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1912 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceSouth Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1912 record5–4 (1–2 SAIAA)
Head coachBranch Bocock (3rd season)
CaptainWilliam Henry Burruss
Home stadiumMiles Field
Seasons
← 1911
1913 →

Template:1912 SAIAA football standings The 1912 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1912 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Branch Bocock and finished with a record of five wins and four losses (5–4).

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 28[1]Roanoke*W 40–0
October 5Hampden–Sydney*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 42–7
October 12at Princeton*L 0–31
October 19[[{{{school}}}|Western Maryland]]*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 44–0
October 26vs. North Carolina
W 26–02,000[2]
November 2Medical College of Virginia*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
L 0–10
November 93:00 p.m.[3]vs. Washington and Lee
L 6–203,500[4]
November 16West Virginia*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
W 41–0
November 28at Georgetown
L 3–24

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PlayersEdit

The following players were members of the 1912 football team according to the roster published in the 1913 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[6]

VPI 1912 roster
Quarterback
  • James Booth Rogers

Guards

Tackles

  • William Henry Burruss (Capt.)
  • Werner Joseph Schultz
  • Thomas M. Whitehead

Center

Ends
  • Asbury Nathaniel Hodgson
  • Houston Boyd Hughes
  • C. B. Mackan

Halfbacks

  • Withrow Reynolds Legge
  • Orrin Rankin Magill
  • David Walker Parrish

Fullback

  • John Rudisil Vawter

ReferencesEdit

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