1904 VPI football team

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1904 VPI football
Conference Independent
1904 record 5–3
Head coach John C. O'Connor (1st season)
Captain George C. Willson
Home stadium Gibboney Field
Seasons
← 1903
1905 →

The 1904 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1904 college football season. The team was led by their head coach John C. O'Connor and finished with a record of five wins and three losses (5–3).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 1, 1904 Richmond* Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA W 18–0   -
October 8, 1904[1] Washington and Lee* Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA W 24–0   -
October 12, 1904 Nashville* Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA W 32–0   -
October 22, 1904 William & Mary* Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA W 30–0   -
October 29, 1904 North Carolina* Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA L 0–6   -
November 5, 1904 vs. Virginia* Broad Street Park[2]Richmond, VA (Rivalry) L 0–5   3,000[2]
November 19, 1904 at Navy* Worden FieldAnnapolis, MD L 0–11   -
November 24, 1904 3:20pm[3] vs. VMI* Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) W 17–5   3,000[3]
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1904 Virginia Tech football schedule[4]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1904 football team according to the roster published in the 1905 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[5]

VPI 1904 roster
Quarterback
  • Edwin Rollins Harris

Guards

  • McCulloch
  • Frank Henry Stickling

Tackles

  • Bernard Daxon Hynes
  • George Cralle Willson (Capt.)

Center

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

Halfbacks

  • Conner
  • George Newman Harris

Fullback

  • James Arthur Nutter
Substitutes
  • C. Ballard Cox
  • Murray Valentine Harlan
  • Harry A. Treadwell
  • Philip McGregor Shuey

References[edit]

  1. ^ "V.P.I., 24; W. and L., 0". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 9, 1904. p. 2. Retrieved November 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "It Was A Desperate Struggle". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 6, 1904. p. 1. Retrieved November 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Blacksburg Boys Win". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 25, 1904. p. 7. Retrieved November 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1904–1905". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed November 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Bugle 1905" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1905. p. 153. Retrieved 2015-11-13.