1910 VPI football team

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1910 VPI football
Conference Independent
1910 record 6–2
Head coach Branch Bocock (2nd season)
Captain Vivian Burnett Hodgson
Home stadium Miles Field
Seasons
← 1909
1911 →
1910 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgetown + 2 0 1     6 1 1
VPI 3 1 0     6 2 0
Davidson 1 1 0     6 2 0
William & Mary 1 1 0     1 7 1
George Washington 0 1 0     0 1 0
Richmond 0 4 0     2 5 1
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1910 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1910 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Branch Bocock and finished with a record of six wins and two losses (6–2).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 1, 1910 Hampden–Sydney* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 18–0   -
October 5, 1910 Davidson Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 16–6   -
October 15, 1910 Western Maryland* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 13–0   -
October 22, 1910 at Navy* Worden FieldAnnapolis, MD L 0–3   -
October 29, 1910 3:00pm[1] vs. Washington and Lee* Fair Grounds[2]Roanoke, VA W 23–0   2,500[3]
November 5, 1910 3:15pm[4] vs. North Carolina Broad Street Park[5]Richmond, VA W 20–0   3,000[6]
November 12, 1910 vs. George Washington Lynchburg, VA W 16–5   -
November 24, 1910 2:30pm[7] vs. North Carolina A&M Lafayette Field[7]Norfolk, VA L 3–5   12,000[8]
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1910 Virginia Tech football schedule[9]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1910 football team according to the roster published in the 1911 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[10]

VPI 1910 roster
Quarterback
  • John Lepburn Hughes

Guards

Tackles

  • William Henry Burruss
  • Jones

Center

  • Aubrey Gravatt Gibbs
Ends
  • Asbury Nathaniel Hodgson
  • Withrow Reynolds Legge

Halfbacks

  • Claude Palmer Derby
  • Frederick Hughes Legge

Fullback

  • Vivian Burnett Hodgson (Capt.)
Substitutes
  • Charles A. Bernier
  • William Seymour Gravely
  • Hargrove
  • Harris
  • Rogers
  • Harry Briggs Vaughan
  • Wyatt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gridiron Warriors Here for Fray". The Evening News. Library of Virginia. October 29, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Annual Game Goes to V.P.I." (PDF). The Ring-tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. November 1, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Old-Time Rivals Meet on Gridiron". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 30, 1910. p. 29. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Blacksburg Eleven Swamps Carolinians". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 6, 1910. p. 33. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Foot Ball V.P.I. vs. Univ of N.C." Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 30, 1910. p. 19. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Blacksburg Wins from Carolina". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 6, 1910. p. E3. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "V.P.I. Ready for Clash with A. & M." Daily Press. Library of Virginia. November 24, 1910. p. 4. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Virginia Techs Downed By A. & M". Daily Press. Library of Virginia. November 25, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  9. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1910–1911". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed November 18, 2015.
  10. ^ "The Bugle 1911" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1911. p. 176. Retrieved 2015-11-18.