Neha Patil (Editor)

1931 Southern Conference football season

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
League  NCAA
Number of teams  23
Sport  College football
Season champions  Tulane
Duration  September 19, 1931 through January 1, 1933

The 1931 Southern Conference football season was the college football games played by the member schools of the Southern Conference as part of the 1931 college football season. The season began on September 19.


In the annual Rose Bowl game, the SoCon champion Tulane Green Wave lost to the PCC champion USC Trojans 21–12. The Georgia Bulldogs suffered their only two losses to Tulane and USC.

It was Wallace Wade's first year as Duke head coach.

Regular season

SoCon teams in bold.


  • E - Jerry Dalrymple, Tulane (AP–1; UP–1; COL–1; CP–1; NEA–1; INS–1; WCFF; LIB; HSM; CH-1; LP; AAB)
  • E - Vernon "Catfish" Smith, Georgia (AP-1; COL–1; NEA–2; INS–2; HSM; CP–1; CH-2; LP)
  • T - Ray Saunders, Tennessee (CP-3)
  • G - Herman Hickman, Tennessee (AP–3; COL–1; NEA–3; INS-3; CP–1; CH-1)
  • G - Milton Leathers, Georgia (INS-2)
  • C - Pete Gracey, Vanderbilt (CP-2)
  • QB - Austin Downes, Georgia (CP-3)
  • HB - Don Zimmerman, Tulane (AP–2; NEA–2; INS-1; CP–1; CH-2)
  • HB - Gene McEver, Tennessee (AP–2; NEA–2; INS-2; CP–2)
  • FB - Johnny Cain, Alabama (UP–1; NEA–3 [picked as halfback]; INS-3; WCFF; CH-2; AAB)
  • FB - Nollie Felts, Tulane (CP-3)
  • All-Southern team

    The following is the composite All-Southern team of coaches and sports writers compiled by the Associated Press.


    1931 Southern Conference football season Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Dance, Girl, Dance
    Tony Banham
    Robin Mattson