1905 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season

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1905 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season
League NCAA
Sport College football
Duration September 23, 1905
through December 3, 1905
Number of teams 16
Regular Season
Season champions Vanderbilt
Football seasons
← 1904
1906 →
1905 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 6 0 0     7 1 0
Georgia Tech 5 0 1     6 0 1
LSU 2 0 0     3 0 0
Texas 2 1 0     5 4 0
Sewanee 3 2 1     4 2 1
Clemson 3 2 1     3 2 1
Alabama 4 4 0     6 4 0
Cumberland 2 2 0     4 4 0
Nashville 0 0 0     0 2 0
Auburn 2 3 0     2 4 0
Mississippi A&M 1 4 0     3 4 0
Texas A&M 0 1 0     7 2 0
Tulane 0 1 0     0 1 0
Ole Miss 0 2 0     0 2 0
Tennessee 0 4 1     3 5 1
Georgia 0 5 0     1 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1905 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 1905 college football season. The season began on September 23 with conference member Texas A&M hosting the Houston YMCA.

One publication claims "The first scouting done in the South was in 1905, when Dan McGugin and Captain Innis Brown, of Vanderbilt went to Atlanta to see Sewanee play Georgia Tech."[1]

Season overview[edit]

Results and team statistics[edit]

Conf. Rank Team Head coach Overall record Conf. record PPG PAG
1 Vanderbilt Dan McGugin 7–1 6–0 46.5 2.8
2 Georgia Tech John Heisman 6–0–1 5–0–1 30.0 4.7
3 LSU Dan A. Killian 3–0 2–0 12.0 0.0
4 Texas Ralph Hutchinson 5–4 2–1 10.9 7.7
5 (tie) Sewanee W. C. Hyatt 4–2–1 3–2–1 19.4 16.4
5 (tie) Clemson Eddie Cochems 3–2–1 3–2–1 13.5 10.5
7 (tie) Alabama Jack Leavenworth 6–4 4–4 17.8 11.3
7 (tie) Cumberland John Counselman 4–4 2–2 9.7 9.6
9 Nashville 0–2 0–0
10 Auburn Mike Donahue 2–4 2–4 6.3 16.0
11 Mississippi A&M Daniel S. Martin 3–4 1–4 16.3 13.4
12 (tie) Texas A&M Walter E. Bachman 7–2 0–1 20.0 9.2
12 (tie) Tulane John F. Tobin 0–1 0–1 0.0 5.0
12 (tie) Mississippi 0–2 0–1 0.0 14.5
15 Tennessee James DePree 3–5–1 0–4–1 18.0 16.8
16 Georgia Marvin M. Dickinson 1–5 0–5 4.3 31.3

Key

PPG = Average of points scored per game
PAG = Average of points allowed per game[2]

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 23 Houston YMCA Texas A&M College Station, TX W 29–0

Week Two[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
September 30 TCU Texas A&M College Station, TX W 20–0
September 30 Tennessee Deaf School Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN W 16–6
September 30 Maryville Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 97–0

Week Three[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 3 Maryville Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, Alabama W 17–0 [3]
October 3 Cumberland Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA CUM 39–10
October 7 North Georgia Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA W 54–0
October 7 American Temperance Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN W 104–0
October 7 Alabama Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 34–0
October 7 TCU Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX W 11–0

Week Four[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 13 Haskell Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX L 18–0
October 14 Mississippi A&M Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL ALA 34–0
October 14 Vanderbilt Michigan Regents FieldAnn Arbor, MI L 18–0
October 14 Mooney Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN W 42–0
October 14 Tennessee Clemson Bowman Field • Calhoun, SC T 5–5
October 14 Texas A&M Baylor Waco, TX W 42–0

Week Five[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 20 Davidson Auburn Birmingham, AL L 6–0
October 20 Mississippi A&M Marion Marion, AL W 38–0
October 21 Clemson Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA CLEM 35–0
October 21 Alabama Georgia Tech Brisbane Park • Atlanta, GA GT 12–5
October 21 Cumberland Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN SEW 9–0
October 21 Vanderbilt Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN VAN 45–0
October 21 Baylor Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX W 39–0
October 21 Austin Texas A&M College Station, TX W 18–11

Week Six[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 25 Alabama Clemson State Fairgrounds • Columbia, SC CLEM 25–0
October 27 Auburn Mississippi A&M Columbus Fairgrounds • Columbus, MS AUB 18–0
October 28 Cumberland Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA GT 18–0
October 28 Tennessee Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN SEW 11–6
October 28 Trinity (TX) Texas A&M College Station, TX W 24–0
October 28 Texas Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 33–0

Week Seven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 31 Texas Arkansas The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 4–0
November 3 Texas Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma L 2–0
November 4 Georgia Alabama State FairgroundsBirmingham, AL ALA 36–0
November 4 Tennessee Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA GT 45–0
November 4 Auburn Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 54–0
November 4 TCU Texas A&M College Station, TX W 24–11

Week Eight[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 9 Centre Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 21–0
November 10 Kentucky University Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX L 6–0
November 11 Kentucky University Texas A&M College Station, TX L 29–6
November 11 Clemson Auburn Auburn, AL CLEM 6–0
November 11 Howard Mississippi A&M Hardy Field • Starkville, MS W 44–0
November 11 North Georgia Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA W 16–12
November 11 Georgia Tech Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN T 18–18

Week Nine[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 17 Sewanee Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX SEW 17–10
November 18 Auburn Alabama State FairgroundsBirmingham, AL ALA 30–0 4,000 [4]
November 18 Georgia Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA GT 46–0
November 18 Baylor Texas A&M College Station, TX W 17–5
November 18 Centre Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN W 31–5
November 18 Clemson Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 41–0
November 18 Cumberland Mississippi A&M Hardy Field • Starkville, MS CUM 27–5
November 20 Cumberland Ole Miss Oxford, MS CUM 18–0

Week Ten[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 22 Texas A&M Texas Clark FieldAustin, TX TEX 27–0
November 23 Sewanee Alabama State FairgroundsBirmingham, AL SEW 42–6

Week Eleven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 30 Tennessee Alabama State FairgroundsBirmingham, AL ALA 29–0
November 30 Auburn Georgia Macon, GA AUB 20–0
November 30 Clemson Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA GT 17–10
November 30 Mississippi A&M Ole Miss State Fairgrounds • Jackson, MS MSA&M 11–0
November 30 Sewanee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 68–4
December 1 Mississippi A&M LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, LA LSU 15–0
December 3 Tennessee Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN W 5–0

All-Southern team[edit]

The composite All-Southern eleven representing the consensus of newspapers as published in Fuzzy Woodruff's A History of Southern Football 1890-1928 included:

Position Name Team
QB Frank Kyle Vanderbilt
HB Honus Craig Vanderbilt
HB Dan Blake Vanderbilt
FB Owsley Manier Vanderbilt
E Bob Blake Vanderbilt
T Hillsman Taylor Vanderbilt
G Stein Stone Vanderbilt
C Emma Patterson Vanderbilt
G Puss Derrick Clemson
T Frank Jones Auburn
E Ed Hamilton Vanderbilt

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Allen. How to Scout Football. p. 3. 
  2. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/independent/1905.html
  3. ^ Christopher Walsh (September 1, 2007). "Saban's first game one of the most anticipated in Alabama history". Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Alabama vs. Auburn". Retrieved February 12, 2015.