1951 Virginia Cavaliers football
APNo. 13
1951 record8–1
Head coachArthur Guepe (6th season)
CaptainJoe Palumbo[1]
Home stadiumScott Stadium
(Capacity: 24,500)
← 1950
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The 1951 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia during the 1951 college football season. The Cavaliers were led by sixth-year head coach Arthur Guepe and played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. They finished with 8 wins for the second consecutive year, and were invited to play in the Orange Bowl, but University President Colgate Darden declined the invitation.[2] Virginia was ranked 13th in the final AP Poll of the season, the first ranked finish in school history.[3] It is to date the school's highest finish in a final poll.[3]


September 29George WashingtonW 20–0
October 6vs. VPIW 33–0
October 13at Washington and Lee
L 14–42
October 20VMI
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 34–14
October 27at DukeW 30–7
November 3The Citadel
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 39–0
November 10North Carolina
W 34–14
November 17South Carolina
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 28–27
November 24William & MaryNo. 15
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 46–0
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game



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