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1933 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1933 record4–3–3 (1–1–3 SoCon)
Head coachHenry Redd (2nd season)
CaptainWilliam Breckenridge Porterfield
Home stadiumMiles Stadium
Seasons
← 1932
1934 →
1933 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Duke 4 0 0     9 1 0
South Carolina 3 0 0     6 3 1
North Carolina 2 1 0     4 5 0
VMI 2 1 1     2 7 1
Washington & Lee 1 1 1     4 4 2
Clemson 1 1 0     3 6 2
Virginia Tech 1 1 3     4 3 3
Virginia 1 3 1     2 6 2
Maryland 1 4 0     3 7 0
NC State 0 4 0     1 5 3
† – Conference champion

The 1933 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute , now known as  Virginia Tech the 1933 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Henry Redd and finished with a record of four wins, three losses and three ties (4–3–3).

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 23Roanoke*W 7–0
September 30at Tennessee*L 0–27
October 7vs. MarylandNorfolk, VAW 14–0
October 14vs. William & Mary*W 13–79,000[1]
October 21,3:00 p.m.[2]at Richmond*
  • City Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
W 7–0
October 28South Carolina
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
L 0–12
November 4Washington and Lee
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
T 7–7
November 11at Alabama*L 0–2710,000[3]
November 18at VirginiaT 6–6
November 30vs. VMI
T 0–011,000[4]
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1933 Virginia Tech football schedule[5]

PlayersEdit

The following players were members of the 1933 football team according to the roster published in the 1934 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[6]

VPI 1933 roster
Quarterbacks
  • William Duncan Holsclaw
  • Charles Emmett Ashburn Morgan

Guards

  • Red Andrews
  • Benjamin Botnick
  • Edward Ralph English
  • Ken T. "Hank" Lindsay
  • John Marshall Murphy
  • John Norman Ochs

Tackles

  • Garland Woodrow Hoenstine
  • Harry Worden Howard
  • Richard "Tris" Huffman
  • Leon Dalmain Simmons
Centers
  • James Henry Copenhaver
  • William Breckenridge Porterfield (Capt.)

Ends

  • John A. McIntre
  • Warren "Red" Negri
  • Robert Mcclanahan Stump
  • David Thomas

Halfbacks

  • Alfred Layden Casey
  • Martin Cunningham
  • Ray Mills
  • James Edward Ottaway

Fullbacks

  • Carl Francis Robison
  • Joseph Decatur Russell
  • George Maxie Smith
Substitutes
  • George Vanderslice Beamon
  • Jack A. "Buck" Carpenter
  • Ike Cessna
  • Nick Dillon
  • Jack Elder
  • Charles Alexander "Heinie" Groth
  • Tom Hutcheson
  • Richard Whitmore Neale
  • Ernie Pritchard
  • Ted Pugh
  • Frank Rankin
  • Lawrence Samuel "Buck" Reynolds
  • Rummy Robinette
  • Henry Russa
  • Marvin Sifford
  • Howard Arnold "Hank" Spruill
  • Al Stevens
  • Arthur Everett Stump
  • Daniel Reiser Thoma
  • Buck Tyler
  • James VanDyck
  • Dick Wray
  • John Lester Yorke

Season summaryEdit

at AlabamaEdit

VPI at Alabama
by Quarter1234 Total
VPI 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama 6 12 9 0 27

Against the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama, VPI lost 27-0 in front 10,000 spectators at Denny Stadium.[3] Alabama took a 6–0 first quarter lead after Riley Smith scored on a five-yard touchdown run.[3] They extended their lead to 18–0 at halftime on touchdown runs of one-yard by Joe Demyanovich and ten-yards by James Angelich in the second quarter.[3] Alabama then closed the game with a 16-yard Dixie Howell touchdown run and a tackle of the Gobblers' Ray Mills for a safety in the third for the 27–0 win.[3]

Alabama's assistant coach was former VPI player Hank Crisp.

ReferencesEdit

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