1916 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season

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1916 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season
League NCAA
Sport College football
Duration September 23, 1916
through December 9, 1916
Number of teams 25
Regular Season
Season champions Georgia Tech
Tennessee
Football seasons
← 1915
1917 →
1916 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgia Tech + 5 0 0     8 0 1
Tennessee + 6 0 1     8 0 1
Georgetown (KY) 1 0 0     2 0 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 1     7 1 1
LSU 3 1 1     7 1 2
The Citadel 3 1 0     6 1 1
Tulane 2 1 1     4 3 1
Kentucky 2 1 2     4 1 2
Auburn 6 2 0     6 2 0
Georgia 5 2 0     6 3 0
Alabama 4 3 0     6 3 0
Sewanee 2 2 2     5 2 2
Mississippi A&M 3 4 0     4 4 1
Mississippi College 2 3 0     4 3 0
Clemson 2 4 0     3 6 0
South Carolina 2 4 0     2 7 0
Louisville 1 2 0     2 3 1
Wofford 1 2 0     2 7 0
Transylvania 1 2 1     1 2 1
Furman 1 3 0     4 5 0
Chattanooga 1 4 0     3 5 0
Howard 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 3 0     1 6 0
Florida 0 4 0     0 5 0
Ole Miss 0 6 0     3 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1916 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 1916 college football season. The season began on September 23. Georgia Tech and Tennessee tied for the conference championship. Tech beat Cumberland 222–0.

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 23 Kentucky School for the Deaf Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky W 34–0

Week Two[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
September 30 Birmingham Alabama University FieldTuscaloosa, Alabama W 13–0
September 30 Furman Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina CLEM 7–6
September 30 The Citadel Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia UGA 6–0
September 30 K. M. I. Centre Cheek Field • Danville, Kentucky W 14–0
September 30 Mercer Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 61–0
September 30 Butler Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky W 39–0
September 30 LSU Louisiana-Lafayette Lafayette, Louisiana W 24–0
September 30 Union (TN) Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 30–0
September 30 Cumberland Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 107–0
September 30 Tusculum Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 33–0
September 30 Rhodes Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 86–0

Week Three[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 6 Mississippi A&M Mississippi College Aberdeen, Mississippi MSCOLL 13–6
October 7 Alabama Southern Alabama The QuadTuscaloosa, Alabama W 80–0
October 7 Auburn Howard Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama AUB 35–0
October 7 Centre Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky UK 68–0
October 7 Charleston Navy The Citadel College Park Stadium • Charleston, South Carolina W 35–0
October 7 Cumberland Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta W 222–0
October 7 Jefferson LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 59–0
October 7 Arkansas Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 20–0
October 7 Morgan Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 54–0
October 7 Maryville Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 32–6
October 7 Transylvania Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 42–0
October 7 Newberry South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina L 10-0
October 7 Presbyterian Wofford Spartanburg, South Carolina L 49–13

Week Four[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 14 Mississippi College Alabama University FieldBirmingham, Alabama ALA 13–7
October 14 Mercer Auburn Drake FieldAuburn, Alabama AUB 92–0
October 14 Centre Louisville Louisville, Kentucky T 0–0
October 14 Presbyterian The Citadel College Park Stadium • Charleston, South Carolina W 34–7
October 14 Erskine Furman Greenville, South Carolina W 60–3
October 14 Florida Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia UGA 21–0
October 14 Davidson Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta W 9–0
October 14 LSU Texas A&M Galveston, Texas W 13–0
October 14 Hendrix Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 61–0
October 14 Mississippi A&M Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tennessee MSA&M 33–0
October 14 Maryville Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 68–7
October 14 Tennessee Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina TENN 14–0
October 14 Spring Hill Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, Louisiana W 14–0
October 14 Vanderbilt Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky VAN 45–0
October 14 Wofford South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina SC 23–3

Week Five[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 20 Clemson Auburn Drake FieldAuburn, Alabama AUB 28–0
October 21 Alabama Florida Barrs Field • Jacksonville, Florida ALA 16–0
October 21 Chattanooga Louisville Louisville, Kentucky LOU 6–0
October 21 The Citadel Davidson Davidson, North Carolina T 7–7
October 21 Georgia Tech B Furman Greenville, South Carolina W 21–10
October 21 Georgia Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia W 13–7
October 21 Mississippi College LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, Louisiana LSU 50–7
October 21 Transylvania Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi MSA&M 13–0
October 21 Sewanee Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky T 0–0
October 21 South Carolina Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TEN 26–0
October 21 Jefferson Tulane New Orleans, Louisiana W 39–3
October 21 Ole Miss Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 35–0
October 21 Erskine Wofford Spartanburg, South Carolina L 12–7

