1924 Southern Conference football season

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1924 Southern Conference football season
League NCAA
Sport College football
Duration September 20, 1924
through December 6, 1924
Number of teams 22
Regular Season
Season champions Alabama
Football seasons
← 1923
1925 →
1924 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama $ 5 0 0     8 1 0
Florida 2 0 1     6 2 2
Georgia 5 1 0     7 3 0
Tulane 4 1 0     8 1 0
Washington and Lee 4 1 1     6 3 1
South Carolina 3 2 0     7 3 0
Sewanee* 3 2 0     6 4 0
Mississippi A&M 3 2 0     5 4 0
Virginia 3 2 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 2 1     5 3 1
Vanderbilt* 3 3 0     6 3 1
VPI 2 2 3     4 2 3
VMI 2 3 1     6 3 1
Kentucky 2 3 0     4 5 0
North Carolina 2 3 0     4 5 0
Auburn 2 4 1     4 4 1
Maryland 1 2 1     3 3 3
NC State 1 4 1     2 4 2
LSU 0 3 0     5 4 0
Ole Miss 0 3 0     4 5 0
Clemson 0 3 0     2 6 0
Tennessee 0 4 0     3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – co-member of SIAA

The 1924 Southern Conference football season was the college football games played by the member schools of the Southern Conference as part of the 1924 college football season. The season began on September 20. Sewanee and VMI joined the conference this year. Vanderbilt dropped its comembership with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA).

Alabama was awarded the Champ Pickens Trophy as conference champion, though the loss to Centre hindered any claims of a championship of the South.

Vanderbilt end Hek Wakefield was a second-team Walter Camp All-American.

Season overview[edit]

Results and team statistics[edit]

Conf. Rank Team Head coach Overall record Conf. record PPG PAG
1 Alabama Wallace Wade 8–1 5–0 32.2 2.7
2 Florida James Van Fleet 6–2–2 2–0–1 21.1 4.4
3 Georgia Kid Woodruff 7–3 5–1 12.9 6.1
4 Tulane Clark Shaughnessy 8–1 4–1 22.3 6.6
5 Washington and Lee James DeHart 6–3–1 4–1–1 16.3 6.0
6 (tie) South Carolina Sol Metzger 7–3 3–2 12.0 4.8
6 (tie) Sewanee M. S. Bennett 5–3 3–2 8.1 4.7
6 (tie) Mississippi A&M Earl Abell 5–4 3–2 9.1 10.0
6 (tie) Virginia Greasy Neale 5–4 3–2 8.0 9.2
10 Georgia Tech William Alexander 5–3–1 3–2–1 9.1 8.7
11 Vanderbilt Dan McGugin 6–3–1 3–3 15.0 5.3
12 VPI Ben Cubbage 4–2–3 2–2–3 11.4 2.0
13 VMI Blandy Clarkson 6–3–1 2–3–1 15.2 2.9
14 (tie) Kentucky Fred Murphy 4–5 2–3 14.3 11.0
14 (tie) North Carolina Bob Fetzer/Bill Fetzer 4–5 2–3 4.2 6.3
16 Auburn Boozer Pitts 4–4–1 2–4–1 5.1 4.4
17 Maryland Curley Byrd 3–3–3 1–2–1 8.2 8.7
18 NC State Buck Shaw 2–6–2 1–4–1 4.3 14.7
19 (tie) LSU Mike Donahue 3–5–1 0–3 13.8 9.0
19 (tie) Ole Miss Chester S. Barnard 4–6 0–3 4.0 15.8
19 (tie) Clemson Bud Saunders 2–6 0–3 10.4 16.9
22 Tennessee M. B. Banks 3–5 0–4 10.0 12.0

Key

PPG = Average of points scored per game[1]
PAG = Average of points allowed per game[1]

Regular season[edit]

Index to colors and formatting
Non-conference matchup; SoCon member won
Non-conference matchup; SoCon member lost
Non-conference matchup; tie
Conference matchup

SoCon teams in bold.

Week One[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
September 20 Transylvania Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 27–0
September 20 Wofford VMI Lexington, Virginia W 33–0

Week Two[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
September 27 Union (TN) Alabama Denny FieldTuscaloosa, Alabama W 55–0
September 27 Auburn Birmingham–Southern Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama W 7–0
September 27 Elon Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina W 60–0
September 27 Mercer Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia W 26–7
September 27 Oglethorpe Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta W 19–0
September 27 Spring Hill LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 7–6
September 27 Washington (MD) Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland W 23–0
September 27 Duke North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W 14–0
September 27 Rhodes Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 7–0
September 27 Erskine South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina W 47–0
September 27 Louisiana-Lafayette Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, Louisiana W 14–0
September 27 Henderson-Brown Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 13–0
September 27 Hampden-Sydney Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia W 13–9
September 27 Emory & Henry VMI Lexington, Virginia W 39–0
September 27 Richmond Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia W 28–0
September 27 Roanoke Washington & Lee Wilson Field • Lexington, Virginia W 34–0

