Richmond Spiders football, 1920–29

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The Richmond Spiders football teams represented the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. Their traditional football rival is The College of William & Mary located 45 minutes east in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Contents: 1920192119221923192419251926192719281929


1920[edit]

1920 Richmond Spiders football
Conference South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1920 record 6–2–0 (2-2 SAIAA)
Head coach Frank Dobson (7th season)
Seasons
← 1919
1921 →
1920 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
VMI $ 5 0 0     9 0 0
Maryland 4 0 0     7 2 0
Washington and Lee 3 0 0     5 3 0
Georgetown 3 1 0     6 4 0
Virginia 3 1 0     5 2 2
NC State 4 2 0     7 3 0
Richmond 2 2 0     6 2 0
Davidson 2 2 0     5 5 0
VPI 2 4 0     4 6 0
Catholic 1 3 0     3 5 0
George Washingtonn 0 1 0     1 6 1
St. John's (MD) 0 1 0     0 1 0
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0     0 3 0
William & Mary 0 4 0     4 5 0
North Carolina 0 5 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Date Opponent Site Result
October 2 Lynchburg Richmond, Virginia W 27–0  
October 9 at Catholic Washington, D.C. W 10–7  
October 16 Hampden-Sydney Richmond, Virginia W 28–0  
October 23 Davidson Richmond, Virginia L 0–7  
October 30 vs. William & Mary Norfolk, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) W 13–0  
November 6 VPI Boulevard Park • Richmond, Virginia L 0–21  
November 13 Wake Forest Richmond, Virginia W 20–7  
November 25 Randolph-Macon Richmond, Virginia W 62–7  

1921[edit]

1921 Richmond Spiders football
Conference South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1921 record 4–3–1 (2-2-1 SAIAA)
Head coach Frank Dobson (8th season)
Seasons
← 1920
1922 →
1921 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington & Lee $ 2 0 0     6 3 0
Georgetown 1 0 0     8 1 0
St. John's (MD) 1 0 0     1 0 0
Virginia 5 1 0     5 4 0
North Carolina 3 1 1     5 2 2
VPI 4 2 0     7 3 0
Richmond 2 2 1     4 3 1
Maryland 2 2 1     3 5 1
Catholic 2 2 0     3 5 0
NC State 1 1 3     3 3 3
William & Mary 1 3 1     4 3 1
Trinity 0 1 0     6 1 2
Davidson 0 1 3     3 4 3
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0     1 2 0
VMI 0 3 1     3 5 1
George Washington 0 3 1     3 3 2
  • $ – Conference champion
Date Opponent Site Result
October 1 Catholic Richmond, Virginia W 14–0  
October 8 at Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia L 0–14  
October 15 VPI Richmond, Virginia L 0–34  
October 22 Hampden-Sydney Richmond, Virginia L 5–7  
October 29 Davidson Richmond, Virginia T 14–14  
November 5 Wake Forest Richmond, Virginia W 41–0  
November 12 Randolph-Macon Richmond, Virginia W 49–0  
November 24 William & Mary Richmond, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) W 17–7  

1922[edit]

1922 Richmond Spiders football
Conference Independent
1922 record 6–2–1
Head coach Frank Dobson (9th season)
Seasons
← 1921
1923 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 30 at Lafayette Easton, Pennsylvania L 0–33  
October 7 Maryland Richmond, Virginia T 0–0  
October 14 at Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia L 6–14  
October 21 Roanoke Richmond, Virginia W 6–0  
October 28 at Furman Greenville, South Carolina W 13–0  
November 4 Randolph-Macon Richmond, Virginia W 43–13  
November 11 at Lynchburg Lynchburg, Virginia W 45–0  
November 18 Hampden-Sydney Richmond, Virginia W 34–0  
November 30 William & Mary Richmond, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) W 13–3  

1923[edit]

1923 Richmond Spiders football
Conference Independent
1923 record 3–5–0
Head coach Frank Dobson (10th season)
Seasons
← 1922
1924 →
Date Opponent Site Result
October 4 at Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia L 0–9  
October 11 vs. Maryland L 0–23  
October 18 Lynchburg Richmond, Virginia W 7–6  
October 25 Furman Richmond, Virginia L 7–22  
November 3 Randolph-Macon Richmond, Virginia W 12–0  
November 10 at Rutgers Neilson Field • Piscataway Township, New Jersey L 0–53  
November 17 Hampden-Sydney Richmond, Virginia W 7–6  
November 29 William & Mary Richmond, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) L 6–27  

1924[edit]

