1911 VPI football team

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1911 VPI football
Conference Independent
1911 record 6–1–2
Head coach L. W. Riess (1st season)
Captain Aubrey Gravatt Gibbs
Home stadium Miles Field
Seasons
← 1910
1912 →

The 1911 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1911 college football season. The team was led by their head coach L. W. Riess and finished with a record of six wins, one loss, and two ties (6–1–2).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 30, 1911 Hampden–Sydney Miles FieldBlacksburg, Virginia W 16–0   -
October 6, 1911 vs. UMBC Lafayette Field • Norfolk, Virginia W 12–0   -
October 14, 1911 at Yale Yale FieldNew Haven, Connecticut L 0–33   -
October 21, 1911 Roanoke College Miles Field • Blacksburg, Virginia W 94–0   -
October 28, 1911 vs. Washington and Lee Fair Grounds[1]Roanoke, Virginia T 5–5   -
November 4, 1911 3:00pm[2] vs. North Carolina Broad Street Park[2]Richmond, Virginia T 0–0   2,000[3]
November 11, 1911 Tennessee Miles Field • Blacksburg, Virginia W 36–11   -
November 18, 1911 Morris Harvey Miles Field • Blacksburg, Virginia W 10–3   -
November 30, 1911 vs. North Carolina A&M Lafayette Field • Norfolk, Virginia W 3–0   6,000[4]
All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1911 Virginia Tech football schedule[5]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1911 football team according to the roster published in the 1912 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[6]

VPI 1911 roster
Quarterback

Guards

Tackles

  • William Henry Burruss
  • Werner Joseph Schultz

Center

  • Aubrey Gravatt Gibbs (Capt.)
Ends
  • Asbury Nathaniel Hodgson
  • Gordon Lefebre

Halfbacks

  • Claude Palmer Derby
  • Frederick Hughes Legge

Fullback

Substitutes
  • Withrow Reynolds Legge
  • James Booth Rogers
  • Harry Briggs Vaughan
  • John Rudisil Vawter
  • Fred Tate Wyatt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Game Ends In 5–5 Tie" (PDF). The Ring-tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. October 31, 1911. p. 1. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Foot Ball - Broad Street Park". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 29, 1911. p. 2. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Carolina Holds Tech Eleven to Scoreless Game". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 5, 1911. p. 45. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ "V.P.I. Takes Game At Last Moment". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. December 1, 1911. p. 6. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1911–1912". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed November 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Bugle 1912" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1912. p. 176. Retrieved 2015-12-03.