1902 VPI football
1902 VPI football team.jpg
ConferenceIndependent
Record3–2–1
Head coach
CaptainHunter Carpenter
Home stadiumGibboney Field
Seasons
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1902 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Oklahoma A&M     1 0 0
Spring Hill     1 0 0
Texas A&M     7 0 2
Marshall     5 0 2
Virginia     8 1 1
South Carolina     6 1 0
Kentucky University     7 2 0
Howard (AL)     3 1 0
North Carolina     5 1 3
Georgetown     7 3 0
Arkansas     6 3 0
Oklahoma     6 3 0
Florida State College     2 1 0
Stetson     2 1 1
West Virginia     7 4 0
VPI     3 2 1
Davidson     4 4 1
East Florida Seminary     1 1 0
Louisiana Industrial     1 1 1
Richmond     3 3 0
VMI     3 3 1
William & Mary     1 1 1
Baylor     3 4 2
North Carolina A&M     3 4 2
Maryland     3 5 2
Delaware     3 5 1
Florida Agricultural     1 2 1
Southwestern Louisiana Industrial     1 2 0
Columbian     1 3 0
Navy     2 7 1
TCU     0 5 1
Central Oklahoma     0 1 0
Kendall     0 1 0
Tusculum     0 1 0

The 1902 VPI football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1902 college football season. The team was led by their head coach R. R. Brown and finished with a record of three wins, three losses, and one tie (3–2–1).

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 133:00 p.m.vs. Washington and Lee
L 0–6[1][2][3][4]
October 18North Carolina A&MW 11–6[5][6]
October 253:30 p.m.North Carolina
T 0–02,500-3,000[7][8][9]
November 83:30 p.m.Georgetown
  • Gibboney Field
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 28–0[10][11]
November 154:00 p.m.at Virginia
L 0–61,000[12][13][14]
November 27vs. VMI
W 50–56,000[15][16]

Players

The following players were members of the 1902 football team according to the roster published in the 1903 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[17]

VPI 1902 roster
Quarterback
  • Charles Edgar Bear

Guards

  • Graber
  • McCullough

Tackles

Center

  • Joseph Clay Stiles
Ends
  • Creighton Childs Campbell
  • Miller
  • Wilmer Nelson Robins
  • Joe Ware

Halfbacks

Fullback

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Game Postponed". Richmond Dispatch. Library of Congress. October 12, 1902. p. 9. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  2. ^ "The "Techs" Downed". Richmond Dispatch. Library of Congress. October 14, 1902. p. 6. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  3. ^ "Football". Lexington Gazette. Library of Congress. October 15, 1902. p. 3. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  4. ^ "W. & L. 6; V. P. I. 0". The Ring-tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. October 18, 1902. p. 1. Retrieved August 13, 2022.
  5. ^ "V.P.I. Defeats Tar-Heels". Richmond Dispatch. Library of Congress. October 19, 1902. p. 2. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  6. ^ "On The Gridiron". The Roanoke Times. Library of Virginia. October 19, 1902. p. 1. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  7. ^ "Both Failed to Score". The Times. Library of Congress. October 26, 1902. p. 14. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  8. ^ "Football Was King". The Roanoke Times. Library of Virginia. October 26, 1902. p. 5. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  9. ^ "A Brilliant Game". The Tar Heel. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. November 1, 1902. p. 1. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  10. ^ "V.P.I's Easy Victory". Richmond Dispatch. Library of Congress. November 9, 1902. p. 21. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  11. ^ "Georgetown Shut Out". The Evening Star. Library of Congress. November 10, 1902. p. 9. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  12. ^ "'Varsity Defeats Blacksburg Cadets". The Times. Library of Congress. November 16, 1902. p. 1. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  13. ^ "Council Made Touchdown". The Daily Progress. University of Virginia. November 17, 1902. p. 1. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  14. ^ ""Tecks" Go Down". Richmond Dispatch. Library of Congress. November 16, 1902. p. 1. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  15. ^ "V.P.I. Outclasses V.M.I. at Norfolk". The Times. Library of Congress. November 28, 1902. p. 1. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  16. ^ "Easy for the V.P.I." Richmond Dispatch. Library of Congress. November 28, 1902. p. 1. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  17. ^ "The Bugle 1903" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1903. p. 131. Retrieved 2015-11-11.