Week Four[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 16 LSU Louisiana-Lafayette Lafayette, LA W 42–0
October 17 Cumberland Mississippi A&M Starkville, MS CUM 15–6
October 18 Cumberland Ole Miss Oxford, MS MISS 38–0
October 18 Auburn Alabama West End Park • Birmingham, AL AUB 23–0 [7]
October 18 Clemson Georgia Tech Piedmont ParkAtlanta, GA CLEM 44–5 [6]
October 18 Furman Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA UGA 11–0 [6]
October 18 LSU Texas San Antonio, TX LSU 5–0 [8]
October 18 Georgetown (KY) Kentucky State Lexington, KY W 28–0
October 18 Central (KY) Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN W 6–0
October 18 Davidson North Carolina Charlotte, NC L 27–0
October 18 Tulane Alumni Tulane New Orleans, LA W 26–0
October 18 Vanderbilt Centre Danville, KY W 24–17 [6]

Week Five[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 21 Maryville Tennessee Knoxville, TN W 34–0
October 24 Clemson Furman Greenville, SC CLEM 28–0 [9]
October 25 Bingham Davidson Davidson, NC L 16–6
October 25 Kentucky State Nashville Nashville, TN NASH 11–0
October 25 Georgia Georgia Tech Piedmont ParkAtlanta, GA T 0–0 [10]
October 25 Ole Miss Mississippi A&M Starkville Fairgrounds • Starkville, MS MISS 21–0 [11]
October 25 Sewanee Washington (MO) St. Louis, MO W 22–6
October 25 Texas Texas A&M San Antonio, TX T 0–0
October 25 Auburn Tulane T 0–0 [12]
October 25 Vanderbilt Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN VAN 12–5 [11]
October 27 Auburn LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, LA LSU 5–0
October 27 Kentucky State Mooney Murfreesboro, TN L 23–0

Week Six[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 30 Clemson South Carolina Columbia, SC L 12–6 [13]
November 1 Georgia Alabama West End Park • Birmingham, AL UGA 5–0
November 1 Georgia Tech Furman Greenville, SC T 0–0 [14]
November 1 Memphis University School Ole Miss Oxford, MS W 42–0
November 1 Mississippi A&M Tulane New Orleans, LA T 11–11
November 1 Sewanee Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN TENN 6–0 [11]
November 1 Trinity Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX W 27–0
November 1 Washington (MO) Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 33–12
November 1 Davidson Virginia Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA L 35–0

Week Seven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 6 Sewanee Auburn West End Park • Birmingham, AL SEW 6–0 [14]
November 7 Davidson Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA UGA 27–0 [15]
November 7 Tennessee Nashville Nashville, TN TENN 10–0
November 8 Mississippi A&M Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL ALA 27–0 [15]
November 8 Georgia Clemson Clemson, SC CLEM 36–0 [16]
November 8 Ole Miss LSU New Orleans, LA LSU 6–0 [15]
November 8 St. Albans Georgia Tech Piedmont ParkAtlanta, GA W 17–0
November 8 Tulane Texas A&M College Station, TX L 17–5
November 8 Kentucky State Louisville YMCA Louisville, KY L 17–0
November 8 Kentucky University Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 16–5
November 8 Haskell Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX L 12–0
November 10 St. Albans Furman Greenville, SC T 0–0

Week Eight[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 11 Sewanee Georgia Atlanta, GA SEW 11–0
November 13 Davidson Georgia Tech Piedmont ParkAtlanta, GA DAV 7–6
November 14 South Carolina Furman Greenville, SC W 10–0
November 15 Cincinnati Kentucky State Lexington, KY T 6–6
November 15 Clemson Auburn Auburn, AL CLEM 16–0
November 15 Mississippi A&M Howard Birmingham, AL W 26–0
November 15 Cumberland Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN SEW 22–0
November 15 Ole Miss Tennessee Memphis, TN TENN 11–10 [17]
November 15 Texas Nashville Nashville, TN TEX 11–5
November 15 Vanderbilt Tulane New Orleans, LA VAN 23–5 [15]
November 17 Vanderbilt LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, LA VAN 27–5 [17]

Week Nine[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 19 Texas Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL TEX 10–0
November 22 North Carolina A&M Davidson Greensboro, NC W 5–0
November 22 Tennessee Georgia Tech Piedmont ParkAtlanta, GA TENN 10–6 [17]
November 24 Texas Tulane New Orleans, LA TEX 6–0

Week Ten[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 27 Georgia Tech Alabama West End Park • Birmingham, AL ALA 26–0 [18]
November 27 Clemson Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN CLEM 11–0
November 27 Furman Charleston Charleston, SC T 5–5
November 27 Auburn Georgia Piedmont ParkAtlanta, GA UGA 12–5 [18]
November 27 Davidson Guilford Greensboro, NC T 0–0
November 27 LSU Mississippi A&M Starkville Fairgrounds • Starkville, MS LSU 6–0 [15]
November 27 Ole Miss Tulane New Orleans, LA MISS 10–0 [18]
November 27 Sewanee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN SEW 11–5 [18]
November 27 Texas A&M Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX L 12–0
November 27 Kentucky University Kentucky State Lexington, KY L 6–5
November 29 LSU Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL LSU 11–0

All-Southern team[edit]

Walker Reynolds Tichenor's All-Southern team:[19]

Position Name Team
QB John Maxwell Clemson
HB Marvin Dickinson Georgia
FB Jock Hanvey Clemson
E Carl Sitton Clemson
E Frank Ridley Georgia
G Henry D. Phillips Sewanee
G James C. Elmer Auburn
C Harold Ketron Georgia
G Sandy Beaver Georgia
T Joseph Lee Kirby-Smith Sewanee
E Hope Sadler Clemson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 LSU Tigers Media Guide" (PDF). Louisiana State Athletics. p. 107. Retrieved April 27, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Heisman Connection". 
  3. ^ http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/rfsc/champs/Southern.txt
  4. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/independent/1902.html
  5. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 128
  6. ^ a b c d Woodruff 1928, p. 129
  7. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 130
  8. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 132
  9. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 132
  10. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 131
  11. ^ a b c Woodruff 1928, p. 133
  12. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 132
  13. ^ "Morning Game Was Jonah To Clemson At Columbia". Atlanta Constitution. October 31, 1902. p. 2. Retrieved May 3, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  14. ^ a b Woodruff 1928, p. 134
  15. ^ a b c d e Woodruff 1928, p. 136
  16. ^ "Crackers Make A Brave Fight But Are Fairly Bested". Atlanta Constitution. November 9, 1902. p. 5. Retrieved July 26, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  17. ^ a b c Woodruff 1928, p. 137
  18. ^ a b c d Woodruff 1928, p. 139
  19. ^ Fuzzy Woodruff's A History of Southern Football
  • Woodruff, Fuzzy (1928). A History of Southern Football 1890–1928.