Week Six[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 26 Clemson South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina CLEM 27–0
October 27 Kentucky Wesleyan Centre Cheek Field • Danville, Kentucky W 111–0
October 27 Furman Presbyterian Clinton, South Carolina W 42–10
October 27 Tulane Mississippi College Jackson, Mississippi TUL 13–3
October 28 Ole Miss Alabama University FieldTuscaloosa, Alabama ALA 27–0
October 28 Mississippi A&M Auburn Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama AUB 7–3
October 28 The Citadel Newberry Newberry, South Carolina W 21–14
October 28 Georgia Navy Annapolis, Maryland L 27–3
October 28 Kentucky Cincinnati Cincinnati W 32–0
October 28 Sewanee LSU New Orleans, Louisiana SEW 7–0
October 28 Tennessee Florida Tampa, Florida TENN 24–0
October 28 Butler Louisville Louisville, Kentucky W 19-7
October 28 Guilford Wofford Spartanburg, South Carolina W 31-0
October 28 Virginia Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 27–6

Week Seven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 3 Ole Miss Mississippi A&M Tupelo, Mississippi MSA&M 36–0
November 4 Georgetown (KY) Louisville Louisville, Kentucky G KY 41-0
November 4 Sewanee Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama SEW 7–6
November 4 Auburn Georgia McClung StadiumColumbus, Georgia AUB 3–0
November 4 Wofford The Citadel College Park Stadium • Charleston, South Carolina CIT 37–0
November 4 Davidson Furman Greenville, South Carolina L 46–14
November 4 Wake Forest South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina L 33-7
November 4 Tulane Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 45–0
November 4 Tennessee Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tennessee TENN 12–7
November 4 Rose-Hulman Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 67–0
November 5 Arkansas LSU Fair Grounds FieldShreveport, Louisiana W 17–7

Week Eight[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 7 Mississippi College Southern Miss Hattiesburg, Mississippi W 75–0
November 11 Auburn Florida Jacksonville, Florida AUB 20–0
November 11 Furman Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia UGA 49–0
November 11 Georgia Tech Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama GT 13–0
November 11 Centre Central Richmond, Kentucky W 26–0
November 11 LSU Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi LSU 13–3
November 11 Ole Miss Transylvania Lexington, Kentucky TRANS 13–3
November 11 Chattanooga Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee SEW 54–0
November 11 Vanderbilt Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TENN 10–6
November 11 Tulane Rice Houston L 23–13
November 11 Newberry Wofford Spartanburg, South Carolina L 21–0
November 11 South Carolina Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia L 35-6

Week Nine[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 16 The Citadel Clemson Orangeburg, South Carolina CIT 3–0
November 18 Furman North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina L 0-46
November 18 Alabama Tulane New Orleans, Louisiana TUL 33–0
November 18 Vanderbilt Auburn Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama VAN 20–9
November 18 Georgia Tech Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia GT 21–0
November 18 Transylvania Centre Danville, Kentucky T 0–0
November 18 Florida Indiana Jordan Field • Bloomington, Indiana L 14–3
November 18 Mississippi A&M Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky UK 13–3
November 18 Ole Miss LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, Louisiana LSU 41–0
November 18 Franklin Louisville Louisville, Kentucky L 16-12
November 18 Ouachita Mississippi College Clinton, Mississippi W 26–0
November 18 Mercer South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina SC 47–0
November 18 Sewanee Tennessee Chattanooga, Tennessee TENN 17–0
November 18 Wofford Wake Forest Wake Forest, North Carolina L 41–0
November 20 Maryville Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi T 7–7
November 23 South Carolina Furman Sanford FieldGreenville, South Carolina FUR 14-0

Week Ten[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 30 Furman Wofford Spartanburg, South Carolina WOF 9-7
November 30 The Citadel South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina CIT 20–2
November 30 Centre Georgetown Georgetown, Kentucky CEN 14–7
November 30 Clemson Davidson Charlotte, North Carolina L 33–0
November 30 Georgia Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama UGA 3–0
November 30 Auburn Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 33–7
November 30 Furman Wofford Spartanburg, South Carolina WOF 9–7
November 30 Tennessee Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky T 0–0
November 30 Transylvania Louisville Louisville, Kentucky TRAN 13-0
November 30 Arkansas Mississippi A&M Memphis, Tennessee W 20–7
November 30 LSU Tulane New Orleans T 14–14
November 30 Ole Miss Mississippi College Jackson, Mississippi MSCOLL 36–14

Week Eleven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
December 9 Georgetown Tulane New Orleans, Louisiana L 61–0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

All-Southern team[edit]

The following includes the composite All-Southern team formed by the selection of 4 newspapers,[1]

Position Name First-team selectors Team
QB Irby Curry C, NTC Vanderbilt
HB Everett Strupper C, NTC Georgia Tech
HB Doc Rodes C, NTC Kentucky
FB Tommy Spence C, NTC Georgia Tech
E Graham Vowell C, NTC Tennessee
T Josh Cody C, NTC Vanderbilt
G Bob Lang C, NTC Georgia Tech
C Pup Phillips C, NTC Georgia Tech
G Chink Lowe C Tennessee
T Walker Carpenter C, NTC Georgia Tech

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ closed access publication – behind paywall "All-Southern Football Team As Picked By Sport Writers". Augusta Chronicle. December 3, 1916.