1930 Southern Conference football season

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1930 Southern Conference football season
League NCAA
Sport College football
Duration September 20, 1930
through January 1, 1931
Number of teams 23
Regular Season
Season champions Alabama
Tulane
Football seasons
← 1929
1931 →
1930 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama + 8 0 0     10 0 0
Tulane + 5 0 0     8 1 0
Tennessee 6 1 0     9 1 0
Duke 4 1 1     8 1 2
Vanderbilt 5 2 0     8 2 0
Maryland 4 2 0     7 5 0
Florida 4 2 1     6 3 1
North Carolina 4 2 2     5 3 2
Clemson 3 2 0     8 2 0
Georgia 3 2 1     7 2 1
Kentucky 4 3 0     5 3 0
South Carolina 4 3 0     6 4 0
VPI 2 3 1     5 3 1
Mississippi A&M 2 3 0     2 7 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 1     2 6 1
LSU 2 4 0     2 6 1
Virginia 2 5 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 1 4 0     3 6 1
NC State 1 5 0     2 8 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     3 5 1
Auburn 1 6 0     3 7 0
Washington and Lee 0 4 1     3 6 1
VMI 0 5 0     3 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1930 Southern Conference football season was the college football games played by the member schools of the Southern Conference as part of the 1930 college football season. The season began on September 20, this was Duke's first year in the conference.

In the annual Rose Bowl game, the SoCon champion Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the PCC champion Washington State 24–0 and claims a national championship. It was Wallace Wade's last year as Alabama head coach.

Tulane was also co-champion. Times-Picayune sports writer Pete Baird called the 1930 squad "the best team that ever represented the Olive and Blue".

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 Presbyterian Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina W 28–7
September 20 Dakota Wesleyan LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 76–0
September 20 High Point North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W 34–0
September 20 Jacksonville State Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 25–0
September 20 Erskine South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina W 19–0
September 20 Roanoke Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia W 19–0
September 20 Randolph-Macon Washington & Lee Lexington, Virginia W 32–0

Week Two[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
September 26 Birmingham–Southern Auburn Cramton BowlMontgomery, Alabama L 7–0
September 26 Union (TN) Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 64–0
September 27 Howard Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama W 43–0
September 27 Wofford Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina W 32–0
September 27 Florida Southern Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida W 45–6
September 27 Oglethorpe Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia W 31–6
September 27 Louisiana Tech LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 71–0
September 27 Washington (MD) Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland W 60–6
September 27 Rhodes Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi L 14–0
September 27 Wake Forest North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina W 13–7
September 27 Davidson North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina L 12–0
September 27 Tennessee Tech Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee W 14–0
September 27 South Carolina Duke Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina SCAR 22–0
September 27 Maryville Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 54–0
September 27 Louisiana-Lafayette Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana W 84–0
September 27 Chattanooga Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 39–0
September 27 Randolph-Macon Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia W 48–0
September 27 Richmond VMI Lexington, Virginia W 12–0
September 27 Roanoke Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia W 9–0
September 27 Hampden-Sydney Washington & Lee Wilson Field • Lexington, Virginia W 15–0

Week Three[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 3 The Citadel Clemson Florence, South Carolina W 13–7
October 4 Ole Miss Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama ALA 64–0
October 4 Spring Hill Auburn Drake FieldAuburn, Alabama W 13–0
October 4 North Carolina State Florida Plant FieldTampa, Florida FLA 27–0
October 4 Mercer Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, Georgia W 51–0
October 4 South Carolina Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 45–0
October 4 Sewanee Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky UK 37–0
October 4 Louisiana-Lafayette LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 85–0
October 4 Maryland Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, Connecticut L 40–13
October 4 Mississippi A&M Mississippi College Jackson, Mississippi L 13–12
October 4 North Carolina Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia UNC 39–21
October 4 Tulane Northwestern Chicago L 14–0
October 4 Tennessee Centre Danville, Kentucky W 18–0
October 4 Vanderbilt Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis W 33–7
October 4 Virginia Duke Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina DUKE 32–0
October 4 St. John's VMI W 6–0
October 4 Washington & Lee Richmond City StadiumRichmond, Virginia W 14–0

Week Four[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 11 Sewanee Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama ALA 25–0
October 11 Clemson North Carolina State Charlotte, North Carolina CLEM 27–0
October 11 Auburn Florida Jacksonville, Florida FLA 7–0
October 11 Davidson Duke Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina W 12–0
October 11 Georgia Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, Connecticut W 18–14
October 11 Maryland North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina UNC 28–21
October 11 Georgia Tech Carnegie Tech Pittsburgh L 31–0
October 11 Maryville Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky W 57–0
October 11 LSU South Carolina SCAR 7–6
October 11 Millsaps Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi L 19–13
October 11 Ole Miss Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TENN 27–0
October 11 Tulane Texas A&M Dallas W 19–9
October 11 Virginia Tech Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 40–0
October 11 Virginia Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia L 40–6
October 11 VMI The Citadel Charleston, South Carolina L 7–6
October 11 Washington & Lee West Virginia Charleston, West Virginia L 33–13

Week Five[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 16 Wake Forest North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina L 7–0
October 17 Newberry Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, South Carolina W 75–0
October 18 Tennessee Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama ALA 18–6
October 18 Auburn Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta GT 14–12
October 18 Duke Navy Annapolis, Maryland W 18–0
October 18 Florida Chicago Stagg FieldChicago W 19–0
October 18 North Carolina Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia UGA 26–0
October 18 LSU Mississippi A&M Jackson, Mississippi MSA&M 8–6
October 19 Gallaudet Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland W 13–6
October 18 Sewanee Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi SEW 13–7
October 18 Birmingham–Southern Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans W 21–0
October 18 Spring Hill Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 27–6
October 18 Virginia VMI Lexington, Virginia UVA 13–0
October 18 William & Mary Virginia Tech Richmond, Virginia W 7–0
October 18 Washington & Lee Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky UK 33–14

