1964 VPI Gobblers football team

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1964 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1964 record6–4 (3–1 SoCon)
Head coachJerry Claiborne (4th season)
Home stadiumMiles Stadium
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
West Virginia $   5 0         7 4  
VPI   3 1         6 4  
George Washington   3 2         5 4  
The Citadel   4 3         4 6  
William & Mary   4 3         4 6  
Richmond   2 4         3 7  
Davidson   1 3         3 6  
Furman   1 4         3 7  
VMI   1 4         1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1964 VPI Gobblers football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the 1964 college football season.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19at Tampa*W 18–147,500
September 26vs. Wake Forest*L 21–38
October 3at Virginia*L 17–20
October 10George WashingtonW 33–011,000
October 17West Virginia
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
L 10–23
October 24No. 10 Florida State*dagger
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 20–1122,000[2]
October 31at William & MaryW 27–2010,000
November 7NC State*
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 28–19
November 14at Syracuse*L 15–2024,000
November 26vs. VMI
  • Victory Stadium
  • Roanoke, VA (rivalry)
W 35–13
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1964 football team according to the roster published in the 1965 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[3]

VPI 1964 roster
  • Dick Anderson
  • Darryl Bailey
  • Jay Barfield
  • Judson Bigelow
  • Joe Bloomer
  • Andy Bowling
  • Donnie Bruce
  • Eddie Bulheller
  • Robert Carr Churchill
  • Paul Frederick Cobb
  • Dickie Cranwell
  • Bill Edwards
  • Lacy Lee Edwards, Jr.
  • Jack Evan
  • David Lowell Farmer
  • Rusty Fife
  • Tommy Francisco
  • Sal Garcia
  • Bill Gordon
  • Bob Griffith
  • Tommy Groom
  • Les Hanly
  • Wayne Hewitt
  • Tom Hidell
  • Wynston Holbrook
  • Michael Joseph Hvozdovic
  • Ed Jeffrey
  • Basil G. Jennings
  • Erick Johnson
  • Lynn Jones
  • Bill Kegley
  • Dickie Kelly
  • Victor "Vic" William Kreiter, Jr.
  • Ronnie Lindon
  • Tommy Marvin
  • Ronald Lee McGuigan
  • Claude Earl Messamore, Jr.
  • Milton E. Miller
  • Richard Mollo
  • Bobby Owens
  • Darrell Page
  • Mike Price
  • John Raible
  • James John Reba
  • Fred Michael Saunders
  • Bob Schweickert
  • John Sheehy
  • John George Shipley
  • James Simmons
  • Tommy Stafford
  • Douglas Lee Ulery
  • Silas Alexander "Sonny" Utz, III
  • Raleigh Voight
  • Jack Wenderoch
  • Ken Whitley
  • Sands Woody

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1964 Virginia Tech Hokies". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  2. ^ "Tribe Suffers First Defeat: Shweickert Gobbles Up Seminoles 20-11". Tallahassee Democrat. October 25, 1964. p. 3B – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "The Bugle 1965" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1965. p. 348. Retrieved 2017-12-05.