1912 VPI Gobblers football team

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1912 VPI Gobblers football
Conference South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1912 record 5–4 (1–2 SAIAA)
Head coach Branch Bocock (3rd season)
Captain William Henry Burruss
Home stadium Miles Field
Seasons
← 1911
1913 →
1912 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgetown $ 5 0 0     8 1 0
Washington and Lee 3 1 0     8 1 0
Virginia 1 1 0     6 3 0
VPI 1 2 0     5 4 0
Johns Hopkins 0 1 0     0 3 0
North Carolina A&M 0 2 0     4 3 0
North Carolina 0 4 0     3 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1912 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1912 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Branch Bocock and finished with a record of five wins and four losses (5–4).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 28, 1912[1] Roanoke College* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 40–0   -
October 5, 1912 Hampden–Sydney* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 42–7   -
October 12, 1912 at Princeton* University FieldPrinceton, NJ L 0–31   -
October 19, 1912 Western Maryland* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 44–0   -
October 26, 1912 vs. North Carolina State Fair Grounds[2]Raleigh, NC W 26–0   2,000[2]
November 2, 1912 Medical College of Virginia* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA L 0–10   -
November 9, 1912 3:00pm[3] vs. Washington and Lee Fair Grounds[3]Roanoke, VA L 6–20   3,500[4]
November 16, 1912 West Virginia* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA (Rivalry) W 41–0   -
November 28, 1912 at Georgetown Georgetown Field • Washington, DC L 3–24   -
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1912 Virginia Tech football schedule[5]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1912 football team according to the roster published in the 1913 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[6]

VPI 1912 roster
Quarterback
  • James Booth Rogers

Guards

Tackles

  • William Henry Burruss (Capt.)
  • Werner Joseph Schultz
  • Thomas M. Whitehead

Center

Ends
  • Asbury Nathaniel Hodgson
  • Houston Boyd Hughes
  • C. B. Mackan

Halfbacks

  • Withrow Reynolds Legge
  • Orrin Rankin Magill
  • David Walker Parrish

Fullback

  • John Rudisil Vawter

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Techs Smother Roanoke Lads". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. September 29, 1912. Retrieved December 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Virginia Techs Spring Surprise". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 27, 1912. Retrieved December 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "V.P.I. and W. & L. in Battle Royal Today". The Evening News. Library of Virginia. November 9, 1912. p. 1. Retrieved December 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "V.P.I., 6; W. & L., 20" (PDF). Ring-tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. November 12, 1912. p. 1. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1912–1913". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Bugle 1913" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1913. p. 154. Retrieved 2015-12-06.