1907 Sewanee Tigers football team

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1907 Sewanee Tigers football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1907 record 8–1 (6–1 SIAA)
Head coach Arthur G. Erwin
Captain Walter Barrett
Home stadium McGee Field
Seasons
← 1906
1908 →
1907 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 3 0 0     5 1 1
Sewanee 6 1 0     8 1 0
Alabama 3 1 2     5 1 2
LSU 2 1 0     7 3 0
Tennessee 3 2 0     7 2 1
Auburn 3 2 1     6 2 1
Georgia 3 3 1     4 3 1
Mississippi A&M 2 3 0     6 3 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 0     4 4 0
Clemson 1 3 0     4 4 0
Mercer 0 3 0     3 3 0
Howard 0 5 0     2 5 0
Ole Miss 0 5 0     0 6 0
Nashville            
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1907 Sewanee Tigers football team represented Sewanee: The University of the South during the 1907 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The team competed in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) and was coached by Arthur G. Erwin in his 1st year as head coach, compiling a record of 8–1 (6–1 SIAA) and outscoring opponents 250 to 29. Vanderbilt coach Dan McGugin in Spalding's Football Guide's summation of the season in the SIAA wrote "The standing. First, Vanderbilt; second, Sewanee, a might good second;" and that Aubrey Lanier "came near winning the Vanderbilt game by his brilliant dashes after receiving punts."[1]

Sewanee lost the effective SIAA championship game to Vanderbilt on a double pass play then thrown near the end zone by Bob Blake to Stein Stone. Honus Craig then ran in the winning touchdown. It was just the second year of the legal forward pass. The trick play was cited by Grantland Rice as the greatest thrill he ever witnessed in his years of watching sports.[2] Innis Brown later wrote "Sewanee in all probability had the best team in the South."[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 3, 1907 Mooney School* McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 23–0  
October 10, 1907 Mississippi A&M McGee Field • Sewanee, Tennessee W 38–0  
October 19, 1907 at Auburn Birmingham FairgroundsBirmingham, Alabama W 12–6  
October 21, 1907 at Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, Alabama W 54–6  
October 26, 1907 vs. Ole Miss Memphis, Tennessee W 65–0  
November 2, 1907 at Virginia* Norfolk, Virginia W 12–0  
November 9, 1907 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta W 18–0  
November 11, 1907 at Georgia Herty FieldAthens, Georgia W 16–0  
November 23, 1907 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) L 17–12  
*Non-conference game.

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Players[edit]

Line[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Silas Williams End Greenville, South Carolina 5'9" 150 19
Lex Stone Tackle Fayetteville, Tennessee 6'2" 172 22
Eric Cheape Guard Avon Park, Florida 6'1" 170 21
Thomas Evans Center Parral, Mexico 6'1" 160 20
Frank Faulkinberry Guard Fayetteville, Tennessee 6'4" 198 19
William Evans Tackle Parral, Mexico 5'11" 180 19
Guy Lewis End Dallas, Texas 5'11" 165 22

Backfield[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Walter Barrett Quarterback Covington, Tennessee Mooney 5'10" 155 22
Frank Shipp Halfback Chattanooga, Tennessee 5'11" 170 25
Aubrey Lanier Halfback Butler, Arkansas 5'10" 160 19
Lawrence Markley Fullback Chicago 5'10" 165 22

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Subs[edit]

Player Position Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
C. Logan Eisele Back Denver, Colorado 6'0" 160 19
Kenneth Lyne Back Henderson, Kentucky 5'10" 146 19
William Wilson End Rock Hill, South Carolina 5'10" 144 22
Heber Wadley Line Shreveport, Louisiana 6'2" 170 21
Paul Sheppard Line Texarkana, Texas 5'11" 170 23

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan McGugin (1907). "Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Foot Ball". The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Guide. National Collegiate Athletic Association: 71–75. 
  2. ^ "Grantland Rice Tells Of Greatest Thrill In Years Of Watching Sport". Boston Daily Globe. April 27, 1924. 
  3. ^ "Brown Calls Vanderbilt '06 Best Eleven South Ever Had". Atlanta Constitution. February 19, 1911. p. 52. Retrieved March 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "1907 Sewanee football schedule". 
  5. ^ "Tigers Are A Husky Bunch". Atlanta Constitution. November 9, 1907. p. 11. Retrieved April 11, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read