Week Three[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 4 Alabama Furman Manly Field • Greenville, South Carolina W 20–0
October 4 Clemson Auburn Drake FieldAuburn, Alabama AUB 13–0
October 4 Rollins Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida W 77–0
October 4 South Carolina Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia UGA 18–0
October 4 VMI Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 3–0
October 4 Louisville Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky W 29–0
October 4 Louisiana-Lafayette LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 31–7
October 4 Arkansas State Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 10–7
October 4 Millsaps Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi W 28–7
October 4 North Carolina Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, Connecticut L 27–0
October 4 North Carolina State Penn State New Beaver Field • University Park, Pennsylvania L 51–6
October 4 Emory & Henry Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 27–0
October 4 Mississippi College Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans W 32–7
October 4 Birmingham–Southern Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 61–0
October 4 Virginia Harvard Harvard StadiumAllston, Massachusetts L 14–0
October 4 Hampden-Sydney Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia W 10–0
October 4 Maryland Washington & Lee Washington, D. C. W&L 19–7

Week Four[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 11 Mississippi College Alabama Denny FieldTuscaloosa, Alabama W 51–0
October 11 Auburn Virginia Tech Richmond, Virginia T 0–0
October 11 Presbyterian Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina W 14–0
October 11 Florida Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta T 7–7
October 11 Georgia Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, Connecticut L 7–6
October 11 Georgetown (KY) Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky W 42–0
October 11 LSU Indiana Indianapolis W 20–14
October 11 Rhodes Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 7–0
October 11 Ouachita Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi L 12–0
October 11 Duke North Carolina Emerson FieldChapel Hill, North Carolina W 6–0
October 11 North Carolina State South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina SCAR 10–0
October 11 Sewanee Texas A&M Dallas, Texas L 7–0
October 11 Maryville Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 28–10
October 11 Louisiana Tech Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans W 42–12
October 11 Quantico Marines Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee T 13–13 16,000 [2]
October 11 Randolph-Macon Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia W 26–6
October 11 Roanoke VMI Lexington, Virginia W 28–0
October 11 Wake Forest Washington & Lee Wilson Field • Lexington, Virginia L 10–8

Week Five[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 16 North Carolina North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina UNC 10–0
October 17 Presbyterian South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina W 29–0
October 18 Sewanee Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama ALA 14–0
October 18 Howard Auburn Drake FieldAuburn, Alabama W 17–0
October 18 Wake Forest Florida Plant FieldTampa, Florida W 34–0
October 18 Furman Georgia Augusta, Georgia W 23–0
October 18 Penn State Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta W 15–13
October 18 LSU Rice Houston W 12–0
October 18 Virginia Tech Maryland Washington, D. C. VT 12–0
October 18 Ole Miss Mississippi A&M Jackson, Mississippi MSA&M 20–0
October 18 Carson-Newman Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 13–0
October 18 Vanderbilt Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans TUL 21–13 13,000
October 18 VMI Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia UVA 13–0
October 18 Washington & Lee Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky W&L 10–7

Week Six[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 23 Clemson South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina SCAR 3–0
October 25 Alabama Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta ALA 14–0
October 25 LSU Auburn Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama AUB 3–0
October 25 Florida Texas Clark FieldAustin, Texas T 7–7
October 25 Sewanee Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky UK 7–0
October 25 Maryland North Carolina Emerson FieldChapel Hill, North Carolina MD 6–0
October 25 Ole Miss Arkansas Kavanaugh FieldLittle Rock, Arkansas L 20–0
October 25 Mississippi A&M Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee MSA&M 7–2
October 25 Spring Hill Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, Louisiana W 33–0
October 25 Georgia Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee UGA 3–0
October 25 Virginia Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia L 27–0
October 25 North Carolina State VMI Richmond, Virginia VMI 17–7
October 25 Virginia Tech Washington & Lee Lynchburg, Virginia T 0–0

Week Seven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 29 South Carolina The Citadel County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, South Carolina W 14–3
November 1 Ole Miss Alabama Montgomery, Alabama ALA 61–0
November 1 Tennessee Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia UGA 33–0
November 1 Florida Southern Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida W 26–0
November 1 Georgia Tech Notre Dame South Bend, Indiana L 34–3
November 1 Centre Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky L 7–0
November 1 LSU Arkansas Fair Grounds FieldShreveport, Louisiana L 10–7
November 1 Catholic Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland T 0–0
November 1 Davidson North Carolina State Pinehurst, North Carolina T 10–10
November 1 Sewanee Oglethorpe L 7–0
November 1 South Carolina North Carolina Emerson FieldChapel Hill, North Carolina SCAR 10–7
November 1 Mississippi A&M Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, Louisiana MSA&M 14–6
November 1 Auburn Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 13–0
November 1 Virginia Tech Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina VT 50–6
November 1 Washington & Lee Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia W&L 20–7

