1945 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1945 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP #14
1945 record 8–1 (3–1 SEC)
Head coach John Barnhill
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1944 1946 »
1945 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Alabama 6 0 0     10 0 0
#14 Tennessee 3 1 0     8 1 0
#15 LSU 5 2 0     7 2 0
#18 Georgia 4 2 0     9 2 0
Ole Miss 3 3 0     4 5 0
Georgia Tech 2 2 0     4 6 0
Mississippi State 2 3 0     6 3 0
Auburn 2 3 0     5 5 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     3 6 0
Florida 1 3 1     4 5 1
Tulane 1 3 1     2 6 1
Kentucky 0 5 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1945 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1945 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach John Barnhill, in his 4th year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and one loss (8–1 overall, 3–1 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 29 Wake Forest* Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 7–6    
October 6 William & Mary* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 48–13    
October 13 Chattanooga* #18 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 30–0    
October 20 at #6 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) L 7–25    
October 27 Villanova* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 33–2    
November 3 North Carolina* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 20–6    
November 10 at Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 34–0    
November 24 at Kentucky #14 McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 14–0    
December 1 Vanderbiltdagger #17 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 45–0    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Walter Slater Back 3 37 Philadelphia Eagles
Jim Vugrin Guard 26 241 Chicago Cardinals
Bob Long Back 26 268 Philadelphia Eagles

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 121
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1946 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.