1941 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1941 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP #18
1941 record 8–2 (3–1 SEC)
Head coach John Barnhill
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1940 1942 »
1941 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 Mississippi State 4 0 1     8 1 1
#18 Tennessee 3 1 0     8 2 0
#20 Alabama 5 2 0     9 2 0
#14 Georgia 3 1 1     9 1 1
#17 Ole Miss 2 1 1     6 2 1
Vanderbilt 3 2 0     8 2 0
LSU 2 2 2     4 4 2
Tulane 2 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 0     3 6 0
Florida 1 3 0     4 6 0
Auburn 1 3 0     4 6 0
Kentucky 0 4 0     5 4 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1941 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach John Barnhill, in his first year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and two losses (8–2 overall, 3–1 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 20 Furman* Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 32–6    
October 4 at Duke* Duke StadiumDurham, NC L 0–19    
October 11 Dayton* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–0    
October 18 #4 Alabama Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) L 2–9    
October 25 Cincinnati* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 21–6    
November 1 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 13–6    
November 8 Howard* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 28–6    
November 15 at #18 Boston College* Alumni Field • Chestnut Hill, MA W 14–7    
November 22 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 20–7    
November 29 #12 Vanderbiltdagger Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–7    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Johnny Butler Back 7 51 Pittsburgh Steelers
Ray Graves Center 9 73 Philadelphia Eagles
Ike Peel Back 15 132 Cleveland Rams
Don Edmiston Tackle 17 160 Chicago Bears

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 120
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1942 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 11, 2012.