1930 VPI Gobblers football team

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1930 VPI Gobblers football
Conference Southern Conference
1930 record 5–3–1 (2–3–1 SoCon)
Head coach Orville Neale (1st season)
Captain Henry Virgil Hooper
Home stadium Miles Stadium
Seasons
← 1929
1931 →
1930 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama + 8 0 0     10 0 0
Tulane + 5 0 0     8 1 0
Tennessee 6 1 0     9 1 0
Duke 4 1 1     8 1 2
Vanderbilt 5 2 0     8 2 0
Maryland 4 2 0     7 5 0
Florida 4 2 1     6 3 1
North Carolina 4 2 2     5 3 2
Clemson 3 2 0     8 2 0
Georgia 3 2 1     7 2 1
Kentucky 4 3 0     5 3 0
South Carolina 4 3 0     6 4 0
VPI 2 3 1     5 3 1
Mississippi A&M 2 3 0     2 7 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 1     2 6 1
LSU 2 4 0     2 6 1
Virginia 2 5 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 1 4 0     3 6 1
NC State 1 5 0     2 8 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     3 5 1
Auburn 1 6 0     3 7 0
Washington and Lee 0 4 1     3 6 1
VMI 0 5 0     3 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1930 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1930 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Orville Neale and finished with a record of five wins, three losses and one tie (5–3–1).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 24, 1930 Roanoke College* Miles StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia W 9–0  
October 4, 1930 North Carolina Miles Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia L 21–39  
October 11, 1930 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee L 0–40  
October 18, 1930 vs. William & Mary* City StadiumRichmond, Virginia W 7–6   8,000[1]
October 25, 1930 at Davidson* Richardson StadiumDavidson, North Carolina W 20–19  
November 1, 1930 at Washington and Lee Wilson Field • Lexington, Virginia T 0–0   4,000[2]
November 8, 1930 Virginia Miles Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia (Rivalry) W 34–13  
November 15, 1930 vs. Maryland Norfolk, Virginia L 7–13  
November 27, 1930 vs. VMI Maher Field[3]Roanoke, Virginia (Rivalry) W 24–0  
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1930 Virginia Tech football schedule[4]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1930 football team according to the roster published in the 1931 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[5]

VPI 1930 roster
  • Charles Eugene Brown
  • Edwin F. Chandler
  • E. E. Dyke
  • Gaines
  • John Buckner Green
  • Earl Jenis Hall
  • Samuel Elkana Hardwick
  • Eugene Goliday Hite
  • Henry Virgil "Bird" Hooper (Capt.)
  • Frank Howard
  • Warner Brooke Jones
  • John A. McIntre
  • Waightes Gibbs Ottley
  • Milton Anthony Owens
  • Marcus Oliver Ritter
  • Alfred Elsworth Seaman
  • Philip Hitchborn Spear
  • Harry Hyman Stark
  • Harold J. Wimmer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Braves Lose Again to V.P.I. After Hard Fight" (PDF). The Flat Hat. College of William & Mary. October 24, 1930. p. 6. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Generals and Gobblers Fight to Scoreless Tie" (PDF). The Ring-tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. November 4, 1930. p. 1. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Gobblers Take Annual Turkey-day Classic in Roanoke 24 to 0". The Cadet. Virginia Military Institute. December 1, 1930. p. 1. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  4. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1930–1931". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 26, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Bugle 1931" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1931. Retrieved 2016-01-09.