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1942 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1942 record7–2–1 (5–1 SoCon)
Head coachSumner D. Tilson & Herbert McEver (1st season)
CaptainWilliam James
Home stadiumMiles Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1945 →
1942 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
William & Mary 4 0 0     9 1 1
Virginia Tech 5 1 0     7 2 1
Wake Forest 6 1 1     6 2 1
North Carolina 3 1 1     5 2 2
Duke 3 1 1     5 4 1
NC State 3 1 2     4 4 2
Furman 3 3 0     3 6 0
The Citadel 2 2 0     5 2 0
Clemson 2 3 1     3 6 1
Davidson 2 4 1     2 6 1
VMI 2 4 1     3 5 1
George Washington 2 4 0     3 6 0
Maryland 1 2 0     7 2 0
South Carolina 1 4 0     1 7 1
Richmond 1 5 0     3 6 1
Washington & Lee 0 4 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1942 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1942 college football season. The team was led by their head coaches Sumner D. Tilson and Herbert McEver and finished with a record of seven wins, two losses and one tie (7–2–1).

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 19vs. Catawba*W 28–14
September 26at [[{{{school}}}|Furman]]W 7–6
October 3William & MarydaggerL 7–219,000[2]
October 10Davidson
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 16–0
October 17vs. Kentucky*
  • Victory Stadium
  • Roanoke, VA
T 21–2110,000[3]
October 24vs. Washington and Lee
W 19–6
October 31vs. Virginia*W 20–14
November 73:00 p.m.[6]at RichmondW 16–7
November 14at Army*L 7–19
November 262:30 p.m.[7]vs. VMI
  • Victory Stadium
  • Roanoke, VA (rivalry)
W 20–6
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1942 Virginia Tech football schedule[8]

NFL Draft selectionsEdit

= NFL Hall of Fame = Canadian Football Hall of Fame = College Football Hall of Fame
NFL Draft Selections 
Year Round Pick Overall Name Team Position
1944 14 11 142 John Maskas Boston Yanks Guard/Tackle

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PlayersEdit

The following players were members of the 1942 football team according to the roster published in the 1943 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[9]

VPI 1942 roster
  • Fred Gill Ashworth
  • Billy Shelby Barbour
  • Barco
  • Baros
  • Alton Harwood Belcher
  • Mason Harper Blandford
  • Carter
  • Irvin Jean Chasen
  • Daniel Clark
  • William Earnest Davis
  • John Peter Duda
  • Ellas
  • Joseph F. Foltz
  • Nelson Fuller
  • John E. Gallagher
  • William Anderson Garth
  • Hines
  • G. D. Hodges
  • Joseph William Hoffmann, Jr.
  • William Wilson James (Capt.)
  • Samuel Johnson
  • T. Johnson
  • William B. Johnson
  • Samuel Benjamin Judy
  • Frank Lawson
  • John James Maskas
  • Massie
  • Charles Allen McClaugherty
  • Roger Nelson McClure
  • K. McWherter
  • Augustus Paul Mengulas
  • James Broaddus Norment
  • Read Nichols Pierce
  • John William Rucker
  • Robert Warren Sagnette
  • Sharp
  • Shelton
  • Talbot
  • Alfred Taylor
  • A. F. Vincent
  • Paul A. Warner
  • William Elmer Wilson
  • Wright

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Sayakini 1943". Catawba College Sayakini. 1943. p. 75. http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/yearbooks/id/7095/rec/17. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  2. "Tribesmen Take Va. Tech, 21–7, For Third Consecutive Win". The Flat Hat (College of William & Mary): p. 3. October 6, 1942. https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/bitstream/handle/10288/140/fh19421006.pdf?sequence=2. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  3. "Virginia Tech Ties Kentucky With Rally". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News Archives): p. 7. October 18, 1942. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1817&dat=19421018&id=v_U-AAAAIBAJ&sjid=N00MAAAAIBAJ&pg=6633,4507133. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  4. "Air Offense Clicks As Ground Attack Fails In 19-6 Loss". The Ring-tum Phi (Washington and Lee University): p. 3. October 27, 1942. https://repository.wlu.edu/bitstream/handle/11021/30168/RTP_19421027.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  5. "Cavaliers' Late Rally Fails; Strong Tech Wins, 20–14". The Cavalier Daily (Google News Archives): p. 3. November 2, 1942. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=cDbf6tmpeSoC&dat=19421102&printsec=frontpage. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  6. "Red and Blue to Tackle Favored Gobblers". The Richmond Collegian (University of Richmond): p. 1. November 6, 1942. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19421106.2.19&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  7. "600 Cadets Attended VPI Game". The V.M.I. Cadet (Virginia Military Institute): p. 1. November 30, 1942. http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15821coll8/id/8831/rec/11. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  8. Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1942–1943". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed January 22, 2016.
  9. "The Bugle 1943". Virginia Tech Bugle. 1943. http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/bugle/bugl1943/1943_BUGLE.pdf. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
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