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1900 Virginia Cavaliers football
ConferenceIndependent
1900 record7–2–1
Head coachArchie Hoxton (2nd season)
CaptainJohn Loyd
Home stadiumMadison Hall Field
Seasons
← 1899
1901 →
1900 college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Stanford         7 2 1
Virginia         7 2 1
Washington Agricultural         4 0 1
Notre Dame         6 3 1
North Carolina         4 1 3
Villanova         5 2 2
California         4 2 1
Oregon         3 3 1
Texas A&M         2 2 1
Utah         2 1 0
USC         1 1 1
Montana         0 1 0
Washington         1 2 2
Maryland         3 4 1
Dartmouth         2 4 2

The 1900 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 1900 college football season. Led by second year coach Archie Hoxton, the team went 7–2–1 and claims a Southern championship.[1] The team was captained by tackle John Loyd.[2] The Cavaliers defeated Sewanee to give the school its first loss since 1897.

PreseasonEdit

Archie Hoxton was in his second season as head coach. William Choice transferred from rival VPI.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 5Washington and Lee
W 28–0
October 10Richmond
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 51–0
October 13vs. Carlisle
L 2–16
October 20Johns Hopkins
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 40–0
October 24at VMI
T 0–0
November 10[[{{{school}}}|Gallaudet]]
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 34–0
November 14VPI
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA (rivalry)
W 17–5
November 17at Georgetown
L 0–10
November 24vs. North Carolina
W 17–05,000
November 292:35 p.m.vs. Sewanee
W 17–5

[3]

Season summaryEdit

Washington and LeeEdit

The season opened with a 28–0 defeat of the Washington and Lee Generals.[4]

The starting lineup was Hobson (left end), Loyd (left tackle), Harris (left guard), Montgomery (center), Haskell (right guard), Walker (right tackle), McCall (right end). Mallory (quarterback), Dabney (left halfback), Carroll (right halfback), and Coleman (fullback).[4]

RichmondEdit

In the second week of play, Virginia defeated Richmond 51–0.[5]

The starting lineup was Hobson (left end), Loyd (left tackle), Harris (left guard), Montgomery (center), Haskell (right guard), Walker (right tackle), Bride (right end). Mallory (quarterback), Carroll (left halfback), Nalle (right halfback), and Coleman (fullback).[5]

CarlisleEdit

On a muddy field, the Carlisle Indians beat Virginia 2–16,[6] Once during the game, Bradley Walker grabbed Hawley Pierce, Carlisle's biggest player, and carried him ten yards with him dangling over his shoulder.[7][8]

The starting lineup was Bride (left end), Loyd (left tackle), Harris (left guard), Montgomery (center), Haskel (right guard), Walker (right tackle), Hobson (right end). Mallory (quarterback), Dabney (left halfback), Nalle (right halfback), and Coleman (fullback).[6]

Johns HopkinsEdit

Virginia beat Johns Hopkins 40–0. Walker had several long runs for touchdown in the second half.[9]

The starting lineup was Hobson (left end), Loyd (left tackle), Choice (left guard), Montgomery (center), Haskel (right guard), Walker (right tackle), Bride (right end). Tutwiler (quarterback), Dabney (left halfback), Nalle (right halfback), and Coleman (fullback).

VMIEdit

VMI fought Virginia to a scoreless tie. The game was called the greatest ever played in Lexington.[10] George Marshall played for VMI.

The starting lineup was Hobson (left end), Loyd (left tackle), Choice (left guard), Montgomery (center), Haskell (right guard), Walker (right tackle), Bride (right end). Tutwiler (quarterback), Nalle (left halfback), Dabney (right halfback), and Coleman (fullback).[10]

GallaudetEdit

Virginia beat Gallaudet 34–0. A Brodie Nalle touchdown was the highlight of the game.[11]

The starting lineup was Hobson (left end), Loyd (left tackle), Harris (left guard), Montgomery (center), Haskel (right guard), Benet (right tackle), Bride (right end). Nalle (quarterback), Dabney (left halfback), Coleman (right halfback), and Walker (fullback).[11]

VPIEdit

Virginia defeated VPI 17–5.[12][13] Hunter Carpenter had in earlier games used the alias "Walter Brown" because his father had forbidden him to play football.[14][15]

The starting lineup was Hobson (left end), Loyd (left tackle), Harris (left guard), Montgomery (center), Haskel (right guard), Benet (right tackle), Bride (right end). Nalle (quarterback), Dabney (left halfback), Coleman (right halfback), and Walker (fullback).[12][13]

GeorgetownEdit

Two fumbles cost Virginia the game against Georgetown, losing 0–10.[16]

The starting lineup was Hobson (left end), Waters (left tackle), Choice (left guard), Montgomery (center), Haskel (right guard), Benet (right tackle), Bride (right end). Nalle (quarterback), Dabney (left halfback), Coleman (right halfback), and Walker (fullback).[16]

North CarolinaEdit

In the rivalry game with North Carolina in Norfolk, Virginia beat the Tar Heels 17–0. The Stonewall Brigade Band accompanied the Virginia team, and played in the hotel lobby.[17]

The starting lineup was Bride (left end), Loyd (left tackle), Choice (left guard), Montgomery (center), Haskell (right guard), Benet (right tackle), Watters (right end). Nalle (quarterback), Dabney (left halfback), Coleman (right halfback), and Walker (fullback).[18]

SewaneeEdit

To close the season in Richmond, the Cavaliers defeated Sewanee 17–5 to capture a Southern championship.