Week Six[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 23 Clemson South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina CLEM 20–7
October 25 Vanderbilt Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama ALA 12–7
October 25 Auburn Georgia McClung StadiumColumbus, Georgia UGA 39–7
October 25 Wofford Duke Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina W 14–0
October 25 Furman Florida Gainesville, Florida L 14–13
October 25 Tulane Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta TUL 28–0
October 25 Virginia Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky UK 47–0
October 25 Sewanee LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana LSU 12–0
October 25 Maryland VMI Richmond, Virginia MD 20–0
October 25 Ole Miss Chicago Stagg FieldChicago T 0–0
October 25 North Carolina Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TENN 9–7
October 25 Mississippi A&M North Carolina State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina NCST 14–0
October 25 Virginia Tech Davidson Davidson, North Carolina W 20–19
October 25 St. John's Washington & Lee Lexington, Virginia L 7–0

Week Seven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
October 30 South Carolina The Citadel County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, South Carolina W 13–0
November 1 Alabama Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky ALA 19–0
November 1 Wofford Auburn W 38–6
November 1 Duke Villanova Philadelphia W 12–6
November 1 Florida Georgia Savannah, Georgia T 0–0
November 1 North Carolina Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta T 6–6
November 1 Arkansas LSU State Fair StadiumShreveport, Louisiana W 27–12
November 1 Maryland Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia MD 14–6
November 1 Mississippi A&M Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans TUL 53–0
November 1 Ole Miss Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 24–0
November 1 Sewanee Rice Houston L 12–0
November 1 Davidson VMI Davidson, North Carolina W 6–0
November 1 Virginia Tech Washington & Lee Lexington, Virginia T 0–0

Week Eight[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 7 North Carolina State North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina UNC 13–6
November 8 Alabama Florida Florida FieldGainesville, Florida ALA 20–0
November 8 Auburn Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans TUL 21–0
November 8 Clemson VMI Bain Field • Norfolk, Virginia CLEM 32–0
November 8 Georgia NYU Polo GroundsNew York W 7–6
November 8 Vanderbilt Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta VAN 6–0
November 8 Kentucky Duke Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina DUKE 14–7
November 8 Ole Miss LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana LSU 6–0
November 8 Henderson State Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi L 25–7
November 8 Chattanooga Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, Tennessee T 0–0
November 8 Carson-Newman Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 34–0
November 8 Virginia Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia VT 34–13
November 8 Washington & Lee Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland MD 41–7

Week Nine[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 14 Rhodes Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 37–6
November 15 LSU Alabama Cramton BowlMontgomery, Alabama ALA 33–0
November 15 Mississippi A&M Auburn Birmingham, Alabama MSA&M 7–6
November 15 Clemson Florida Jacksonville, Florida FLA 27–0
November 15 Georgia Tech Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia L 34–7
November 15 VMI Kentucky Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky UK 26–0
November 15 Virginia Tech Maryland Norfolk, Virginia MD 13–7
November 15 North Carolina Davidson Davidson, North Carolina L 7–6
November 15 North Carolina State Duke Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina DUKE 18–0
November 15 Sewanee South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina SCAR 14–13
November 15 Georgia Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans TUL 25–0
November 15 Tennessee Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee TENN 13–0
November 15 Washington & Lee Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia UVA 21–7

Week Ten[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 22 Duke Wake Forest Wake Forest, North Carolina T 13–13
November 22 Maryland Navy Annapolis, Maryland L 6–0
November 22 North Carolina State South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina SCAR 19–0
November 22 Auburn Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 27–0

Week Eleven[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
November 27 Georgia Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama ALA 13–0
November 27 South Carolina Auburn Columbus, Georgia AUB 25–7
November 27 Clemson Furman Manly Field • Greenville, South Carolina W 12–7
November 27 Florida Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta FLA 55–7
November 27 Johns Hopkins Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland W 39–6
November 27 Ole Miss Mississippi A&M Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi MISS 20–0
November 27 Kentucky Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee TENN 8–0
November 27 LSU Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans TUL 12–7
November 27 North Carolina Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia UNC 41–0
November 27 VMI Virginia Tech Roanoke, Virginia VT 24–0
November 27 Washington & Lee Duke Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina DUKE 14–0
December 1 Maryland Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee VAN 22–7

Week Twelve[edit]

Date Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance Reference
December 6 Georgia Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta UGA 13–0
December 6 Maryland McDaniel Baltimore L 7–0
December 6 Duke North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina T 0–0
December 6 Tennessee Florida Jacksonville, Florida TENN 13–6

Bowl games[edit]

Date Bowl Game Site SIAA Team Opponent Score
January 1, 1931 Rose Bowl Rose BowlPasadena, California Alabama Washington State ALA 24–0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

All-Southern team[edit]

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

Position Name First-team selectors Team
QB Bobby Dodd AP, UP Tennessee
HB John Suther AP, UP Alabama
HB Buddy Hackman AP, UP Tennessee
FB Jack Roberts AP, UP Georgia
E Jerry Dalrymple AP, UP Tulane
T Fred Sington AP, UP Alabama
G Jimmy Steele AP, UP Florida
C Lloyd Roberts AP, UP Tulane
G Milton Leathers AP, UP Georgia
T Vance Maree AP Georgia Tech
E Vernon "Catfish" Smith AP Georgia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dillow Graham (December 4, 1930). "Unanimous Vote of Coaches and Sports Writers Places Dodd At Top of Quarterback Candidates". The Kingsport Times. p. 2. Retrieved March 4, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read