Week Eight[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 8 Kentucky Alabama Denny FieldTuscaloosa, Alabama ALA 42–7
November 8 Tulane Auburn Montgomery, Alabama TUL 14–6
November 8 Clemson Davidson Charlotte, North Carolina L 7–0
November 8 Florida Army Michie StadiumWest Point, New York L 14–7
November 8 Georgia Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia UGA 7–0
November 8 LSU Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 28–7
November 8 Maryland Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, Connecticut L 47–0
November 8 North Carolina VMI Richmond, Virginia VMI 9–0
November 8 North Carolina State Virginia Tech Norfolk, Virginia NCST 6–3
November 8 Ole Miss Sewanee Memphis, Tennessee SEW 21–0
November 8 Furman South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina L 10–0
November 8 Centre Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee L 32–0
November 8 Mississippi A&M Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 18–0
November 8 The Citadel Washington & Lee Wilson Field • Lexington, Virginia W 32–7

Week Nine[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 14 Florida Mercer Macon, Georgia L 10–0
November 15 Centre Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama L 17–0
November 15 Georgia Auburn McClung StadiumColumbus, Georgia UGA 6–0
November 15 Clemson The Citadel Anderson, South Carolina L 20–0
November 17 Florida Florida-Southern Lakeland, Florida W 53–0
November 17 Georgia Tech Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky T 3–3
November 15 Northwestern State LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 40–0
November 15 Mississippi College Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi W 7–6
November 15 Maryland North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina T 0–0
November 15 North Carolina Davidson Davidson, North Carolina W 6–0
November 15 Ole Miss Furman Manly Field • Greenville, South Carolina L 7–2
November 15 Sewanee South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina SEW 10–0
November 15 Tennessee Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, Louisiana TUL 26–7
November 15 Vanderbilt Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta VAN 3–0
November 15 Virginia Tech Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia UVA 6–0
November 15 Washington & Lee West Virginia Charleston, West Virginia L 6–0

Week Ten[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 22 Mississippi A&M Florida Cramton BowlMontgomery, Alabama FLA 27–0
November 22 Mississippi College Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 10–6
November 22 Vanderbilt Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis W 16–0 23,000 [3]
November 22 Hampden-Sydney VMI Lexington, Virginia W 25–0
November 22 Wake Forest North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina L 12–0

Week Eleven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 27 Georgia Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama ALA 33–0
November 27 Auburn Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 7–0
November 27 Furman Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina L 3–0
November 27 Drake Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida W 10–0
November 27 Maryland Johns Hopkins Baltimore T 0–0
November 27 Ole Miss Millsaps Jackson, Mississippi W 7–0
November 27 North Carolina Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia UVA 7–0
November 27 Kentucky Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee UK 27–6
November 27 Wake Forest South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina W 7–0
November 27 Tulane LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana TUL 13–0
November 27 VMI Virginia Tech Roanoke, Virginia T 0–0
November 27 Washington & Lee North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W&L 34–0
November 29 Georgia Centre Danville, Kentucky L 14–7
November 29 Sewanee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee SEW 16–0 [4]

Week Twelve[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
December 6 Washington & Lee Florida Barrs Field • Jacksonville, Florida FLA 16–6
December 6 Kentucky West Virginia Wesleyan Charleston, West Virginia L 24–7

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

All-Southern team[edit]

The following includes the composite All-Southern team compiled by the Atlanta Journal.[5] C2 refers to another composite.

Position Name First-team selectors Team
QB Edgar C. Jones AJ, C2 Florida
HB Pooley Hubert AJ, C2 Alabama
HB Gil Reese AJ, C2 Vanderbilt
FB Doug Wycoff AJ, C2 Georgia Tech
E Hek Wakefield AJ, C2 Vanderbilt
T Bob Rives AJ, C2 Vanderbilt
G Goldy Goldstein AJ, C2 Florida
C Fats Lawrence AJ, C2 Auburn
C Clyde Propst AJ Alabama
T Jim Taylor AJ, C2 Georgia
E Smack Thompson AJ, C2 Georgia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/southern/1924.html
  2. ^ closed access publication – behind paywall "Vanderbilt Ties Marines; 16,000 Fans See Battle". The Washington Post. October 12, 1924. 
  3. ^ closed access publication – behind paywall "Vanderbilt Jolts Minnesota, 10-0". Cleveland Plain Dealer. November 23, 1924. 
  4. ^ "Sewanee 16, Vandy 0". The Sewanee Purple. December 3, 1924. 
  5. ^ closed access publication – behind paywall "Atlanta Journals Picks S. I. C. All Star Team". Times-Picayune. December 8, 1924.