1897 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1897 Tennessee Volunteers football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1897 record 4–1 (1–1 SIAA)
Head coach no coach
Captain James A. Baird
Home stadium Waite Field
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
1897 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 3 0 0     6 0 1
Georgia 2 0 0     2 1 0
Auburn 2 0 1     2 0 1
Tennessee 1 0 0     4 1 0
Central 1 1 0     1 1 0
Nashville 1 1 0     1 1 0
Alabama 0 0 0     1 0 0
Texas 0 0 0     6 2 0
LSU 0 0 0     1 1 0
Sewanee 1 2 1     1 3 1
Clemson 0 1 0     2 2 0
Cumberland 0 1 0     0 1 0
Georgia Tech 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 1 0     0 1 1
Kentucky State 0 2 0     2 4 0
SW Presbyterian 0 0 0     0 0 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1897 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1897 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The 1897 Volunteers were the fifth official Tennessee team to take the field. This was also their second season in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). They played 5 games and won 4, with the only loss coming to North Carolina in the only SIAA game they played that year.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 15, 1897 King* Waite Field • Knoxville, TN W 28–0  
October 23, 1897 Cumberland* Waite Field • Knoxville, TN W 6–0  
November 8, 1897 North Carolina Waite Field • Knoxville, TN L 16–0  
November 25, 1897 VPI* Roanoke, VA W 18–0  
November 26, 1897 at Bristol Athletic Club* Bristol, TN W 12–0  
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern.

References[edit]

ESPN's College Football Encyclopedia by Michael McCambridge