1914 Sewanee Tigers football team

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1914 Sewanee Tigers football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1914 record 5–3 (4–2 SIAA)
Head coach Harris G. Cope (6th season)
Assistant coach Henry D. Phillips
Assistant coach Frank Juhan
Assistant coach George Watkins
Assistant coach Silas Williams
Captain Lee Tolley
Home stadium McGee Field
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1913
1915 →
1914 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tennessee + 6 0 0     9 0 0
Auburn + 4 0 1     8 0 1
Texas A&M 2 0 0     6 1 1
Ole Miss 2 1 1     5 4 1
Mississippi A&M 4 2 0     6 2 0
Sewanee 4 2 0     5 3 0
Florida 3 2 0     5 2 0
Georgia 2 2 1     3 5 1
Clemson 2 2 0     5 3 1
Alabama 3 3 0     5 4 0
Kentucky 1 1 0     5 3 0
LSU 1 2 1     4 4 1
Chattanooga 1 3 0     5 4 0
Mississippi College 0 1 1     4 3 1
Wofford 0 1 0     1 7 1
Mercer 0 3 0     5 4 0
Tulane 0 3 1     3 3 1
The Citadel 0 3 0     2 5 0
Vanderbilt 0 3 0     2 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1914 Sewanee Tigers football team represented the Sewanee Tigers of Sewanee: The University of the South during the 1914 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season.

Before the season[edit]

Coach Harris Cope was assisted by several former Sewanee greats, such as Henry D. Phillips and Frank Juhan and Silas Williams and George Watkins.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 3 Cumberland* McGee Field • Sewanee, Tennessee W 59–0  
October 10 Georgia McGee Field • Sewanee, Tennessee L 6–7  
October 17 Chattanooga McGee Field • Sewanee, Tennessee W 46–3  
October 24 at Florida Jacksonville, Florida W 26–0  
October 31 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta L 0–20  
November 7 at Alabama Birmingham, Alabama W 18–0  
November 14 vs. Tennessee Andrews Field • Chattanooga, Tennessee L 7–14  
November 21 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 14–13  
*Non-conference game.

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Game summaries[edit]

Cumberland[edit]

Lee Tolley was a part of the longest kick return in school history, a 90-yard run against Cumberland.[2]

Georgia[edit]

All-American David Paddock and Georgia defeated Sewanee 7–6.

Chattanooga[edit]

Chattanooga was beaten 46–3.

Florida[edit]

Sewanee at Florida
1 2 3 4 Total
Sewanee 13 7 0 6 26
Florida 0 0 0 0 0

The Tigers shutout Florida 26–0. Florida was outplayed in the first half;[4] in the final period, Tolley had an 85-yard touchdown run.[3]

Georgia Tech[edit]

John Heisman's Georgia Tech team beat Sewanee 20–0.

Alabama[edit]

Alabama was defeated 18–0.[5] Tolley was a part of the first triple-pass in Sewanee history.[2]

Tennessee[edit]

An account of the Tennessee game reads "Lindsay, as usual, ploughed through the opposing line for consistent gains, and when it was absolutely necessary that Tennessee gain a certain number of yards 'Russ' was sure to be called upon...Mush Kerr played a wonderful game in the line as did Capt. Kelly. The work of the Tennessee line was easily the feature of the contest, and Sewanee early discovered that it was practically useless to rely on line plunges to gain ground."[6]

Vanderbilt[edit]

Sewanee beat rival Vanderbilt for the first time since the championship year of 1909, 14–13. Tolley had a 75-yard touchdown run, and was awarded with a gold fob for the victory.[2] One account reads "For brilliance and beauty of execution, (Tolley's play) has had few equals, if any, in the South, and the Tiger leader retires from the game as the premier quarterback in the S.I.A.A., beyond a doubt." His performance included a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1914 Sewanee football schedule". 
  2. ^ a b c http://sewaneetigers.com/information/hof/bios/Tolley?view=bio
  3. ^ a b "Tigers Romp Over Plucky Floridians". Sewanee Purple. October 29, 1914. 
  4. ^ "Sewanee Defeated Florida". The Houston Post. October 25, 1914. p. 19. Retrieved July 23, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/alab/graphics/docs/14-m-footbl-recaps.pdf
  6. ^ "Sewanee Unable To Make Gains Through Heavy Tennessee Line". The University of Tennessee Record. 18 (5): 68. 
  7. ^ "Tolley's Run Won Victory". Hopkinsville Kentuckian. November 28, 1914.