1921 VPI Gobblers football team

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1921 VPI Gobblers football
Conference South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1921 record 7–3 (4–2 SAIAA)
Head coach Ben Cubbage (1st season)
Captain Sumner D. Tilson
Home stadium Miles Field
Seasons
← 1920
1922 →
1921 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington & Lee $ 2 0 0     6 3 0
Georgetown 1 0 0     8 1 0
St. John's (MD) 1 0 0     1 0 0
Virginia 5 1 0     5 4 0
North Carolina 3 1 1     5 2 2
VPI 4 2 0     7 3 0
Richmond 2 2 1     4 3 1
Maryland 2 2 1     3 5 1
Catholic 2 2 0     3 5 0
NC State 1 1 3     3 3 3
William & Mary 1 3 1     4 3 1
Trinity 0 1 0     6 1 2
Davidson 0 1 3     3 4 3
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0     1 2 0
VMI 0 3 1     3 5 1
George Washington 0 3 1     3 3 2
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1921 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1921 college football season. The team was led by their head coach B. C. Cubbage and finished with a record of seven wins and three losses (7–3).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 24 Hampden–Sydney* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 14–6   -
October 1 William & Mary Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 14–0   -
October 8 at Centre* Cheek Field • Danville, KY L 0–14   -
October 15 3:00pm[1] at Richmond Stadium Field[1]Richmond, VA W 34–0   4,000[2]
October 22 vs. Maryland American League Park[3]Washington, DC L 7–10   -
October 29 vs. Washington and Lee Lynchburg, VA L 0–3   6,000[4]–6,750[5]
November 5 Morris Harvey* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 54–7   -
November 11 vs. NC State Norfolk, VA W 7–3   8,000[6]
November 19 Roanoke College* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 35–0   -
November 24 2:30pm[7] vs. VMI Fair Grounds[7]Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) W 26–7   10,000[8]-15,000[9]
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1921 Virginia Tech football schedule[10]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1921 football team according to the roster published in the 1922 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[11]

VPI 1921 roster
  • Robert Lindsay Baker
  • Herbert Houston Gettle
  • Harry Judson Hardwick
  • H. W. Hess
  • A. F. Hutcheson
  • M. R. Jones
  • R. E. Moore
  • Robert James Rea
  • Franklyn Senator Resh
  • H. A. Sheppard
  • William Shields Sherertz
  • Harry McMullen Sutton
  • Sumner D. Tilson (Capt.)
  • John Graham "Rip" Wallace
  • Victor Peters Wilson

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stalwart Sons of V.P.I. Reach Here Confident". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 15, 1921. p. 1. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Beats Cadets; Spiders Lose to Tech". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 16, 1921. p. 1. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Virginia Tech Forces Maryland to Limit". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 23, 1921. Retrieved December 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ "W. & L. Takes Close Victory From V.P.I." Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 30, 1921. Retrieved December 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ "W. & L. Downs V.P.I. 3 To 0" (PDF). Ring-tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. October 31, 1921. p. 1. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  6. ^ "North Carolina State Defeated By Virginia Tech in Great Battle". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 12, 1921. p. 10. Retrieved December 22, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "V.M.I. and V.P.I. All Set For Gridiron Clash". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 24, 1921. p. 1. Retrieved December 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Virginia Tech Beats V.M.I. Cadets 26-7". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 25, 1921. p. 6. Retrieved December 22, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Virginia Poly Defeats the V.M.I. Cadets by the Score of 26 to 7 in Annual Classic". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 25, 1921. p. 17. Retrieved December 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1921–1922". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 18, 2015.
  11. ^ "The Bugle 1922" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1922. Retrieved 2016-01-07.