1958 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1958 Tennessee Volunteers football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1958 record 4–6 (4–3 SEC)
Head coach Bowden Wyatt
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1957 1959 »
1958 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 LSU 6 0 0     11 0 0
#4 Auburn 6 0 1     9 0 1
#11 Ole Miss 4 2 0     9 2 0
Vanderbilt 2 1 3     5 2 3
Tennessee 4 3 0     4 6 0
Alabama 3 4 1     5 4 1
Kentucky 3 4 1     5 4 1
#14 Florida 2 3 1     6 4 1
Georgia Tech 2 3 1     5 4 1
Georgia 2 4 0     4 6 0
Tulane 1 5 0     3 7 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     3 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1958 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1958 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bowden Wyatt, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of four wins and six losses (4–6 overall, 4–3 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 28 at #3 Auburn Legion FieldBirmingham, AL NBC L 0–13    
October 1 #11 Mississippi State Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 13–8    
October 11 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 7–21    
October 18 Alabama Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) W 14–7    
October 25 Florida State* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 0–10    
November 1 #17 North Carolina* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 7–21    
November 8 Chattanooga* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 6–14    
November 12 #7 Ole Missdagger Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 18–16    
November 22 Kentucky Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) L 2–6    
November 29 at #15 Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 10–6    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Carl Smith Back 9 101 Detroit Lions
Lebron Shields Tackle 22 256 Detroit Lions

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1959 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.