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1919 Washington and Lee Generals football
ConferenceSouth Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1919 record8–1 (2–1 SAIAA)
Head coachW. C. Raftery (2nd season)
CaptainTurner Bethel
Home stadiumWilson Field
Seasons
← 1918
1920 →
Template:1919 SAIAA football standings

The 1919 Washington and Lee Generals football team represented Washington and Lee University during the 1919 college football season. The Generals competed in the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SAIAA) and were coached by W. C. Raftery in his third year as head coach, compiling an 8–1 record (2–1 SAIAA). In captain Turner Bethel's final game, a win over Tulane, he "covered himself with glory as well as mud."[1] Quarterback Jim Mattox made the field goal to upset Georgia Tech.[2]

Fuzzy Woodruff gave W&L the championship of the South for 1919.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 4[[{{{school}}}|Randolph–Macon]]*
W 21–0
October 11Davidson
  • Wilson Field
  • Lexington, VA
W 7–0
October 18Norfolk Navy Base*W 78–0
October 25Roanoke*
  • Wilson Field
  • Lexington, VA
W 32–0
November 1vs. VPILynchburg, VAW 3–0
November 8at Georgia Tech*W 3–0
November 15South Carolina*
  • Wilson Field
  • Lexington, VA
W 26–0
November 22at Georgetown
L 6–27
November 27at Tulane*New Orleans, LAW 7–0
  • *Non-conference game

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PlayersEdit

LineEdit

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Ed Bailey guard
Turner Bethel tackle Goochland, Virginia
Pat Collins center/tackle
Jack Corbett end
Oliver Daves end Fayetteville, Tennessee
Marv Mattox end Leesville, Virginia 5'9"170
L. L. Moore
Frank Paget center
Paul Sanford guard

BackfieldEdit

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Mac Cogbill quarterback
Jim Mattox quarterback Leesville, Virginia 5'9"168
J. W. McDonald fullback
Sam Raines halfback
Stevenson halfback
Joe Silverstein fullback

SubsEdit

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Cobb halfback

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Woodruff, Fuzzy (1928). A History of Southern Football 1890–1928. 2.
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