1900 Virginia Cavaliers football team

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1900 Virginia Cavaliers football
Virginia Cavaliers text logo.svg
Conference Independent
1900 record 7–2–1
Head coach Archie Hoxton (2nd season)
Captain John Loyd
Home stadium Madison Hall Field
Seasons
← 1899
1901 →
1900 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Stanford         7 2 1
Virginia         7 2 1
Washington Agricultural         4 0 1
Notre Dame         6 3 1
North Carolina         4 1 3
Villanova         5 2 2
California         4 2 1
Oregon         3 3 1
Utah         2 1 0
USC         1 1 1
Montana         0 1 0
Washington         1 2 2
Maryland         3 4 1
Dartmouth         2 4 2

The 1900 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 1900 college football season. Led by second year coach Archie Hoxton, the team went 7–2–1 and claims a Southern championship,[1] the team was captained by tackle John Loyd.[2] The Cavaliers defeated Sewanee to give the school its first loss since 1897.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 5 Washington and Lee Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA W 28–0  
October 10 Richmond Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA W 51–0  
October 13 vs. Carlisle Washington, DC L 2–17  
October 20 Johns Hopkins Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA W 20–0  
October 24 at VMI VMI Parade Ground • Lexington, VA T 0–0  
November 10 Gallaudet Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA W 34–0  
November 14 VPI Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA (rivalry) W 17–5  
November 17 at Georgetown Georgetown Field • Washington, DC L 0–10  
November 24 vs. North Carolina Norfolk, VA (rivalry) W 17–0  
November 29 vs. Sewanee Richmond, VA W 17–5  

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Season summary[edit]

VPI[edit]

Virginia defeated VPI 17–5. Hunter Carpenter used the alias "Walter Brown" because his father had forbidden him to play football.[4][5]

North Carolina[edit]

In the rivalry game with North Carolina, Virginia beat the Tar Heels 17–0.

The starting lineup was Bride (left end), Loyd (left tackle), Choice (left guard), Montgomery (center), Haskell (right guard), Benet (right tackle), Watters (right end). Nalle (quarterback), Dabney (left halfback), Coleman (right halfback), and Walker (fullback).[6]

Sewanee[edit]

To close the season, the Cavaliers defeated Sewanee 17–5 to capture a Southern championship.

The starting lineup was Hobson (left end), Loyd (left tackle), Choice (left guard), Montgomery (center), Haskel (right guard), Benet (right tackle), Bride (right end). Nalle (quarterback), Dabney (left halfback), Coleman (right halfback), and Walker (fullback).[7]

Players[edit]

Line[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Alexis Hobson end Richmond, Virginia 150
John Loyd tackle Richmond College 5'11" 180
William Choice guard Spartanburg, South Carolina 171
George W. Montgomery center
Charles C. Haskel guard
Christie Benet tackle Abbeville, South Carolina
James C. Bride end
Watters end

Backfield[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Robert M. Coleman halfback Lexington, Kentucky 142
Virginius Dabney halfback
Brodie Nalle quarterback
Bradley Walker fullback Nashville, Tennessee 198

Substitutes[edit]

Player Position
Carroll
Frank C. Harris fullback
Johnson
Burnley Lankford

Honors and awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Champions of the South regardless of conference affiliation". 
  2. ^ "Novel Football Game At The University Tomorrow". Richmond Dispatch. October 7, 1902. 
  3. ^ "1900 Virginia Cavaliers". Archived from the original on February 24, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Hunter Carpenter's Virginia Sports HOF Profile". Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. October 2010. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  5. ^ "The first 115 seasons of football at Virginia Tech". Virginia Tech. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  6. ^ "Virginia vs. Carolina . ." Virginian-Pilot. November 18, 1900. 
  7. ^ "Virginia Wins Decisive Victory". The Times. November 30, 1900.