1908 Virginia Cavaliers football team

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1908 Virginia Cavaliers football
U of Virginia text logo.svg
ConferenceIndependent
1908 record7–0–1
Head coachMerritt Cooke Jr. (1st season)
CaptainWilliam C. Gloth
Home stadiumMadison Hall Field
Seasons
← 1907
1909 →
1908 IAAUS independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Penn         11 0 1
Harvard         9 0 1
Virginia         7 0 1
Washington         6 0 1
Washington State         4 0 2
Notre Dame         8 1 0
George Washington         8 1 1
Yale         7 1 1
Cornell         7 1 1
Dartmouth         6 1 1
Army         6 1 2
Carlisle         10 2 1
Wash. & Jeff.         10 2 1
St. Louis U.         6 2 2
USC         3 1 1
Navy         9 2 1
Pittsburgh         8 3 0
Princeton         5 2 3
Oregon         5 2 0
Florida         5 2 1
Brown         5 3 1
Syracuse         6 3 1
Utah         3 2 1
Oregon Agricultural         4 3 1
Virginia Tech (VPI)         5 4 0
Penn State         5 5 0
North Carolina         3 3 3
Idaho         2 2 2
Delaware         3 4 1
Rutgers         3 5 1
Villanova         3 6 0
Georgetown         2 4 1
Montana         1 2 1
Villanova         3 6 0
Maryland         3 8 0

The 1908 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 1908 college football season. Led by first year coach Merritt Cooke Jr., the team went 7–0–1 and were one of two teams given the mythical title of Southern champion.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 26William & Mary
W 11–0
September 30St. John's (MD)
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 18–9
October 3Randolph–Macon
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 22–0
October 9Davidson
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 12–0
October 17vs. SewaneeNorfolk, VAT 0–0
October 31vs. North Carolina A&MNorfolk, VAW 6–0
November 14at Georgetown
W 6–0
November 26vs. North CarolinaRichmond, VA (South's Oldest Rivalry)W 31–0

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "As The Northern Writer Sees It". Times Dispatch. December 7, 1908.
  2. ^ "2016 Virginia Football Fact Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. p. 121. Retrieved January 6, 2017.