1921 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season

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1921 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season
League NCAA
Sport College football
Duration September 23, 1921
through January 2, 1922
Number of teams 27
Regular Season
Season champions Georgia Tech
Georgia
Vanderbilt
Football seasons
← 1920
1922 →
1921 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgia + 6 0 1     7 2 1
Georgia Tech + 5 0 0     8 1 0
Vanderbilt + 5 0 1     7 0 1
Tennessee 4 1 1     6 2 1
Florida 4 1 2     6 3 2
Mississippi College 3 1 1     7 2 1
Sewanee 4 2 0     6 2 0
LSU 2 1 1     6 1 1
South Carolina 2 1 1     5 1 2
Transylvania 2 1 0     4 4 0
Furman 4 2 1     7 2 1
Auburn 3 2 0     5 3 0
Tulane 3 3 0     4 6 0
Mississippi A&M 2 3 1     4 4 1
Alabama 2 4 2     5 4 2
Oglethorpe 2 4 0     5 4 0
Chattanooga 2 4 0     4 6 0
Kentucky 1 2 1     4 3 1
The Citadel 1 2 1     3 3 2
Ole Miss 1 4 0     3 6 0
Howard 1 4 0     3 6 0
Mercer 1 5 0     3 6 0
Louisville 0 1 0     2 2 1
Wofford 0 2 0     2 7 0
Georgetown (KY) 0 3 0     2 6 0
Millsaps 0 3 1     0 3 1
Clemson 0 4 2     1 6 2
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1921 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 1921 college football season.

The season began on September 23 with conference member Chattanooga visiting Athens. Conference play began on September 24 with Alabama defeating Howard.

Centre, Georgia Tech, Georgia, and Vanderbilt can all claim Southern championships. Centre and Georgia Tech both posted unblemished conference records. Georgia and Vanderbilt tied each other in their contest deciding a champion.

This is the last year before many major programs move to the Southern Conference.

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 Chattanooga Athens Athens, Tennessee W 20–0
September 24 Howard Alabama Denny FieldTuscaloosa, Alabama ALA 34–13 [1]
September 24 Wake Forest Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta W 42–0
September 24 Emory & Henry Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 27–0
September 24 Erskine Furman Manly Field • Greenville, South Carolina W 42–7

Week Two[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
September 30 Chattanooga Bryson Fayetteville, Tennessee W 53–0
October 1 Erskine South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina W 13–7
October 1 Spring Hill Alabama Denny FieldTuscaloosa, Alabama W 27–7 [1]
October 1 Auburn Howard Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama AUB 35–3
October 1 Clemson Centre Cheek Field • Danville, Kentucky L 14–0 [2]
October 1 Mercer Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia UGA 28–0 [3]
October 1 Newberry Furman Manly Field • Greenville, South Carolina W 63–0
October 1 Kentucky Wesleyan Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky W 68–0
October 1 Mississippi College Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans MSCOLL 41–3
October 1 Birmingham–Southern Mississippi A&M Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 59–13
October 1 Memphis Mississippi Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 82–0
October 1 Cumberland Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 26–0
October 1 Middle Tennessee State Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 34–0 [4]
October 1 Florida Fort Benning Columbus, Georgia W 6–0 [5]
October 1 Erskine Presbyterian Clinton, South Carolina L 7–19
October 1 Tennessee Maryville Maryville, Tennessee W 7–0
October 1 North Georgia Wofford Spartanburg, South Carolina W 22–0

Week Three[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 7 Presbyterian Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina CLEM 34–0
October 8 Marion Alabama Denny FieldTuscaloosa, Alabama W 55–0 [1]
October 8 Newberry South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina W 7–0
October 8 Spring Hill Auburn Montgomery, Alabama W 49–28 [6]
October 8 Wofford The Citadel College Park Stadium • Charleston, South Carolina CIT 28–0
October 8 Furman Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia UGA 27–7 [6]
October 8 Davidson Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta W 70–0 [7]
October 8 Marshall Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky W 28–0
October 8 Millsaps Birmingham–Southern Birmingham, Alabama T 7–7
October 8 Ole Miss Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans TUL 26–0 [3]
October 8 Jacksonville State Howard W 39–7
October 8 Northwestern St. LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 78–0
October 8 Louisiana College Mississippi College Clinton, Mississippi W 68–0
October 8 Ouachita Mississippi A&M Starkville, Mississippi W 21–6
October 8 Oglethorpe Fort Benning Columbus, Georgia W 20–12
October 8 Bryson Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 102–0
October 8 Chattanooga Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TENN 21–0
October 8 Oglethorpe Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 41–0 [2]
October 8 Mercer Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 42–0 [7][8]
October 8 Rollins Florida Orlando, Florida W 33–0 [9]
October 10 Carlstrom Field Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida L 19–0 [10]

