Category:1924 Southern Conference football season
Pages in category "1924 Southern Conference football season"
The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. 1924 College Football All-Southern Team – Centre defeated Alabama and claims a Southern championship, even though Centre was never a member of the Southern Conference. The composite All-Southern eleven compiled by the Atlanta Journal included, Goldy Goldstein, Goldstein was one of the first Jews to ever play for the Gators. He played professionally for the Newark Bears of the first American Football League, pooley Hubert, halfback for Alabama, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1964. While he was his teams best passer, he was heralded as one of the games best ever defensive backs. Coach Wallace Wade called him one of the greatest football players of all time. Jones, quarterback for Florida, later director at his alma mater. An all-time Auburn team notes Big Thigpen, Tubby Lockwood, clyde Propst, center for Alabama, known as Shorty, second team All-American selection of Lawrence Perry. He later coached, once head coach at Howard and Southwestern, gil Reese, the Tupelo flash, halfback for Vanderbilt, scored in the 16–0 victory over Minnesota. He was selected a third-team All-American by Norman E. Brown, rives was considered the greatest football player ever to come out of Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He played professionally for the Newark Bears and later was for years a referee for high school football games throughout Tennessee. Jim Taylor, tackle for Georgia, also selected a third-team All-American by Norman E. Brown, henry Wakefield, end for Vanderbilt, known as Hek, second-team Walter Camp All-American. He also played every minute of a game against Minnesota. Doug Wycoff, fullback for Georgia Tech, coach Alexander recalled The work of Douglas Wycoff against Notre Dame two years in succession was brilliant in the extreme, as was his plunging against Penn State when we defeated them twice. Wycoff played professionally for teams in both the AFL and NFL including with the Newark Bears. He was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1978, jones, Florida Herb Covington, Centre A
2. 1924 Alabama Crimson Tide football team – The 1924 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama in the 1924 Southern Conference football season. It was the Crimson Tides 31st overall and 3rd season as a member of the Southern Conference and they finished the season with a record of eight wins and one loss, as Southern Conference champions and won the Champ Pickens Trophy. Alabama opened the season with six shutout victories. After they defeated Union University at Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide defeated Furman in their first road contest of the season, Alabama returned to Tuscaloosa where they defeated Mississippi College a week prior to their victory over Sewanee at Birmingham in their SoCon opener. Coach Wade was assisted by Russ Cohen and Hank Crisp, the team was captained by Pooley Hubert. Georgias then-athletic directo Herman Stegeman remarked that with Hubert in the game Alabama had the advantage another team would have by a coach on the field of play, coach Wade called Hubert undoubtedly one of the greatest football players of all time. The victory brought Alabamas all-time record against Union to 3–0, in what was the first all-time meeting against Furman, Alabama shutout the Purple Hurricane by a 20–0 score in the first road game of the season. After a scoreless first half, Pooley Hubert scored on a touchdown run late in the third to give the Crimson Tide a 6–0 lead. Alabama then closed the game with a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns, the first came when Hubert ran through the entire Furman team on a fake punt, and the second on a 58-yard Johnny Mack Brown interception return. The starting lineup was Bruce Jones, Bill Buckler, Ben Compton, Clyde Propst, W. S. Oliver, Jack Langhorne, Graham McClintock, Grant Gillis, Red Barnes, Johnny Mack Brown, against Mississippi College, the Crimson Tide defeated the Choctaws 51–0 at Tuscaloosa. In a game dominated by the Crimson Tide, touchdowns were scored by Pooley Hubert, Andy Cohen, David Rosenfeld, Rosenfeld had the longest play of the afternoon with his 82-yard touchdown run. The victory brought Alabamas all-time record against Mississippi College to 6–0, the starting lineup was Ben Hudson, Bill Buckler, Bruce Jones, Clyde Propst, Ben Compton, Jack Langhorne, Graham McClintock, Grant Gillis, Red Barnes, Johnny Mack Brown, Pooley Hubert. In what was their first game in play, Alabama defeated the Sewanee Tigers 14–0 at Rickwood Field. David Rosenfeld gave the Crimson Tide a 7–0 lead after his 56-yard run in the first quarter, Pooley Hubert then scored what would be the final points of the game on a four-yard touchdown run that made the final score 14–0. Of note in the quarter, the Sewanee team got into a fight with the Alabama student section in the second quarter. The victory brought Alabamas all-time record against Sewanee to 7–10–3, the starting lineup was Red Barnes, Bill Buckler, Ben Compton, Clyde Propst, Bruce Jones, Jack Langhorne, Graham McClintock, Grant Gillis, David Rosenfeld, Hulet Whitaker, Pooley Hubert. At Atlanta, Alabama defeated the Georgia Tech Golden Tornado for the first time since their 1914 season with a 14–0 victory, after a scoreless first quarter, the Crimson Tide took a 7–0 lead on a double pass from Grant Gillis to Johnny Mack Brown. Tech drove the ball to the Alabama six yard line in the third with a chance to tie the game up but was stopped on 4th and 1, a short David Rosenfeld touchdown run in the fourth quarter clinched the Alabama victory
3. 1924 Auburn Tigers football team – The 1924 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1924 college football season. It was the Tigers 33rd overall season and they competed as a member of the Southern Conference, the team was led by head coach Boozer Pitts, in his second year, and played their home games at Drake Field in Auburn, Alabama. They finished with a record of four wins, four losses and one tie
