1913 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season

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1913 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season
League NCAA
Sport College football
Duration September 27, 1913
through November 29, 1913
Number of teams 17
Regular Season
Season champions Auburn
Football seasons
← 1912
1914 →
1913 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Auburn $ 8 0 0     8 0 0
Mississippi A&M 4 1 1     6 1 1
Georgia 3 1 0     6 2 0
Vanderbilt 2 1 0     5 3 0
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 2 0
Alabama 4 3 0     6 3 0
LSU 1 1 2     6 1 2
Sewanee 2 2 0     4 3 0
Florida 2 2 0     4 3 0
Clemson 2 4 0     4 4 0
Mississippi College 1 2 0     6 3 0
Tennessee 1 3 0     6 3 0
The Citadel 0 3 1     3 4 2
Mercer 0 4 1     2 5 1
Kentucky 0 1 0     6 2 0
Texas A&M 0 1 1     3 4 2
Tulane 0 4 0     3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1913 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 1913 college football season. The season began on September 27. Conference play began that day with Alabama hosting Howard.

Teams other than Vanderbilt had a chance to win a title, and newspapers covered football more than the World Series for the first time.[1]

Fuzzy Woodruff says the Southern newspapers began to cover football more than the World Series.[2] The Auburn Tigers won the conference, posting an undefeated, 8–0 record. Auburn captain Kirk Newell was later a hero of World War I. The 1913 Tigers were retroactively recognized as a national champion by the Billingsley Report's alternative calculation which considers teams' margin of victory.[n 1] Auburn does not claim the title.

Tennessee won its first SIAA game since 1910. Ole Miss was suspended from SIAA play.

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 27 Howard Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL ALA 27–0
September 27 Charleston Navy The Citadel College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC W 34–0
September 27 11th Cavalry Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 19–0
September 27 Butler Kentucky Lexington, KY W 21–7
September 27 Carson–Newman Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN W 58–0

Week Two[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 4 Birmingham Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 81–0
October 4 Mercer Auburn Drake FieldAuburn, AL AUB 53–0
October 4 Louisville Manual Training School Centre Cheek Field • Danville, KY W 19–0
October 4 Davidson Clemson Bowman Field • Calhoun, SC W 6–3
October 4 Alabama Presbyterian Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 108–0
October 4 Georgia Tech The Citadel College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC GT 47–0
October 4 Kentucky Illinois Urbana, IL L 21–0
October 4 LSU Louisiana Tech Ruston, LA W 20–2
October 4 Howard Mississippi A&M Hardy Field • Starkville, MS MSA&M 66–0
October 4 Chattanooga Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN W 28–0
October 4 Athens Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN W 95–0
October 4 Maryville Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 59–0
October 6 Florida Southern Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, FL W 144–0 [5]

Week Three[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 8 Ole Miss VMI VMI Parade Ground • Lexington, VA L 14–0
October 10 Mississippi College Mississippi A&M Hardy Field • Starkville, MS MSA&M 14–13
October 11 Clemson Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL ALA 20–0 [6]
October 11 Florida Auburn Drake FieldAuburn, AL AUB 55–0 [6]
October 11 Porter Military The Citadel College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC T 0–0
October 11 North Georgia Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, GA W 51–0
October 11 LSU Louisiana-Lafayette Lafayette, LA W 26–0
October 11 10th District A. C. Mercer Macon, GA W 44–0
October 11 Marion County H. S. Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN W 88–0
October 11 Jefferson Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 13–0
October 11 Centre Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 48–0 [6]
October 12 Georgia Tech Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN W 71–6

Week Four[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 15 Ole Miss Virginia Medical Richmond, VA W 7–6
October 17 Transylvania Mississippi A&M Columbus, MS W 31–0
October 18 Auburn Clemson Bowman Field • Calhoun, SC AUB 20–0 [7]
October 18 The Citadel Charleston College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC W 72–0
October 18 Maryville Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, FL W 39–0 [8]
October 18 Georgia Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL UGA 20–0 [7]
October 18 Mercer Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA GT 33–0
October 18 Ohio Northern Kentucky Lexington, KY W 21–0
October 18 Jefferson LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, LA W 45–6
October 18 Tennessee Sewanee Chattanooga, TN SEW 17–6 [7]
October 18 Mississippi College Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA MSCOLL 32–3
October 18 Henderson-Brown Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 33–0

Week Five[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 23 Baylor LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, LA W 50–0
October 23 Union (TN) Ole Miss Oxford, MS W 46–0
October 25 Alabama Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA ALA 26–0 [9]
October 25 Mississippi A&M Auburn Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL AUB 34–0 [9]
October 25 K. M. I. Centre Cheek Field • Danville, KY W 44–0
October 25 Georgia Tech Florida Jacksonville, FL GT 13–3 [10]
October 25 Cincinnati Kentucky Lexington, KY W 27–7
October 25 Mercer The Citadel College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC T 7–7
October 25 Sewanee Texas Dallas, TX L 13–7 [9]
October 25 Virginia Georgia Atlanta, GA L 13–6 [10]
October 25 Davidson Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN W 9–0
October 25 Michigan Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 33–2

