1952 VPI Gobblers football team

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1952 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1952 record5–6 (4–4 SoCon)
Head coachFrank Moseley (2nd season)
Home stadiumLane Stadium
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 16 Duke $ 5 0 0     8 2 0
Wake Forest 5 1 0     5 4 1
West Virginia 5 1 0     7 2 0
William & Mary 4 1 0     4 5 0
George Washington 4 2 1     5 3 1
VPI 4 4 0     5 6 0
Furman 2 2 1     6 3 1
Washington and Lee 3 4 0     3 7 0
VMI 2 3 1     3 6 1
NC State 2 4 0     3 7 0
South Carolina 2 4 0     5 5 0
North Carolina 1 2 0     2 6 0
The Citadel 1 3 1     3 5 1
Davidson 1 6 0     2 7 0
Richmond 0 6 0     1 9 0
Maryland         7 2 0
Clemson         2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • † League sanctions prevented Maryland and Clemson from conference participation
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952 VPI Gobblers football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the 1952 college football season.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 138:00 p.m.[2]vs. Marshall*W 19–14
September 20at DavidsonW 27–14
September 27at The CitadelW 14–7
October 4vs. No. 16 Virginia*L 0–42
October 112:00 p.m.[3]at No. 18 Alabama*L 0–3316,000[4]
October 18George WashingtondaggerL 0–6
October 252:00 p.m.[5]at Washington and Lee
L 27–347,000[6]
November 12:30 p.m.[7]at RichmondW 20–2
November 8William & Mary
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, Virginia
L 15–356,000[8]
November 15at West VirginiaL 7–27
November 27vs. VMI
W 26–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1952 Virginia Tech football schedule[10]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1952 football team according to the roster published in the 1953 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[11]

VPI 1952 roster
  • Bob Allen
  • J. Allen
  • William R. Anderson
  • Richard VanMetre "Dickie" Beard
  • Boone
  • Donald C. Booth
  • Franklin Dewey Brown
  • Leo Burke
  • Doug Creger
  • Johnny Dean
  • Hugh David Ebert
  • James Glen Fleenor
  • Harold Byrd Grizzard
  • James H. Haren
  • Billy Harrison
  • Charles Donald Herb
  • Tom Hughes
  • William Duncan Kerfoot
  • Julian Neville King
  • Frank Ronald Kwiatkowski
  • Robert Stevens Luttrell
  • Don Mitchell
  • Gary Mitchess
  • John Stewart Moody
  • Madison "Buzz" Nutter
  • Thomas R. Petty
  • George Preas
  • Jim Randall
  • Thomas Carl Richards
  • Robert Earl Scruggs
  • Bobby Seal
  • Hunter E. Swink
  • Vickers
  • Webb
  • Don "Ducky" Welsh
  • Norman Chad White (Co-Capt.)
  • Jack Williams
  • Ernie Wolfe
  • Howard Irving Wright

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1952 Virginia Tech Hokies". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  2. ^ "V.P.I. vs Marshall – 2nd Annual Coal Bowl". VPI vs. Marshall Football Program. 1952. p. 1. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  3. ^ "Unbeaten Alabama Meets VPI Saturday in Denny; Triumph Over Miami Labels Tide as SEC Poison". The Crimson White. University of Alabama. October 7, 1952. p. 9. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Crimson Tide keeps 1952 Slate Clean Right Halfbacks Marlow, Tharpe Run Wild VPI find "Thick Red Line" Impenetrable". The Crimson White. University of Alabama. October 14, 1952. p. 13. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "Homecoming Pep Rally, Parade Tonight" (PDF). The Ring-Tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. October 24, 1952. p. 1. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  6. ^ "Generals Rally to Capture Homecoming Contest" (PDF). The Ring-Tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. October 28, 1952. p. 5. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "Tyler and Dean, SC Pass Leaders, Vie Tomorrow". The Collegian. University of Richmond. October 31, 1952. p. 6. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  8. ^ "Tribe Conquers Virginia Tech, 35-15, In Aerial Duel" (PDF). The Flat Hat. College of William & Mary. November 11, 1952. p. 4. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  9. ^ "Corps to Journey To Roanoke For Annual VPI Game". The Cadet. Virginia Military Institute. November 24, 1952. p. 1. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  10. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1952–1953". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed January 10, 2017.
  11. ^ "The Bugle 1953" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1953. p. 248. Retrieved 2017-01-10.