Alabama vs.Vanderbilt

 
  Date: 11/10/1917  
  Score: 2-7  
  Alabama vs. Vanderbilt Alabama's first loss of the 1917 season would come by the hands of Vanderbilt in this 7-2 loss at Birmingham's Rickwood Field. Do to a combination of sloppy play and injuries, the only points Alabama was able to put on the board came off a Tram Sessions block of a Vandy punt that would roll out of the back of the endzone for a safety in the fourth quarter. 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.