1913 VPI Gobblers football team

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1913 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceSouth Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1913 record7–1–1 (1–1 SAIAA)
Head coachBranch Bocock (4th season)
CaptainLewis A. Pick
Home stadiumMiles Field
Seasons
← 1912
1914 →
1913 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
North Carolina A&M $ 2 0 0     6 1 0
Washington and Lee 3 1 0     8 1 0
Virginia 1 1 0     7 1 0
VPI 1 1 0     7 1 1
Georgetown 1 1 0     4 4 0
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0     0 3 0
North Carolina 0 3 0     5 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1913 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1913 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Branch Bocock and finished with a record of seven wins, one loss and one tie (7–1–1).

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteResult
September 27Roanoke*W 26–0
October 4Hampden–Sydney*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 14–0
October 11Ole Miss*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 35–14
October 18VPI Stars*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 12–2
October 25vs. North CarolinaWinston-Salem, NCW 14–7
November 13:00 p.m.[1]vs. Washington and Lee
L 0–21
November 8Marshall*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 47–0
November 15Morris Harvey*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 14–0
November 273:00 p.m.[2]vs. VMI*
T 6–6
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1913 Virginia Tech football schedule[3]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1913 football team according to the roster published in the 1914 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[4]

VPI 1913 roster
Quarterbacks
  • Vincent Bargmant Dixon
  • Millard Fillmore Peake

Guards

  • Turner Ashby Graves
  • W. A. Harris
  • Thomas M. Whitehead

Tackles

Centers

  • Thomas Franklin Clemmer
  • William Franklin Effinger
Ends
  • Arthur Blakie Moore
  • Thomas McDowell Rives
  • Franklin Minor Taylor

Halfbacks

  • Withrow Reynolds Legge
  • David Walker Parrish

Fullback

  • Harry Warriner Sanders
Substitutes
  • W. J. Bright
  • Roland Legard Davis
  • H. C. MacRuth
  • Arthur Penick Moore

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sunshine and Crowd Welcome Teams For The Gridiron Battle". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 1, 1913. p. 1. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Army of Cadets in Roanoke for Game". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 27, 1913. p. 1. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1913–1914". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "The Bugle 1914" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1914. p. 207. Retrieved 2015-12-06.