1925 VPI Gobblers football team

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1925 VPI Gobblers football
Conference Southern Conference
1925 record 5–3–2 (3–3–1 SoCon)
Head coach B. C. Cubbage (5th season)
Captain Joseph Henry Moran
Home stadium Miles Field
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama + 7 0 0     10 0 0
Tulane + 5 0 0     9 0 1
North Carolina 4 0 1     7 1 1
Washington and Lee 5 1 0     5 5 0
Virginia 4 1 1     7 1 1
Georgia Tech 4 1 1     6 2 1
Kentucky 4 2 0     6 3 0
Florida 3 2 0     8 2 0
Auburn 3 2 1     5 3 1
VPI 3 3 1     5 3 2
Vanderbilt 3 3 0     6 3 0
Tennessee 2 2 1     5 2 1
South Carolina 2 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 2 4 0     4 5 0
VMI 2 4 0     6 4 0
Sewanee 1 4 0     4 4 1
Mississippi A&M 1 4 0     3 4 1
LSU 0 2 1     5 3 1
NC State 0 4 1     3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 0     5 5 0
Clemson 0 4 0     1 7 0
Maryland 0 4 0     2 5 1
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1925 VPI Gobblers football team was an American football team that represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute as a member of the Southern Conference during the 1925 season. In its fifth season under head coach B. C. Cubbage, VPI compiled a 5–3–2 record (3–3–1 against conference opponents), finished in tenth place in the Southern Conference, and was outscored by a total of 52 to 39.[1] The team played its home games at Miles Field in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 19 Lynchburg* W 10–0 [2]
September 26 Roanoke*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
T 0–0 [3]
October 3 3:00 p.m.[4] Hampden–Sydney*
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 13–3 [5]
October 10 at Auburn L 0–19 5,000 [6]
October 17 vs. Maryland Washington, DC W 3–0 [7]
October 24 vs. Washington and Lee Lynchburg, VA L 0–20 [8]
October 31 vs. South Carolina
W 6–0 [10]
November 7 NC State
  • Miles Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
T 0–0 [11]
November 14 at Virginia L 0–10 [12]
November 26 vs. VMI
W 7–0 [14]
  • *Non-conference game

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1925 football team according to the roster published in the 1926 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[15]

VPI 1925 roster
Quarterback
  • George Claiborne "Speck" Anderson

Guards

  • Edward Malvern Handy
  • John Mercer Jeffries
  • James Edward Ray

Tackle

  • Vernon Edward Miles

Center

  • Joseph Henry Moran (Capt.)
Ends
  • Charles Wood Brigham
  • Forrest William Holly
  • J. B. Jones

Halfbacks

Fullbacks

  • Cecil Franzen DeLaBarre
  • Jack Wellford Moss

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1925 Virgnia Tech Hokies Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Gobblers Defeat Lynchburg 10 to 0". Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia). September 20, 1925. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Roanoke Fights V.P.I. To A Scoreless Tie". Daily Press. September 27, 1925. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Virginia Polytechnic Institute vs. Hampden–Sydney College Official Program". VPI vs. Hampden–Sydney Football Program. 1925. p. 1. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  5. ^ "V.P.I. Rallies To Win Over Tigers By 13-3". Daily Press. October 4, 1925. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Tigers Defeat Gobblers 19 to 0" (PDF). The Auburn Plainsman. Auburn University. January 3, 1930. p. 1. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Maryland Again Fails To Beat Gobblers". The Baltimore Sun. October 18, 1925. p. II-3 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Virginia Poly Helpless Before W. and L. Attacks". The Baltimore Sun. October 25, 1925. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "VPI vs. USC Official Souvenir Program". VPI vs. USC Football Program. 1925. p. 1. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  10. ^ "South Carolina Is Licked By Gobblers". Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia). November 1, 1925. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "V.P.I. Held In a Tie With State". Bluefield Daily Telegraph. November 8, 1925. p. II-3 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Virginia Hands Out Blanks To Gobblers". Daily press. November 15, 1925. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Flying Squadron Loses Thrilling Turkey Day Battle To Ancient Rivals--Va. Tech 7; V. M. I. 0". The Cadet. Virginia Military Institute. November 30, 1925. p. 1. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  14. ^ "Virginia Poly Winner Over Flying Squadron". The Baltimore Sun. November 27, 1925. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ "The Bugle 1926" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1926. p. 249. Retrieved 2016-01-08.