1908 VPI football team

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1908 VPI football
Conference Independent
1908 record 5–4
Head coach R. M. Brown (1st season)
Captain Joseph Talmage Luttrell
Home stadium Gibboney Field
Seasons
← 1907
1909 →

The 1908 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1908 college football season. The team was led by their head coach R. M. Brown and finished with a record of five wins and four losses (5–4).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 3, 1908 Hampden–Sydney* Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA W 50–0   -
October 10, 1908 at Clemson* Bowman Field • Calhoun, SC W 6–0   -
October 17, 1908 at Princeton* University FieldPrinceton, NJ L 4–10   -
October 24, 1908 vs. VMI* Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) W 10–0   -
October 31, 1908 vs. Washington and Lee* Lynchburg, VA W 15–4   5,000[1]
November 7, 1908[2] 3:30pm[3] vs. North Carolina Broad Street Park[4]Richmond, VA W 10–0   -
November 14, 1908 George Washington Gibboney FieldBlacksburg, VA L 0–6   -
November 21, 1908 at Navy* Worden FieldAnnapolis, MD L 4–15   -
November 26, 1908 vs. North Carolina A&M Lafayette Field[5]Norfolk, VA L 5–6   5,000[5]
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1908 Virginia Tech football schedule[6]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1908 football team according to the roster published in the 1909 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[7]

VPI 1908 roster
Quarterback
  • Frederick William Connolly

Guards

Tackles

  • Harry Guilford Jones
  • John Porter Jones

Center

  • Aubrey Gravatt Gibbs
Ends
  • Thomas Paret Hicks
  • Paul Phillippi Huffard

Halfbacks

  • Henry Evans Billups
  • Joseph Talmage Luttrell (Capt.)

Fullback

  • Vivian Burnett Hodgson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Techs Play Rings Round W. & L". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 1, 1908. p. E1. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Tech Outpoint Carolina Rivals". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 8, 1908. p. E1. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Techs and Tarheels Ready For the Fray". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 7, 1908. p. 5. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Foot-Ball V.P.I. vs. Carolina". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 1, 1908. p. E2. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Their Relations Are Broken Off". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 27, 1908. p. 9. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1908–1909". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed November 18, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Bugle 1909" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1909. p. 152. Retrieved 2015-11-18.