1924 Richmond Spiders football
Conference Independent
1924 record 2–6–1
Head coach Frank Dobson (11th season)
Seasons
← 1923
1925 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 27 at VPI Miles FieldBlacksburg, Virginia L 0–28  
October 4 at Davidson Davidson, North Carolina L 0–7  
October 11 Maryland Richmond, Virginia L 0–38  
October 18 Trinity (Duke) Richmond, Virginia L 0–14  
October 25 Randolph-Macon Richmond, Virginia W 25–0  
November 1 St. John's College Richmond, Virginia W 9–7  
November 8 Roanoke Richmond, Virginia L 0–9  
November 15 Hampden-Sydney Richmond, Virginia T 0–0  
November 27 William & Mary Richmond, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) L 6–20  

1925[edit]

1925 Richmond Spiders football
Conference Independent
1925 record 3–6–0
Head coach Frank Dobson (12th season)
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 25 at N.C. State Raleigh, North Carolina L 0–20  
October 3 Lynchburg Richmond, Virginia W 7–5  
October 10 at Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia L 0–19  
October 17 at Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Maryland L 0–7  
October 23 Randolph-Macon Richmond, Virginia W 22–0  
October 31 at Duke Durham, North Carolina L 0–10  
November 7 at Roanoke Roanoke, Virginia L 0–6  
November 14 Hampden-Sydney Richmond, Virginia W 12–0  
November 25 William & Mary Richmond, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) L 0–14  

1926[edit]

1926 Richmond Spiders football
Conference Independent
1926 record 2–7–0
Head coach Frank Dobson (13th season)
Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 25 at Virginia Military Institute Lexington, Virginia L 0–10  
October 2 Duke Richmond, Virginia W 9–7  
October 9 at Navy Thompson StadiumAnnapolis, Maryland L 0–26  
October 16 at Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Maryland L 3–7  
October 23 at Randolph-Macon Ashland, Virginia W 28–0  
October 30 Roanoke Richmond, Virginia L 0–6  
November 6 vs. St. John's College L 7–10  
November 13 Hampden-Sydney Richmond, Virginia L 7–20  
November 25 William & Mary Richmond, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) L 0–14  

1927[edit]

1927 Richmond Spiders football
Conference Independent
1927 record 4–4–1
Head coach Frank Dobson (14th season)
Seasons
← 1926
1928 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 24 at Virginia Military Institute Lexington, Virginia L 0–22  
October 2 at Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Maryland W 6–2  
October 9 at Cornell Ithaca, New York L 0–53  
October 15 at Duke Durham, North Carolina L 0–72  
October 21 Randolph-Macon Richmond, Virginia W 12–0  
October 28 Roanoke Richmond, Virginia L 6–7  
November 5 at Lynchburg Lynchburg, Virginia W 19–6  
November 12 Hampden-Sydney Richmond, Virginia W 7–6  
November 23 William & Mary Richmond, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) T 0–0  

1928[edit]

1928 Richmond Spiders football
Conference Independent
1928 record 3–4–2
Head coach Frank Dobson (15th season)
Seasons
← 1927
1929 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 29 at Virginia Military Institute Lexington, Virginia T 6–6  
October 6 at Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Maryland L 13–14  
October 13 at Emory & Henry Emory-Meadowview, Virginia L 0–7  
October 20 at Elon Elon, North Carolina W 34–0  
October 27 Roanoke T 13–13  
November 3 Lynchburg Richmond, Virginia W 50–16  
November 10 Randolph-Macon Richmond, Virginia W 30–0  
November 17 Hampden-Sydney Richmond, Virginia L 0–13  
November 19 William & Mary Richmond, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) L 0–7  

1929[edit]

1929 Richmond Spiders football
Conference Independent
1929 record 3–5–1
Head coach Frank Dobson (16th season)
Home stadium City Stadium
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 28 Virginia Military Institute City StadiumRichmond, Virginia L 0–40  
October 5 Wake Forest City StadiumRichmond, Virginia L 0–19  
October 12 Johns Hopkins City StadiumRichmond, Virginia W 31–7  
October 19 at Lynchburg Lynchburg, Virginia W 19–6  
October 26 at Emory & Henry Emory-Meadowview, Virginia L 0–26  
November 2 Roanoke City StadiumRichmond, Virginia T 6–6  
November 9 Randolph-Macon City StadiumRichmond, Virginia W 9–0  
November 16 Hampden-Sydney City StadiumRichmond, Virginia L 8–13  
November 28 William & Mary City StadiumRichmond, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) L 0–25