1925 Southern Conference football season

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1925 Southern Conference football season
League NCAA
Sport College football
Duration September 19, 1925
through January 1, 1926
Number of teams 22
Regular Season
Season champions Alabama
Tulane
Football seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama + 7 0 0     10 0 0
Tulane + 5 0 0     9 0 1
North Carolina 4 0 1     7 1 1
Washington and Lee 5 1 0     5 5 0
Virginia 4 1 1     7 1 1
Georgia Tech 4 1 1     6 2 1
Kentucky 4 2 0     6 3 0
Florida 3 2 0     8 2 0
Auburn 3 2 1     5 3 1
VPI 3 3 1     5 3 2
Vanderbilt 3 3 0     6 3 0
Tennessee 2 2 1     5 2 1
South Carolina 2 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 2 4 0     4 5 0
VMI 2 4 0     6 4 0
Sewanee 1 4 0     4 4 1
Mississippi A&M 1 4 0     3 4 1
LSU 0 2 1     5 3 1
NC State 0 4 1     3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 0     5 5 0
Clemson 0 4 0     1 7 0
Maryland 0 4 0     2 5 1
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1925 Southern Conference football season was the college football games played by the member schools of the Southern Conference as part of the 1925 college football season. The season began on September 19. 1925 saw the south's widespread use of the forward pass.[1]

In the annual Rose Bowl game, the SoCon champion Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the heavily favored PCC champion Washington Huskies by a single point, 20–19, and became the first southern team ever to win a Rose Bowl. It is commonly referred to as "the game that changed the south."[2] Alabama halfback Johnny Mack Brown was the Rose Bowl game's MVP. Alabama therefore was named a national champion along with Dartmouth.

Tulane back Peggy Flournoy led the nation in scoring with his 128 points, a school record not broken until 2007 by Matt Forte. With also Lester Lautenschlaeger in the backfield to lead the Green Wave, Tulane beat Northwestern i a game which helped herald the arrival of Southern football.[3]

The Georgia Tech team, led by Doug Wycoff, had one of the best defenses in school history.

Season overview[edit]

Results and team statistics[edit]

Conf. Rank Team Head coach Overall record Conf. record PPG PAG
1 (tie) Alabama Wallace Wade 10–0 7–0 29.7 2.6
1 (tie) Tulane Clark Shaughnessy 9–0–1 5–0 24.6 3.2
3 North Carolina Bob Fetzer/Bill Fetzer 7–1–1 4–0–1 13.7 2.2
4 Washington and Lee James DeHart 5–5 5–1 11.1 10.4
5 Virginia Greasy Neale 7–1–1 4–1–1 16.0 3.4
6 Georgia Tech William Alexander 6–2–1 4–1–1 11.3 5.3
7 Kentucky Fred Murphy 6–3 4–2 14.3 11.0
8 Florida Tom Sebring 8–2 3–2 10.2 10.8
9 Auburn Dave Morey 5–3–1 3–2–1 9.0 12.7
10 (tie) VPI Ben Cubbage 5–3–2 3–3–1 3.9 5.2
10 (tie) Vanderbilt Dan McGugin 6–3 3–3 17.6 7.0
10 (tie) Tennessee M. B. Banks 5–2–1 2–2–1 16.1 9.1
10 (tie) South Carolina Branch Bocock 7–3 2–2 15.0 2.7
14 (tie) Georgia Kid Woodruff 4–5 2–4 14.8 10.1
14 (tie) VMI Blandy Clarkson 5–5 2–4 15.3 10.8
16 (tie) Sewanee M. S. Bennett 4–4–1 1–4 13.1 9.9
16 (tie) Mississippi A&M Bernie Bierman 3–4–1 1–4 12.6 7.5
18 LSU Mike Donahue 5–3–1 0–2–1 10.0 7.8
19 (tie) NC State Gus Tebell 3–5–1 0–4–1 5.7 8.0
19 (tie) Ole Miss Homer Hazel 5–5 0–4 14.7 8.7
19 (tie) Maryland Curley Byrd 3–5 0–4 7.9 11.1
19 (tie) Clemson Bud Saunders 1–7 0–4 2.3 20.0

Key

PPG = Average of points scored per game[4]
PAG = Average of points allowed per game[4]

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 19 Wofford VMI Lexington, Virginia W 9–0
September 19 Lynchburg Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia W 10–0