Week Four[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 14 Clemson Auburn Drake FieldAuburn, Alabama AUB 56–0
October 15 Bryson Alabama Denny FieldTuscaloosa, Alabama W 95–0 [11]
October 15 The Citadel Presbyterian Clinton, South Carolina CIT 20–0
October 15 Furman Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 69–0 [11]
October 15 Tennessee Dartmouth Alumni OvalHanover, New Hampshire L 14–3
October 15 Georgia Harvard Harvard StadiumAllston, Massachusetts L 10–7 [12]
October 15 Texas A&M LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 6–0
October 15 Vanderbilt Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky VAN 21–14 5,000 [13]
October 15 Mississippi A&M Mississippi College Clinton, Mississippi MSA&M 14–13
October 15 Millsaps Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi MISS 49–0
October 15 Oglethorpe Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee SEW 21–0
October 15 Tulane Rice Rice FieldHouston W 7–6
October 15 Mercer Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida FLA 7–0 [11]
October 15 Georgetown Chattanooga Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, Tennessee CHATT 31–0 [11]
October 15 Elon Wofford Spartanburg, South Carolina W 20–7
October 15 North Carolina South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina T 7-7

Week Five[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 21 Clemson Furman Manly Field • Greenville, South Carolina T 0–0
October 21 Vanderbilt Texas Fair Park Stadium • Dallas W 20–0 15,000 [14]
October 22 Fort Benning Auburn Drake FieldAuburn, Alabama W 14–7
October 22 Sewanee Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama SEW 17–0 [15]
October 22 Centre Transylvania Lexington, Kentucky L 98–0 [16]
October 22 Howard Chattanooga Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, Tennessee CHATT 26–3
October 22 Oglethorpe Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia UGA 14–0
October 22 Rutgers Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta W 48–14
October 22 Georgetown Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky UK 33–0
October 22 Hanover Louisville Louisville, Kentucky W 19-8
October 22 Presbyterian South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina W 48-0
October 22 Spring Hill LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 41–0
October 22 Birmingham–Southern Mercer Macon, Georgia W 20–0
October 22 Rhodes Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 35–0
October 22 Union (TN) Mississippi College Clinton, Mississippi W 35–0
October 22 Florida Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TENN 9–0 [17]
October 22 Mississippi A&M Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, Louisiana TUL 7–0 [15]
October 22 Presbyterian South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina SCAR 48–0
October 22 Wofford Davidson Davidson, North Carolina L 87–0

Week Six[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 27 Clemson South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina SCAR 21–0
October 29 Alabama LSU Heinemann ParkNew Orleans T 7–7 [18]
October 29 Florida Howard Montgomery, Alabama FLA 34–0 [19]
October 29 Tennessee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 14–0 [20]
October 29 Auburn Georgia McClung StadiumColumbus, Georgia UGA 7–0 [18]
October 29 Erskine Presbyterian Clinton, South Carolina L 19–7
October 29 The Citadel Furman Manly Field • Greenville, South Carolina FUR 42–0
October 29 Chattanooga Oglethorpe Brookhaven, Georgia OGLE 7–0
October 29 Georgia Tech Penn State New York L 28–7 [15]
October 29 Sewanee Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky SEW 6–0
October 29 Tulane Detroit Mercy Detroit, Michigan L 14–0
October 29 Louisville Bethel (KY) Russellville, Kentucky T 0-0
October 29 Stetson Mercer Macon, Georgia W 41–0
October 29 Newberry Wofford Spartanburg, South Carolina L 33–21

