1920 VPI Gobblers football team

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1920 VPI Gobblers football
Conference South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1920 record 4–6 (2–4 SAIAA)
Head coach Stanley Sutton (1st season)
Captain George Frizzell Parrish
Henry Redd
Home stadium Miles Field
Seasons
← 1919
1921 →
1920 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
VMI $ 5 0 0     9 0 0
Maryland 4 0 0     7 2 0
Washington and Lee 3 0 0     5 3 0
Georgetown 3 1 0     6 4 0
Virginia 3 1 0     5 2 2
NC State 4 2 0     7 3 0
Richmond 2 2 0     6 2 0
Davidson 2 2 0     5 5 0
VPI 2 4 0     4 6 0
Catholic 1 3 0     3 5 0
George Washingtonn 0 1 0     1 6 1
St. John's (MD) 0 1 0     0 1 0
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0     0 3 0
William & Mary 0 4 0     4 5 0
North Carolina 0 5 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1920 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1920 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Stanley Sutton and finished with a record of four wins and six losses (4–6).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 25, 1920 Hampden–Sydney* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 35–0   -
October 2, 1920 William & Mary Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 21–0   -
October 9, 1920 Emory and Henry* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 75–6   -
October 16, 1920 at Rutgers* Neilson Field • Piscataway, NJ L 6–19   -
October 23, 1920 Maryland Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA L 0–7   -
October 30, 1920 vs. Washington and Lee Lynchburg, VA L 0–13   5,000[1]
November 6, 1920 3:00pm[2] at Richmond Boulevard Park[3]Richmond, VA W 21–0   3,000[3]
November 11, 1920 vs. NC State Norfolk, VA L 6–14   5,000[4]
November 20, 1920 vs. Centre* Louisville, KY L 0–28   -
November 25, 1920 2:30pm[5] vs. VMI Fair Grounds[5]Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) L 7–24   15,000[6]–20,000[7]
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1920 Virginia Tech football schedule[8]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1920 football team according to the roster published in the 1921 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[9]

VPI 1920 roster
Quarterback
  • William Murry Lybrook

Guards

  • Franklyn Senator Resh
  • Robert M. Saunders
  • William Shields Sherertz

Tackles

Center

  • Harry Judson Hardwick
Ends
  • Dwight Foster Carpenter
  • George Frizzell Parrish (Capt.)
  • Guy Eldridge Rice

Halfbacks

  • Samuel Dennison Shaeffer
  • Harry McMullen Sutton
  • John Graham "Rip" Wallace

Fullbacks

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virginia Tech Vanquished By Generals In 13–0 Game" (PDF). Ring-tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. November 2, 1920. p. 1. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Richmond Ready For Big Grid Game Today". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 6, 1920. p. 6. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Richmond's Big Gridiron Contest Is Won By Tech". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 7, 1920. p. 21. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Virginia Tech Succumbs Before Tarheel Attack". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 12, 1920. p. 10. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "V.M.I. and V.P.I. Clash at Fair Grounds in Annual Classic This Afternoon". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 25, 1920. p. 1. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ "V.M.I. Concludes Season with Clean Slate; Wins Over V.P.I. By Score 24-7". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 26, 1920. p. 13. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ "V.M.I. Wallops V.P.I." The Cadet. Virginia Military Institute. November 27, 1920. p. 1. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  8. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1920–1921". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 14, 2015.
  9. ^ "The Bugle 1921" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1921. p. 205. Retrieved 2016-01-07.