Tulane beat the Tide 6-0 when time expired as Alabama's last drive reached Tulane's 10-yard line. The ugly 53-5 loss to Auburn marked the renewal of that series after a five-year hiatus. A 35-0 loss at the hands of Clemson in Birmingham marked the only football game Alabama ever played at North Birmingham Park.
The game against Tennessee ended early, in a 6-6 tie, when fans rushed onto the field after a controversial offsides call and the umpires were unable to clear out the crowd. It was the very first game in what later became the Third Saturday in October rivalry.
The 1901 Iron Bowl was the second meeting in Tuscaloosa between Alabama and Auburn, the first having been in 1895. The next meeting between the schools in Tuscaloosa was 99 years later.
Eli Abbott returned as head coach after coaching the Tide from 1893 to 1895; he is the only Alabama head coach to serve two separate stints in Tuscaloosa. In 1902 he shared the duty with James Heyworth. Auburn continued its early domination of the Iron Bowl, scoring another decisive victory. Alabama lost to Georgia when time expired as the Tide drove down to the Georgia 12.
Alabama turned the tables on Auburn in 1903, springing an 18-6 upset over a Tiger team that had been a 5 to 1 favorite. However, the renewal of the rivalry with Sewanee after a seven-year layoff ended in Alabama's third loss in four... Read More