1929 Southern Conference football season

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1929 Southern Conference football season
League NCAA
Sport College football
Duration September 21, 1929
through December 7, 1929
Number of teams 22
Regular Season
Season champions Tulane
Football seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane $ 6 0 0     9 0 0
Tennessee 6 0 1     9 0 1
North Carolina 7 1 0     9 1 0
Florida 6 1 0     8 2 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 0     7 2 0
Kentucky 3 1 1     6 1 1
Georgia 4 2 0     6 4 0
VMI 4 2 0     8 2 0
Duke 2 1 0     4 6 0
LSU 3 2 0     6 3 0
Alabama 4 3 0     6 3 0
Clemson 3 3 0     8 3 0
VPI 2 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 5 0     3 6 0
South Carolina 2 5 0     6 5 0
Virginia 1 3 2     4 3 2
Maryland 1 3 1     4 4 2
Washington and Lee 1 4 1     3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 2     1 6 2
Mississippi A&M 0 3 1     1 5 2
Sewanee 0 4 1     2 5 2
NC State 0 5 0     1 8 0
Auburn 0 7 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1929 Southern Conference football season was the college football games played by the member schools of the Southern Conference as part of the 1929 college football season. The season began on September 21. Led by captain Bill Banker, the Tulane Green Wave posted a 9–0, undefeated record.

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 21 Newberry Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina W 68–0
September 21 Hampden-Sydney VMI Lexington, Virginia W 19–0

Week Two[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
September 27 Birmingham–Southern Auburn Montgomery, Alabama W 7–0
September 27 Washington (MD) Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland W 34–7
September 27 Henderson-Brown Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi L 7–0
September 28 Mississippi College Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama W 55–0 6,000
September 28 Clemson Davidson Charlotte, North Carolina W 32–14
September 28 Florida Southern Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida W 54–0
September 28 Oglethorpe Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia L 13–6
September 28 Louisiana College LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 58–0
September 28 Wake Forest North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina W 48–0
September 28 Tennessee Tech Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 46–0
September 28 Erskine South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina W 26–7
September 28 Centre Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 40–0
September 28 Northwestern State Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana W 40–6
September 28 Ole Miss Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 19–7
September 28 Randolph-Macon Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia W 27–6
September 28 VMI Richmond City StadiumRichmond, Virginia W 40–0
September 28 Roanoke Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia W 19–0
September 28 Lynchburg Washington & Lee Wilson Field • Lexington, Virginia W 64–6

Week Three[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 4 Washington & Lee North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W&L 27–6
October 5 Ole Miss Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama ALA 22–7 12,000
October 5 Auburn Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina CLEM 26–7
October 5 VMI Florida Plant FieldTampa, Florida FLA 12–7
October 5 Furman Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia W 27–0
October 5 Mississippi A&M Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 27–13
October 5 Maryville Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky W 40–0
October 5 Louisiana-Lafayette LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 58–0
October 5 North Carolina Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland UNC 43–0
October 5 Transylvania Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee T 6–6
October 5 Tennessee Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tennessee W 20–0
October 5 Ouachita Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 26–6
October 5 Virginia South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina UVA 6–0
October 5 Hampden-Sydney Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia W 37–6

Week Four[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 11 North Carolina State Clemson Florence, South Carolina CLEM 26–0
October 11 Florida Auburn Cramton BowlMontgomery, Alabama FLA 19–0
October 12 Chattanooga Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama W 46–0 5,000
October 12 Yale Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia W 15–0
October 12 South Carolina Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland SCAR 26–6
October 12 Sewanee LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana LSU 27–14
October 12 North Carolina Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta UNC 18–7
October 12 Ole Miss Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TENN 52–7
October 12 Mississippi A&M Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana TUL 34–0
October 12 Vanderbilt Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis L 15–6
October 12 Swarthmore Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia W 12–7
October 12 The Citadel VMI Lexington, Virginia W 13–7
October 12 Virginia Tech Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia L 14–8
October 12 Washington & Lee Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky UK 20–6

Week Five[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 17 Wake Forest North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W 8–6
October 18 Clemson Wofford Spartanburg, South Carolina W 30–0
October 18 Ole Miss Loyola New Orleans W 26–24
October 18 Presbyterian South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina W 41–0
October 19 Alabama Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TENN 6–0
October 19 Vanderbilt Auburn Birmingham, Alabama VAN 41–2
October 19 Florida Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 19–6
October 19 Georgia North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina UGA 19–12
October 19 Mississippi A&M LSU Jackson, Mississippi LSU 31–6
October 19 Gallaudet Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland W 13–6
October 19 Cumberland Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 33–6
October 19 Louisiana-Lafayette Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans W 60–0
October 19 VMI Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia VMI 20–7
October 19 William & Mary Virginia Tech Richmond, Virginia W 25–14
October 19 Washington & Lee West Virginia Charleston, West Virginia L 26–6

