1928 VPI Gobblers football team

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1928 VPI Gobblers football
Conference Southern Conference
1928 record 7–2 (4–1 SoCon)
Head coach Andy Gustafson (3rd season)
Captain Albert Ewell Bailey
Lloyd Broderick Nutter
Home stadium Miles Stadium
Seasons
← 1927
1929 →
1928 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgia Tech $ 7 0 0     10 0 0
Tennessee 6 0 1     9 0 1
Florida 6 1 0     8 1 0
VPI 4 1 0     7 2 0
Alabama 6 2 0     6 3 0
LSU 3 1 1     6 2 1
Clemson 4 2 0     8 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 2 0     8 2 0
Tulane 3 3 1     6 3 1
Ole Miss 3 3 0     5 4 0
North Carolina 2 2 2     5 3 2
Kentucky 2 2 1     4 3 1
South Carolina 2 2 1     6 2 2
Maryland 2 3 1     6 3 1
VMI 2 3 1     5 3 2
Georgia 2 4 0     4 5 0
NC State 1 3 1     4 5 1
Mississippi A&M 1 4 0     2 4 2
Virginia 1 6 0     2 6 1
Washington and Lee 1 6 0     2 8 0
Sewanee 0 5 0     2 7 0
Auburn 0 7 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1928 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1928 Southern Conference football season. The team was led by their head coach Andy Gustafson and finished with a record of seven wins and two losses (7–2). This was the senior season for the "Pony Express" backfield which included Frank Peake, Herbert McEver, Scotty MacArthur, and Tommy Tomko.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 29, 1928 Roanoke College* Miles StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 34–7  
October 6, 1928 Hampden–Sydney* Miles Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 32–7  
October 13, 1928 at Colgate* Whitnall Field[2]Hamilton, NY L 35–14  
October 20, 1928 at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 16–14  
October 27, 1928 King College* Miles Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 54–0  
November 3, 1928 vs. Maryland Norfolk, VA W 9–6  
November 10, 1928 Virginia Miles Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Rivalry) W 20–0   7,000[3]
November 17, 1928 at Washington and Lee Wilson Field • Lexington, VA W 13–7  
November 29, 1928 vs. VMI Maher Field[4]Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) L 16–6   20,000[4]
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1928 Virginia Tech football schedule[5]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1928 football team according to the roster published in the 1929 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[6]

VPI 1928 roster
  • Roger Lee Amole
  • Albert Ewell Bailey (Capt.)
  • Joseph Murray Brown
  • John Edward Gray
  • John Buckner Green
  • Henry Virgil "Bird" Hooper
  • Philip Smith Hotchkiss
  • William Coles Hudgins
  • Louis Dexter Hubbard
  • Warner Brooke Jones
  • John Ote Looney
  • Scotty MacArthur
  • Arthur Randolph Mahaney
  • Cloy Mattox
  • Lloyd Broderick Nutter (Capt.)
  • Milton Anthony Owens
  • Walter Wilson Pattie
  • Frank Peake
  • Nelson Osborn Price
  • Marcus Oliver Ritter
  • Eugene Butler Rule
  • Harry Bingham Spear
  • Philip Hitchborn Spear
  • Cyril Method "Tommy" Tomko

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From The Beginning ... To The Beamer Era". 
  2. ^ "Maroon Eleven Turns Back V.P.I., 35–14, To Gain Revenge For Last Year's Defeat". Colgate Maroon. Colgate University. October 17, 1928. p. 1. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "V.P.I. Ace Makes Seventy Yard Run". The Daily Progress. University of Virginia. November 12, 1928. p. 6. Retrieved November 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "V.M.I. Triumphs Over V.P.I." The Cadet. Virginia Military Institute. December 3, 1928. p. 1. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1928–1929". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Bugle 1929" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1929. p. 313. Retrieved 2016-01-08.