1906 Davidson football team

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1906 Davidson Wildcats football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1906 record 3–2–2 (1–1–1 SIAA)
Head coach Ralph S. Graham & J. B. Pollard
Seasons
← 1905
1907 →
1906 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt + 5 0 0     8 1 0
Clemson + 4 0 1     4 0 3
Sewanee 5 1 0     8 1 0
Alabama 3 1 0     5 1 0
Texas A&M 2 1 0     6 1 0
Ole Miss 3 2 0     4 2 0
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     6 3 1
Texas 1 1 0     9 1 0
Davidson 1 1 1     3 2 2
Georgia 2 3 1     2 4 1
Mississippi A&M 0 2 1     2 2 1
LSU 0 2 1     2 2 2
Mercer 0 2 0     1 4 0
Tennessee 0 3 1     1 6 2
Tulane 0 3 0     0 4 1
Auburn 0 5 0     1 5 1
Cumberland            
Nashville            
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1906 Davidson Wildcats football team represented Davidson University in the 1906 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season.[1] According to Fuzzy Woodruff, the team threw the first forward pass in the South.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 29 vs. North Carolina* Charlotte, NC T 0–0  
October 6 Oak Ridge* W 10–0  
October 13 at Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA W 15–0  
October 27 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 0–4  
November 3 Clemson Davidson, NC T 0–0  
November 17 at VPI* Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA L 0–10  
November 24 at VMI* Lexington, VA W 6–0  
*Non-conference game.

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Game summaries[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

In the first game of the season, Davidson and the Tar Heels fought to a scoreless tie in Charlotte.

Georgia[edit]

In 1906, the Davidson football team made history. Prior to a game against Georgia, the Davidson coaching staff took note of the new rule that made a forward pass a legal play, during the game, the team completed several short passes over the middle and ended up winning 15–0. Fuzzy Woodruff gives the team credit for being the first team in the South to complete a forward pass in his book, "The History of Southern Football."[3]

The starting lineup was Sadler (left end), Walker (left tackle), Sentz (left guard), Edgerton (center), Spicer (right guard), Allen (right tackle), Huntington (right end), Elliott (quarterback), Miller (left halfback), Denny (right halfback), McKay (fullback).[3]

Georgia Tech[edit]

Lob Brown was responsible for the win over Davidson by a field goal.[4]

Clemson[edit]

Davidson gave Clemson its third scoreless tie of the season.

VPI[edit]

VPI beat Davidson 10–0, all the scoring done in the first half.[5]

The starting lineup was: Sadler (left end); Walker (left tackle); Lentz (left guard); Egerton (center); Whittaker (right guard); Spicer (right tackle); Huntington (right end); Elliott (quarterback); Denny (left halfback); Miller (right halfback); McCoy (fullback)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/davidson/1906-schedule.html
  2. ^ "1906 Davidson Wildcats Schedule and Results". 
  3. ^ a b Woodruff 1928, p. 187
  4. ^ ""Lobster" Brown". Atlanta Constitution. October 28, 1906. p. 1. Retrieved March 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ a b "Techs Defeat The TarHeels". The Richmond Times Dispatch. November 18, 1906. p. 2F. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  • Woodruff, Fuzzy (1928). A History of Southern Football 1890–1928. 1.