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1925 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1925 record5–3–2 (3–3–1 SoCon)
Head coachB. C. Cubbage (5th season)
CaptainJoseph Henry Moran
Home stadiumMiles Field
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama § 7 0 0     10 0 0
Tulane § 5 0 0     9 0 1
North Carolina 4 0 1     7 1 1
Washington & Lee 5 1 0     5 5 0
Virginia 4 1 1     7 1 1
Georgia Tech 4 1 1     6 2 1
Kentucky 4 2 0     6 3 0
Florida 3 2 0     8 2 0
Auburn 3 2 1     5 3 1
Virginia Tech 3 3 1     5 3 2
Vanderbilt 3 3 0     6 3 0
Tennessee 2 2 1     5 2 1
South Carolina 2 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 2 4 0     4 5 0
Sewanee 1 4 0     4 4 1
Mississippi State 1 4 0     3 4 1
VMI 2 4 0     6 4 0
LSU 0 2 1     5 3 1
NC State 0 4 1     3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 0     5 5 0
Clemson 0 4 0     1 7 0
Maryland 0 4 0     2 5 1
§ – Conference co-champions

The 1925 VPI Gobblers football team was an American football team that represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute as a member of the Southern Conference during the 1925 season. In its fifth season under head coach B. C. Cubbage, VPI compiled a 5–3–2 record (3–3–1 against conference opponents), finished in tenth place in the Southern Conference, and was outscored by a total of 52 to 39.[1] The team played its home games at Miles Field in Blacksburg, Virginia.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19[[{{{school}}}|Lynchburg]]*W 10–0[2]
September 26Roanoke*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
T 0–0[3]
October 33:00 p.m.[4]Hampden–Sydney*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 13–3[5]
October 10at AuburnL 0–195,000[6]
October 17vs. MarylandWashington, DCW 3–0[7]
October 24vs. Washington and LeeLynchburg, VAL 0–20[8]
October 31vs. South Carolina
W 6–0[10]
November 7NC State
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
T 0–0[11]
November 14at VirginiaL 0–10[12]
November 26vs. VMIW 7–0[14]
  • *Non-conference game

PlayersEdit

The following players were members of the 1925 football team according to the roster published in the 1926 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[15]

VPI 1925 roster
Quarterback
  • George Claiborne "Speck" Anderson

Guards

  • Edward Malvern Handy
  • John Mercer Jeffries
  • James Edward Ray

Tackle

  • Vernon Edward Miles

Center

  • Joseph Henry Moran (Capt.)
Ends
  • Charles Wood Brigham
  • Forrest William Holly
  • J. B. Jones

Halfbacks

Fullbacks

  • Cecil Franzen DeLaBarre
  • Jack Wellford Moss

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1925 Virgnia Tech Hokies Schedule and Results". SR/College Football (Sports Reference LLC). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/virginia-tech/1925.html. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  2. "Gobblers Defeat Lynchburg 10 to 0". Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia): p. 5. September 20, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30767028/gobblers_defeat_lynchburg_10_to_0/.
  3. "Roanoke Fights V.P.I. To A Scoreless Tie". Daily Press: p. 6. September 27, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30767111/roanoke_fights_vpi_to_a_scoreless_tie/.
  4. "Virginia Polytechnic Institute vs. Hampden–Sydney College Official Program". VPI vs. Hampden–Sydney Football Program. 1925. p. 1. http://www.ivanmorozov.com/memorabilia/game-programs/1925/h52f20fb0#h52f20fb0. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  5. "V.P.I. Rallies To Win Over Tigers By 13-3". Daily Press: p. 5. October 4, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30767208/vpi_rallies_to_win_over_tigers_by/.
  6. "Tigers Defeat Gobblers 19 to 0". The Auburn Plainsman (Auburn University): p. 1. January 3, 1930. https://aurora.auburn.edu/bitstream/handle/11200/44500/19251010.pdf?sequence=1. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  7. "Maryland Again Fails To Beat Gobblers". The Baltimore Sun: p. II-3. October 18, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30681218/maryland_again_fails_to_beat_gobblers/.
  8. "Virginia Poly Helpless Before W. and L. Attacks". The Baltimore Sun: p. 22. October 25, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30767296/virginia_poly_helpless_before_w_and_l/.
  9. "VPI vs. USC Official Souvenir Program". VPI vs. USC Football Program. 1925. p. 1. http://www.ivanmorozov.com/memorabilia/game-programs/1925/h52f1c0b8#h52f1c0b8. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  10. "South Carolina Is Licked By Gobblers". Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia): p. 5. November 1, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30714504/south_carolina_is_licked_by_gobblers/.
  11. "V.P.I. Held In a Tie With State". Bluefield Daily Telegraph: p. II-3. November 8, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30765686/vpi_held_in_a_tie_with_state/.
  12. "Virginia Hands Out Blanks To Gobblers". Daily press: p. 6. November 15, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30702610/virginia_hands_out_blanks_to_gobblers/.
  13. "Flying Squadron Loses Thrilling Turkey Day Battle To Ancient Rivals--Va. Tech 7; V. M. I. 0". The Cadet (Virginia Military Institute): p. 1. November 30, 1925. http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15821coll8/id/4391/rec/9. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  14. "Virginia Poly Winner Over Flying Squadron". The Baltimore Sun: p. 14. November 27, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30767416/virginia_poly_winner_over_flying/.
  15. "The Bugle 1926". Virginia Tech Bugle. 1926. p. 249. http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/bugle/bugl1926/1926_BUGLE.pdf. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
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