Week Six[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 30 Clemson South Carolina Columbia, SC W 32–0
November 1 Alabama Mississippi College Jackson, MS ALA 21–7
November 1 LSU Auburn Mobile, AL AUB 7–0 [11]
November 1 Sewanee Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA GT 33–0 [11]
November 1 North Carolina Georgia Sanford Field • Athens, GA W 19–6 [11]
November 1 Earlham College Kentucky Lexington, KY W 28–0
November 1 Alabama Presbyterian Mercer Macon, GA W 33–0
November 1 Louisiana Tech Ole Miss Oxford, MS W 26–0
November 1 Mississippi A&M Texas A&M College Station, TX W 6–0 [12]
November 1 Chattanooga Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN W 21–0
November 1 Saint Louis Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 12–6
November 1 Vanderbilt Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, VA L 34–0

Week Seven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 6 Clemson Georgia Augusta, GA UGA 18–15
November 7 Ole Miss Hendrix Conway, AR L 8–6
November 8 Auburn Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA AUB 20–0 [12]
November 8 Centre Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN L 27–18
November 8 Clemson The Citadel College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC CLEM 7–3
November 8 Florida South Carolina Columbia, SC L 13–0 [13]
November 8 Wilmington Kentucky Lexington, KY W 33–0
November 8 Arkansas LSU Fair Grounds FieldShreveport, LA W 12–7
November 8 Stetson Mercer Macon, GA L 13–6
November 8 Mississippi A&M Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA MSA&M 32–0 [13]
November 8 Tennessee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 7–6 [12]
November 9 Sewanee Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL SEW 10–7

Week Eight[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 14 Tennessee Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL ALA 6–0
November 15 Vanderbilt Auburn Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL AUB 14–6 [13]
November 15 The Citadel Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, FL FLA 18–13 [14]
November 15 Georgia Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA UGA 14–0 [13]
November 15 LSU Mississippi A&M Hardy Field • Starkville, MS T 0–0
November 15 Ole Miss Arkansas Little Rock, AR W 21–10
November 15 Southwestern (TX) Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 31–9
November 17 Clemson Mercer Macon, GA CLEM 52–0

Week Nine[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 20 Georgetown (KY) Centre Cheek Field • Danville, KY L 19–6
November 22 Auburn Georgia Piedmont ParkAtlanta, GA AUB 21–7 [15]
November 22 Kentucky Louisville Louisville, KY W 20–0
November 22 Tulane LSU State Field • Baton Rouge, LA LSU 40–0 [15]
November 22 Ole Miss Cumberland Memphis, TN W 7–0
November 22 Sewanee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 63–13 [15]

Week Ten[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 26 The Citadel South Carolina Columbia, SC L 42–13
November 27 Arkansas Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA L 14–0
November 27 Mercer Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, FL FLA 24–0 [16]
November 27 Centre Transylvania Lexington, KY L 6–0
November 27 Clemson Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA GT 34–0 [17]
November 27 Tennessee Kentucky Lexington, KY TENN 13–7
November 27 Ole Miss Southern Miss Hattiesburg, MS W 13–7
November 27 Mississippi A&M Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL MSA&M 7–0 [17]
November 27 LSU Texas A&M Houston, TX T 7–7
November 29 Ole Miss Ouachita Arkadelphia, AR T 0–0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

All-Southern team[edit]

The composite All-Southern team formed by the selection of 18 sporting writers culled by the Atlanta Constitution included:[18]

Position Name First-team selectors Team
QB David Paddock C, ZC, SP Georgia
HB Bob McWhorter C, ZC, SP Georgia
HB Kirk Newell C, ZC, SP Auburn
FB Red Harris C, ZC Auburn
E Enoch Brown C, ZC, SP Vanderbilt
T Tom Brown C, ZC, SP Vanderbilt
G Big Thigpen C, ZC, SP Auburn
C Boozer Pitts C, ZC, SP Auburn
G R. N. MacCallum C Sewanee
T Paul Turner C, ZC, SP Georgia
E Robbie Robinson C, ZC, SP Auburn

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Under Billingsley's primary methodology, Chicago was recognized as the national champion.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 276
  2. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 276
  3. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Billingsley's National Champions by Year". College Football Research Center. 2008. Archived from the original on 2002-10-11. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  5. ^ Robbie Andreu. "No. 74 FLORIDA 144, FLORIDA SOUTHERN 0". 
  6. ^ a b c Woodruff 1928, p. 277
  7. ^ a b c Woodruff 1928, p. 278
  8. ^ "Florida 39, Maryville 0". The Atlanta Constitution. October 19, 1913. p. 10. Retrieved July 22, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  9. ^ a b c Woodruff 1928, p. 280
  10. ^ a b Woodruff 1928, p. 279
  11. ^ a b c Woodruff 1928, p. 281
  12. ^ a b c Woodruff 1928, p. 282
  13. ^ a b c d Woodruff 1928, p. 283
  14. ^ "Florida 18, Citadel 13". The Atlanta Constitution. November 16, 1913. p. 10. Retrieved July 22, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  15. ^ a b c Woodruff 1928, p. 285
  16. ^ "Florida 24, Mercer 0". The Atlanta Constitution. November 28, 1913. p. 9. Retrieved July 22, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  17. ^ a b Woodruff 1928, p. 286
  18. ^ "Composite All-Southern Eleven Chosen By Eighteen Dopesters". Atlanta Constitution. December 2, 1913. p. 8. Retrieved March 3, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
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