1915 VPI Gobblers football team

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1915 VPI Gobblers football
Conference South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1915 record 4–4 (0–1 SAIAA)
Head coach Branch Bocock (6th season)
Captain Vincent Bargmant Dixon
Home stadium Miles Field
Seasons
← 1914
1916 →
1915 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Virginia + 2 0 0     8 1 0
Washington and Lee + 2 0 0     6 1 1
Georgetown + 2 0 0     7 2 0
Catholic 1 0 0     5 2 0
Johns Hopkins 1 0 0     1 0 0
Richmond 0 1 0     4 4 1
VPI 0 1 0     4 4 0
North Carolina A&M 0 2 0     3 3 1
North Carolina 0 2 0     4 3 1
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1915 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1915 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Branch Bocock and finished with a record of four wins and four losses (4–4).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26, 1915 Roanoke College* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 26–0   -
October 2, 1915 Randolph–Macon* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 19–3   -
October 9, 1915 Hampden–Sydney* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 19–0   -
October 16, 1915 vs. Washington and Lee Roanoke, VA L 0–13   4,000[1]
October 23, 1915 at Navy* Worden FieldAnnapolis, MD L 0–20   -
October 30, 1915 at Cornell* Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY L 0–45   -
November 13, 1915 at West Virginia* Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 0–19   -
November 25, 1915 vs. VMI* Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) W 27–9   -
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1915 Virginia Tech football schedule[2]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1915 football team according to the roster published in the 1916 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[3]

VPI 1915 roster
Quarterbacks
  • Joseph Thomas Engleby
  • Edward Kramer Funkhouser
  • Arthur Palfrey Terry

Guards

  • Arthur Penick Moore
  • George Ellsworth Treakle

Tackles

  • Loyal Clark Benedict
  • Harry Joe Bopp
  • John Staub Caffee
  • Harry Temple Parrish
Centers
  • Robert Ashby Henderson
  • Arthur Blakie Moore

Ends

  • Benjamin Cottrell
  • James Atkins Gregory
  • Lyle George Hall

Halfbacks

  • Vincent Bargmant Dixon (Capt.)
  • Robert Evans Denny
  • David Nicholas Huddle
  • James Franklin Powell

Fullback

Substitutes
  • Thomas Franklin Clemmer
  • Allen Ernest Cloyd
  • Frederick Dean
  • Frank Allison Engleby
  • Leonard Myrton Gaines
  • Turner Ashby Graves
  • Francis Alexander Gray
  • Richard Harvey
  • Percy Stuart Hayden
  • Russell Minor Howell
  • Charles Lewter Logan
  • William Murry Lybrook
  • Harry Douglas Roden
  • Henry Luck Rosenbaum
  • John Lee Thompson
  • Walter Lee Turner
  • Charles Evans Whitmore
  • W. R. Williams

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Generals Defeat Techs 13 To 0" (PDF). Ring-tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. October 19, 1915. p. 1. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1915–1916". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Bugle 1916" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1916. p. 192. Retrieved 2015-12-07.