1927 VPI Gobblers football team

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1927 VPI Gobblers football
Conference Southern Conference
1927 record 5–4 (2–3 SoCon)
Head coach Andy Gustafson (2nd season)
Captain Albert Ewell Bailey
V. E. Miles
Home stadium Miles Stadium
Seasons
← 1926
1928 →
1927 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgia Tech + 7 0 1     8 1 1
Tennessee + 5 0 1     8 0 1
NC State + 4 0 0     9 1 0
Vanderbilt 5 0 2     8 1 2
Georgia 6 1 0     9 1 0
Florida 5 2 0     7 3 0
Ole Miss 3 2 0     5 3 1
Virginia 4 4 0     5 4 0
Clemson 2 2 0     5 3 1
Alabama 3 4 1     5 4 1
LSU 2 3 1     4 4 1
Mississippi A&M 2 3 0     5 3 0
Washington and Lee 2 3 0     4 4 1
VPI 2 3 0     5 4 0
Maryland 2 3 0     4 7 0
South Carolina 2 4 0     4 5 0
VMI 2 4 0     6 4 0
Tulane 2 5 1     2 5 1
North Carolina 2 5 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 1 4 0     2 6 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     3 6 1
Auburn 0 6 1     0 7 2
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1927 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1927 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Andy Gustafson and finished with a record of five wins and four losses (5–4).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 24, 1927 Roanoke College* Miles StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 21–2  
October 1, 1927 Hampden–Sydney* Miles Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 13–0  
October 8, 1927 at Colgate* Whitnall Field[1]Hamilton, NY W 6–0  
October 15, 1927 vs. Maryland Norfolk, VA L 7–13  
October 22, 1927 at Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, VA (Rivalry) L 0–7  
October 29, 1927 at Chattanooga* Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, TN L 13–14  
November 5, 1927 vs. South Carolina Tate Field[2]Richmond, VA W 35–0  
November 12, 1927 Washington and Leedagger Miles Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 21–0   4,000[3]
November 24, 1927 vs. VMI Maher Field[4]Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) L 9–12  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1927 Virginia Tech football schedule[5]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1927 football team according to the roster published in the 1928 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[6]

VPI 1927 roster
  • Albert Ewell Bailey (Capt.)
  • Joseph Murray Brown
  • John Edward Gray
  • Philip Smith Hotchkiss
  • William Coles Hudgins
  • John Ote Looney
  • Scotty MacArthur
  • Arthur Randolph Mahaney
  • Cloy Mattox

References[edit]

  1. ^ "V.P.I. Victory Marks First Home Defeat In Decades For Colgate". Colgate Maroon. Colgate University. October 12, 1927. p. 1. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "VPI vs. USC Official Souvenir Program". VPI vs. USC Football Program. 1927. p. 1. Retrieved 2017-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Gobblers Defeat Generals; Score First Time Since '22" (PDF). The Ring-tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. November 16, 1927. p. 1. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tech. Bows To V.M.I." The Cadet. Virginia Military Institute. November 28, 1927. p. 1. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1927–1928". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Bugle 1928" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1928. p. 332. Retrieved 2016-01-08.