4. 1924 Florida Gators football team – The 1924 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1924 Southern Conference football season. This was Major James Van Fleets second and final year as the coach of the Florida Gators football team. Van Fleets 1924 Florida Gators finished 6–2–2 overall, and 2–0–1 in the Southern Conference, the season also involves a tie with southern power Georgia Tech. Coach Van Fleets assignment was changed to the Panama Canal Zone, more than 100 players took part in the game between the varsity and freshmen. A 4-month old Florida black bear captured by a freshman wandered onto the field on October 1, some fan placed a Gator banner on its back, and it never caused much trouble. Primary source,2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, at the newly completed Fleming Field in Gainesville the Gators rolled up a 77–0 score on the Rollins Tars. The game was played mostly in the rain, every man on the Gator squad saw playing time. Owen Pittman scored three touchdowns, Tiny Chaplin, Ark Newton, Spic Stanley, and Bob Brumby scored two each, and Dick Brown scored one, Newton had five extra points, Brown two, and Brumby one. The starting lineup for the Gators against Rollins, Todd, Williams, Norton, Cornwall, Goldstein, Davis, Oosterhoudt, Murphree, Newton, Brown, Chaplin. The Gators and Bill Alexanders Georgia Tech Golden Tornado fought to a 7–7 tie, within the first few minutes, Tech scored when Gus Merkle launched at Edgar C. Jones, causing him to crash into the approaching Cy Williams, doug Wycoff picked it up and ran 35 yards for the score. Florida once fumbled at Techs 1-yard line, again the Gators drove to the goal, and a Jones to Ark Newton pass tied the game. The starting lineup for the Gators against Georgia Tech, Lightsey, Williams, Norton, Cornwall, Goldstein, Smith, Oosterhoudt, Jones, Newton, Brown, on Plant Field in a drizzling rain, Florida defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 34–0, a surprising score. Fullback Tiny Chaplin was the star of the day, as well as the passes of captain Ark Newton, Edgar C. Jones on punt returns. Bill Middlekauff was kept out of the due to injures sustained versus Tech. The starting lineup for the Gators against Wake, Lightsey, Williams, Norton, Cornwall, Goldstein, Smith, Merrin, Jones, Newton, Brown, both Florida and the Texas Longhorns faced one of their seasons stiffest tests when the Gators traveled to Austin. The game ended a 7–7 draw, and was a controversial one, Florida scored on an illegal play which went unnoticed, a pass from Edgar Jones to Spec Lightsey, who had lined up at tackle. Texas scored on the last of the first half, after the clock had run out already, upon return from the Texas game the Gators got some time off practice to attend the circus in town
5. 1924 Georgia Bulldogs football team – The 1924 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1924 Southern Conference football season. In the teams second season under coach George Kid Woodruf, the Bulldogs completed the season with a record of 7–3–0 and it included a narrow 7–6 loss to football powerhouse Yale. The other losses in the season came in the last two games against Southern Conference champion Alabama and Southern champion Centre College, six of the seven wins in the season were shutouts. The season was notable for the victory over Vanderbilt by a single Scrappy Moore drop kick. Moores field goal was the last made by a Bulldog until seventeen years later when Frank Sinkwich did so against Florida with a jaw in 1941. All-Southerns included end Smack Thompson and tackle Jim Taylor
6. 1924 Tennessee Volunteers football team – The 1924 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1924 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southern Conference, the team was led by head coach M. B, banks, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 1924 Vols won three and lost five games, Tennessee was outscored by their opponents 135 to 83 and shutout twice
7. 1924 Vanderbilt Commodores football team – The 1924 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University in the 1924 Southern Conference football season. The 1924 season was Dan McGugins 20th year as head coach, members of the Southern Conference, the Commodores played six home games in Nashville, Tennessee, at Dudley Field and finished the season with a record of 6–3–1. Fred Russells Fifty Years of Vanderbilt Football dubs it the most eventful season in the history of Vanderbilt football, Georgia also beat Vanderbilt for the first time in twenty-seven years, as did Sewanee for the first time in ten as well as last time. This was the most eventful season in the history of Vanderbilt football. The Commodores rose from the depths of despair to the heights of joy and it was the year of a thousand thrills, a thousand sobs says Fred Russell of the year that was 1924. The Commodores had a freshman team the year before, and had just won its third Southern title in a row. Many stayed from the 1923 team, including two All-American ends in Lynn Bomar and Hek Wakefield, Bomar played halfback this year, and was expected to receive All-American honors at that position by seasons end. All-Southern players at halfback in Gil Reese, and on the line in Bob Rives and captain Tuck Kelly, instead of in Nashville as usual, Vanderbilt practiced at Camp Sycamore, some 40 miles outside of Nashville. The Commodores practiced there up until just a week before its first game, Vanderbilt had been scheduled to open the season against the Howard Bulldogs on September 27, but the sudden death of their coach led to Henderson-Brown taking their place. Vanderbilt opened the season in the rain on September 27,1924, against Henderson-Brown at Dudley Field in Nashville, end Hek Wakefield scored both touchdowns. The first came after captain and guard Tuck Kelly blocked a punt, Tom Ryan did well punting and plunging. In the second week of play, Gil Reese scored five touchdowns as Vanderbilt smothered the Birmingham-Southern Panthers 61–0, the score was not so expected, for the Panthers had held Auburn to merely a 7–0 victory the week before. The Commodores beat Birmingham-Southern on straight football and a simple pass, Bomar also had a punt return for a touchdown. Ralph McGill described Reeses day, He stars, a man dashes at him and goes sprawling on the ground. A twist of the body and a step to the side and he is gone, left to lie on the sod, three or four men rush at him. There is a swirl of action, flying feet and diving bodies and he never seems harassed or hurried. His spectacular runs are things of beauty, There is no lost motion. Tackle Frank Buddy Cairns of the Panthers was given praise for his showing against Vanderbilt, the Marines got the upper-hand for three quarters. In the first quarter, the Quantico Marines halfback Boots Groves fumbled the ball at the 16-yard line, a newspaper account describes the play, It was Lynn Bomars gigantic figure that broke up what looked like a Marine cakewalk