1899 VPI football team

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1899 VPI football
Conference Independent
1899 record 4–1
Head coach James Morrison (1st season)
Captain W. F. Cox
Home stadium Sheib Field
Seasons
← 1898
1900 →

The 1899 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1899 college football season. The team was led by their head coach James Morrison and finished with a record of four wins and one loss (4–1).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 7, 1899[1] St. Albans Lutheran Boys School Sheib FieldBlacksburg, VA W 21–0  
October 21, 1899[2] at Tennessee Waite FieldKnoxville, TN W 5–0  
November 11, 1899 at Virginia Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA (Rivalry) L 0–28[3]  
November 18, 1899 vs. Roanoke College Roanoke, VA W 45–0  
November 25, 1899 vs. Washington and Lee Roanoke, VA W 35–0   1,000[4]
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1899 Virginia Tech football schedule[5]

Season summary[edit]

Second Game Against St. Albans[edit]

A second game against St. Albans Lutheran Boys School was scheduled to be played on November 4, 1899 in Radford, Virginia, but it was cancelled due to "an injury to a St. Albans man."[6]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1899 football team according to the roster published in the 1903 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[7]

VPI 1899 roster
Quarterback

Guards

Tackles

Center

  • R. W. Montgomery
Ends
  • Lindsay Louin Jewell
  • Harold Benjamin Lewis

Halfbacks

  • William Frazier Bell
  • Edward Wood Hardaway
  • John Brabson Huffard

Fullback

Substitutes
  • John Newton Ashton
  • Wyndham Randolph Bean
  • William Leonard Blair
  • Samuel Guy Bralley
  • McCulloch
  • William Stuart Moffett
  • Joseph Clyde Steele
  • Albert Y. Wootten

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St. Albans School". The Times. Library of Virginia. October 7, 1899. p. 2. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Blacksburg 5, Tennessee 0". The Times. Library of Virginia. October 22, 1899. p. 2. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Varsity Defeats the Polytechnics". The Times. Library of Virginia. November 12, 1899. p. 2. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ "W.L.U. 0, V.P.I. 35" (PDF). The Ring-tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. December 2, 1899. p. 1. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1899–1900". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed November 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "No V.P.I.-St. Albans Game". The Times. Library of Virginia. November 5, 1899. p. 2. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  7. ^ "The Bugle 1903" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1903. p. 131. Retrieved 2015-11-06.