1940 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1940 Tennessee Volunteers football
National Champions
SEC Champions
Sugar Bowl, L 13–19 vs. Boston College
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP #4
1940 record 10–1 (5–0 SEC)
Head coach Robert Neyland (14th year)
Base defense Single-wing
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1939 1941 »
1940 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Tennessee 5 0 0     10 1 0
#9 Mississippi State 4 0 1     10 0 1
Ole Miss 3 1 0     9 2 0
Alabama 4 2 0     7 2 0
Auburn 3 2 1     6 4 1
LSU 3 3 0     6 4 0
Georgia 2 3 1     5 4 1
Florida 2 3 0     5 5 0
Kentucky 1 2 2     5 3 2
Tulane 1 3 0     5 5 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 1     3 6 1
Georgia Tech 1 5 0     3 7 0
Sewanee 0 1 0     3 5 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Tennessee Volunteers represented the University of Tennessee in the 1940 season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his fourteenth year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of ten wins and one loss (10–1 overall, 5–0 in the SEC), as SEC Champions and with a loss against Boston College in the 1941 Sugar Bowl. This team won the school's second national championship after being crowned champions by the Williamson and Dunkel polls.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 28 Mercer* Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 49–0  
October 5 Duke* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 13–0  
October 12 Chattanooga* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 55–0  
October 19 at Alabama #5 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 27–12  
October 26 Florida #5 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in September) W 14–0  
November 2 LSUdagger #7 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 28–0  
November 9 at Southwestern* #5 Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 41–0  
November 16 Virginia* #5 Shield-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 41–14  
November 23 Kentucky #6 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 33–0  
November 30 at Vanderbilt #6 Dudley FieldNashville, TN (Rivalry) W 20–0  
January 1, 1941 vs. #4 Boston College* #6 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) L 13–19  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "National Poll Champions" (PDF). 2011 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 73. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1940–49". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 

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