1919 VPI Gobblers football team

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1919 VPI Gobblers football
Conference South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1919 record 5–4 (2–4 SAIAA)
Head coach Charles Bernier (3rd season)
Captain James Thomas Hardwick
Henry Redd
Home stadium Miles Field
Seasons
← 1918
1920 →
1919 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgetown $ 2 0 0     7 3 0
Maryland State 4 1 0     5 4 0
NC State 3 1 0     7 2 0
North Carolina 3 1 0     4 3 1
Washington and Lee 2 1 0     8 1 0
VMI 4 2 0     6 2 0
Richmond 2 2 1     5 2 2
Virginia 1 1 1     2 5 2
VPI 2 4 0     5 4 0
William & Mary 1 3 0     2 6 1
Catholic 0 1 0     1 6 1
St. John's (MD) 0 1 0     0 1 0
Johns Hopkins 0 1 0     0 2 0
Davidson 0 4 0     4 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1919 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1919 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Charles Bernier and finished with a record of five wins and four losses (5–4).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 4, 1919 Hampden–Sydney* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 13–0   -
October 11, 1919 Richmond Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 21–0   -
October 18, 1919 at Georgetown Georgetown Field • Washington, DC L 7–33   -
October 25, 1919 at Maryland State College Park, MD W 6–0   -
November 1, 1919 vs. Washington and Lee Lynchburg, VA L 0–3   -
November 8, 1919 Wake Forest* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 40–0   -
November 15, 1919 vs. NC State Norfolk, VA L 0–3   4,500[1]
November 22, 1919 Emory and Henry* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 99–0   -
November 27, 1919 3:00pm[2] vs. VMI Fair Grounds[2]Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) L 0–13   6,584[3]
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1919 Virginia Tech football schedule[4]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1919 football team according to the roster published in the 1920 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[5]

VPI 1919 roster
Quarterback

Guards

Tackles

  • P. Hall
  • Walter Morgan Pierce

Centers

  • John Kelly Copenhaver
  • Harry Judson Hardwick
Ends
  • James Thomas Hardwick (Capt.)
  • George Frizzell Parrish

Halfbacks

  • J. R. Graham
  • Robert Drew Godsey
  • George Douglas Lancaster
  • Harry Lee McCann
  • Clarke Randolph Willey

Fullback

Substitutes
  • Camper
  • Chapman
  • Glenn Vernon Glaze
  • Jones
  • Samuel Anderson McConkey
  • Guy Eldridge Rice
  • Shepherd
  • Walters
  • Washington

References[edit]

  1. ^ "V.P.I. Licked By 3 Points". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 16, 1919. p. 18. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Record-Breaking Crowd Expected Today at the V.P.I.-V.M.I. Contest". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 27, 1919. p. 1. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ Greene, Samuel (November 28, 1919). "V.M.I. Wins Victory in a Brilliant Game With Tech Warriors". The World News. Library of Virginia. p. 9. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1919–1920". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 14, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Bugle 1920" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1920. p. 183. Retrieved 2015-12-14.