1901 VPI football team

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1901 VPI football
Conference Independent
1901 record 6–1
Head coach A. B. Morrison, Jr. (1st season)
Captain Kit DeCamps
Home stadium Sheib Field
Seasons
← 1900
1902 →

The 1901 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1901 college football season. The team was led by their head coach A. B. Morrison, Jr. and finished with a record of six wins and one loss (6–1).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 28, 1901 at Roanoke* Salem, VA W 16–0   -
October 12, 1901 Washington and Lee* Sheib FieldBlacksburg, VA W 11–0   -
October 19, 1901 at Georgetown* Washington, D. C. W 32–6[1]   -
October 26, 1901 3:30pm[2] Virginia* Sheib Field • Blacksburg, VA (Rivalry) L 0–16   1,000[3]
October 31, 1901 at Clemson* Columbia, SC W 17–11[4]   -
November 16, 1901 3:00pm[5] vs. UMBC* Broad Street Park[5]Richmond, VA W 18–0   1,000[6]
November 28, 1901 2:30pm[7] vs. VMI* Norfolk, VA (Rivalry) W 21–0   5,000[7]
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1901 Virginia Tech football schedule[8]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1901 football team according to the roster published in the 1902 and 1903 editions of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[9][10]

VPI 1901 roster
Quarterback

Guards

  • Alvin Lee Abbott
  • George Cralle Willson

Tackles

Center

  • Joseph Clyde Steele
Ends
  • Ramey
  • Creighton Childs Campbell
  • Joe Ware

Halfbacks

Fullback

Substitutes
  • Archer Davidson
  • George Coleman Miller
  • Anderson Howard Sayers
  • Turner
  • Lalor Romaine Willcox

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Great Game By V.P.I. Cadets". The Times. Library of Virginia. October 20, 1901. p. 1. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  2. ^ "'Varsity Triumphant Over Polytechnics". The Times. Library of Virginia. October 27, 1901. p. 1. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Great Foot-Ball Day". Richmond Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 27, 1901. p. 1. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ "V.P.I., 17; Clemson, 11." The Times. Library of Virginia. November 1, 1901. p. 2. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Cadets Won Easily". Richmond Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 17, 1901. p. 1. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Polytechs Defeat Maryland". The Times. Library of Virginia. November 17, 1901. p. 1. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "The Polytechnic Team Defeat The Virginia Military Cadets". The Times. Library of Virginia. November 29, 1901. p. 1. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1901–1902". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed November 10, 2015.
  9. ^ "The Bugle 1902" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1902. p. 124. Retrieved 2015-11-11. 
  10. ^ "The Bugle 1903" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1903. p. 131. Retrieved 2015-11-11.