1903 VPI football team

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1903 VPI football
ConferenceIndependent
1903 record5–1
Head coachCharles Augustus Lueder (1st season)
CaptainSally Miles
Home stadiumGibboney Field
Seasons
← 1902
1904 →

The 1903 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1903 college football season. The team was led by head coach Charles Augustus Lueder and finished with a record of five wins and one loss (5–1).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 14, 1903 St. Albans Lutheran Boys School* Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA W 29–0   -
October 17, 1903 North Carolina A&M* Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA W 21–0   -
October 24, 1903 vs. Virginia* Broad-Street Park[1]Richmond, VA (Rivalry) L 0–21   4,000[1]
November 7, 1903 3:20pm[2] vs. North Carolina* LaFayette Field[3]Norfolk, VA W 21–0   2,000[2]
November 21, 1903 at Navy* Worden FieldAnnapolis, MD W 11–0   -
November 25, 1903 vs. Davidson* Athletic Park • Roanoke, VA W 26–0   -
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1903 Virginia Tech football schedule[4]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1903 football team according to the roster published in the 1904 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[5]

VPI 1903 roster
Quarterback
  • Charles Edgar Bear

Guards

  • Alvin Lee Abbott
  • Walsh

Tackles

Center

  • Joseph Clay Stiles
Ends
  • Wilmer Nelson Robins
  • Thomas Walker Lewis

Halfbacks

Fullback

Substitutes
  • Thomas Newton Brent
  • Dean
  • Murray Valentine Harlan
  • Herbert David Hodgson
  • Robert B. Tinsley

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Polytechnic Boys Beaten by "Varsity". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 25, 1903. p. B1. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Carolina Shut Out by Blacksburg Boys". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 8, 1903. p. 1. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Another Defeat". The Tar Heel. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. November 12, 1903. p. 1. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  4. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1903–1904". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed November 12, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Bugle 1904" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1904. Retrieved 2015-11-12.