1919 Washington and Lee Generals football team

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1919 Washington and Lee Generals football
Conference South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1919 record 8–1 (2–1 SAIAA)
Head coach W. C. Raferty (2nd season)
Captain Turner Bethel
Home stadium Wilson 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 Washington and Lee Generals football team represented the Washington and Lee Generals of Washington and Lee during the 1919 college football season. The Generals competed in the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SAIAA) and were coached by W. C. Raferty in his third year as head coach, compiling a 8–1 record (2–1 SAIAA). In captain Turner Bethel's final game, a win over Tulane, he "covered himself with glory as well as mud."[1] Quarterback Jim Mattox made the field goal to upset Georgia Tech.[2]

Fuzzy Woodruff gave W&L the championship of the South for 1919.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 4, 1919 Randolph-Macon* Wilson Field • Lexington, VA W 21–0    
October 11, 1919 Davidson Wilson Field • Lexington, VA W 7–0    
October 18, 1919 Norfolk Navy Base* W 78–0    
October 25, 1919 at Roanoke* Wilson Field • Lexington, VA W 32–0    
November 1, 1919 vs. VPI Lynchburg, VA W 3–0    
November 8, 1919 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 3–0    
November 15, 1919 South Carolina* W 26–0    
November 22, 1919 at Georgetown Washington, D. C. L 6–27    
November 27, 1919 at Tulane* New Orleans, LA W 7–0    
*Non-conference game.

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Players[edit]

Line[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Ed Bailey guard
Turner Bethel tackle Goochland, Virginia
Pat Collins center/tackle
Jack Corbett end
Oliver Daves end Fayetteville, Tennessee
Marv Mattox end Leesville, Virginia 5'9" 170
L. L. Moore
Frank Paget center
Paul Sanford guard

Backfield[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Mac Cogbill quarterback
Jim Mattox quarterback Leesville, Virginia 5'9" 168
J. W. McDonald fullback
Sam Raines halfback
Stevenson halfback
Joe Silverstein fullback

Subs[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Cobb halfback

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  • Woodruff, Fuzzy (1928). A History of Southern Football 1890–1928. 2.