1924 VPI Gobblers football team

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1924 VPI Gobblers football
Conference Southern Conference
1924 record 4–2–3 (2–2–3 SoCon)
Head coach B. C. Cubbage (4th season)
Captain Samuel Oscar Graham
Joseph Henry Moran
Home stadium Miles Field
Seasons
← 1923
1925 →
1924 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama $ 5 0 0     8 1 0
Florida 2 0 1     6 2 2
Georgia 5 1 0     7 3 0
Tulane 4 1 0     8 1 0
Washington and Lee 4 1 1     6 3 1
South Carolina 3 2 0     7 3 0
Sewanee* 3 2 0     6 4 0
Mississippi A&M 3 2 0     5 4 0
Virginia 3 2 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 2 1     5 3 1
Vanderbilt* 3 3 0     6 3 1
VPI 2 2 3     4 2 3
VMI 2 3 1     6 3 1
Kentucky 2 3 0     4 5 0
North Carolina 2 3 0     4 5 0
Auburn 2 4 1     4 4 1
Maryland 1 2 1     3 3 3
NC State 1 4 1     2 4 2
LSU 0 3 0     5 4 0
Ole Miss 0 3 0     4 5 0
Clemson 0 3 0     2 6 0
Tennessee 0 4 0     3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – co-member of SIAA

The 1924 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1924 college football season. The team was led by their head coach B. C. Cubbage and finished with a record of four wins, two losses and three ties (4–2–3).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 27, 1924 Richmond* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 28–0  
October 4, 1924 Hampden–Sydney* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 10–0  
October 11, 1924 vs. Auburn Richmond, VA T 0–0  
October 17, 1924 vs. Maryland Washington, DC W 12–0  
October 25, 1924 vs. Washington and Lee Lynchburg Fair Grounds[1]Lynchburg, VA T 0–0   7,000[1]
November 1, 1924 at Clemson Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 50–6  
November 8, 1924 at NC State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC L 3–6  
November 15, 1924 Virginia Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA (Rivalry) L 0–6  
November 27, 1924 VMI Maher Field[2]Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) T 0–0   15,000[2]
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1924 Virginia Tech football schedule[3]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1924 football team according to the roster published in the 1925 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[4]

VPI 1924 roster
Quarterbacks
  • Arthur Roberts
  • Hunter Summerfield Talman

Guards

  • Z. F. Frey
  • James Edward Ray

Tackles

  • Samuel Oscar Graham (Capt.)
  • Arthur Trevilian Greene
  • Edward Frank Liebrecht

Center

  • Joseph Henry Moran (Capt.)
Ends
  • S. R. Bailey
  • Forrest William Holly
  • Oscar Price Nutter

Halfbacks

Fullbacks

  • Cecil Franzen DeLaBarre
  • Jack Wellford Moss

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tech Battle Is Scoreless Tie" (PDF). Ring-tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. October 27, 1924. p. 1. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Turkey Day Classic In Roanoke Ends In Scoreless Tie". The Cadet. Virginia Military Institute. December 1, 1924. p. 1. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1924–1925". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "The Bugle 1925" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1925. p. 249. Retrieved 2016-01-08.