1912 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season

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1912 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season
League NCAA
Sport College football
Duration September 28, 1912
through December 25, 1912
Number of teams 19
Regular Season
Season champions Vanderbilt
Football seasons
← 1911
1913 →
1912 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 3 0 1     8 1 1
Texas A&M 2 0 0     8 1 0
Kentucky State 1 0 0     7 2 0
Auburn 6 1 1     6 1 1
Georgia 5 1 1     6 1 1
Sewanee 2 1 2     5 1 2
Georgia Tech 5 3 0     5 3 1
Alabama 3 3 1     5 3 1
Tulane 3 3 0     5 3 0
Mississippi A&M 3 3 0     4 3 0
Clemson 3 3 0     4 4 0
Ole Miss 2 2 0     5 3 0
Mercer 2 3 1     5 3 1
LSU 2 3 0     4 3 0
Mississippi College 1 4 0     3 4 0
Florida 0 2 1     5 2 1
The Citadel 0 3 0     2 4 0
Tennessee 0 4 0     4 4 0
Howard 0 4 0     1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1912 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 1912 college football season. The season began on September 28.

Ole Miss was suspended at year's end.[1]

Conference champion Vanderbilt suffered its only loss to national champion Harvard, the 1912 season saw the NCAA implement several rule changes to increase scoring. These included: the value of a touchdown increased from 5 points to 6, the length of the field was reduced to 100 yards, 10-yard end zones were added, the onside kick was eliminated, and unlimited use of the forward pass was introduced.[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 28 Marion Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 52–0
September 28 Fort Moultrie The Citadel College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC W 1–0[a]
September 28 11th Cavalry Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA T 0–0
September 28 Mercer Stetson DeLand, FL W 6–0
September 28 Maryville Kentucky State Lexington, KY W 34–0
September 28 Vicksburg A. C. Mississippi College W 44–0
September 28 Jacksonville State Howard W 8–0
September 28 Bethel Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 105–0

Week Two[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 4 Mississippi College Mississippi A&M MSA&M 19–0
October 5 Birmingham Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 62–0
October 5 Auburn Mercer Columbus, GA AUB 56–0
October 5 K. M. I. Centre Cheek Field • Danville, KY W 12–0
October 5 Clemson Howard Homewood, AL CLEM 59–0
October 5 Chattanooga Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 33–0
October 5 Georgia Tech The Citadel College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC GT 20–16
October 5 Marshall Kentucky State Lexington, KY W 13–6
October 5 Louisiana-Lafayette LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, LA W 85–3
October 5 Memphis H. S. Ole Miss Oxford, MS W 34–0
October 5 Morgan Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN W 34–0
October 5 King Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN W 101–0
October 5 Maryville Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 100–3

Week Three[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 8 Jefferson Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 37–0
October 11 Mississippi College LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, LA LSU 45–0
October 12 Florida Auburn Drake FieldAuburn, AL AUB 27–13
October 12 Morris-Harvey Centre Cheek Field • Danville, KY L 53–7
October 12 Riverside Clemson Bowman Field • Calhoun, SC W 26–0
October 12 The Citadel Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, GA UGA 33–0
October 12 Alabama Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA GT 20–3
October 12 Miami (OH) Kentucky State Lexington, KY L 13–8
October 12 Howard Mercer Macon, GA MERC 36–0
October 12 Castle Heights Ole Miss Oxford, MS W 1–0[b]
October 12 Tennessee Medical College Mississippi A&M W 32–0
October 12 Northern Alabama Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN W 101–0
October 12 Louisiana-Lafayette Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 95–0
October 12 Rose-Hulman Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 54–0

Week Four[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 17 Centre Louisville Louisville, KY L 23–6
October 18 Alabama Mississippi A&M Aberdeen, MS MSA&M 7–0
October 18 Marion Howard L 57–0
October 19 Clemson Auburn Drake FieldAuburn, AL AUB 27–6
October 19 Porter Military The Citadel College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC W 66–0
October 19 South Carolina Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, FL W 10–6
October 19 Mercer Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA GT 16–6
October 19 Kentucky State Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH W 19–13
October 19 Ole Miss LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, LA MISS 10–7
October 19 Chattanooga Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN W 27–0
October 19 Tennessee Tennessee Medical College Memphis, TN W 62–0
October 19 Mississippi College Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA TUL 19–6
October 19 Vanderbilt Georgia Ponce de Leon ParkAtlanta, GA VAN 46–0

Week Five[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 26 Mississippi A&M Auburn Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL AUB 7–0
October 26 Alabama Georgia Driving Park • Columbus, GA UGA 13–9
October 26 Chattanooga Centre Cheek Field • Danville, KY W 7–6
October 26 The Citadel Clemson Bowman Field • Calhoun, SC CLEM 52–14
October 26 Georgia Tech Florida Jacksonville, FL GT 14–7
October 26 Mercer Gordon W 29–6
October 26 Tennessee Sewanee Chattanooga, TN SEW 33–6
October 26 Howard Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA TUL 35–0
October 26 Ole Miss Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 24–0
October 28 Louisville Kentucky State Lexington, KY W 41–0

