1893 VAMC football
1893 record0–2
Head coachE. A. Smyth (2nd season)
CaptainSolomon Vance Lovenstein
B. H. Wills
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The 1893 VAMC football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College in the 1893 college football season. The team was led by their head coach E. A. Smyth and finished with a record of zero wins and two losses (0–2).


October 213:00 p.m.[1]at [[{{{school}}}|Emory and Henry]]Emory, VAL 0–6[1]
November 18[2][3][4]vs. Randolph-Macon AcademyBedford, VAL 6–34
  • Source: 1893 Virginia Tech football schedule[5]


The following players were members of the 1893 football team according to the roster published in the 1903 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[6] The roster is also found in the Virginia Tech University Archives.[7]

VAMC 1893 roster
  • Samuel Sidney "Sid" Fraser
  • John William Robinson


  • Nerbon Robert Patrick
  • John Walter Stull


  • M. C. Bond
  • Howard Archer Johnson
  • Edward Judson Kerfoot
  • R. E. Wayland
  • Thomas Edward Dashiell
  • Christopher Gadsden Porcher


  • Charles Thomas Friend
  • Christopher Gadsden Guignard
  • U. Harvey
  • Robert Kyle Slaughter


  • Tarpley Douglas Martin
  • Solomon Vance Lovenstein (Capt.)
  • Henry Davis Sayers
  • B. H. Wills (Capt.)

Season summaryEdit

Emory and HenryEdit

On October 21, 1893, VAMC played football against Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia. VAMC lost 0–6 due to captain H. B. Wills "making a mistake of trying for a sensational field goal when we were gaining ten and twenty yards at every down and were within a few yards of the goal."[1][6]

Randolph–Macon AcademyEdit

The second and final game of the season was against Randolph-Macon Academy in Bedford, Virginia on November 18, 1893.[2][3][4] VAMC lost 6–34.[6][3] However, two newspaper articles from the time list the score as 6–38,[2] and 6–35.[4]


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