1926 VPI Gobblers football team

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1926 VPI Gobblers football
Conference Southern Conference
1926 record 5–3–1 (3–2–1 SoCon)
Head coach Andy Gustafson (1st season)
Captain Vernon Edward Miles
Joseph Henry Moran
Home stadium Miles Stadium
Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
1926 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama $ 8 0 0     9 0 1
Tennessee 5 1 0     8 1 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 0     8 1 0
South Carolina 4 2 0     6 4 0
Georgia 4 2 0     5 4 0
Virginia 4 2 1     6 2 2
VPI 3 2 1     5 3 1
Washington and Lee 3 2 1     4 3 2
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     4 5 0
North Carolina 3 3 0     4 5 0
Auburn 3 3 0     5 4 0
LSU 3 3 0     6 3 0
Ole Miss 2 2 0     5 4 0
Mississippi A&M 2 3 0     5 4 0
VMI 2 4 0     5 5 0
Tulane 2 4 0     3 5 1
Maryland 1 3 1     5 4 1
Clemson 1 3 0     2 7 0
Florida 1 4 1     2 6 2
Kentucky 1 4 1     2 6 1
NC State 0 4 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 0 5 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1926 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1926 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Andy Gustafson and finished with a record of five wins, three losses and one tie (5–3–1), this was the first season played in Miles Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 25, 1926 Roanoke College* Miles StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 47–0  
October 2, 1926 Hampden–Sydney* Miles Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 30–0  
October 9, 1926 at Dartmouth* Memorial FieldHanover, NH L 0–21  
October 16, 1926 vs. Maryland Norfolk, VA W 24–8  
October 23, 1926 Virginia Miles Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Rivalry) W 6–0   7,000[1]
October 30, 1926 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY T 13–13  
November 6, 1926 vs. South Carolina Richmond, VA L 0–19  
November 13, 1926 vs. Washington and Lee Municipal Stadium[2]Lynchburg, VA L 0–13  
November 25, 1926 vs. VMI Maher Field[3]Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) W 14–7   15,000[3]
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1926 Virginia Tech football schedule[4]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1926 football team according to the roster published in the 1927 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[5]

VPI 1926 roster
  • George Claiborne "Speck" Anderson
  • Albert Ewell Bailey
  • Joseph Murray Brown
  • Karl Esleeck
  • Edward Malvern Handy
  • J. R. Jacobs
  • John Mercer Jeffries
  • J. B. Jones
  • John Ote Looney
  • Scotty MacArthur

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wranek, William (October 25, 1926). "Virginia Plays Great Game". The Daily Progress. University of Virginia. p. 5. Retrieved November 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ "VPI vs. W&L Official Souvenir Program". VPI vs. W & L Football Program. 1926. p. 1. Retrieved 2017-10-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Gobblers Defeat V.M.I. 14–7". The Cadet. Virginia Military Institute. November 29, 1926. p. 1. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  4. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1926–1927". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 26, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Bugle 1927" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1927. p. 281. Retrieved 2016-01-08.