1915 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season

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1915 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season
League NCAA
Sport College football
Duration September 25, 1915
through November 25, 1915
Number of teams 23
Regular Season
Season champions Vanderbilt
Football seasons
← 1914
1916 →
1915 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 5 0 0     9 1 0
Alabama 5 0 0     6 2 0
LSU 4 0 0     6 2 0
Transylvania 3 0 1     7 1 1
Auburn 5 1 0     6 2 0
Georgia 3 1 1     5 2 2
Chattanooga 2 1 2     5 2 2
Mississippi A&M 4 2 1     5 2 1
Kentucky 2 1 1     6 1 1
Florida 3 3 0     4 3 0
Clemson 2 2 1     2 4 2
South Carolina 1 1 1     5 3 1
Furman 1 1 0     5 3 0
Mercer 1 1 0     5 4 0
Mississippi College 2 3 0     4 4 1
The Citadel 1 2 0     5 3 0
Sewanee 1 2 2     4 3 2
Tulane 1 4 0     4 4 0
Howard 0 2 0     0 2 0
Wofford 0 3 0     3 5 0
Louisville 0 3 0     1 5 1
Tennessee 0 4 0     4 4 0
Ole Miss 0 5 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1915 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 1915 college football season. The season began on September 25.

Seven out of eight newspapers voted the SIAA championship to the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Atlanta Constitution declared it a tie between Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech, which was then independent. However, Tech challenged Vandy's championship.[1]

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 25 Charleston Navy The Citadel W 46–0
September 25 Clemson Furman Greenville, SC CLEM 99–0
September 25 Chamberlain Hunt Mississippi College W 28–0
September 25 Carson–Newman Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN W 101–0
September 25 Tulane St. Paul W 24–0
September 25 Middle Tennessee State Vanderbilt Dudley Field Nashville, TN W 51–0

Week Two[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
September 28 Newberry Georgia W 79–0
October 1 Arkansas State Ole Miss Oxford, MS L 10–0
October 1 Marion Auburn Selma, AL W 78–0
October 1 North Georgia Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, GA UGA 13–0
October 1 Jefferson LSU State Field Baton Rouge, LA W 42–0
October 2 Howard Alabama ALA 44–0
October 2 Centre Louisville Louisville, KY T 0–0
October 2 Clemson Davidson Davidson, NC T 6–6
October 2 Erskine Furman Greenville, SC W 60–0
October 2 Mercer Georgia Tech Grant Field Atlanta, GA L 52–0
October 2 Butler Kentucky Lexington, KY W 33–0
October 2 Mississippi College Mississippi A&M Jackson, MS MSA&M 12–0
October 2 Morgan Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN W 57–0
October 2 Tusculum Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN W 55–3
October 2 Austin Texas A&M College Station, TX W 40–0
October 2 Newberry South Carolina Columbia, SC W 29-0
October 2 Rhodes Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 47–0
October 2 Wofford Presbyterian L 16–6

Week Three[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 8 Mississippi College LSU Baton Rouge, LA LSU 14–0
October 8 Rhodes Ole Miss Oxford, MS W 13–6
October 9 Birmingham Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 67–0
October 9 Florida Auburn AUB 7–0
October 9 The Citadel Porter Military W 54–0
October 9 Chattanooga Georgia T 6–6
October 9 Earlham Kentucky W 54–13
October 9 Louisville Wabash L 38-0
October 9 Wofford Mercer MERC 13–6
October 9 Cumberland Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN W 47–0
October 9 Presbyterian South Carolina Columbia, SC W 41-0
October 9 Trinity Texas A&M College Station, TX W 62–0
October 9 Transylvania Mississippi A&M T 0–0
October 9 Louisiana-Lafayette Tulane W 13–0
October 9 Georgetown (KY) Vanderbilt Dudley Field Nashville, TN W 75–0

Week Four[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 13 Cumberland Vanderbilt Dudley Field Nashville, TN W 60–0
October 15 LSU Ole Miss Oxford, MS LSU 28–0
October 16 Chattanooga Louisville Louisville, KY CHAT 21-6
October 15 Presbyterian Furman Greenville, SC L 20–12
October 16 Mississippi College Alabama Birmingham, AL ALA 40–0
October 16 Auburn Clemson Anderson, SC AUB 14–0
October 16 Georgia The Citadel UGA 39–0
October 16 Sewanee Florida Gainesville, FL SEW 7–0
October 16 Transylvania Georgia Tech L 67–0
October 16 Kentucky Mississippi A&M Davis Wade Stadium Starkville, MS MSA&M 12–0
October 16 Centre Tennessee Knoxville, TN W 80–0
October 16 Texas A&M TCU W 13–0
October 16 Spring Hill Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 36–13
October 16 Henderson-Brown Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 100–0
October 16 Wofford Davidson Davidson, NC L 45–0