Week Seven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 3 Erskine Wofford Spartanburg, South Carolina L 19–6
November 5 Auburn Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans AUB 14–0
November 5 Howard Birmingham–Southern Birmingham, Alabama L 16–14
November 5 Kentucky Centre Cheek Field • Danville, Kentucky L 55–0 [21]
November 5 Louisville Transylvania Lexington, Kentucky TRAN 7–0
November 5 Mercer Furman Manly Field • Greenville, South Carolina FUR 37–0 [22]
November 5 Clemson Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 48–7 [23]
November 5 Mississippi College Ole Miss Vicksburg, Mississippi MSCOLL 27–7
November 5 Vanderbilt Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama VAN 14–0 [24]
November 5 Sewanee Chattanooga Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, Tennessee SEW 47–0
November 5 South Carolina Florida Plant FieldTampa, Florida T 7–7 [25]
November 5 Mississippi A&M Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee TENN 14–7 [26]
November 5 Stetson Oglethorpe Brookhaven, Georgia W 41–0
November 6 Virginia Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia W 21–0

Week Eight[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 10 Clemson The Citadel Orangeburg, South Carolina T 7–7
November 11 Chattanooga Birmingham–Southern Birmingham, Alabama L 14–7
November 11 Florida Alabama Denny FieldTuscaloosa, Alabama FLA 9–2 5,000 [1]
November 11 Mississippi A&M Texas Clark FieldAustin, Texas L 54–7
November 11 Transylvania Franklin (Ind.) Franklin, Indiana L 35–0
November 12 Centre Auburn Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama L 21–0 [27]
November 12 Spring Hill Howard Homewood, Alabama L 7–0
November 12 South Carolina Furman Manly Field • Greenville, South Carolina FUR 7–0
November 12 Georgetown Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta W 21–0 [21]
November 12 Ole Miss LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, Louisiana LSU 21–0 [28]
November 12 VMI Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky W 14–7
November 12 Millsaps Mississippi College Clinton, Mississippi MSCOLL 56–0
November 12 Oglethorpe Mercer Macon, Georgia OGLE 7–6
November 12 Wofford Presbyterian Clinton, South Carolina PRES 27–0
November 12 Sewanee Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TENN 21–0 [29]
November 13 Georgia Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee T 7–7 [30]

Week Nine[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 18 Erskine Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina L 13–0
November 18 Mississippi College Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida T 7–7 [31]
November 18 Kentucky Wesleyan Louisville Louisville, Kentucky W 30–0 [32]
November 19 Wofford Furman Manly Field • Greenville, South Carolina FUR 62–0
November 19 Alabama Georgia Atlanta UGA 22–0 [33]
November 19 Chattanooga Mercer Macon, Georgia MERC 18–0 [34]
November 19 Presbyterian Newberry Newberry, South Carolina L 16–7
November 19 Howard Marion Marion, Alabama W 21–0
November 19 The Citadel South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina SCAR 13–0
November 19 LSU Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans TUL 21–0

Week Ten[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 24 Centre Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans L 21–0 [35]
November 24 Mississippi A&M Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama T 7–7 [36]
November 24 The Citadel South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina SC 13-0
November 24 Auburn Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 14–0 [37]
November 24 Mississippi A&M Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama T 7–7 [36]
November 24 Davidson Furman Manly Field • Greenville, South Carolina W 28–0
November 24 Chattanooga Maryville Maryville, Tennessee L 34–0
November 24 Howard Millsaps Jackson, Mississippi HOW 45–0
November 24 Kentucky Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee T 0–0 [38]
November 24 Sewanee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 9–0 [39]
November 25 Clemson Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia UGA 28–0 [38]
November 25 Duke Wofford Spartanburg, South Carolina L 68–0
November 25 Translyvania Georgetown Georgetown, Kentucky TRANS 14–6
November 26 Mississippi College Spring Hill Mobile, Alabama W 28–7
November 26 Louisville Marshall Huntington, West Virginia L 13–0
November 27 Dartmouth Georgia Atlanta L 7–0 [40]

