1908 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1908 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1908 record 7–2 (4–2 SIAA)
Head coach George Levene
Captain Walker Leach
Home stadium 15th and Cumberland Field
Seasons
« 1907 1909 »
1908 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
LSU 3 0 0     10 0 0
Tulane 2 0 0     7 1 0
Vanderbilt 3 0 1     7 2 1
Auburn 5 1 0     6 1 0
Tennessee 4 2 0     7 2 0
Georgia Tech 5 3 0     6 3 0
Georgia 3 2 1     5 2 1
Alabama 1 1 1     6 1 1
Sewanee 1 1 1     4 1 3
Mississippi A&M 1 3 0     3 4 0
Clemson 1 4 0     1 6 0
Texas A&M 0 1 0     3 5 0
Dahlonega 0 1 0     0 1 0
Memphis University School 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 3 0     3 4 0
Ole Miss 0 3 0     3 5 0
Gordon 0 3 0     0 3 0
Nashville            
Southern            
† – Conference champion

The 1908 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1908 college football season. The season was the second of head coach George Levene's three-year tenure. The Volunteers had compiled four wins in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association play, the most in team history. It was widely considered the best Tennessee football season up to that point.[1] Walker Leach and Nathan Dougherty were selected All-Southern. Vanderbilt coach Dan McGugin noted "All things considered, Leach was perhaps the best football player of the year in Dixie."[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 3, 1908 North Carolina* 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN W 12–0  
October 10, 1908 Maryville* 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN W 39–5  
October 17, 1908 Kentucky 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN W 7–0  
October 24, 1908 Georgia 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN W 10–0  
October 31, 1908 at Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA W 6–5  
November 7, 1908 at Vanderbilt Nashville, TN (Rivalry) L 9–16  
November 14, 1908 Clemson 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN W 6–5  
November 21, 1908 Chattanooga* 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN W 35–6  


References[edit]

November 26, 1908 vs. Alabama Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL L 0–4  
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern.