1901 Virginia Cavaliers football team

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1901 Virginia Cavaliers football
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Conference Independent
1901 record 8–2
Head coach Westley Abbott (1st season)
Captain Robert M. Coleman
Home stadium Madison Hall Field
Seasons
← 1900
1902 →
1901 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         12 0 0
Yale         11 1 1
California         9 0 1
Stetson         1 0 0
Cornell         11 1 0
Dartmouth         10 1 0
Massachusetts         9 1 0
Princeton         9 1 1
Notre Dame         8 1 1
Kentucky U.         7 1 1
Army         5 1 2
Connecticut         8 2 0
Virginia         8 2 0
Arizona         4 1 0
Washington Agricultural         4 1 0
Nebraska         7 2 0
Western U. of Penn         7 2 1
Lafayette         9 3 0
Utah         3 1 0
Penn         10 5 0
Gallaudet         4 2 2
William & Mary         2 1 1
Columbia         8 5 0
Baylor         5 3 0
Penn State         5 3 0
Ohio State         5 3 1
VMI         4 3 0
Washington         4 3 0
Navy         6 4 1
Stanford         3 2 2
Oklahoma         3 2 0
Drake         4 4 0
Detroit         3 3 0
Kansas State         3 4 1
Michigan Agricultural         3 4 1
Oregon         3 4 1
Carlisle         5 7 1
Montana         2 3 0
Oklahoma A&M         2 3 0
Villanova         2 3 0
Arkansas         3 5 0
Kansas         3 5 2
Furman         1 2 1
Texas A&M         1 4 0
Missouri         1 6 1
Maryland         1 7 0
Boston College         1 8 0
Florida Agricultural         0 1 0
Kendall         0 1 0
USC         0 1 0
Rhode Island         0 2 0
Rutgers         0 7 0

The 1901 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 1901 college football season. Led by first year coach Westley Abbott, the team went 8–2 and claims a Southern championship.[1]

Several Virginia players were selected All-Southern, including Christie Benet, later a United States Senator for South Carolina, and Bradley Walker, later a Nashville attorney and prominent referee. Other All-Southerns were captains Robert M. Coleman, Buck Harris, and Ed Tutwiler.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 2 Washington and Lee Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA W 28–0   -[2]
October 5 Roanoke Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA W 68–0   -[3]
October 9 St. Albans Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA W 39–0   -[4]
October 12 Gallaudet Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA W 24–0   -[5]
October 16 at Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 5–20   5,000[6]
October 24 vs. VMI Lynchburg, VA W 28–0   -
October 26 3:30pm[7] at VPI Sheib FieldBlacksburg, VA (Rivalry) W 16–0   1,000[8]
November 16 at Georgetown Georgetown Field • Washington, D. C. L 16–17   -[9]
November 23 vs. North Carolina Norfolk, VA (South's Oldest Rivalry) W 23–6   5,000[10]
November 28 vs. Sewanee Richmond, VA W 23–5   -[11]
*Non-conference game.

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Players[edit]

Starters[edit]

Line[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Christie Benet right tackle Abbeville, South Carolina
Buck Harris left guard San Antonio, Texas 164
Alexis Hobson left end Richmond, Virginia 150
B. S. Moore right guard
Bradley Walker left tackle/fullback Nashville, Tennessee 6'3" 198
H. Dorsey Waters center
Bob Williams right end Bland, Virginia

Backfield[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Robert M. Coleman left halfback Lexington, Kentucky 142
F. C. Harris fullback
Burnley Lankford right halfback
Ed Tutwiler quarterback Birmingham, Alabama

Substitutes[edit]

Player Position
R. D. Cooke left halfback
C. P. MacGill left end
J. A. Mason quarterback
C. C. St. John halfback

Honors and awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Champions of the South regardless of conference affiliation". 
  2. ^ "Varsity Won Its Opening Game". The Times. 16. October 3, 1901. 
  3. ^ "Roanoke No Match For Varsity Team". The Times. 16. October 6, 1901. 
  4. ^ "Varsity, 39; St. Albans, 0". The Times. 16. October 10, 1901. 
  5. ^ "Varsity Wins from Gallaudet". The Times. 16. October 13, 1901. 
  6. ^ "Virginia Scored Against Pennsy". The Times. 16. October 17, 1901. 
  7. ^ "'Varsity Triumphant Over Polytechnics". The Times. Library of Virginia. October 27, 1901. p. 1. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Great Foot-Ball Day". Richmond Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 27, 1901. p. 1. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Polytechs Defeat Maryland, Virginia Loses Close Game, Princeton Beaten By Yale". The Times. November 17, 1901. 
  10. ^ "Orange and Blue Win; Hold Pennant Still". The Times. 16. November 24, 1901. 
  11. ^ "Virginia's Plunging Won From Sewanee By Score of 23 to 5". The Times. 16. November 29, 1901. 
  12. ^ "1901 Virginia Cavaliers". Archived from the original on February 25, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2015.