1906 VPI football team

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1906 VPI football
Conference Independent
1906 record 5–2–2
Head coach Sally Miles (2nd season)
Captain James Arthur Nutter
Home stadium Gibboney Field
Seasons
← 1905
1907 →
1906 IAAUS independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington State         6 0 0
Notre Dame         6 1 0
Penn State         8 1 1
Navy         8 2 2
Virginia         7 2 2
Oregon         5 0 1
VPI         5 2 2
Utah         4 1 0
Oregon Agricultural         4 1 2
Washington         4 1 4
Dartmouth         6 3 1
Western U. of Penn.         6 4 0
Florida         5 3 0
Maryland         5 3 0
USC         2 0 2
Army         3 5 1
Montana         2 4 0
North Carolina         1 4 2

The 1906 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1906 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Sally Miles and finished with a record of five wins, two losses, and two ties (5–2–2).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 6, 1906 vs. William & Mary* Fair Grounds[1]Roanoke, VA W 12–0   450[2]
October 8, 1906 William & Mary* Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA W 28–0   -
October 13, 1906 at Clemson* Bowman Field • Calhoun, SC T 0–0   -
October 27, 1906 vs. North Carolina* Broad Street Park[3]Richmond, VA T 0–0   4,000[3]
November 3, 1906 Roanoke* Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA W 18–0   -
November 10, 1906 vs. Bucknell* Norfolk, VA L 0–10   -
November 17, 1906 Davidson* Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA W 10–0   -
November 24, 1906 at Navy* Worden FieldAnnapolis, MD L 0–5   -
November 29, 1906 vs. North Carolina A&M* Broad Street Park[4]Richmond, VA W 6–0   10,000[4][5]
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1906 Virginia Tech football schedule[6]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1906 football team according to the roster published in the 1907 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[7]

VPI 1906 roster
Quarterback
  • Eugene Munson Wilson

Guards

  • George Hamilton Cunningham
  • Meade Montgomery Goodwyn

Tackles

  • William Lewis Branch
  • Charles Edward Diffendal

Center

  • Allen Burnley Johnson
Ends

Halfbacks

  • Herbert David Hodgson
  • James Arthur Nutter (Capt.)

Fullback

  • Russell Wilmer Smith
Substitutes
  • Grant
  • Joseph Talmage Luttrell
  • Stiles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football This Afternoon". The Evening News. Library of Virginia. October 6, 1906. p. 1. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "William and Mary Easily Defeated". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Congress. October 7, 1906. p. E2. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Teams Fought To Tie In Fast Game Before Big Crowd". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Congress. October 28, 1906. p. F1. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Virginia Team Won From A. & M". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Congress. November 30, 1906. p. 1. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Thanksgiving Day Gridiron Contests". The Evening News. Library of Virginia. November 30, 1906. p. 1. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1906–1907". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed November 17, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Bugle 1907" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1907. Retrieved 2015-11-17.