Week Six[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 31 Clemson South Carolina Columbia, SC L 22–7
November 1 Mississippi College Ole Miss Oxford, MS MISS 12–0
November 2 Alabama Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA ALA 7–0
November 2 Auburn Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA AUB 27–7
November 2 VMI Kentucky State Lexington, KY L 3–2
November 2 Columbia College Mercer Macon, GA W 71–0
November 2 Mississippi A&M LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, LA MSA&M 7–0
November 2 Sewanee Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, GA T 13–13
November 2 Centre Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN TENN 67–0
November 2 Virginia Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 13–0
November 4 Charleston Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, FL W 78–0

Week Seven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 9 Ole Miss Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL ALA 10–9
November 9 LSU Auburn Mobile, AL AUB 7–0
November 9 Kentucky School for the Deaf Centre Cheek Field • Danville, KY W 13–7
November 9 Charleston The Citadel College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC W 40–0
November 9 Clemson Georgia Augusta, GA UGA 27–6
November 9 Hanover College Kentucky State Lexington, KY W 64–0
November 9 Tennessee Mercer Macon, GA MERC 27–14
November 9 Louisiana Tech Mississippi College Clinton, MS W 14–13
November 9 Sewanee Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA SEW 7–0
November 9 Mississippi A&M Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA TUL 27–14
November 9 Vanderbilt Harvard Harvard StadiumAllston, MA L 9–3

Week Eight[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 13 Ole Miss Texas Houston, TX L 53–14
November 15 Stetson Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, FL W 23–7
November 16 Clemson Mercer Macon, GA CLEM 22–13
November 16 Georgia Georgia Tech Ponce de Leon ParkAtlanta, GA UGA 20–0
November 16 Kentucky State Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN UK 13–6
November 16 LSU Arkansas Little Rock, AR W 7–6
November 16 Ole Miss Tennessee Medical College Memphis, TN W 47–6
November 16 Sewanee Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL T 6–6
November 16 Mississippi A&M Texas A&M Houston, TX L 41–7
November 16 Centre Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 23–0

Week Nine[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 19 Tulane Texas A&M College Station, TX L 41–0
November 21 Centre Georgetown (KY) Georgetown, KY L 34–13
November 22 Birmingham Howard L 13–6
November 23 Vanderbilt Auburn Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL T 7–7

Week Ten[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 28 Tennessee Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL ALA 7–0
November 28 Auburn Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, GA UGA 12–6
November 28 Centre Transylvania Lexington, KY W 13–7
November 28 Clemson Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA GT 23–0
November 28 Kentucky State Cincinnati YMI Cincinnati, OH W 56–0
November 28 LSU Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA LSU 21–3
November 28 Mercer Florida Jacksonville, FL T 0–0
November 28 The Citadel South Carolina Columbia, SC L 26–2
November 28 Sewanee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 16–0
November 29 Howard Mississippi College Hattiesburg, MS MSCOLL 20–0

Week Twelve[edit]

Week Thirteen[edit]

Week Fourteen[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
December 21 Florida Tampa A. C. Tampa, FL W 44–0

Bowl games[edit]

Date Bowl Game Site SIAA Team Opponent Score
December 25, 1912 Bacardi Bowl Havana, Cuba Florida Vedado A. C. FLA 27–0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

All-Southern team[edit]

The composite All-Southern team formed by "consolidated pick" of ten sporting writers culled by the Atlanta Constitution editor Dick Jemison included:[3]

Position Name First-team selectors Team
QB Lee Tolley C Sewanee
HB Lew Hardage C Vanderbilt
HB Bob McWhorter C Georgia
FB Ammie Sikes C Vanderbilt
E Enoch Brown C Vanderbilt
T Tom Brown C Vanderbilt
G Rube Barker C Mississippi
C Hugh Morgan C Vanderbilt
G David Peacock C Georgia
T B. J. Lamb C Auburn
E Jenks Gillem C Sewanee

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Citadel won by forfeit
  2. ^ Ole Miss won by forfeit
  1. ^ ""Ole Miss" Suspended". The Houston Post. December 15, 1912. p. 20. Retrieved April 26, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Spick Hall (September 15, 1912). "Commodores Face The Hardest Schedule For Many Long Years". The Tennessean. p. 19. Retrieved June 17, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Consolidated All-Southern Chosen by Ten Scribes; Eleven Like Innis Brown's". Atlanta Constitution. December 3, 1912. p. 10. Retrieved March 4, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read