1922 VPI Gobblers football team

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1922 VPI Gobblers football
Conference Southern Conference
1922 record 8–1–1 (3–0–0 SoCon)
Head coach B. C. Cubbage (2nd season)
Captain Harry McMullen Sutton
Harry Judson Hardwick
Home stadium Miles Field
Seasons
← 1921
1923 →
1922 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
North Carolina + 5 0 0     9 1 0
Georgia Tech + 4 0 0     7 2 0
Vanderbilt* + 3 0 0     8 0 1
VPI 3 0 0     8 1 1
Florida 2 0 0     7 2 0
Auburn 2 1 0     8 2 0
Tennessee 3 2 0     8 2 0
Alabama 3 2 1     6 3 1
Virginia 1 1 1     4 4 1
Mississippi A&M 2 3 0     3 4 2
Kentucky 1 2 0     6 3 0
Clemson 1 2 0     5 4 0
Washington and Lee 1 2 0     5 3 1
Maryland 1 2 0     4 5 1
LSU 1 2 0     3 7 0
Georgia 1 3 1     5 4 1
Tulane 1 4 0     4 4 0
South Carolina 0 2 0     5 4 0
Ole Miss 0 2 0     4 5 1
NC State 0 5 0     4 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • * – co-member of SIAA

The 1922 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1922 college football season. The team was led by their head coach B. C. Cubbage and finished with a record of eight wins, one loss and one tie (8–1–1).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 23, 1922 Hampden–Sydney* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 38–0   -
September 30, 1922 King College* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 25–0   -
October 7, 1922 William & Mary* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 20–6   -
October 14, 1922 2:30pm[1] vs. Centre* Mayo Island Park[2]Richmond, VA L 6–10   12,500[2]
October 21, 1922 at Davidson* Sprunt Field[3]Davidson, NC T 7–7   3,000[3]
October 28, 1922 Catholic* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 73–0   -
November 4, 1922 Maryland Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 21–0   -
November 11, 1922 vs. NC State Norfolk, VA W 24–0   6,000[4]
November 18, 1922 vs. Washington and Lee Lynchburg, VA W 41–6   -
November 30, 1922 2:30pm[5] vs. VMI* Fair Grounds[5]Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) W 7–3   15,000-16,000[6]
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1922 Virginia Tech football schedule[7]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1922 football team according to the roster published in the 1923 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[8]

VPI 1922 roster
Quarterbacks
  • Owens
  • Arthur Roberts
  • John Graham "Rip" Wallace

Guards

  • R. E. Moore
  • James Edward Ray
  • Robert James Rea
  • William Shields Sherertz

Tackles

Centers

  • Robert Lindsay Baker
  • Joseph Henry Moran
Ends
  • Harry Judson Hardwick (Capt.)
  • Edward Frank Liebrecht
  • Oscar Price Nutter
  • Charles Douglas Rhodes
  • Williams
  • Victor Peters Wilson

Halfbacks

  • Raymond Madison Buchanan
  • Charles Laurence Flory
  • Donald Hurt Rutherford
  • Harry McMullen Sutton (Capt.)

Fullbacks

  • C. O. Beck
  • Herbert Houston Gettle
  • Saunders

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Centre and Tech Grid Warriors Primed For Blue Ribbon Event With Thousands Awaiting Start". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 14, 1922. p. 1. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Prayin' Colonels Defeat Tech in Last Period Spurt After Being Played Off Their Feet". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 15, 1922. p. 1. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Plucky Wildcats Fight Virginia Techmen To A 7–7 Draw And Uphold The Time Honored Glory Of Sprunt Athletic Field" (PDF). The Davidsonian. Davidson College. October 26, 1922. p. 1. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "Virginia Tech Romps on Tarheel Opponents". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. November 12, 1922. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Virginia Cadets Meet in Twenty-First Fight Before Record Crowd". The Roanoke World-News. Library of Virginia. October 15, 1922. p. 1. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "Techs Lick Cadets in Thrilling Game". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. December 1, 1922. p. 1. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  7. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1922–1923". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 21, 2015.
  8. ^ "The Bugle 1923" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1923. p. 252. Retrieved 2016-01-07.