1931 VPI Gobblers football team

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1931 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1931 record3–4–2 (1–4–1 SoCon)
Head coachOrville Neale (2nd season)
CaptainCharles Eugene Brown
Home stadiumMiles Stadium
Seasons
← 1930
1932 →
1931 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane $ 8 0 0     11 1 0
Tennessee 6 0 1     9 0 1
Alabama 7 1 0     9 1 0
Georgia 6 1 0     8 2 0
Maryland 4 1 1     8 1 1
Kentucky 4 2 2     5 2 2
LSU 3 2 0     5 4 0
South Carolina 3 3 1     5 4 1
Duke 3 3 1     5 3 2
Auburn 3 3 0     5 3 0
Sewanee 3 3 0     6 3 1
Vanderbilt 3 4 0     5 4 0
North Carolina 2 3 3     4 3 3
Washington and Lee 2 3 0     4 5 1
Florida 2 4 2     2 6 2
Georgia Tech 2 4 1     2 7 1
VMI 2 4 0     3 6 1
NC State 2 4 0     3 6 0
VPI 1 4 1     3 4 2
Clemson 1 4 0     1 6 2
Ole Miss 1 5 0     2 6 1
Virginia 0 5 1     2 6 1
Mississippi A&M 0 5 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1931 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1931 Southern Conference football season. The team was led by their head coach Orville Neale and finished with a record of three wins, four losses and two ties (3–4–2).

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 26King*W 33–0
October 3at GeorgiaL 0–40
October 10Davidson*
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 18–6
October 17vs. William & Mary*T 6–6
October 24at KentuckyL 6–20
October 31Maryland
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
L 0–20
November 7vs. Washington and Lee
L 0–6
November 14at VirginiaT 0–0
November 26vs. VMI
W 13–6
  • *Non-conference game
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1931 Virginia Tech football schedule[3]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1931 football team according to the roster published in the 1932 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[4]

VPI 1931 roster
  • William Earle Betts
  • Charles Eugene Brown (Capt.)
  • Alfred Layden Casey
  • Edwin F. Chandler
  • E. E. Dyke
  • Bill Grinus
  • Charles Alexander "Heinie" Groth
  • Samuel Elkana Hardwick
  • Eugene Goliday Hite
  • Garland Woodrow Hoenstine
  • Harry Worden Howard
  • John A. McIntre
  • John Marshall Murphy
  • Waightes Gibbs Ottley
  • Benny Palmer
  • William Breckenridge Porterfield
  • Carl Francis Robison
  • Henry DeWitt Shank
  • Harry Hyman Stark
  • James L. Swart

References[edit]

  1. ^ "W&L vs. VPI Official Football Program". VPI vs. W&L Football Program. 1931. p. 1. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  2. ^ "V.M.I. Loses To Va. Tech 13–6 In Turkey Day Classic". The Cadet. Virginia Military Institute. November 30, 1931. p. 1. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1931–1932". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed January 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "The Bugle 1932" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1932. Retrieved 2016-01-09.