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1926 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1926 record5–3–1 (3–2–1 SoCon)
Head coachAndy Gustafson (1st season)
CaptainVernon Edward Miles
Joseph Henry Moran
Home stadiumMiles Stadium
Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
1926 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama 8 0 0     9 0 1
Tennessee 5 1 0     8 1 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 0     8 1 0
Georgia 4 2 0     5 4 0
South Carolina 4 2 0     6 4 0
Virginia 4 2 1     6 2 2
Virginia Tech 3 2 1     5 3 1
Washington & Lee 3 2 1     4 3 2
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     4 5 0
North Carolina 3 3 0     4 5 0
Auburn 3 3 0     5 4 0
LSU 3 3 0     6 3 0
Ole Miss 2 2 0     5 4 0
Mississippi State 2 3 0     5 4 0
VMI 2 4 0     5 5 0
Tulane 2 4 0     3 5 1
Maryland 1 3 1     5 4 1
Clemson 1 3 0     2 7 0
Florida 1 4 1     2 6 2
Kentucky 1 4 1     2 6 1
NC State 0 4 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 0 5 0     2 6 0
† – Conference champion

The 1926 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the 1926 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Andy Gustafson and finished with a record of five wins, three losses and one tie (5–3–1). This was the first season played in Miles Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 25Roanoke*W 47–0
October 2Hampden–Sydney*
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 30–0
October 9at Dartmouth*L 0–21
October 16vs. MarylandNorfolk, VAW 24–8
October 23Virginia
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
W 6–07,000[1]
October 30at KentuckyT 13–13
November 6vs. South CarolinaRichmond, VAL 0–19
November 13vs. Washington and Lee
L 0–13
November 25vs. VMI
W 14–715,000[3]
  • *Non-conference game

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PlayersEdit

The following players were members of the 1926 football team according to the roster published in the 1927 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[5]

VPI 1926 roster
  • George Claiborne "Speck" Anderson
  • Albert Ewell Bailey
  • Joseph Murray Brown
  • Karl Esleeck
  • Edward Malvern Handy
  • J. R. Jacobs
  • John Mercer Jeffries
  • J. B. Jones
  • John Ote Looney
  • Scotty MacArthur

ReferencesEdit

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