1907 VPI football team

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1907 VPI football
Conference Independent
1907 record 7–2
Head coach C. R. Williams (1st season)
Captain Charles Edward Diffendal
Home stadium Gibboney Field
Seasons
← 1906
1908 →

The 1907 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1907 college football season. The team was led by their head coach C. R. Williams and finished with a record of seven wins and two losses (7–2).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 5, 1907 Roanoke* Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA W 33–0   -
October 12, 1907 Hampden–Sydney* Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA W 18–0   -
October 19, 1907 vs. Washington and Lee* Lynchburg, VA W 5–0   1,400[1]
October 26, 1907[2] vs. Davidson Roanoke, VA L 5–12   1,500[2]
November 4, 1907[3] 3:30pm[4] vs. Georgetown Broad Street Park[3]Richmond, VA W 20–0   1,000[5]
November 9, 1907 3:00pm[6] vs. VMI* Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) W 22–0   2,500-3,000[6]
November 16, 1907 George Washington Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA W 34–0   -
November 23, 1907 at Navy* Worden FieldAnnapolis, MD L 0–12   -
November 28, 1907 3:00pm[7] vs. North Carolina Broad Street Park[8]Richmond, VA W 20–6   6,000-7,000[9]
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1907 Virginia Tech football schedule[10]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1907 football team according to the roster published in the 1908 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[11]

VPI 1907 roster
Quarterback
  • Edgar Seymour Sheppard

Guards

Tackles

  • Charles Edward Diffendal (Capt.)
  • Russell Wilmer Smith

Center

  • Allen Burnley Johnson
Ends
  • Paul Phillippi Huffard
  • Bernard Lewis Smith

Halfbacks

  • Henry Evans Billups
  • Joseph Talmage Luttrell

Fullback

  • Vivian Burnett Hodgson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Punting Gives V.P.I. Victory Over W. & L." Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 20, 1907. p. F1. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Davidson Beats Virginia Techs". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 27, 1907. p. F1. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Georgetown-Tech Game For Monday". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 3, 1907. p. F1. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Blacksburg Boys Meet Georgetown". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 2, 1907. p. 7. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Georgetown Easy For Blacksburg". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 5, 1907. p. 7. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Blacksburg Boys Defeat V.M.I. Team". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 10, 1907. p. F1. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Foot Ball!". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 24, 1907. p. F3. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Virginia Polytechnic Team vs. North Carolina Thursday". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 24, 1907. p. F2. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Virginia Techs Defeat North Carolina Team". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 29, 1907. p. 10. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  10. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1907–1908". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed November 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "The Bugle 1908" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1908. p. 169. Retrieved 2015-11-17.