1945 VPI Gobblers football team

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1945 VPI Gobblers football
Conference Southern Conference
1945 record 2–6 (2–5 SoCon)
Head coach Herbert McEver (2nd season)
Home stadium Miles Stadium
Seasons
← 1942
1946 →
1945 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 Duke $ 4 0 0     6 2 0
No. 19 Wake Forest 4 1 1     5 3 1
William & Mary 4 2 0     6 3 0
Clemson 2 1 1     6 3 1
Maryland 3 2 0     6 2 1
VMI 3 2 0     5 4 0
North Carolina 2 2 0     5 4 0
NC State 2 4 0     3 6 0
VPI 2 5 0     2 6 0
South Carolina 0 3 2     2 4 3
Richmond 0 4 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1945 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the 1945 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Herbert McEver and finished with a record of two wins and six losses (2–6).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 6, 1945 vs. North Carolina Victory StadiumRoanoke, VA L 0–14  
October 13, 1945 vs. William & Mary City StadiumRichmond, VA L 0–38  
October 20, 1945 Maryland Miles StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 21–13  
October 27, 1945 vs. Virginia* Victory Stadium • Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) L 13–31  
November 3, 1945 at NC State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC L 0–6   9,000[1]
November 10, 1945 at Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 0–35   7,000[2]
November 17, 1945 Richmond Miles Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 44–6  
November 22, 1945 vs. VMI Victory Stadium • Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) L 0–7  
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1945 Virginia Tech football schedule[3]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1945 football team.

VPI 1945 roster
  • Frank H. Ballard
  • Clinton Barns
  • Joseph Beard
  • Ralph Coe Beard
  • Ernest Booher
  • Floyd Samuel Bowles
  • Leigh Carter Budwell
  • Thomas Craig Burns
  • Harry Bushkar Jr.
  • John Bushkar
  • Billy Patrick DeNardo
  • Charles Mugler Forbes
  • Howard Forrest
  • Elder Grifton Glenn Jr
  • Thomas Gregory
  • John L. Hamilton
  • William H. Hegamyer
  • Robert Hess
  • Newman Hoffman
  • William Hubble
  • Cary Kenyon Johnson
  • J. R. Kautz
  • William Kinsey
  • Albert Klele
  • Timothy Lawler
  • Stanley Majcher
  • Robert McLear
  • Ross Moore Orr
  • Clifford Peacock
  • Joseph Peery
  • Jay B. Ratliff
  • Charles Rolfe
  • E. Gerald Staley
  • James Tilson
  • Bobby Joe Wellman
  • Edwin Williams
  • Forrest Bayard "Frank" Yarborough
  • Gerhard Charles Zekert

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agromeck 1946". Agromeck. 1946. p. 196. Retrieved 2017-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Tigers Bounce Back - Down VPI in Conference Game". The Tiger. Clemson University. November 27, 1945. p. 4. Retrieved July 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1945–1946". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed January 22, 2016.