1932 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1932 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
SoCon co-champion
Conference Southern Conference
1932 record 9–0–1 (7–0–1 SoCon)
Head coach Robert Neyland (7th year)
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Captain Malcolm Aitken
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1931 1933 »
1932 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tennessee + 7 0 1     9 0 1
Auburn + 6 0 1     9 0 1
LSU + 4 0 0     6 3 1
VPI 6 1 0     8 1 0
Alabama 5 2 0     8 2 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 2     6 1 2
NC State 3 1 1     6 1 2
Tulane 5 2 1     6 2 1
Duke 5 3 0     7 3 0
Georgia Tech 4 4 1     4 5 1
South Carolina 2 2 2     5 4 2
Kentucky 4 5 0     4 5 0
Virginia 2 3 0     5 4 0
Ole Miss 2 3 0     5 6 0
Georgia 2 4 2     2 5 2
Maryland 2 4 0     5 6 0
North Carolina 2 5 1     3 5 2
VMI 1 4 0     2 8 0
Washington and Lee 1 4 0     1 9 0
Florida 1 6 0     3 6 0
Clemson 0 4 0     3 5 1
Mississippi State 0 4 0     3 5 0
Sewanee 0 6 0     2 7 1
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1932 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1932 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 1932 Vols won nine, lost zero and tied one game (9–0–1 overall, 7–0–1 in the SoCon) and were Southern Conference champions. It was their last year in the conference before moving to the newly formed Southeastern Conference.[1] The team was led by its backfield with Deke Brackett and Beattie Feathers.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 24 at Chattanooga* Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, TN W 13–0  
October 1 Ole Miss Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 33–0  
October 8 North Carolina Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 20–7  
October 15 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 7–3  
October 22 Maryville* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 60–0  
October 29 Dukedagger Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 16–13  
November 5 Mississippi State Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 31–0  
November 12 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN T 0–0  
November 24 Kentucky Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 26–0  
December 3 at Florida Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 32–13  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
  • Reference:[2]

Season summary[edit]

Alabama[edit]

Third Saturday in October
1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 0 0 0 7 7
Alabama 0 3 0 0 3
  • Date: October 15
  • Location: Legion Field
    Birmingham, AL
  • Game attendance: 20,000

Against rival Alabama, the Vols won 7–3 at Legion Field in rainy conditions.[3][4] Alabama scored its only points of the game when Hillman Holley connected on a 12-yard field goal in the second quarter to take a 3–0 lead.[3] Alabama held their lead through the fourth quarter when Johnny Cain had a punt of only 12-yards from his own endzone to give Tennessee the ball at the 12-yard line.[3] Three plays later, Beattie Feathers scored on a seven-yard touchdown run and with the extra point, the Volunteers took a 7–3 lead that they would not relinquish.[3] Due to the poor weather conditions, the game was noted for both Alabama head coach Thomas and Tennessee head coach Robert Neyland calling for punt after punt, often on first and second down, in an attempt to gain field position advantage.[5] As a result, Feathers punted 21 times for Tennessee, and Cain punted 19 times for Alabama.[5] Cain's 19 punts and 914 total yards still stand as the single game school records for punts and punting yardage.[6]

Duke[edit]

In a game deemed a "thriller", the Vols beat Wallace Wade's Duke Blue Devils 16–13.[7]

Vanderbilt[edit]

Clyde Roberts and Vanderbilt fought the Vols to a scoreless tie.

Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 20 6 6 0 32
Florida 7 0 0 6 13
  • Source:

The Vols defeated Charlie Bachman's Florida Gators 32–13. Beattie Feathers scored after the opening kickoff.[8]

Players[edit]

1932 Tennessee Volunteers roster

Quarterbacks

  • 19 Harvey Robinson -
  • 38 Leo Petruzze - Jr.
  • 43 Deke Brackett - Sr.
  • 15 John D. Bayless - Jr.

Halfbacks

  • 48 Beattie Feathers - Jr.
  • 16 Albert Middleton -
  • 18 Charles Vaughan -
  • 28 Richard T. Dorsey -
  • 41 Henry Krouse -
  • 69 Wade Kever -
 

Fullbacks

  • 32 Malcolm Anderson - Jr.
  • 24 Herman Wynn - Jr.

Ends

  • 39 Virgil Rayburn - Sr.
  • 26 Murray Warmath - Jr.
  • 31 Alton Mark - Jr.
  • 34 Kenneth Needham -
  • 35 C. L. McPherson - Sr.
  • 33 Roy Rose -
  • 49 Francis Shull - Sr.
  • 52 Louis Pounders -
  • 60 Boyd Smith -
  • 68 Vincent Cox -
 

Tackles

  • 11 Malcolm Aitken - Sr.
  • 14 Robert Stafford -
  • 22 J. Molden Butcher -
  • 25 Howard Bailey -
  • 37 John Franklin - Sr.
  • 45 Fooshee
  • 51 Thomas Bounds - Sr.
  • 54 Alfred Austele -

Guards

  • 23 Gordon Smith - Jr.
  • 21 J. B. Ellis - Jr.
  • 30 Milton Frank - Jr.'
  • 40 Hewell Duncan -
  • 42 Ralph Hatley -
  • 53 Jesse Cullum -
  • 57 Guinn B. Goodrich - Sr.
  • 58 Sam Venable -
  • 64 H. L. Stewart -
 

Centers

  • 46 Talmadge Maples - Jr.
  • 20 James O. Claxton -
  • 13 Bert Bibee - Jr.
  • 56 Ben Ottinger -
 

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the SEC". SECDigitalNetwork.com. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1930–39". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Vols turn back muddy Tide 7–3". The Tuscaloosa News. Google News Archives. October 16, 1932. p. 8. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/alab/graphics/docs/32-m-footbl-recaps.pdf
  5. ^ a b Richard, Scott (2004). Legends of Alabama Football. Champaign, Illinois: Sports Publishing, LLC. p. 9. ISBN 9781582612775. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ 2011 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Record Book (PDF). Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. p. 23. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ Jeff Moshier (September 29, 1941). "Playing Square". The Evening Independent. 
  8. ^ "Vols Override Florida To Win Battle, 32-13". The Anniston Star. December 4, 1932. p. 14. Retrieved July 30, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  9. ^ http://diglib.lib.utk.edu/fbpro/main.php?bid=623&pg=24&catid=109