1928 Tennessee Volunteers football team
|1928 Tennessee Volunteers football|
|1928 record||9–0–1 (6–0–1 SoCon)|
|Head coach||Robert Neyland (3rd year)|
|Home stadium||Shields-Watkins Field|
|1928 Southern Conference football standings|
|Georgia Tech $||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||0||–||0|
|Washington and Lee||1||–||6||–||0||2||–||8||–||0|
The 1928 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1928 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his third year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 1928 Vols won nine, lost zero and tied one game (9–0–1 overall, 6–0–1 in the SoCon). The only blemish on their schedule was a scoreless tie with Kentucky. Tennessee outscored their opponents 249 to 51 and posted five shutouts.
On November 17, Tennessee beat in-state rival Vanderbilt for the first time since 1916. Before 1928, Vanderbilt held a strong advantage over the Volunteers with a record of 18–2–3 in the first 23 meetings between the two school. Since 1928, Tennessee has dominated the rivalry.
|September 27, 1928||Maryville*||Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN||W 41–0|
|October 6, 1928||Centre*||Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN||W 41–7|
|October 13, 1928||Ole Miss||Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN||W 13–12|
|October 20, 1928||at Alabama||Denny Field • Tuscaloosa, AL (Third Saturday in October)||W 15–13|
|October 27, 1928||Washington & Lee||Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN||W 26–7|
|November 3, 1928||Carson–Newman*||Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN||W 57–0|
|November 10, 1928||Sewanee||Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN||W 32–0|
|November 17, 1928||at Vanderbilt||Dudley Field • Nashville, TN (Rivalry)||W 6–0|
|November 29, 1928||Kentucky||Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel)||T 0–0|
|December 8, 1928||Florida||Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry)||W 13–12|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming.|
1928 Tennessee Volunteers roster
- "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1920–29". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 17, 2012.