Alabama vs.Sewanee

  Date: 10/30/1915  
  Score: 23-10  
  Alabama vs. Sewanee With coach Kelly still in the hospital fighting typhoid, AD Lonnie Noojin would take over as head coach and face the daunting task of defeating the Mountain Tiger of Sewanee. The Thin Red Line would finally triumph over Sewanee for the first time since 1894 (Bama had gone 0-8-1 over their previous 9 games against Sewanee) by defeating the Tigers by a score of 23-10 in Birmingham's Rickwood Field. Alabama was able to put up 10 first half points on a 65 yard William Harsh touchdown run and on a Bully VanderGraaff field goal to take a 10-0 halftime lead. After Sewanee came back to tie up the game at 10, VanderGraaff would take over to lead Bama to the win. In the fourth, VanderGraaff would deflect a Tiger pass, catch it, and run 65 yards for the touchdown to give the Thin Red Line the lead that would not be relinquished. He would then hit a pair of field goals for insurance and Bama would return to Tuscaloosa victorious. The 1915 squad would finish the season with a record of 6-2 in Thomas Kelly's first season as Alabama's head coach.