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1915 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceSouth Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1915 record4–4 (0–1 SAIAA)
Head coachBranch Bocock (6th season)
CaptainVincent Bargmant Dixon
Home stadiumMiles Field
Seasons
← 1914
1916 →

Template:1915 SAIAA football standings The 1915 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1915 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Branch Bocock and finished with a record of four wins and four losses (4–4).

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 26Roanoke*W 26–0
October 2[[{{{school}}}|Randolph–Macon]]*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 19–3
October 9Hampden–Sydney*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 19–0
October 16vs. Washington and LeeRoanoke, VAL 0–134,000[1]
October 23at Navy*L 0–20
October 30at Cornell*L 0–45
November 13at West Virginia*Morgantown, WV (rivalry)L 0–19-
November 25vs. VMI*Roanoke, VA (rivalry)W 27–9
  • *Non-conference game
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1915 Virginia Tech football schedule[2]

PlayersEdit

The following players were members of the 1915 football team according to the roster published in the 1916 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[3]

VPI 1915 roster
Quarterbacks
  • Joseph Thomas Engleby
  • Edward Kramer Funkhouser
  • Arthur Palfrey Terry

Guards

  • Arthur Penick Moore
  • George Ellsworth Treakle

Tackles

  • Loyal Clark Benedict
  • Harry Joe Bopp
  • John Staub Caffee
  • Harry Temple Parrish
Centers
  • Robert Ashby Henderson
  • Arthur Blakie Moore

Ends

  • Benjamin Cottrell
  • James Atkins Gregory
  • Lyle George Hall

Halfbacks

  • Vincent Bargmant Dixon (Capt.)
  • Robert Evans Denny
  • David Nicholas Huddle
  • James Franklin Powell

Fullback

Substitutes
  • Thomas Franklin Clemmer
  • Allen Ernest Cloyd
  • Frederick Dean
  • Frank Allison Engleby
  • Leonard Myrton Gaines
  • Turner Ashby Graves
  • Francis Alexander Gray
  • Richard Harvey
  • Percy Stuart Hayden
  • Russell Minor Howell
  • Charles Lewter Logan
  • William Murry Lybrook
  • Harry Douglas Roden
  • Henry Luck Rosenbaum
  • John Lee Thompson
  • Walter Lee Turner
  • Charles Evans Whitmore
  • W. R. Williams

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Generals Defeat Techs 13 To 0". Ring-tum Phi (Washington and Lee University): p. 1. October 19, 1915. https://repository.wlu.edu/bitstream/handle/11021/27825/RG39_RTP_19151019.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  2. Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1915–1916". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 6, 2015.
  3. "The Bugle 1916". Virginia Tech Bugle. 1916. p. 192. http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/bugle/bugl1916/1916_BUGLE.pdf. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
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