1923 VPI Gobblers football team

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1923 VPI Gobblers football
Conference Southern Conference
1923 record 6–3 (4–1 SoCon)
Head coach B. C. Cubbage (3rd season)
Captain Harry McMullen Sutton (Capt.)
Home stadium Miles Field
Seasons
← 1922
1924 →
1923 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington & Lee + 4 0 1     6 3 1
Vanderbilt* + 3 0 1     5 2 1
Florida 1 0 2     6 1 2
VPI 4 1 0     6 3 0
Alabama 4 1 1     7 2 1
Maryland 2 1 0     7 2 1
Mississippi A&M 2 1 2     5 2 2
North Carolina 2 1 1     5 3 1
Georgia 3 2 0     5 3 1
Tennessee 4 3 0     5 4 1
Tulane 2 2 1     6 3 1
Clemson 1 1 1     5 2 1
Georgia Tech 0 0 4     3 2 4
NC State 1 4 0     3 7 0
Auburn 0 1 3     3 3 3
Kentucky 0 2 2     4 3 2
Virginia 0 3 1     3 5 1
LSU 0 3 0     3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 0     4 6 0
South Carolina 0 4 0     4 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • * – co-member of SIAA

The 1923 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1923 college football season. The team was led by their head coach B. C. Cubbage and finished with a record of six wins and three losses (6–3).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 29, 1923 Hampden–Sydney* Miles FieldBlacksburg, VA W 29–0  
October 6, 1923 Davidson* Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 7–0  
October 13, 1923 at 3rd Army Corps* L 17–21  
October 20, 1923 vs. Maryland Washington, DC W 16–7  
October 27, 1923 at Washington and Lee Lynchburg, VA L 0–12  
November 3, 1923 Clemson Miles Field • Blacksburg, VA W 25–6  
November 10, 1923 vs. NC State Norfolk, VA W 16–0  
November 17, 1923 2:30pm[1] at Virginia Lambeth FieldCharlottesville, VA (Rivalry) W 6–3   6,000[2]
November 29, 1923 vs. VMI* Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) L 0–6   14,000–15,000[3]
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1923 Virginia Tech football schedule[4]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1923 football team according to the roster published in the 1924 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[5]

VPI 1923 roster
Quarterbacks
  • Arthur Roberts
  • Harry McMullen Sutton (Capt.)

Guards

  • Lawrence Atkins Hammock
  • James Edward Ray
  • Robert James Rea

Tackles

  • Samuel Oscar Graham
  • Arthur Trevilian Greene

Centers

  • Robert Lindsay Baker
  • Joseph Henry Moran
Ends
  • S. R. Bailey
  • Forrest William Holly
  • Oscar Price Nutter
  • Charles Douglas Rhodes

Halfbacks

  • Charles Laurence Flory
  • Donald Hurt Rutherford

Fullbacks

  • Raymond Madison Buchanan
  • Jack Wellford Moss
Substitutes
  • Adams
  • C. O. Beck
  • Brown
  • Bullock
  • Byrd
  • Harry White Culbreth
  • Cecil Franzen DeLaBarre
  • P. R. Ebert
  • Edwin Ruthven Gaines
  • Glaze
  • Hart
  • Johnson
  • Edward Frank Liebrecht
  • Rumphrey
  • Stennette
  • Williams
  • Wood

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VPI Versus Virginia Official Program". VPI vs. Virginia Football Program. 1923. p. 1. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  2. ^ "Tech Wins Hard Battle". The Daily Progress. University of Virginia. November 19, 1923. p. 2. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "Flying Squadron Wins Great Game In Roanoke Thanksgiving Day From Tech By Score Of 6–0". The Cadet. Virginia Military Institute. December 3, 1923. p. 1. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  4. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1923–1924". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed December 21, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Bugle 1924" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1924. p. 249. Retrieved 2016-01-08.