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1901 Virginia Cavaliers football
ConferenceIndependent
1901 record8–2
Head coachWestley Abbott (1st season)
CaptainRobert M. Coleman
Home stadiumMadison Hall Field
Seasons
← 1900
1902 →
1901 college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         12 0 0
Yale         11 1 1
California         9 0 1
Stetson         1 0 0
Cornell         11 1 0
Dartmouth         10 1 0
Massachusetts         9 1 0
Princeton         9 1 1
Notre Dame         8 1 1
Kentucky U.         7 1 1
Army         5 1 2
Connecticut         8 2 0
Virginia         8 2 0
Texas         8 2 1
Arizona         4 1 0
Washington Agricultural         4 1 0
Nebraska         7 2 0
Western U. of Penn         7 2 1
Lafayette         9 3 0
Utah         3 1 0
Penn         10 5 0
Gallaudet         4 2 2
William & Mary         2 1 1
Columbia         8 5 0
Baylor         5 3 0
Penn State         5 3 0
Ohio State         5 3 1
VMI         4 3 0
Washington         4 3 0
Navy         6 4 1
Stanford         3 2 2
Oklahoma         3 2 0
Drake         4 4 0
Detroit         3 3 0
Kansas State         3 4 1
Michigan Agricultural         3 4 1
Oregon         3 4 1
Carlisle         5 7 1
Montana         2 3 0
Oklahoma A&M         2 3 0
Villanova         2 3 0
Arkansas         3 5 0
Kansas         3 5 2
Furman         1 2 1
Texas A&M         1 4 0
Missouri         1 6 1
Maryland         1 7 0
Boston College         1 8 0
Florida Agricultural         0 1 0
Kendall         0 1 0
USC         0 1 0
Rhode Island         0 2 0
Rutgers         0 7 0

The 1901 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 1901 college football season. Led by first year coach Westley Abbott, the team went 8–2 and claims a Southern championship.[1]

Several Virginia players were selected All-Southern, including Christie Benet, later a United States Senator for South Carolina, and Bradley Walker, later a Nashville attorney and prominent referee. Other All-Southerns were captains Robert M. Coleman, Buck Harris, and Ed Tutwiler.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 2Washington and Lee
W 28–0[2]
October 5Roanoke
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 68–0[3]
October 9St. Albans
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 39–0[4]
October 12Gallaudet
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 24–0[5]
October 16at PennL 5–205,000[6]
October 24vs. VMILynchburg, VAW 28–0
October 263:30pmat VPIW 16–01,000[7][8]
November 16at Georgetown
L 16–176,000[9]
November 23vs. North CarolinaNorfolk, VA (South's Oldest Rivalry)W 23–65,000[10]
November 28vs. SewaneeRichmond, VAW 23–5[11]
[12]

PlayersEdit

StartersEdit

LineEdit

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Christie Benet right tackle Abbeville, South Carolina
Buck Harris left guard San Antonio, Texas 164
Alexis Hobsonleft end Richmond, Virginia 150
B. S. Moore right guard
Bradley Walker left tackle/fullback Nashville, Tennessee 6'3" 198
H. Dorsey Waters center
Bob Williams right end Bland, Virginia

BackfieldEdit

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Robert M. Coleman left halfback Lexington, Kentucky 142
F. C. Harris fullback
Burnley Lankford right halfback
Ed Tutwiler quarterback Birmingham, Alabama

SubstitutesEdit

Player Position
R. D. Cooke left halfback
C. P. MacGill left end
J. A. Mason quarterback
C. C. St. John halfback

Honors and awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Champions of the South regardless of conference affiliation". http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/rfsc/champs/Southern.txt.
  2. "Varsity Won Its Opening Game". The Times 16. October 3, 1901. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19011003.1.1&srpos=2&e=--1899---1901--en-20--1--txt-txIN-%22bradley+walker%22------.
  3. "Roanoke No Match For Varsity Team". The Times 16. October 6, 1901. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19011006.1.16&e=------190-en-20--1--txt-txIN-1901+sewanee----1901--.
  4. "Varsity, 39; St. Albans, 0". The Times 16. October 10, 1901. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19011010.1.2&srpos=27&e=------190-en-20--21--txt-txIN-1901+albans----1901--.
  5. "Varsity Wins from Gallaudet". The Times 16. October 13, 1901. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19011013.1.10&srpos=2&e=--1899---1901--en-20--1--txt-txIN-gallaudet+1901------.
  6. "Virginia Scored Against Pennsy". The Times 16. October 17, 1901. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19011017.1.8&e=--1899---1901--en-20--1--txt-txIN-%22bradley+walker%22------.
  7. "'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.
  8. "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.
  9. "Polytechs Defeat Maryland, Virginia Loses Close Game, Princeton Beaten By Yale". The Times. November 17, 1901. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19011117.1.1&srpos=3&e=------190-en-20--1--txt-txIN-1901+georgetown----1901--.
  10. "Orange and Blue Win; Hold Pennant Still". The Times 16. November 24, 1901. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19011124&e=--1899---1901--en-20--1--txt-txIN-%22bradley+walker%22------.
  11. "Virginia's Plunging Won From Sewanee By Score of 23 to 5". The Times 16. November 29, 1901. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19011129.1.2&srpos=1&e=------190-en-20--1--txt-txIN-1901+sewanee----1901--.
  12. "1901 Virginia Cavaliers". Archived from the original on February 25, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150225063326/http://www.databasefootball.com/college/teams/teamyear.htm?TeamID=111&Season=1901. Retrieved February 24, 2015.

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