Week Eleven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
December 3 Alabama Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans TUL 14–7 [41]
December 3 LSU Mississippi A&M Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi LSU 17–14
December 3 North Carolina Florida Jacksonville, Florida L 14–10
December 3 Mississippi College Baylor Dallas, Texas L 24–0

Bowl games[edit]

Date Bowl Game Site SIAA Team Opponent Score Reference
December 26, 1921 East-West Christmas Classic San Diego, California Centre Arizona CEN 38–0 [16]
January 2, 1922 Dixie Classic Fair Park Stadium • Dallas Centre Texas A&M TXA&M 22–14 [16]

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

All-Southern team[edit]

The following includes the composite All-Southern eleven awarded gold badges and formed by 30 sports writers culled by the Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal.

Position Name First-team selectors Team
QB Bo McMillin C Centre
HB Red Barron C Georgia Tech
HB Goat Hale C Mississippi College
FB Judy Harlan C Georgia Tech
E Owen Reynolds C Georgia
T Artie Pew C Georgia
G Puss Whelchel C Georgia
C Bum Day C Georgia
G Noah Caton C Auburn
T Albert Staton C Georgia Tech
E Red Roberts C Centre

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/alab/graphics/docs/21-m-footbl-recaps.pdf
  2. ^ a b Woodruff 1928, p. 144
  3. ^ a b Woodruff 1928, p. 145
  4. ^ closed access publication – behind paywall "Vanderbilt Downs Middle Tennessee". Montgomery Advertiser. October 2, 1921. 
  5. ^ "'Gator Machine With Perfect Team Works Triumph Over Camp Benning In a 6 to 0 Hard Fought Battle". Florida Alligator. October 7, 1921. 
  6. ^ a b Woodruff 1928, p. 147
  7. ^ a b Woodruff 1928, p. 146
  8. ^ closed access publication – behind paywall "Vandy's Eleven Tears Loose In Second Quarter". The Macon Daily Telegraph. October 9, 1921. 
  9. ^ "'Gators Smother Rollins 33 to 0". Florida Alligator. October 14, 1921. 
  10. ^ "Arcadia Flyers Defeat Florida". Florida Alligator. October 14, 1921. 
  11. ^ a b c d Woodruff 1928, p. 152
  12. ^ Howard N. Mead (December 5, 1980). "Harvard 10, Georgia 7". 
  13. ^ "Cats Lose Stubborn Scrap To Vanderbilt". Kentucky Kernel. October 21, 1921. 
  14. ^ closed access publication – behind paywall "Commodores Defeat Texas Longhorns before Crowded Stadium, 20 to 0". Dallas Morning News. October 23, 1921. 
  15. ^ a b c Woodruff 1928, p. 156
  16. ^ a b c http://library.centre.edu/sc/digital/football_1920.html
  17. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 155
  18. ^ a b Woodruff 1928, p. 158
  19. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 159
  20. ^ closed access publication – behind paywall "Vanderbilt Wins from Tennessee". Columbus Daily Enquirer. October 30, 1921. 
  21. ^ a b Woodruff 1928, p. 166
  22. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 165
  23. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 161
  24. ^ "Vandy Trims U of Alabama". Atlanta Constitution. November 6, 1921. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  25. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 163
  26. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 164
  27. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 168
  28. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 170
  29. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 169
  30. ^ Fuzzy Woodruff (November 13, 1921). "Onside Kick In Final Quarter Ties Struggle For Commodores". Atlanta Constitution. p. 3. Retrieved March 2, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  31. ^ "'Goat' Hale Ties Florida". Atlanta Constitution. November 19, 1921. p. 10. Retrieved August 31, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  32. ^ "Captain Kirk Stars". The Cincinnati Enquirer. October 19, 1921. p. 11. Retrieved July 10, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  33. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 171
  34. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 172
  35. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 174
  36. ^ a b Woodruff 1928, p. 178
  37. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 173
  38. ^ a b Woodruff 1928, p. 177
  39. ^ "Final Period Rally Wins for Old Vandy". Charlotte Observer. November 25, 1921. 
  40. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 183
  41. ^ Woodruff 1928, p. 181
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