1929 VPI Gobblers football team

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1929 VPI Gobblers football
Conference Southern Conference
1929 record 5–4 (2–3 SoCon)
Head coach Andy Gustafson (4th season)
Captain Henry Virgil Hooper
Lloyd Broderick Nutter
Home stadium Miles Stadium
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane $ 6 0 0     9 0 0
Tennessee 6 0 1     9 0 1
North Carolina 7 1 0     9 1 0
Florida 6 1 0     8 2 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 0     7 2 0
Kentucky 3 1 1     6 1 1
Georgia 4 2 0     6 4 0
VMI 4 2 0     8 2 0
Duke 2 1 0     4 6 0
LSU 3 2 0     6 3 0
Alabama 4 3 0     6 3 0
Clemson 3 3 0     8 3 0
VPI 2 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 5 0     3 6 0
South Carolina 2 5 0     6 5 0
Virginia 1 3 2     4 3 2
Maryland 1 3 1     4 4 2
Washington and Lee 1 4 1     3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 2     1 6 2
Mississippi A&M 0 3 1     1 5 2
Sewanee 0 4 1     2 5 2
NC State 0 5 0     1 8 0
Auburn 0 7 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1929 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1929 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 Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 28, 1929 Roanoke College* Miles StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 19–0  
October 5, 1929 Hampden–Sydney* Miles Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 37–6  
October 12, 1929 at Pennsylvania* Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 8–14  
October 19, 1929 vs. William & Mary* City StadiumRichmond, VA W 25–14   12,000[1]
October 26, 1929 at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 13–38  
November 2, 1929 vs. Washington and Lee Municipal Stadium[2]Lynchburg, VA W 36–6  
November 9, 1929 2:30pm[3] at Virginia Lambeth FieldCharlottesville, VA (Rivalry) W 32–12  
November 16, 1929 vs. Maryland Norfolk, VA L 0–24  
November 28, 1929 vs. VMI Maher Field[4]Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) L 0–14   22,000[4]
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1929 Virginia Tech football schedule[5]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1929 football team according to the roster published in the 1930 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[6]

VPI 1929 roster
  • Charles Eugene Brown
  • Edwin F. Chandler
  • William Grundy Davis
  • E. E. Dyke
  • William Clarence Gardner
  • John Edward Gray
  • John Buckner Green
  • Samuel Elkana Hardwick
  • Henry Virgil "Bird" Hooper (Capt.)
  • Louis Dexter Hubbard
  • Maury Albon Hubbard
  • Warner Brooke Jones
  • Herbert McEver
  • Lloyd Broderick Nutter (Capt.)
  • Waightes Gibbs Ottley
  • Milton Anthony Owens
  • Walter Wilson Pattie
  • J. R. Rice
  • Marcus Oliver Ritter
  • Eugene Butler Rule
  • Charles Richard Shannon
  • Philip Hitchborn Spear
  • Harry Hyman Stark
  • James L. Swart
  • Cyril Method "Tommy" Tomko
  • Harold J. Wimmer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tech Rallies to Defeat Redskins" (PDF). The Flat Hat. College of William & Mary. October 25, 1929. p. 6. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Generals Fall Before V.P.I. In Lynchburg" (PDF). The Ring-tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. November 6, 1929. p. 3. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Virginia vs. V.P.I. Official Programme". VPI vs. UVA Football Program. 1929. p. 1. Retrieved 2017-10-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Keydets Are State Champions". The Cadet. Virginia Military Institute. December 2, 1929. p. 1. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1929–1930". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Bugle 1930" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1930. Retrieved 2016-01-09.