1947 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1947 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1947 record 5–5 (2–3 SEC)
Head coach Robert Neyland
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1946 1948 »
1947 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Ole Miss 6 1 0     9 2 0
#10 Georgia Tech 4 1 0     10 1 0
#6 Alabama 5 2 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 2 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 3 3 0     7 4 1
Vanderbilt 3 3 0     6 4 0
Tulane 2 3 2     2 5 2
LSU 2 3 1     5 3 1
Kentucky 2 3 0     8 3 0
Tennessee 2 3 0     5 5 0
Auburn 1 5 0     2 7 0
Florida 0 3 1     4 5 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1947 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his 16th year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of five wins and five losses (5–5 overall, 2–3 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 0–27    
October 1 Duke*dagger Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 7–19    
October 11 Chattanooga* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–7    
October 18 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) L 0–10    
October 25 Tennessee Tech* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 49–0    
November 1 at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 6–20    
November 8 at Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 13–43    
November 15 Boston College* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 38–13    
November 22 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 13–6    
November 29 Vanderbilt Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 12–7    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jim Powell End 30 285 Chicago Cardinals

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 121
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1948 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.