1929 Football Squad
The "Cats" started the football season with practically green
prospects under a new tutelage. Having the man who stopped the
famous "Four Horsemen" as director, they launched out on what
proved to be a strenuous season.
When Coach Taylor issued the call in the early hot days of
September for "pig skinners", over thirty-five fellows answered the
call. Such foes as Alcorn, Wiley, and Straight were to furnish
the meat for the "Cats", and realizing the greatness and bigness of
their task, they got down to hard work in the "Cats den." The
following three weeks found one of the smoothest working football
machines in the sunny Southland. Hickman as a triple threat
man, and "Honey" Washington as a veteran center, along with
Capt. Bo. McMillan and the other nine men made up this
The first game of the season was played against Coleman College in
the "Cats" den. The Cats ran wild with Coleman, ending the
game with a score of 59-0.
The next to fall before the Cats was the mighty Alcorn, heaviest
foe in the conference. The two teams battled to a tie of 6-6.
The third that the Cats scratched was Jackson College, another
Mississippi team. The Cats clawed their foe to a defeat of 63-0.
Then came the biggest game of the season, the Cats left their den
to meet Wiley at the State Fair in Shreveport. Thousands of
Southern supporters and alumni crowded the stadium to witness
the Cats of S. U. and the Wild Cats of Wiley in a mighty clash.
The Cats fought with all the fiery zeal of catdom, but defeat was
inevitable. The shot of the gun found us defeated by a score of
The next game was in the Cats" den against Xavier. The Cats
won with an overwhelming score of 69-0.
The last game that the Cats played in the den was Leland College
on Turkey Day. The claws of the Cats were too strong and
Leland was defeated by a score of 20-6.
The last game of the year was played against the Crimson Tide in
New Orleans. Seeing the victory was unattainable, the shot of the
gun found the score 0-0.