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1902 Alabama Crimson White football team

Description : The 1902 Alabama Crimson White football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1902 college football season. The team was led by head coach Eli Abbott, in his fourth season, and played their home games at The Quad in Tuscaloosa and at West End Park in Birmingham, Alabama. James O. Heyworth served as a co-head coach with Abbott for the season. In what was the tenth season of Alabama football, the team finished with a record of four wins and four... Page:1681

1902 Alabama Crimson White football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1902 record4–4 (2–4 SIAA)
Head coachEli Abbott
James O. Heyworth
CaptainJames Forman
Home stadiumThe Quad
West End Park
Seasons
« 19011903 »
1902 SIAA football standings
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Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Clemson +600  610
Vanderbilt +610  810
LSU410  610
Texas410  631
Sewanee420  720
Georgia421  421
Tennessee320  620
Ole Miss330  430
Auburn241  241
Alabama240  440
Furman121  434
Nashville120  130
Davidson130  351
Cumberland130  130
Tulane042  142
Mississippi A&M041  141
Georgia Tech052  062
Kentucky State010  461
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1902 Alabama Crimson White football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1902 college football season. The team was led by head coach Eli Abbott, in his fourth season, and played their home games at The Quad in Tuscaloosa and at West End Park in Birmingham, Alabama. James O. Heyworth served as a co-head coach with Abbott for the season. In what was the tenth season of Alabama football, the team finished with a record of four wins and four losses (4–4, 2–3 SIAA).

Schedule

For the 1902 season, point values were different from those used in contemporary games. In 1902 a touchdown was worth five points, a field goal was worth five points and an conversion (PAT) was worth one point.

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 10Birmingham High School*The Quad • Tuscaloosa, ALW 57–0  
October 13Marion Military Institute*The Quad • Tuscaloosa, ALW 81–0  
October 18AuburnWest End Park • Birmingham, AL (Iron Bowl)L 0–23  
November 1GeorgiaWest End Park • Birmingham, ALL 0–5  
November 8Mississippi A&MThe Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry)W 27–0  
November 11TexasThe Quad • Tuscaloosa, ALL 0–10  
November 27Georgia TechWest End Park • Birmingham, ALW 26–0  
November 29LSUThe Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry)L 0–11  
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1902 Alabama football schedule

Game notes

Birmingham High School

Alabama opened the 1902 season with a 57–0 victory over Birmingham High School in Tuscaloosa. The victory brought Alabama's all-time record against Birmingham High School to 2–0.

Marion Military Institute

Against the Marion Military Institute, Alabama scored the most offensive points in the young history of the program with their 81–0 victory. In the game touchdowns were scored by Frederick Grist Stickney and W. H. Arrington (with three each); Frank Montague Lett, William Swift Sherrill and James Forman (with two each); and R. L. Lodge, H. M. Smith and Gessner T. McCorvery (with one each).

Auburn

See also: 1902 Auburn Tigers football team and Iron Bowl

Against the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now known as Auburn University) Alabama was defeated 23–0 at West End Park in Birmingham. Auburn took an 11–0 lead in the first half on a one-yard H. A. Allison touchdown run and a ten-yard Bill Patterson touchdown run. Auburn then scored their final points of the game on a pair of Allison touchdown runs of 75 and two yards for the 23–0 victory. The loss brought Alabama's all-time record against Auburn to 1–6.

Georgia

See also: 1902 Georgia Bulldogs football team

Against the University of Georgia, Alabama was shut out for the second consecutive game with their 5–0 loss at Birmingham. Marvin D. Dickinson scored the only touchdown of the game for Georgia in the second half. Alabama was trying to tie up the game late, but time expired as the Tide reached the Georgia twelve-yard line. The loss brought Alabama's all-time record against Georgia to 0–2–1.

Mississippi A&M

See also: 1902 Mississippi A&M Aggies football team

After consecutive losses, Alabama defeated the Aggies of Mississippi A&M (now known as Mississippi State University) 27–0 on The Quad. Alabama scored touchdowns in the first half on runs by Frederick Grist Stickney, 45-yards by Auxford Burks and 30-yards by James Forman. In the second half, touchdowns were scored on runs of 20-yards from Burks and a Stickney run. The victory brought Alabama's all-time record against Mississippi A&M (Mississippi State) to 3–0.

Texas

See also: Texas Longhorns football

In the first all-time meeting against the University of Texas, Alabama lost 10–0 on The Quad. In a game dominated by both defenses early, Texas scored their first touchdown with only 0:13 remaining in the first half on a ten-yard John A. Jackson. He then scored the only other touchdown in the second half for the 10–0 Longhorn victory.

Georgia Tech

See also: 1902 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

In the first all-time meeting against Georgia Tech, Alabama won 26–0 at Birmingham. Alabama took a 5–0 halftime lead after James Forman scored the only points of the first half on a seven-yard touchdown run. Alabama then scored four second half touchdown from Forman, Frederick Grist Stickney and two by Auxford Burks for the 26–0 victory.

LSU

See also: 1902 LSU Tigers football team

Alabama closed the 1902 season two days after their victory over Georgia Tech with an 11–0 loss against LSU at Tuscaloosa. Henry Landry scored both touchdowns for LSU in the victory. The loss brought Alabama's all-time record against LSU to 0–2.

Players

Guards

  • W. H. Arrington
  • Harmon Burns
  • J. C. Fortune
  • J. C. Granade
  • Frank Montague Lett

Tackles

  • R. L. Daniel
  • James Forman
  • H. H. Jones

Center

  • James C. Gwin

Ends

  • R. L. Lodge
  • John Roberts Peavy
  • W. S. Sherrill

Backs

  • Auxford Burks
  • G. M. Edwards
  • Gessner T. McCorvery
  • W. McMahon
  • H. M. Smith
  • Frederick Grist Stickney
  • W. S. Wyatt
  • Cecil Hugh Young

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