1944 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1944 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Rose Bowl, L 0–25 vs. USC
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP #12
1944 record 7–1–1 (5–0–1 SEC)
Head coach John Barnhill
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1943 1945 »
1944 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Georgia Tech 4 0 0     8 3 0
#12 Tennessee 5 0 1     7 1 1
Georgia 4 2 0     7 3 0
Alabama 3 1 2     5 2 2
Mississippi State 3 2 0     6 2 0
LSU 2 3 1     2 5 1
Ole Miss 2 3 0     2 6 0
Tulane 1 2 0     4 3 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     3 6 0
Florida 0 3 0     4 3 0
Auburn 0 4 0     4 4 0
Vanderbilt 0 0 0     3 0 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1944 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach John Barnhill, in his 3rd year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of seven wins, one loss and one tie (7–1–1 overall, 5–0–1 in the SEC), and concluded the season with a loss against USC in the 1945 Rose Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30 Kentucky Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 26–13    
October 7 Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 20–7    
October 14 Florida #15 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) W 40–0    
October 21 Alabamadagger #17 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) T 0–0    
October 28 Clemson* #19 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–7    
November 4 at LSU #16 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 13–0    
November 18 Temple*dagger #17 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 27–14    
November 25 at Kentucky #15 McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 21–7    
January 1, 1945 vs. #7 USC #12 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) L 0–25    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Dobelstein Guard 4 28 Chicago Cardinals
Casey Stephenson Back 7 65 Green Bay Packers
Dick Huffman Tackle 9 81 Cleveland Rams
Art Brandau Center 10 89 Pittsburgh Steelers
Roy Cross End 10 90 Brooklyn Tigers
Billy Bevis Back 12 119 New York Giants
Jim Chadwell Tackle 23 240 New York Giants
Russ Morrow Center 24 247 Detroit Lions

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 120
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1945 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 11, 2012.