1914 VPI Gobblers football team

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1914 VPI Gobblers football
Conference South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1914 record 6–2–1 (1–1–0 SAIAA)
Head coach Branch Bocock (5th season)
Home stadium Miles Field
Seasons
← 1913
1915 →
1914 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington and Lee + 3 0 0     9 0 0
Virginia + 3 0 0     8 1 0
North Carolina 1 1 0     10 1 0
VPI 1 1 0     6 2 1
Georgetown 0 1 1     2 4 2
St. John's (MD) 0 1 0     0 1 0
Johns Hopkins 0 1 0     0 2 0
North Carolina A&M 0 2 1     3 2 1
Richmond 0 2 0     5 4 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1914 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1914 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Branch Bocock and finished with a record of six wins, two losses and one tie (6–2–1).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26, 1914 King College* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 35–0   -
October 3, 1914 Randolph–Macon* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 13–0   -
October 10, 1914 Hampden–Sydney* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 22–0   -
October 17, 1914 vs. West Virginia Wesleyan* Charleston, WV L 0–13   -
October 24, 1914 Roanoke College* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA T 7–7   -
October 31, 1914 3:00pm[1] vs. Washington and Lee Fair Grounds[1]Roanoke, VA L 6–7   5,000[2]
November 7, 1914 Marshall* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 54–6   -
November 14, 1914 3:00pm[3] vs. North Carolina A&M Fair Grounds[3]Roanoke, VA W 3–0   400[4]
November 26, 1914 3:00pm[5] vs. VMI* Fair Grounds[6]Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) W 3–0   5,000[6]
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1914 Virginia Tech football schedule[7]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1914 football team according to the roster published in the 1915 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[8]

VPI 1914 roster
Quarterback
  • Millard Fillmore Peake

Guards

  • Arthur Penick Moore
  • George Ellsworth Treakle

Tackles

  • Loyal Clark Benedict
  • John Staub Caffee

Centers

  • Robert Ashby Henderson
  • James Lewis Montague
Ends
  • James Atkins Gregory
  • James Franklin Powell
  • Thomas McDowell Rives
  • Franklin Minor Taylor
  • Nathan Louis Tyree

Halfbacks

  • Vincent Bargmant Dixon
  • Edward Kramer Funkhouser
  • David Nicholas Huddle

Fullback

  • William Frederick Sanders
Substitutes
  • Paxton Stuart Campbell
  • Benjamin Cottrell
  • Roland Legard Davis
  • Frank Allison Engleby
  • Richard Harvey
  • S. L. Huffman
  • Edward Vaughan-Lloyd
  • Charles Lewter Logan
  • David Conway Macon
  • Arthur Blakie Moore
  • Otto Phelps Oppenheimer
  • George Selben Somerville
  • Arthur Palfrey Terry
  • Samuel Jack Williams

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "College Athletes Take The Town for One Today". The World News. Library of Virginia. October 31, 1914. p. 1. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "V.P.I. is First Squad to Score on Generals". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 1, 1914. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Weather Threatening for Great Foot Ball Contest". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 14, 1914. p. 1. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ "V.P.I. Takes Measure of North Carolinians". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 15, 1914. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Brilliant Scene Promised When V.M.I. Meets V.P.I." The World News. Library of Virginia. November 26, 1914. p. 1. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "V.P.I Victor Over U. M. I. on a Drop Kick". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 27, 1914. p. 8. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1914–1915". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 6, 2015.
  8. ^ "The Bugle 1915" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1915. p. 201. Retrieved 2015-12-06.