The starting lineup was Hobson (left end), Loyd (left tackle), Choice (left guard), Montgomery (center), Haskel (right guard), Benet (right tackle), Bride (right end). Nalle (quarterback), Dabney (left halfback), Coleman (right halfback), and Walker (fullback).[19]

PostseasonEdit

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Virginia claimed the Southern championship.

Caspar Whitney, the originator of the concept of the All-America team, selected an All-Southern eleven for Outing.[20] Hobson, Loyd, Choice, and Dabney all made his team. Walker and Nalle he ruled ineligible. W. H. Hoge also selected an All-Southern team.[21][22] On his team was Dabney and Walker, with Haskel, Coleman, and Nalle as substitutes.

PlayersEdit

LineEdit

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Alexis Hobson end Richmond, Virginia 150
John Loyd tackle Richmond College5'11"180
William Choice guard Spartanburg, South Carolina 171
George W. Montgomery center
Charles C. Haskel guard
Christie Benet tackle Abbeville, South Carolina
James C. Bride end
Watters end

BackfieldEdit

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Robert M. Colemanhalfback Lexington, Kentucky 142
Virginius Dabney halfback Charlottesville, Virginia
Brodie Nalle quarterback Culpeper, Virginia
Ed Tutwilerquarterback Birmingham, Alabama
Bradley Walker fullback Nashville, TennesseeUniversity of Nashville 6'3"198

SubstitutesEdit

Player Position
Carrollhalfback
Frank C. Harris fullback
Johnson
Malloryquarterback
Burnley Lankford

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Champions of the South regardless of conference affiliation". http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/rfsc/champs/Southern.txt.
  2. "Novel Football Game At The University Tomorrow". Richmond Dispatch. October 7, 1902. http://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=RD19021007.1.9#.
  3. "1900 Virginia Cavaliers". Archived from the original on February 24, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150224143745/http://www.databasefootball.com/college/teams/teamyear.htm?TeamID=111&Season=1900. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Lexington Team Was Outclassed". The Times. October 6, 1900. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19001006&e=--1900---1900--en-20--21--txt-txIN-carlisle------.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Virginia Downs The Spiders". The Times: p. 2. October 11, 1900. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19001011&e=--1900---1900--en-20--21--txt-txIN-carlisle------.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The Varsity Lost Its Scalp". The Times. October 14, 1900. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19001014.1.1&srpos=37&e=--1900---1900--en-20--21--txt-txIN-carlisle------.
  7. "Virginia vs. Sewanee". Richmond Dispatch. November 25, 1900. http://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=RD19001125.1.18#.
  8. "There's No Place Like Virginia, They Say". Saturday Evening Post 224 (12): 30. September 1951. http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/19531547/theres-no-place-like-virginia-they-say.
  9. "Virginia Beats Johns Hopkins". The Times. October 21, 1900. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19001021.1.2&srpos=5&e=--1900---1900--en-20--1--txt-txIN-hopkins------.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "A Great Game of Football". The Times 15. October 25, 1900. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19001025&e=--1900---1900--en-20--21--txt-txIN-carlisle------.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "The Football Field". Virginian-Pilot 7. November 11, 1900. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=VP19001111.1.17&srpos=1&e=--1900---1900--en-20--1--txt-txIN-gallaudet+------.
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  13. 13.0 13.1 "The Virginias Defeat Blacksburg Team by 17 to 5". The Virginian-Pilot (Library of Virginia): p. 11. November 15, 1900. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=VP19001115.1.11&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  14. "Hunter Carpenter's Virginia Sports HOF Profile". Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. October 2010. http://vshfm.com/inductees/inductee_details.php?inducteeID=25. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  15. "The first 115 seasons of football at Virginia Tech". Virginia Tech. http://www.hokiesports.com/football/history.html. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Varsity Lost By Fumbling". The Times 15. November 18, 1900. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19001118.1.2&srpos=27&e=--1900---1900--en-20--21--txt-txIN-georgetown------.
  17. "Virginia Wins By Decisive Score". The Times 15. November 25, 1900. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19001125&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-%22buck+harris%22+------.
  18. "Virginia vs. Carolina . . .". Virginian-Pilot. November 18, 1900. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86071779/1900-11-18/ed-1/seq-10/.
  19. "Virginia Wins Decisive Victory". The Times. November 30, 1900. http://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19001130.1.2&srpos=3&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-%22buck+harris%22+------#.
  20. "All-Southern Eleven for 1900". Outing (Outing Publishing Company) 37: 616. 1901. https://books.google.com/books?id=xLg2AQAAIAAJ&pg=PA615&lpg=PA615&dq=sewanee+%22ormond+simpkins%22&source=bl&ots=9fyGlKWUPe&sig=zDAmKuhM_9PBwellLI-R0lCiDec&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YVRKVIXVOMKTgwSOqYDgAw&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=sewanee%20%22ormond%20simpkins%22&f=false. Retrieved March 10, 2015. open access
  21. "All-Southern Football Team". The Times: p. 10. February 10, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1959747//. Retrieved March 10, 2015. open access
  22. W. H. Hoge (1901). "All Southern Football Team". Spalding's Football Guide: 123. https://books.google.com/books?id=IQw7AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA123#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved March 10, 2015. open access

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