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1899 VPI football
ConferenceIndependent
1899 record4–1
Head coachJames Morrison (1st season)
CaptainW. F. Cox
Home stadiumSheib Field
Seasons
← 1898
1900 →

The 1899 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1899 college football season. The team was led by their head coach James Morrison and finished with a record of four wins and one loss (4–1).

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 7[1]St. Albans Lutheran Boys SchoolW 21–0
October 21[2]at TennesseeW 5–0
November 11at Virginia
L 0–28[3]
November 18vs. RoanokeRoanoke, VAW 45–0
November 25vs. Washington and LeeRoanoke, VAW 35–01,000[4]
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1899 Virginia Tech football schedule[5]

Season summaryEdit

Second Game Against St. AlbansEdit

A second game against St. Albans Lutheran Boys School was scheduled to be played on November 4, 1899 in Radford, Virginia, but it was cancelled due to "an injury to a St. Albans man."[6]

PlayersEdit

The following players were members of the 1899 football team according to the roster published in the 1903 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[7]

VPI 1899 roster
Quarterback

Guards

Tackles

Center

  • R. W. Montgomery
Ends
  • Lindsay Louin Jewell
  • Harold Benjamin Lewis

Halfbacks

  • William Frazier Bell
  • Edward Wood Hardaway
  • John Brabson Huffard

Fullback

Substitutes
  • John Newton Ashton
  • Wyndham Randolph Bean
  • William Leonard Blair
  • Samuel Guy Bralley
  • McCulloch
  • William Stuart Moffett
  • Joseph Clyde Steele
  • Albert Y. Wootten

ReferencesEdit


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