1931 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1931 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southern Conference
1931 record 9–0–1 (6–0–1 SoCon)
Head coach Robert Neyland (6th year)
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1930 1932 »

The 1931 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1931 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his sixth year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 1931 Vols won nine, lost zero and tied one game (9–0–1 overall, 6–0–1 in the SoCon). On October 17, Tennessee avenged their only loss from the previous season and beat Alabama; this was the only loss for the Crimson Tide in 1931. For the third time in four years, Kentucky spoiled Tennessee's bid for a perfect season with a tie. Tennessee concluded the 1931 season on December 7 with a charity game at Yankee Stadium against NYU. The 1931 Vols outscored their opponents 243 to 15 and posted eight shutouts

1931 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane 8 0 0     11 1 0
Tennessee 6 0 1     9 0 1
Alabama 7 1 0     9 1 0
Georgia 6 1 0     8 2 0
Maryland 4 1 1     8 1 1
Kentucky 4 2 2     5 2 2
LSU 3 2 0     5 4 0
Duke 3 3 1     5 3 2
South Carolina 3 3 1     5 4 1
Auburn 3 3 0     5 3 0
Sewanee 3 3 0     6 3 1
Vanderbilt 3 4 0     5 4 0
North Carolina 2 3 3     4 3 3
Washington & Lee 2 3 0     4 5 1
Florida 2 4 2     2 6 2
Georgia Tech 2 4 1     2 7 1
VMI 2 4 0     3 6 1
NC State 2 4 0     3 6 0
Virginia Tech 1 4 1     3 4 2
Clemson 1 4 0     1 6 2
Ole Miss 1 5 0     2 6 1
Virginia 0 5 1     2 6 1
Mississippi State 0 5 0     2 6 0
† – Conference champion

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26, 1931 Maryville* Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 33–0  
October 3, 1931 Clemson Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 44–0  
October 10, 1931 Ole Miss Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 38–0  
October 17, 1931 Alabamadagger Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) W 25–0  
October 24, 1931 at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 31–0  
October 31, 1931 Duke Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 25–2  
November 7, 1931 Carson–Newman* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 31–0  
November 14, 1931 Vanderbilt Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 21–7  
November 26, 1931 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) T 6–6  
December 7, 1931 vs. NYU* Yankee StadiumBronx, NY W 13–0   40,684[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
  • Reference:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luchter, P. S. (December 31, 2011). "Football Games at Yankee Stadium". Lucky's Amazing Sports Lists. LuckyShow.org. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1930–39". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 

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