1972 Virginia Tech Gobblers football team

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1972 Virginia Tech Gobblers football
Virginia Tech retro logo.svg
ConferenceIndependent
1972 record6–4–1
Head coachCharlie Coffey (2nd season)
Home stadiumLane Stadium
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Penn State         10 2 0
No. 14 Notre Dame         8 3 0
Utah State         8 3 0
West Virginia         8 4 0
Florida State         7 4 0
Northern Illinois         7 4 0
Rutgers         7 4 0
No. 20 Georgia Tech         7 4 1
Air Force         6 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Virginia Tech         6 4 1
Houston         6 4 1
Tulane         6 5 0
Temple         5 4 0
Colgate         5 4 1
Holy Cross         5 4 1
Syracuse         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         5 6 0
Dayton         4 6 1
Boston College         4 7 0
Navy         4 7 0
South Carolina         4 7 0
Southern Miss         3 7 1
Xavier         2 8 0
Cincinnati         2 9 0
Villanova         2 9 0
Pittsburgh         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Virginia Tech Gobblers football team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the 1972 college football season.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 16at VirginiaL 20–24
September 23at No. 17 Florida StateL 15–2736,400
September 30SMUW 13–1026,000
October 7Houston
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
T 27–27
October 14No. 19 Oklahoma Statedagger
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 34–32
October 21at OhioW 53–21
October 28vs. William & MaryL 16–1722,000
November 4Southern Miss
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 27–14
November 11South Carolina
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 45–2030,000
November 18at No. 2 AlabamaL 13–5257,162
November 25at Wake ForestW 44–96,500
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1972 football team according to the roster published in the 1973 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[2]

1972 Virginia Tech roster
  • Paul Adams
  • Bruce Arians
  • James William "J.B." Barber, Jr.
  • Larry Bearekman
  • John Bell
  • Brent Bledsoe
  • Morris Blueford
  • Jack Booth
  • Glenn Brown
  • Mike Burnop
  • Tom Carpenito
  • M. Cole
  • Nick Colobro
  • Chris Courtney
  • Doug Coyner
  • Jack Crews
  • Bobby Dabbs
  • John Dobbins
  • Dennis Dodson
  • Rich Eastling
  • Bill Ellenbogen
  • Stephen C. Galloway
  • Barry Garber
  • T. Gerdy
  • David Halstead
  • Jim Heizer
  • Kent Henry
  • Peter Michael Horoszko
  • Andy Hromyak
  • Johnson
  • Bob Karlsen
  • Howard Keyes
  • Wayne Latimer
  • Bob Lawlor
  • Chip Lawson
  • Bruce Arthur Lemmert
  • Billy Linson
  • Steve Maguigan
  • Charley Martin
  • Randy McCann
  • Lynn McCoy
  • Bruce McDaniel
  • Steve Pasi
  • Chuck Perdue
  • Vic Perez
  • Rick Popp
  • Barney Ratliff
  • Don Reel
  • Tom Reynolds
  • Phil Rogers
  • Ricky Scales
  • Jerry Scharnus
  • John William Schneider
  • Rodney Schnurr
  • Chuck Schoenadel
  • Rod M. Sedwick
  • Tom Shirley
  • Chuck Shorter
  • Dale Soncini
  • John Sprenkle
  • Don Sprouse
  • Terry Stewart
  • Dave Strock
  • Don Strock
  • Andre Tennessee
  • Don Testerman
  • Doug Thacker
  • Greg Toal
  • Tom Trice
  • Kit Utz
  • Craig Valentine

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972 Virginia Tech Hokies". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  2. ^ "The Bugle 1973". Virginia Tech Bugle. 1973. p. 128. Retrieved 2019-08-28.