1931 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1931 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southern Conference
1931 record 9–0–1 (6–0–1 SoCon)
Head coach Robert Neyland (6th year)
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Captain Eugene S. Mayer
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1930
1932 →
1931 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane $ 8 0 0     11 1 0
Tennessee 6 0 1     9 0 1
Alabama 7 1 0     9 1 0
Georgia 6 1 0     8 2 0
Maryland 4 1 1     8 1 1
Kentucky 4 2 2     5 2 2
LSU 3 2 0     5 4 0
Duke 3 3 1     5 3 2
Auburn 3 3 0     5 3 0
Sewanee 3 3 0     6 3 1
Vanderbilt 3 4 0     5 4 0
North Carolina 2 3 3     4 3 3
Washington and Lee 2 3 0     4 5 1
Georgia Tech 2 4 1     2 7 1
Florida 2 4 2     2 6 2
VMI 2 4 0     3 6 1
NC State 2 4 0     3 6 0
VPI 1 4 1     3 4 2
Clemson 1 4 0     1 6 2
Ole Miss 1 5 0     2 6 1
Virginia 0 5 1     2 6 1
Mississippi A&M 0 5 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1931 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1931 Southern Conference football season. Playing as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his sixth year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 1931 Vols won nine, lost zero and tied one game (9–0–1 overall, 6–0–1 in the SoCon). On October 17, Tennessee avenged their only loss from the previous season and beat Alabama; this was the only loss for the Crimson Tide in 1931. For the third time in four years, Kentucky spoiled Tennessee's bid for a perfect season with a tie. Tennessee concluded the 1931 season on December 7 with a charity game at Yankee Stadium against NYU. The 1931 Vols outscored their opponents 243 to 15 and posted eight shutouts

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26, 1931 Maryville* Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 33–0  
October 3, 1931 Clemson Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 44–0  
October 10, 1931 Ole Miss Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 38–0  
October 17, 1931 Alabamadagger Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) W 25–0  
October 24, 1931 at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 31–0  
October 31, 1931 Duke Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 25–2  
November 7, 1931 Carson–Newman* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 31–0  
November 14, 1931 Vanderbilt Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 21–7  
November 26, 1931 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) T 6–6  
December 7, 1931 vs. NYU* Yankee StadiumBronx, NY W 13–0   40,684[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
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Players[edit]

Line[edit]

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
62 Malcolm Aitken tackle
58 Bert Bibee center
51 Thomas Bounds tackle
31 Fritz Brandt end
33 James Clemmer end
61 Oscar Derryberry end
60 James Eldridge tackle
21 J. B. Ellis guard
30 Milton Frank guard
37 John Franklin guard
57 G. B. Goodrich guard
45 Herman Hickman guard
25 Laird Holt end
26 Paul Hug end
34 Alton Mark end
46 Talmadge Maples center
20 Eugene S. Mayer center
35 C. L. McPherson end
47 David K. Mitchell center
39 Virgil Rayburn end
44 Ben Redman guard
42 Ray Saunders tackle
55 Francis Shull end
66 B. Smith end
23 Gordon Smith guard
64 Howard Stewart guard
22 J. Ralph Still tackle
17 Herman Snipes end
56 A. H. Voss guard
26 Murray Warmath end

Backfield[edit]

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
41 John Allen halfback
32 Malcolm Anderson fullback
15 John D. Bayless halfback
43 Deke Brackett quarterback
40 William G. Cox fullback
16 Theodore Disney halfback
48 Beattie Feathers halfback
18 Charles Kohlhase quarterback
53 James McAuliffe halfback
36 Ira McCollister halfback
52 Gene McEver halfback
38 Leo Petruzze quarterback
63 Herman Wynn fullback

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Luchter, P. S. (December 31, 2011). "Football Games at Yankee Stadium". Lucky's Amazing Sports Lists. LuckyShow.org. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1930–39". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://diglib.lib.utk.edu/fbpro/main.php?bid=615&pg=20&catid=108