Thanksgiving 1901: Tennessee 6 Alabama 6

Thanksgiving 1901: Tennessee 6 Alabama 6

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Thanksgiving 1901: Tennessee 6 Alabama 6

Tennessee and Alabama played to a 6-6 tie on Nov. 28, 1901.

The contest was both teams last game of the season and was played on Thanksgiving day at West End Park in Birmingham.

The reason for the game being tied was due to an offsides penalty against Alabama within the first ten minutes of the second half.

The penalty occurred ten yards from the goal line. Alabama players contested the penalty and that is when two things occurred that ended the game early. First, spectators came onto the playing field and circled both teams, preventing any further play. Secondly, as the protest continued, darkness came which did not allow for the two teams to finish the contest with daylight gone.

The head coaches for the 1901 game were Gilbert Kelly for Tennessee and M.S. Harvey for Alabama. Kelly played at Princeton and Harvey played at Auburn.

The Tuskaloosa Gazette, Nov. 30, 1901
The Tuskaloosa Gazette, Nov. 30, 1901b The Tuskaloosa Gazette, Nov. 30, 1901

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