Week Six[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 24 Clemson South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina CLEM 21–14
October 26 Sewanee Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama ALA 35–7
October 26 Howard Auburn W 6–0
October 26 Georgia Florida Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida FLA 18–6
October 26 Georgia Tech Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans TUL 20–14
October 26 Kentucky Centre Danville, Kentucky W 33–0
October 26 Louisiana Tech LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 53–7
October 26 Maryland VMI Richmond, Virginia VMI 7–6
October 26 Ole Miss SMU Dallas L 52–0
October 26 Virginia Tech North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina UNC 38–13
October 26 North Carolina State Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan L 40–6
October 26 Maryville Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 33–0
October 26 St. John's Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia W 32–7
October 26 Tennessee Washington & Lee Maher Field • Roanoke, Virginia TENN 39–0

Week Seven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 31 South Carolina The Citadel County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, South Carolina W 27–14
November 2 Auburn Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TENN 27–0
November 2 Clemson Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky UK 44–6
November 2 Florida Harvard Harvard StadiumAllston, Massachusetts L 14–0
November 2 Notre Dame Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta L 26–6
November 2 Arkansas LSU State Fair StadiumShreveport, Louisiana L 32–0
November 2 Virginia Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland T 13–13
November 2 Sewanee Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi T 6–6
November 2 Mississippi College Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi W 6–0
November 2 North Carolina State North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina UNC 32–0
November 2 Tulane Georgia McClung StadiumColumbus, Georgia TUL 21–15
November 2 Alabama Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 13–0 15,000
November 2 VMI Davidson Davidson, North Carolina W 12–6
November 2 Virginia Tech Washington & Lee Lynchburg, Virginia VT 36–6

Week Eight[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 9 Kentucky Alabama Cramton BowlMontgomery, Alabama ALA 24–13
November 9 Auburn Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans TUL 52–0
November 9 Clemson VMI Norfolk, Virginia VMI 12–0
November 9 Georgia NYU Yankee StadiumBronx, New York L 27–19
November 9 Georgia Tech Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 23–7
November 9 LSU Duke Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina L 32–6
November 9 Maryland Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, Connecticut T 13–13
November 9 Ole Miss Purdue Lafayette, Indiana L 27–7
November 9 Michigan State Mississippi A&M Jackson, Mississippi L 33–19
November 9 Davidson North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina L 13–0
November 9 North Carolina South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina UNC 40–0
November 9 Sewanee Rhodes Memphis, Tennessee L 9–0
November 9 Carson-Newman Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 73–0
November 9 Virginia Tech Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, Virginia VT 32–12
November 9 St. John's Washington & Lee Wilson Field • Lexington, Virginia W 18–6

Week Nine[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 16 Alabama Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta ALA 14–0
November 16 Auburn Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia UGA 24–0
November 16 Clemson Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida FLA 13–7
November 16 Kentucky VMI Lexington, Virginia UK 23–12
November 16 Ole Miss LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana LSU 13–6
November 16 Virginia Tech Maryland Norfolk, Virginia MD 24–0
November 16 Millsaps Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi T 0–0
November 16 Davidson North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina W 26–7
November 16 North Carolina State Duke Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina L 19–12
November 16 South Carolina Furman Manly Field • Greenville, South Carolina W 2–0
November 16 Sewanee Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans TUL 18–0
November 16 Vanderbilt Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TENN 13–0
November 16 Virginia Washington & Lee Wilson Field • Lexington, Virginia T 13–13

Week Ten[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 23 The Citadel Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina W 13–0
November 23 Florida South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina FLA 20–7
November 23 Sewanee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 26–6

Week Eleven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 28 Georgia Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama UGA 12–0 25,000
November 28 Furman Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina W 7–6
November 28 Washington & Lee Florida Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida FLA 25–7
November 28 Auburn Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 19–6
November 28 Tennessee Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky T 6–6
November 28 Tulane LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana TUL 21–0
November 28 Johns Hopkins Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland W 39–8
November 28 Mississippi A&M Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi T 7–7
November 28 Virginia North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina UNC 41–7
November 28 VMI Virginia Tech Roanoke, Virginia VMI 16–6
November 30 South Carolina North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina SCAR 20–6

Week Twelve[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
December 7 Oregon Florida Madison Square Garden Stadium • Miami, Florida W 20–6
December 7 Georgia Tech Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia UGA 12–6
December 7 Maryland McDaniel Baltimore L 12–0
December 7 North Carolina Duke Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina W 48–7
December 7 South Carolina Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TENN 54–0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

All-Southern team[edit]

The following includes the composite All-Southern team of more than 50 coaches and sports writers compiled by the Associated Press.[1]

Position Name First-team selectors Team
QB Bobby Dodd AP, UP, AJ Tennessee
HB Gene McEver AP, UP, AJ, CP Tennessee
HB Bill Banker AP, UP, AJ, CP Tulane
FB Tony Holm AP, UP, AJ, CP Alabama
E Vernon "Catfish" Smith AP, UP Georgia
T Fred Sington AP, AJ, CP Alabama
G Ray Farris AP, UP, AJ North Carolina
C Lloyd Roberts AP, UP, AJ Tulane
G Bull Brown AP, AJ Vanderbilt
T Dick Abernathy AP Vanderbilt
E Dale Van Sickel AP, CP Florida

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Southern Grid Teams Picked". The Morning Herald. December 4, 1929. Retrieved March 5, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read