1949 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1949 Tennessee Volunteers football
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP #17
1949 record 7–2–1 (4–1–1 SEC)
Head coach Robert Neyland
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1948 1950 »
1949 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane 5 1 0     7 2 1
#11 Kentucky 4 1 0     9 3 0
#17 Tennessee 4 1 1     7 2 1
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 3 0
#9 LSU 4 2 0     8 3 0
Alabama 4 3 1     6 3 1
Vanderbilt 4 4 0     5 5 0
Auburn 2 4 2     2 4 3
Ole Miss 2 4 0     4 5 1
Florida 1 4 1     4 5 1
Georgia 1 4 1     4 6 1
Mississippi State 0 6 0     0 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


The 1949 Tennessee Volunteers represented the University of Tennessee in the 1949 season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his 18th year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of seven wins, two losses, and one tie (7–2–1 overall, 4–1–1 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 Mississippi State Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 10–0    
October 1 Duke* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 7–21    
October 8 Chattanooga* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 39–7    
October 15 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) T 7–7    
October 22 Tennessee Tech* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 36–6    
October 29 at #13 North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 35–6    
November 5 Georgia Techdagger #14 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 13–30    
November 12 at Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 35–7    
November 19 at #11 Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 6–0    
November 26 Vanderbilt #18 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) W 26–20    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Norm Messeroll Tackle 15 185 New York Yankees

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 121
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1950 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.