1900 VPI football team

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1900 VPI football
Conference Independent
1900 record 3–3–1
Head coach Eugene Davis (1st season)
Captain John Brabson Huffard
Home stadium Sheib Field
Seasons
← 1899
1901 →

The 1900 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1900 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Eugene Davis and finished with a record of three wins, three losses, and one tie (3–3–1).

Hunter Carpenter used the alias "Walter Brown" because his father had forbidden him to play football.[1][2] It was not until his father saw him play in a game in 1900 against Virginia Military Institute in Norfolk, Virginia did he approve.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 6, 1900 St. Albans Lutheran Boys School* Sheib FieldBlacksburg, VA W 23–0[3][4]  
October 20, 1900 at St. Albans Lutheran Boys School Radford, VA W 16–6[5]  
October 25, 1900 at North Carolina A&M* Raleigh, NC W 18–2[6]  
October 27, 1900 at North Carolina* Chapel Hill, NC T 0–0[6]  
November 14, 1900 at Virginia* Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA (Rivalry) L 5–17[7][8]  
November 24, 1900 vs. Clemson* Charlotte, NC L 5–12  
November 25, 1900 vs. VMI* Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) L 0–5  
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1900 Virginia Tech football schedule[9]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1900 football team according to the roster published in the 1901 and 1903 editions of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[10][11]

VPI 1900 roster
Quarterback

Guards

  • Alvin Lee Abbott
  • Robert William Carper

Tackles

Center

  • Joseph Clyde Steele
Ends
  • Lindsay Louin Jewell
  • William Stuart Moffett

Halfbacks

  • Edward Wood Hardaway
  • John Brabson Huffard (Capt.)

Fullback

Substitutes
  • Robert Bland Beverley
  • John Counselman
  • David Franklin Gill
  • Sally Miles
  • Carter Clarke Osterbind
  • Anderson Howard Sayers
  • Joseph Clay Stiles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hunter Carpenter's Virginia Sports HOF Profile". Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. October 2010. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b "The first 115 seasons of football at Virginia Tech". Virginia Tech. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  3. ^ "St. Albans Beaten". The Richmond Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 7, 1900. p. 18. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ "V.P.I., 23; St. Albans, 0". The Times. Library of Virginia. October 7, 1900. p. 2. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ "A Plucky Game". The Richmond Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 21, 1900. p. 18. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "N.C. University, 0; V.P.I., 0". The Times. Library of Virginia. October 28, 1900. p. 2. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  7. ^ "'Varsity Downs Polytechnics". The Times. Library of Virginia. November 15, 1900. p. 2. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  8. ^ "The Virginias Defeat Blacksburg Team by 17 to 5". The Virginian-Pilot. Library of Virginia. November 15, 1900. p. 11. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  9. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1900–1901". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed November 10, 2015.
  10. ^ "The Bugle 1901" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1901. p. 146. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  11. ^ "The Bugle 1903" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1903. p. 131. Retrieved 2015-11-10.