Alabama vs.Marion Institute

 
  Date: 10/12/1917  
  Score: 13-0  
  Alabama vs. Marion Institute In the first game of the 1917 season to be played on Tuscaloosa's Denny Field, Alabama was able to defeat Marion by the score of 13-0. Alabama would score their touchdowns in both the second and third quarters on short runs by Elmer Blair followed by Riggs Stephenson. The 1917 squad would finish the season with a record of 5-2-1 in what was Thomas Kelly's final season as Alabama's head coach.