1904 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season

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1904 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season
League NCAA
Sport College football
Duration September 24, 1904
through December 4, 1904
Number of teams 17
Regular Season
Season champions Vanderbilt
Auburn
Football seasons
← 1903
1905 →
1904 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt + 5 0 0     9 0 0
Auburn + 5 0 0     5 0 0
Texas 1 0 0     6 2 0
Kentucky State 0 0 0     9 1 0
Sewanee 4 1 0     7 1 0
Georgia Tech 3 1 1     8 1 1
Alabama 5 3 0     7 3 0
Clemson 3 2 1     3 3 1
Tulane 3 2 0     5 2 0
Ole Miss 2 3 0     4 3 0
LSU 1 2 0     3 4 0
Tennessee 1 4 1     3 5 1
Nashville 0 5 1     1 7 1
Cumberland 0 1 0     2 1 0
Texas A&M 0 2 0     4 2 0
Georgia 0 4 0     1 5 0
Mississippi A&M 0 5 0     2 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1904 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 1904 college football season. The season began on September 24 with conference member Sewanee hosting the Mooney School.

1904 saw new coaches Mike Donahue at Auburn and Dan McGugin at Vanderbilt,[1][2] both of which posted undefeated conference records. McGugin remains the only coach in NCAA history to win his first three games by 60 points. Both McGugin and Donahue were inaugural inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame, the SIAA forbade a postseason contest between Auburn and Vanderbilt.[3]

Also significantly, John Heisman was hired at Georgia Tech.

Season overview[edit]

Results and team statistics[edit]

Conf. Rank Team Head coach Overall record Conf. record PPG PAG
1 (tie) Vanderbilt Dan McGugin 9–0 5–0 52.7 0.4
1 (tie) Auburn Mike Donahue 5–0 5–0 19.5 1.8
3 Texas Ralph Hutchinson 6–2 1–0 27.4 11.0
4 Kentucky State Fred Schacht 9–1 0–0 27.7 1.5
5 Sewanee George S. Whitney 7–1 4–1 22.5 4.6
6 Georgia Tech John Heisman 8–1–1 3–1–1 28.7 3.4
7 Alabama W. A. Blount 7–3 5–3 10.0 6.2
8 (tie) Clemson Shack Shealy 3–3–1 3–2–1 7.1 6.4
8 (tie) Tulane Thomas A. Barry 5–2 3–2 8.3 3.4
10 Mississippi M. S. Harvey 4–3 2–3 26.4 15.1
11 LSU Dan A. Killian 3–4 1–2 5.4 5.4
12 Tennessee Sax Crawford 3–5–1 1–4–1 5.0 8.6
13 Nashville H. F. Fisher 1–7–1 0–5–1 4.3 21.0
14 Cumberland A. L. Phillips 2–1 0–1 49.3 6.0
15 Texas A&M J. E. Platt 4–2 0–2 17.3 8.5
16 (tie) Mississippi A&M Daniel S. Martin 2–5 0–4 14.4 18.0
16 (tie) Georgia Charles A. Barnard 1–5 0–4 11.5 11.3

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 24 Mooney Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN W 47–0

Week Two[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 1 Tennessee Medical College Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN W 58–0
October 1 Camp McPherson Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA W 11–5
October 1 Vanderbilt Mississippi A&M Columbus Fairgrounds • Columbus, MS VAN 61–0
October 1 Maryville Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN W 17–0
October 3 Florida Agricultural College Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 29–0

Week Three[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 4 Florida Agricultural College Auburn Auburn, AL W 44–0
October 8 4:00 p . m. Florida State College Georgia Tech Piedmont ParkAtlanta, GA W 35–0 [5]
October 8 Clemson Alabama West End Park • Birmingham, AL CLEM 18–0
October 8 Florida Agricultural College Georgia Macon, GA W 52–0
October 8 Tennessee Medical College Nashville Nashville, TN L 21–0
October 8 Georgetown Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 66–0
October 8 TCU Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX W 40–0
October 8 Texas Deaf School Texas A&M College Station, TX W 49–0

Week Four[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 12 Nashville V. P. I. Blacksburg, VA L 32–0
October 15 Alabama Mississippi A&M Columbus Fairgrounds • Columbus, MS ALA 6–0
October 15 Auburn Clemson Bowman Field • Calhoun, SC AUB 5–0 [6]
October 15 Mooney Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA W 51–0
October 15 Nashville Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN T 0–0
October 15 Sewanee Washington (MO) St. Louis, MO W 17–0
October 15 Ole Miss Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 69–0 [7]
October 15 Trinity (TX) Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX W 24–0
October 15 Texas A&M Baylor Waco Stadium • Waco, TX W 5–0
October 16 Louisiana Tech LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, LA W 17–0
October 17 Florida Agricultural College Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA W 77–0

