1956 VPI Gobblers football team

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1956 VPI Gobblers football
Conference Southern Conference
1956 record 7–2–1 (3–0 SoCon)
Head coach Frank Moseley (6th season)
Home stadium Lane Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
West Virginia $ 5 0 0     6 4 0
VPI 3 0 0     7 2 1
No. 17 George Washington 5 1 0     8 1 1
Davidson 2 2 1     5 3 1
Furman 2 2 0     2 8 0
VMI 2 3 1     3 6 1
Richmond 2 5 0     4 5 0
The Citadel 1 3 0     3 5 1
Washington and Lee 0 1 0     1 7 0
William & Mary 0 5 0     0 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 VPI Gobblers football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the 1956 college football season.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 15, 1956 8:00pm[2] vs. East Carolina* Mitchell StadiumBluefield, WV W 37–2  
September 22, 1956 Tulane* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA L 14–21   30,000[3]
September 29, 1956 2:00pm[4] vs. No. 20 NC State* Foreman Field[3]Norfolk, VA W 35–6   10,000[3]
October 6, 1956 8:00pm[5] at Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 20–7  
October 13, 1956 William & Marydagger Miles StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 34–7  
October 20, 1956 2:30pm[6] at Richmond No. 18 City StadiumRichmond, VA W 46–14  
October 27, 1956 vs. Virginia* No. 16 Victory StadiumRoanoke, VA (Rivalry) W 14–7  
November 3, 1956 2:00pm[7] at No. 13 Clemson* No. 15 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 6–21   23,000[8]
November 10, 1956 Wake Forest* Miles Stadium • Blacksburg, VA T 13–13   7,000[3]
November 22, 1956 vs. VMI Victory Stadium • Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) W 45–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1956 Virginia Tech football schedule[9]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1956 football team according to the roster published in the 1957 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[3]

VPI 1956 roster
  • Corbin Bailey
  • Warren Leroy Belcher
  • Tom Betz
  • Ed Brinkley
  • James Alexander Burks
  • Pat Luis Carpenito
  • Bobby Conner
  • William C. Cranwell
  • Robert J. Cruickshank
  • Charles Cuba
  • Carroll Dale
  • Bill Daley
  • Thomas John Dalzell
  • Raymond Donald Divers
  • Frank H. Eastman
  • Hugh David Ebert
  • Ray England
  • Barry Frazee
  • John Rufus Hall
  • James Lupton Hedrick
  • John Herndon
  • James Holloway
  • Billy Holsclaw
  • William Edward Jamerson
  • Grover Cleveland Jones III
  • Harry Keast
  • Kuruc
  • Jim Lugar
  • Bob McCoy
  • Nicholas M. Mihalas
  • John Stewart Moody
  • Russell Sidney Moon
  • Doug Mullins
  • Hillmer John "Swede" Olson
  • Jim Randall
  • Dick Ringer
  • Bernard Frank Schmidt
  • Bobby Seal
  • Albert Sebest
  • Ronnie Settles
  • Billy Tilling
  • Ted Uzelac
  • Frank Webster
  • Jay N. Whitesell
  • Bobby Wolfenden

Coaching Staff[edit]

The following coaches were members of the 1956 football team according to the roster published in the 1957 edition of The Bugle.[3]

VPI 1956 coaches' roster
Head Coach

Assistant Coach

Trainer
  • Ed Motley

Equipment Manager

  • Luke Lindon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1956 Virginia Tech Hokies". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Coal Bowl: V.P.I. vs. E.C.C." ECU Football Programs. East Carolina University. September 15, 1956. p. 1. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "The Bugle 1957" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1957. Retrieved 2017-07-10. 
  4. ^ "VPI Gobblers vs N.C. State Wolfpack - Good Neighbor Bowl". VPI vs. NC State Football Program. 1956. p. 1. Retrieved 2017-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Tribe Set to Ambush Gobblers". Florida Flambeau. Florida State University. October 5, 1956. p. 3. Retrieved September 14, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Semples, Mingis, Davis; Other Spider Stars Ready to "Gobble" Tech". The Collegian. University of Richmond. October 19, 1956. p. 4. Retrieved September 14, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Clemson - VPI Football Game Program". Clemson University. November 3, 1956. p. 29. Retrieved September 14, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Bengals Rout Virginia Tech In Homecoming Game, 21-6". The Tiger. Clemson University. November 8, 1956. p. 5. Retrieved September 14, 2017. 
  9. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1956–1957". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed September 14, 2017.