1935 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

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1935 Vanderbilt Commodores football
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Conference Southeastern Conference
1935 record 7–3–1 (5–1 SEC)
Head coach Ray Morrison (2nd year)
Captain Charles W. Geny
Home stadium Dudley Field
Seasons
« 1934 1936 »
1935 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
LSU 5 0 0     9 2 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 0     7 3 0
Ole Miss 3 1 0     9 3 0
Auburn 5 2 0     8 2 0
Alabama 4 2 0     6 2 1
Tulane 3 3 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 4 0     5 5 0
Mississippi State 2 3 0     8 3 0
Tennessee 2 3 0     4 5 0
Georgia 2 4 0     6 4 0
Florida 1 6 0     3 7 0
Sewanee 0 6 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion

The 1935 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 1935 college football season. The Commodores were led by Ray Morrison, who was serving in the second stent as head and 2nd year overall as head coach. Vanderbilt went 7–3–1 Vanderbilt has been a member of the Southeastern Conference since 1932, the Commodores went 5–1 in conference play and finished 2nd. They played their six home games at Dudley Field in Nashville, Tennessee. The 5– 1 mark is the best record that Vanderbilt has had since joining the SEC. The five wins is the high mark for Vanderbilt and not matched until 2012 77 years.

Team captain was Charles W Geny, Vandy started out with three wins and then lost the next three, Vanderbilt bounced back by winning out the last 4 games, beating Georgia Tech, Rivals Sewanee and Tennessee and Alabama. Vanderbilt's three losses where all close games being outscored by only fourteen points. In the 3 game slide Vandy lost to LSU who was 9-2 overall and 6-0 in SEC play. The is the best Vandy has been in the SEC to this day.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 21 Union* Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 34–0    
September 28 Mississippi State Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 14–9    
October 5 Cumberland* Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 32–7    
October 12 at Temple* Beury StadiumPhiladelphia, PA L 3–6    
October 19 at Fordham* Coffey FieldThe Bronx, NY L 7–13    
October 26 LSU Dudley Field • Nashville, TN L 2–7    
November 2 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 14–13    
November 9 Sewaneedagger Dudley Field • Nashville, TN (Rivalry) W 46–0    
November 16 at Tennessee Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 13–7    
November 28 Alabama Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 14–6   18,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coaching Records Game by Game: Ray Morrison 1935". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 21, 2012.