Week Five[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 22 Nashville Auburn Birmingham, AL AUB 10–0 [8]
October 22 Georgia Clemson Bowman Field • Calhoun, SC CLEM 10–0 [9]
October 22 Tennessee Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA GT 2–0 [10]
October 22 LSU Shreveport A. C. Shreveport, LA W 16–0
October 22 Ole Miss Mississippi A&M Columbus Fairgrounds • Columbus, MS MISS 17–5
October 22 TCU Texas A&M College Station, TX W 29–0
October 22 Missouri-Rolla Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 29–4
October 23 Louisiana Tech Tulane New Orleans, LA W 11–0
October 24 Nashville Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL ALA 17–0

Week Six[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 26 Georgia South Carolina Columbia, SC W 10–0
October 27 Sewanee Clemson Columbia, SC SEW 11–5
October 29 Georgia Tech Auburn Auburn, AL GT 12–0 [11]
October 29 Sewanee Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN SEW 12–0 [11]
October 29 LSU Louisiana Tech Ruston, LA L 5–0
October 29 Southwest Baptist Ole Miss Oxford, MS W 114–0
October 29 Mississippi A&M Tulane New Orleans, LA TUL 10–0
October 29 Vanderbilt Centre Danville, KY W 97–0

Week Seven[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 5 3:15 p. m. Clemson Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA T 11–11 [12]
November 5 Georgia Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL ALA 16–5
November 5 Ole Miss LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, LA LSU 5–0
November 5 Sewanee Texas A&M Dallas, TX SEW 17–5
November 5 Tulane Marion Marion, AL W 10–0
November 5 Tennessee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 22–0

Week Eight[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 10 Nashville LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, LA LSU 16–0
November 11 Tennessee Medical College Mississippi A&M Starkville Fairgrounds • Starkville, MS W 59–0
November 12 Tennessee Medical College Ole Miss Jackson, MS W 42–0
November 12 Auburn Alabama West End Park • Birmingham, AL AUB 29–5 [13]
November 12 Clemson Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN CLEM 6–0
November 12 Georgia Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA GT 23–6 [13]
November 12 Sewanee Tulane New Orleans, LA SEW 18–0 [13]
November 12 Nashville Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 81–0
November 12 Baylor Texas A&M College Station, TX W 10–0

Week Nine[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 16 Tennessee Medical College Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA W 59–0
November 16 Oklahoma Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX W 40–10
November 18 Cumberland Mississippi A&M Starkville Fairgrounds • Starkville, MS CUM 27–5
November 19 Ole Miss Nashville Memphis, TN MISS 12–5
November 19 Tennessee Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN W 23–0
November 19 Vanderbilt Centre Danville, KY W 22–0
November 19 LSU Tulane New Orleans, LA TUL 5–0

Week Ten[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 24 Auburn Georgia Macon, GA UGA 17–6 [14]
November 24 Cumberland Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA GT 18–0 [14]
November 24 Clemson North Carolina A&M Raleigh, NC L 18–0
November 24 Tennessee Alabama West End Park • Birmingham, AL TENN 5–0 [14]
November 24 Texas A&M Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX TEX 34–6
November 24 Ole Miss Tulane New Orleans, LA TUL 22–0
November 24 Sewanee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 27–0 [15]
November 25 Louisiana Tech Mississippi A&M Starkville Fairgrounds • Starkville, MS W 32–5

Week Eleven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
December 2 Alabama LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, LA ALA 11–0
December 3 Alabama Tulane New Orleans, LA ALA 6–0
December 4 Alabama Pensacola A. C. Pensacola, FL W 10–6

All-Southern team[edit]

The composite All-Southern team compiled by John de Saulles included:[16]

Position Name Team
QB John Scarbrough Sewanee
HB Honus Craig Vanderbilt
HB Willard Steele Cumberland
FB Humphrey Foy Auburn
E Jones Beene Tennessee
T Lob Brown Georgia Tech
G Henry D. Phillips Sewanee
C Stein Stone Vanderbilt
G Innis Brown Vanderbilt
T Puss Derrick Clemson
E Ed Hamilton Vanderbilt

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woodruff 1928, pp. 159–161
  2. ^ Zipp Newman (December 5, 1950). "The History of Southern Football (Chapter Two)". The Anniston Star. p. 8. Retrieved October 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 172
  4. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/independent/1904.html
  5. ^ "Techs Crush Florida Team". Atlanta Constitution. October 9, 1904. p. 5. Retrieved September 1, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 162
  7. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 163
  8. ^ "Auburn Finds Nashville Easy". Atlanta Constitution. October 23, 1904. p. 5. Retrieved May 7, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  9. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 165
  10. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 164
  11. ^ a b Woodruff 1928, p. 166
  12. ^ "Tech's Fine Offense Ties Clemson Game". Atlanta Constitution. November 6, 1904. p. 5. Retrieved September 1, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  13. ^ a b c Woodruff 1928, p. 167
  14. ^ a b c Woodruff 1928, p. 171
  15. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 172
  16. ^ Association, National Collegiate Athletic (1904). "Football in the South". The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Guide: 161. 
  • Woodruff, Fuzzy (1928). A History of Southern Football 1890–1928. 1.