1959 VPI Gobblers football team

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1959 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1959 record6–4 (3–1 SoCon)
Head coachFrank Moseley (9th season)
Home stadiumLane Stadium
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
VMI $ 5 0 1     8 1 1
The Citadel 5 1 0     8 2 0
VPI 3 1 0     6 4 0
Furman 3 2 0     3 7 0
Richmond 4 3 1     4 5 1
West Virginia 2 2 0     3 7 0
William & Mary 2 5 0     4 6 0
Davidson 0 5 0     1 8 0
George Washington 0 5 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 VPI Gobblers football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the 1959 college football season.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 198:00 p.m.vs. NC State*L 13–15
September 26at Wake Forest*L 18–279,000[2]
October 3vs. William & MaryW 20–1419,000[3]
October 10Florida State*daggerWSLS-TVL 6–715,000[2]
October 17vs. Virginia*W 40–14
October 24at Villanova*W 24–148,000[4]
October 31Richmond
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 51–29
November 7at West Texas State*W 26–21
November 14at West VirginiaW 12–09,000[2]
November 26vs. VMI
  • Victory Stadium
  • Roanoke, VA (rivalry)
L 12–3727,500[2]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1959 Virginia Tech football schedule[5]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1959 football team according to the roster published in the 1960 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[2]

VPI 1959 roster
  • Ray Barile
  • Clyde Barnette
  • Edwin M. Bartrug, Jr.
  • Andy Beckstoffer
  • Tom Betz
  • Charles Philip Blankenship
  • Herb Bowling
  • Kenneth Arnold Byrd
  • Robert M. Crabtree
  • Carroll Dale (Capt.)
  • Bloice Davison
  • Frank H. Eastman
  • John Farmer
  • Jim Farr
  • David W. Gillespie
  • Bob Harris
  • Walter Milton Harris
  • William O. Heintz
  • Pat Henry
  • Gary Hilton
  • Charles F. Hines
  • Robert Gerald Holbrook
  • Leo Howard
  • Ben Hunter
  • Don Jensen
  • Harold Jones
  • Mac Kincaid
  • Warren Maccaroni
  • Ray Massie
  • William Roderick McGinnis
  • David Mitchell
  • Warren Morris
  • Joe Moss
  • Thomas Ellis O'Brien
  • Don Oakes
  • Jim Paine
  • Noah Redding "Buddy" Perry
  • Charles Warren Price, Jr.
  • Art Pruett
  • William Alger Pugh
  • Elmer Reed
  • Bill Robertson
  • Sam Shaffer
  • Dickie Snead
  • Charlie Speck
  • Chuck Stephens
  • Terry L. Strock
  • Rick Tolley
  • Amos Leon Tomblin
  • Donald Ray Vaught
  • Bernie Vishneski
  • Harold Ward
  • Johnny Watkins
  • Arthur Allen Whittier
  • Donald E. Womeldorph
  • Mike Zeno

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1959 Virginia Tech Hokies". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  2. ^ a b c d e "The Bugle 1960" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1960. p. 325. Retrieved 2017-01-06.
  3. ^ "Indians Nipped By VPI In Harvest Bowl Tilt" (PDF). The Flat Hat. College of William & Mary. October 6, 1959. p. 7. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "Techman Tops 'Cats 24-14". The Villanovan. Villanova University. October 29, 1959. p. 12. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  5. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1959–1960". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed January 6, 2017.