1904 VPI football team

The 1904 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1904 college football season. The team was led by their head coach John C. O'Connor and finished with a record of five wins and three losses (5–3).

1904 VPI football
ConferenceIndependent
Record5–3
Head coach
CaptainGeorge C. Willson
Home stadiumGibboney Field
Seasons
← 1903
1905 →
1904 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Georgetown     7 1 0
Southwest Texas State     5 1 0
Southwestern Louisiana Industrial     2 0 1
Davidson     6 1 1
Navy     7 2 1
North Carolina     5 2 2
Virginia     6 3 0
North Carolina A&M     3 1 2
West Virginia     6 3 0
VPI     5 3 0
George Washington     4 2 2
Arkansas     4 3 0
Oklahoma     4 3 1
South Carolina     4 3 1
Stetson     2 2 0
Central Oklahoma     2 3 0
VMI     3 5 0
Kentucky University     3 4 0
Grant     2 3 0
Florida State College     2 3 0
Maryland     2 4 2
East Florida Seminary     1 2 0
Goldey College     1 2 0
Tennessee Docs     2 4 0
Baylor     2 5 1
Louisiana Industrial     1 3 0
TCU     1 4 1
Delaware     1 5 1
Rollins     0 1 0
Tusculum     0 2 0
Florida at Lake City     0 5 0
Oklahoma A&M     0 6 0

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 1RichmondW 18–0[1][2]
October 8Washington and Lee
  • Gibboney Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 24–0[3][4][5]
October 12Nashville
  • Gibboney Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 32–0[6]
October 22William & Mary
  • Gibboney Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 30–0[7]
October 29North Carolina
  • Gibboney Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
L 0–6[8][9][10]
November 5vs. VirginiaL 0–53,000[11][12][13]
November 19at NavyL 0–11[14][15][16][17]
November 243:20 p.m.vs. VMIRoanoke, VA (rivalry)W 17–53,000[18][19]

PlayersEdit

The following players were members of the 1904 football team according to the roster published in the 1905 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[20]

VPI 1904 roster
Quarterback
  • Edwin Rollins Harris

Guards

  • McCulloch
  • Frank Henry Stickling

Tackles

  • Bernard Daxon Hynes
  • George Cralle Willson (Capt.)

Center

  • Joseph Clay Stiles
Ends
  • Thomas Walker Lewis
  • Wilmer Nelson Robins

Halfbacks

  • Conner
  • George Newman Harris

Fullback

Substitutes
  • C. Ballard Cox
  • Murray Valentine Harlan
  • Harry A. Treadwell
  • Philip McGregor Shuey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Spiders Beaten". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Congress. October 2, 1904. p. 14. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "V.P.I., 18; Richmond College, 0". The Roanoke Times. Library of Virginia. October 2, 1904. p. 1. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  3. ^ "V.P.I., 24; W. and L., 0". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Congress. October 9, 1904. p. 2. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  4. ^ "V.P.I., 24; W. and L., 0". The Roanoke Times. Library of Virginia. October 9, 1904. p. 1. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  5. ^ "V.P.I., 24; W. & L., 0" (PDF). The Ring-tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. October 15, 1904. p. 4. Retrieved August 13, 2022.
  6. ^ "V.P.I. Defeats Nashville". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Congress. October 13, 1904. p. 7. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  7. ^ "Game At Blacksburg". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Congress. October 23, 1904. p. 23. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  8. ^ "V.P.I. Fails To Score". The Tar Heel. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. November 2, 1904. p. 1. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  9. ^ "Carolina Defeats Polytechnic Cadets". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Congress. October 30, 1904. p. 1. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  10. ^ "The Virginians Are Overthrown". The News & Observer. Library of Congress. October 30, 1904. p. 9. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  11. ^ "It Was A Desperate Struggle". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Congress. November 6, 1904. p. 1. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  12. ^ "Virginia Defeats V.P.I." The Daily Progress. University of Virginia. November 7, 1904. p. 8. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  13. ^ "Referee Says Made Mistake". The Richmond News Leader. Library of Virginia. November 7, 1904. p. 4. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  14. ^ "V.P.I. Beaten By Score Of 11 To 0". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Congress. November 20, 1904. p. 2. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  15. ^ "Virginia Tech Beaten By Navy". The Washington Times. Library of Congress. November 20, 1904. p. 10. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  16. ^ "Annapolis Beats Virginia Eleven". New-York Tribune. Library of Congress. November 20, 1904. p. 10. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  17. ^ "The Virginia Techs Beaten By Middies". The Roanoke Times. Library of Virginia. November 20, 1904. p. 1. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  18. ^ "Blacksburg Boys Win". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Congress. November 25, 1904. p. 7. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  19. ^ "V.P.I. Won". The Roanoke Times. Library of Virginia. November 25, 1904. p. 5. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  20. ^ "The Bugle 1905" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1905. p. 153. Retrieved 2015-11-13.