1901 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1901 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1901 record3–3–2 (1–1–2 SIAA)
Head coachGilbert Kelly (1st season)
CaptainC. E. Hollopeter
Home stadiumWaite Field
Seasons
← 1900
1902 →
1901 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 4 0 0     6 1 1
Clemson 2 0 1     3 1 1
LSU 2 1 0     5 1 0
North Carolina 2 1 0     7 2 0
Tulane 2 1 0     4 2 0
Alabama 2 1 2     2 1 2
Auburn 2 2 1     2 3 1
Tennessee 1 1 2     3 3 2
Mississippi A&M 1 2 0     2 2 1
Cumberland 0 1 0     0 1 0
Kentucky State 0 2 0     2 6 1
Georgia 0 3 2     1 5 2
Ole Miss 0 4 0     2 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1901 Tennessee Volunteers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Tennessee as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) during the 1901 SIAA football season. In its first and only season under head coach Gilbert Kelly (a former Princeton football player), Tennessee compiled a 3–3–2 record (1–1–2 against SIAA opponents).[1] The team played its home games at Waite Field in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 12King*W 8–0[2]
October 19Clemson
  • Waite Field
  • Knoxville, TN
T 6–6
October 26at Nashville*
L 5–16[3]
November 2Kentucky University*
  • Waite Field
  • Knoxville, TN
L 0–6[4]
November 9at Vanderbilt
L 0–22[5]
November 16Georgetown (KY)*
  • Waite Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 12-0[6]
November 23Kentucky State College
W 5–0[7]
November 28at AlabamaT 6–63,000[8]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football 2018 Media Guide" (PDF). University of Tennessee. p. 277.
  2. ^ "On Many Gridirons". The Nashville American. October 13, 1901. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Nashville Victor: University of Tennessee Is Defeated, Score 16 to 5". The Nashville American. October 27, 1901. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Kentucky 6, Tennessee 0". The Courier-Journal. November 3, 1901. p. IV-4 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Vanderbilt Winner: Piles Up Score of 22 to 0 Against Tennessee". The Nashville American. November 10, 1901. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Tennessee On Top: University Men Defeat Georgetown, Ky., College at Knoxville". The Nashville American. November 17, 1901. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "U. of T. Victorious: In a Poor Game Kentucky State College Is Beaten". The Nashville American. November 24, 1901. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Forman's Great Run Tied the Tuscaloosa-Tennessee Game". The Montgomery Advertiser. November 29, 1901. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.