1928 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1928 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southern Conference
1928 record 9–0–1 (6–0–1 SoCon)
Head coach Robert Neyland (3rd year)
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1927 1929 »
1928 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgia Tech 7 0 0     10 0 0
Tennessee 6 0 1     9 0 1
Florida 6 1 0     8 1 0
Virginia Tech 4 1 0     7 2 0
Alabama 6 2 0     6 3 0
LSU 3 1 1     6 2 1
Clemson 4 2 0     8 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 2 0     8 2 0
Tulane 3 3 1     6 3 1
Ole Miss 3 3 0     5 4 0
North Carolina 2 2 2     5 3 2
Kentucky 2 2 1     4 3 1
South Carolina 2 2 1     6 2 2
Maryland 2 3 1     6 3 1
VMI 2 3 1     5 3 2
Georgia 2 4 0     4 5 0
NC State 1 3 1     4 5 1
Mississippi State 1 4 0     2 4 2
Virginia 1 6 0     2 6 1
Washington & Lee 1 6 0     2 8 0
Sewanee 0 5 0     2 7 0
Auburn 0 7 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion


The 1928 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1928 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his third year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 1928 Vols won nine, lost zero and tied one game (9–0–1 overall, 6–0–1 in the SoCon). The only blemish on their schedule was a scoreless tie with Kentucky. Tennessee outscored their opponents 249 to 51 and posted five shutouts.

On November 17, Tennessee beat in-state rival Vanderbilt for the first time since 1916. Before 1928, Vanderbilt held a strong advantage over the Volunteers with a record of 18–2–3 in the first 23 meetings between the two school. Since 1928, Tennessee has dominated the rivalry.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 27, 1928 Maryville* Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 41–0  
October 6, 1928 Centre* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 41–7  
October 13, 1928 Ole Miss Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 13–12  
October 20, 1928 at Alabama Denny FieldTuscaloosa, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 15–13  
October 27, 1928 Washington & Leedagger Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–7  
November 3, 1928 Carson–Newman* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 57–0  
November 10, 1928 Sewanee Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 32–0  
November 17, 1928 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN (Rivalry) W 6–0  
November 29, 1928 Kentucky Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) T 0–0  
December 8, 1928 Florida Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) W 13–12  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
  • Reference:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1920–29". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 

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