Week Two[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
September 25 Richmond North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W 20–0
September 26 Union (TN) Alabama Denny FieldTuscaloosa, Alabama W 53–0
September 26 Auburn Birmingham–Southern Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama W 25–0
September 26 Presbyterian Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina L 14–0
September 26 Georgia Mercer Macon, Georgia W 32–0
September 26 Oglethorpe Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta W 13–7
September 26 Maryville Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky W 13–6
September 26 Northwestern State LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 27–0
September 26 Washington (MD) Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland W 13–0
September 26 Wake Forest North Carolina Emerson FieldChapel Hill, North Carolina L 6–0
September 26 Arkansas State Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 53–0
September 26 Bryson Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 14–0
September 26 Erskine South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina W 33–0
September 26 Louisiana College Tulane New Orleans W 77–0
September 26 Middle Tennessee State Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 27–0
September 26 Hampden-Sydney Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia W 40–0
September 26 Emory & Henry VMI Lexington, Virginia W 46–0
September 26 Roanoke Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia W 28–0

Week Three[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 2 Birmingham–Southern Alabama Denny FieldTuscaloosa, Alabama W 50–7
October 3 Auburn Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina AUB 13–6
October 3 Mercer Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida W 24–0
October 3 VMI Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 33–0
October 3 Kentucky Chicago Stagg FieldChicago L 9–0
October 3 Louisiana-Lafayette LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 38–0
October 3 Millsaps Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi W 34–0
October 3 North Carolina South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina UNC 7–0
October 3 North Carolina State Duke Durham, North Carolina W 13–0
October 3 Middle Tennessee State Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 53–0
October 3 Emory & Henry Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 51–0
October 3 Missouri Tulane New Orleans, Louisiana T 6–6
October 3 Henderson-Brown Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 41–0
October 3 Virginia Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia UVA 7–6
October 3 Hampden-Sydney Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia W 13–3
October 3 Furman Washington & Lee Lexington, Virginia L 20–15

Week Four[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 9 Florida Southern Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida W 9–0
October 10 Hampden-Sydney Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida W 22–6
October 10 Alabama LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana ALA 42–0
October 10 Virginia Tech Auburn Drake FieldAuburn, Alabama AUB 19–0
October 10 Clemson Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky UK 19–6
October 10 Georgia Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, Connecticut L 35–7
October 10 Georgia Tech Penn State Bronx, New York W 16–7
October 10 Maryland Rutgers Philadelphia W 16–0
October 10 Ouachita Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi T 3–3
October 10 North Carolina Duke Durham, North Carolina W 41–0
October 10 Sewanee Texas A&M Dallas, Texas T 6–6
October 10 Maryville Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 13–0
October 10 Ole Miss Tulane New Orleans TUL 26–7
October 10 Vanderbilt Texas Longhorns football Fair Park Stadium • Dallas W 14–6
October 10 Richmond Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia W 19–0
October 10 Roanoke VMI Lexington, Virginia W 17–14
October 10 Washington & Lee Princeton Palmer StadiumPrinceton, New Jersey L 15–6
October 11 South Carolina North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina SCAR 7–6

Week Five[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 15 North Carolina North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina UNC 17–0
October 16 Wofford South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina W 6–0
October 17 Sewanee Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama ALA 27–0
October 17 Florida Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 23–7
October 17 Furman Georgia Augusta, Georgia W 21–0
October 17 LSU Freshmen LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 6–0
October 17 Virginia Tech Maryland Washington, D. C. VT 3–0
October 17 Union (TN) Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 7–6
October 17 Mississippi A&M Tulane Second Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, Louisiana TUL 25–3
October 17 Tennessee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 34–7
October 17 VMI Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia UVA 18–10
October 17 Washington & Lee Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky W&L 25–0

Week Six[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 22 Clemson South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina SCAR 33–0
October 24 Alabama Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta ALA 7–0 [5]
October 24 Howard Auburn Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama W 7–6
October 24 Wake Forest Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida W 24–3
October 24 Sewanee Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky UK 14–0
October 24 LSU Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee T 0–0
October 24 North Carolina Mercer Macon, Georgia W 3–0
October 24 Ole Miss Mississippi A&M Jackson, Mississippi MSA&M 6–0
October 24 Tulane Northwestern Chicago W 18–7 [6]
October 24 Vanderbilt Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia UGA 26–7
October 24 Virginia Maryland Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia UVA 6–0
October 24 North Carolina State VMI Richmond, Virginia VMI 27–6
October 24 Virginia Tech Washington & Lee Lynchburg, Virginia W&L 20–0

Week Seven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 28 South Carolina The Citadel County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, South Carolina W 30–6
October 29 Clemson Wofford Spartanburg, South Carolina L 13–0
October 31 Mississippi A&M Alabama Denny FieldTuscaloosa, Alabama ALA 6–0
October 31 Tulane Auburn Cramton BowlMontgomery, Alabama TUL 13–0
October 31 Georgia Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TENN 12–7
October 31 Rollins Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida W 61–0
October 31 Notre Dame Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta L 13–0
October 31 Kentucky Centre Danville, Kentucky W 16–0
October 31 LSU Arkansas Fair Grounds FieldShreveport, Louisiana L 12–0
October 31 North Carolina Maryland Baltimore, Maryland UNC 16–0
October 31 Davidson North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina L 9–0
October 31 Sewanee Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tennessee W 28–0
October 31 South Carolina Virginia Tech Richmond, Virginia VT 6–0
October 31 Ole Miss Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 7–0
October 31 Lynchburg VMI Lexington, Virginia W 33–0
October 31 Washington & Lee West Virginia Charleston, West Virginia L 21–0

Week Eight[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 7 Kentucky Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama ALA 31–0
November 7 Auburn Georgia McClung StadiumColumbus, Georgia UGA 34–0
November 7 Florida Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina FLA 42–0
November 7 Georgia Tech Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee GT 7–0
November 7 Rice LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 6–0
November 7 Maryland Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, Connecticut L 43–14
November 7 Mississippi College Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi W 46–0
November 7 North Carolina VMI Richmond, Virginia UNC 23–11
November 7 North Carolina State Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia T 0–0
November 7 Ole Miss Sewanee Chattanooga, Tennessee SEW 10–9
November 7 Tennessee Centre Danville, Kentucky W 12–0
November 7 Louisiana Tech Tulane New Orleans, Louisiana W 37–9
November 7 Virginia Washington & Lee Wilson Field • Lexington, Virginia W&L 12–0

Week Nine[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 14 Florida Alabama Cramton BowlMontgomery, Alabama ALA 34–0
November 14 Vanderbilt Auburn Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama AUB 10–9
November 14 Clemson The Citadel Charleston, South Carolina W 6–0
November 14 Georgia Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 3–0
November 14 Kentucky VMI Charleston, West Virginia UK 7–0
November 14 LSU Loyola New Orleans W 13–0
November 14 Ole Miss Mississippi College Clinton, Mississippi W 19–7
November 14 Davidson North Carolina Emerson FieldChapel Hill, North Carolina W 13–0
November 14 Wake Forest North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W 6–0
November 14 South Carolina Furman Greenville, South Carolina L 2–0
November 14 Mississippi A&M Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TENN 14–9
November 14 Sewanee Tulane New Orleans TUL 14–0
November 14 Virginia Tech Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia UVA 10–0
November 14 Washington & Lee Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland W&L 7–3

Week Ten[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 20 Presbyterian South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina W 21–0
November 21 Mississippi A&M Florida Tampa, Florida FLA 12–0
November 21 Rhodes Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 31–0
November 21 Tulane LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana TUL 16–0
November 21 Sewanee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 19–7
November 21 Randolph-Macon Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia W 41–0
November 21 North Carolina State Washington & Lee Lexington, Virginia W&L 12–0

Week Eleven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 26 Georgia Alabama Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama ALA 27–0
November 26 Auburn Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta T 7–7
November 26 Clemson Furman Greenville, South Carolina L 26–0
November 26 Washington & Lee Florida Jacksonville, Florida FLA 17–14
November 26 Maryland Johns Hopkins Baltimore W 17–14
November 26 Ole Miss Millsaps Jackson, Mississippi W 21–0
November 26 North Carolina Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia T 3–3
November 26 Tennessee Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky UK 23–20
November 26 Tulane Centenary Shreveport, Louisiana W 14–0
November 26 VMI Virginia Tech Roanoke, Virginia VT 7–0
November 28 Centre South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina W 20–0

Postseason[edit]

Bowl games[edit]

Date Bowl Game Site SIAA Team Opponent Score
January 1, 1926 Rose Bowl Rose BowlPasadena, California Alabama Washington ALA 20–19

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

All-Southern team[edit]

The following were selected by the composite All-Southern team compiled by the Associated Press.[7]

Position Name First-team selectors Team
QB Pooley Hubert AP Alabama
HB Peggy Flournoy AP Tulane
HB Johnny Mack Brown AP Alabama
FB Doug Wycoff AP Georgia Tech
E J. G. Lowe AP Tennessee
T Bob Rives AP Vanderbilt
G Bill Buckler AP Alabama
C Amos Kent AP Sewanee
G Irish Levy AP Tulane
T Goldy Goldstein AP Florida
E Smack Thompson AP Georgia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shaping College Football". google.com. 
  2. ^ "The Football Game That Changed the South". The University of Alabama. Archived from the original on 2017-05-04. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  3. ^ http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv25/CFHSNv25n3e.pdf
  4. ^ a b http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/southern/1925.html
  5. ^ "Alabama Wins 7 to 0, Brown Scores In Third After Punt By Wycoff". Anniston Star. October 25, 1925. p. 10. Retrieved May 3, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "TULANE ELEVEN TOO STRONG FOR NORTHWESTERN (October 25, 1925)". 
  7. ^ "All Southern Grid Team Compiled By The Associated Press". Kingsport Times. November 30, 1925.