Week Five[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 21 South Carolina NC State Raleigh, NC W 19-10
October 22 Georgia Tech LSU New Orleans, LA L 36–7
October 23 Tulane Alabama ALA 16–0
October 23 Mississippi A&M Auburn Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL AUB 26–0
October 23 Presbyterian The Citadel W 14–0
October 23 Furman Bingham W 20–6
October 23 Southern Miss Mississippi College W 55–7
October 23 Kentucky Sewanee T 7–7
October 23 Missouri Rolla Texas A&M W 33–3
October 23 Cumberland Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN W 101–0
October 23 Ole Miss Vanderbilt Memphis, TN VAN 91–0
October 23 Erskine Wofford Spartanburg, SC W 13–3

Week Six[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 28 Clemson South Carolina Columbia, SC T 0–0
October 30 Sewanee Alabama Birmingham, AL ALA 23–10
October 30 Auburn Georgia AUB 12–0
October 30 Florida Southern Florida W 45–0
October 30 Cincinnati Kentucky Lexington, KY W 27–6
October 30 Mississippi A&M LSU LSU 10–0
October 30 Hendrix Ole Miss Oxford, MS W 32–7
October 30 Mississippi College Tulane MSCOLL 20–6
October 30 Haskell Texas A&M Dallas, TX W 21–7
October 30 Rose-Hulman Louisville Louisville, KY W 22-6
October 30 Tennessee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 35–0
October 30 Newberry Wofford Spartanburg, SC W 10–7

Week Seven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 3 Presbyterian Furman W 38–7
November 4 South Carolina Wofford Spartanburg, SC SC 33–6
November 5 Arkansas LSU Shreveport, LA W 13–7
November 5 Georgetown (KY) Centre Danville, KY W 19–3
November 6 Mercer Auburn AUB 45–0
November 6 Georgia Florida Jacksonville, FL UGA 37–0
November 6 Alabama Georgia Tech L 21–7
November 6 Kentucky Louisville Louisville, KY UK 15–0
November 6 Ole Miss Mississippi A&M MSA&M 66–0
November 5 Cumberland South Carolina Columbia, SC W 68-0
November 6 North Carolina Clemson Greenville, SC L 9–7
November 6 Sewanee Texas Houston, TX L 27–6
November 6 Vanderbilt Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, VA L 35–10
November 8 Texas A&M Rice Houston, TX L 7–0
November 8 Sewanee Baylor Waco, TX W 16–3

Week Eight[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 12 Centre Transylvania Lexington, KY W 38–0
November 13 Vanderbilt Auburn Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL VAN 17–0
November 13 Clemson VMI Richmond, VA L 6–3
November 13 The Citadel Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, FL FLA 6–0
November 13 Newberry Furman W 7–0
November 13 Georgia Georgia Tech T 0–0
November 13 Purdue Kentucky Lexington, KY W 7–0
November 13 Virginia South Carolina Columbia, SC L 13-0
November 13 Ole Miss Mississippi College Jackson, MS MSCOLL 74–6
November 13 Mississippi A&M Tennessee MSA&M 14–0
November 13 Sewanee Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN T 0–0
November 13 Howard Tulane New Orleans, LA TUL 32–3
November 13 Wofford Cumberland Lebanon, TN W 2–0
November 13 Franklin Louisville Louisville, KY L 13-7

Week Nine[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 17 LSU Rice Houston, TX L 6–0
November 18 Tulane Florida FLA 14–7
November 19 Texas A&M Texas W 13–0
November 17 South Carolina Georgetown Washington, DC L 61-0
November 20 Louisiana Tech Mississippi College T 0–0
November 20 Sewanee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN VAN 27–3

Week Ten[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 25 Ole Miss Alabama Birmingham, AL ALA 53–0
November 25 The Citadel South Carolina Columbia, SC CIT 3–0
November 25 Centre Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN W 33–0
November 25 Florida Mercer Macon, GA FLA 34–7
November 25 Wofford Furman FUR 25–0
November 25 Auburn Georgia Tech L 7–0
November 25 Clemson Georgia UGA 13–0
November 25 Tennessee Kentucky Lexington, KY UK 6–0
November 25 Mississippi A&M Texas A&M Dallas, TX MSA&M 7–0
November 25 LSU Tulane LSU 12–0
November 25 Transylvania Louisville TRAN 26-0
November 25 Ouachita Mississippi College L 6–0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

All-Southern team[edit]

The composite All-Southern team selected by ten sports writers and coaches included:[2]

Position Name First-team selectors Team
QB Irby Curry C, TC Vanderbilt
QB David Paddock C, TC Georgia
HB Wooch Fielder C, TC Georgia Tech
FB Walter Neville C Georgia
E Charlie Thompson C Georgia
T Bully Van de Graaff C, TC Alabama
G Baby Taylor C, TC Auburn
C John G. Henderson C, TC Georgia
G Bob Lang C Georgia Tech
T Josh Cody C, TC Vanderbilt
E Russ Cohen C Vanderbilt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgia Tech Claims S.I.A.A. Championship". The Tennessean. November 26, 1915. p. 8. Retrieved September 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Dick Jemison (November 30, 1915). "Composite All-Southern Of Ten Of The Dopesters". Atlanta Constitution. p. 10. Retrieved March 5, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read