1965 VPI Gobblers football team

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1965 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceIndependent
1965 record7–3
Head coachJerry Claiborne (5th season)
Home stadiumLane Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
New Mexico State         8 2 0
Utah State         8 2 0
Xavier         8 2 0
Texas Western         8 3 0
No. 9 Notre Dame         7 2 1
Southern Miss         7 2 0
Syracuse         7 3 0
VPI         7 3 0
Georgia Tech         7 3 1
Boston College         6 4 0
West Texas State         6 4 0
Boston University         5 3 1
Buffalo         5 3 2
Miami (FL)         5 4 1
Penn State         5 5 0
Memphis State         5 5 0
San Jose State         5 5 0
Navy         4 4 2
Colgate         4 5 1
Florida State         4 5 1
Army         4 5 1
Houston         4 5 1
Colorado State         4 6 0
Rutgers         3 6 0
Air Force         3 6 1
Pittsburgh         3 7 0
Dayton         3 7 0
Holy Cross         2 7 1
Pacific (CA)         2 8 0
Villanova         1 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1965 VPI Gobblers football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the 1965 college football season. They finished the season with a 7–3 record.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 18vs. Wake ForestW 12–3
September 258:15 p.m.at RichmondW 25–711,000
October 2William & MaryW 9–7
October 9at George WashingtonW 17–12
October 16at VanderbiltL 10–21
October 23Virginiadagger
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
W 22–14
October 30at Florida StateL 6–7
November 6at West VirginiaL 22–31
November 13Villanova
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 21–1915,000
November 25vs. VMI
  • Victory Stadium
  • Roanoke, VA (rivalry)
W 44–1323,000
  • daggerHomecoming

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1965 football team according to the roster published in the 1966 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[2]

VPI 1965 roster
  • Art Aguilar
  • Ken Barefoot
  • Jay Barfield
  • Judson Bigelow
  • Andy Bowling
  • Donnie Bruce
  • Eddie Bulheller
  • Paul Frederick Cobb
  • Clarence Culpepper
  • George Dallas
  • Scott Dawson
  • Damon William Dedo
  • Bill Edwards
  • Jack Evan
  • David Lowell Farmer
  • Rusty Fife
  • Gene Fisher
  • George Foussekis
  • Tommy Francisco
  • Sal Garcia
  • Bill Gordon
  • Leo Griffin
  • Bob Griffith
  • Tommy Groom
  • Les Hanly
  • Jeff Haynes
  • Basil G. Jennings
  • Erick Johnson
  • Bill Kegley
  • Jackie Kennedy
  • Ronnie Lindon
  • Dickie Longerbeam
  • Frank Loria
  • Ronald Lee McGuigan
  • Claude Earl Messamore, Jr.
  • Milton E. Miller
  • Dan Mooney
  • Bobby Owens
  • John Raible
  • Wayne Rash
  • James John Reba
  • Jim Richards
  • Robert Rupp
  • Fred Michael Saunders
  • Dennis Michael Semones
  • John Sheehy
  • John George Shipley
  • Bill Skinner
  • Tommy Stafford
  • Tom Swords
  • Don Thacker
  • Jonathan Titley Utin
  • Sands Woody
  • Peter Wrenn

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1965 Virginia Tech Hokies". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  2. ^ "The Bugle 1966" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1966. p. 82. Retrieved 2017-12-06.