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1901 VPI football
ConferenceIndependent
1901 record6–1
Head coachA. B. Morrison, Jr. (1st season)
CaptainKit DeCamps
Home stadiumSheib Field
Seasons
← 1900
1902 →

The 1901 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1901 college football season. The team was led by their head coach A. B. Morrison, Jr. and finished with a record of six wins and one loss (6–1).

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 28at RoanokeSalem, VAW 16–0
October 12Washington and LeeW 11–0
October 19at GeorgetownWashington, DCW 32–6[1]
October 263:30 p.m.[2]Virginia
  • Sheib Field
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
L 0–161,000[3]
October 31at ClemsonColumbia, SCW 17–11[4]
November 163:00 p.m.[5]vs. [[{{{school}}}|University of Maryland, Baltimore]]
W 18–01,000[6]
November 282:30 p.m.[7]vs. VMINorfolk, VA (rivalry)W 21–05,000[7]
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1901 Virginia Tech football schedule[8]

PlayersEdit

The following players were members of the 1901 football team according to the roster published in the 1902 and 1903 editions of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[9][10]

VPI 1901 roster
Quarterback

Guards

  • Alvin Lee Abbott
  • George Cralle Willson

Tackles

Center

  • Joseph Clyde Steele
Ends
  • Ramey
  • Creighton Childs Campbell
  • Joe Ware

Halfbacks

Fullback

Substitutes
  • Archer Davidson
  • George Coleman Miller
  • Anderson Howard Sayers
  • Turner
  • Lalor Romaine Willcox

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "A Great Game By V.P.I. Cadets". The Times (Library of Virginia): p. 1. October 20, 1901. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19011020.1.1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  2. "'Varsity Triumphant Over Polytechnics". The Times (Library of Virginia): p. 1. October 27, 1901. http://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19011027&e=------190-en-20--1--txt-txIN-foot+ball----1901--#. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  3. "Great Foot-Ball Day". Richmond Dispatch (Library of Virginia): p. 1. October 27, 1901. http://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=RD19011027&e=------190-en-20--1--txt-txIN-foot+ball----1901--#. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  4. "V.P.I., 17; Clemson, 11.". The Times (Library of Virginia): p. 2. November 1, 1901. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19011101.1.2&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Cadets Won Easily". Richmond Dispatch (Library of Virginia): p. 1. November 17, 1901. http://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=RD19011117&e=------190-en-20--1--txt-txIN-foot+ball----1901--#. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  6. "Polytechs Defeat Maryland". The Times (Library of Virginia): p. 1. November 17, 1901. http://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19011117&e=------190-en-20--1--txt-txIN-foot+ball----1901--#. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "The Polytechnic Team Defeat The Virginia Military Cadets". The Times (Library of Virginia): p. 1. November 29, 1901. http://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19011129&e=------190-en-20--1--txt-txIN-foot+ball----1901--#. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  8. Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1901–1902". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed November 10, 2015.
  9. "The Bugle 1902". Virginia Tech Bugle. 1902. p. 124. http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/bugle/bugl1902/1902_BUGLE.pdf. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  10. "The Bugle 1903". Virginia Tech Bugle. 1903. p. 131. http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/bugle/bugl1903/1903_BUGLE.pdf. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
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