1932 Tennessee Volunteers football team
|1932 Tennessee Volunteers football|
|1932 record||9–0–1 (7–0–1 SoCon)|
|Head coach||Robert Neyland (7th year)|
|Home stadium||Shields-Watkins Field|
|1932 Southern Conference football standings|
|Washington and Lee||1||–||4||–||0||1||–||9||–||0|
The 1932 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1932 Southern Conference 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. The team was led by its backfield with Deke Brackett and Beattie Feathers.
|September 24||at Chattanooga*||Chamberlain Field • Chattanooga, TN||W 13–0|
|October 1||Ole Miss||Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN||W 33–0|
|October 8||North Carolina||Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN||W 20–7|
|October 15||at Alabama||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October)||W 7–3|
|October 22||Maryville*||Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN||W 60–0|
|October 29||Duke||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 Field • Nashville, TN||T 0–0|
|November 24||Kentucky||Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel)||W 26–0|
|December 3||at Florida||Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, FL (Rivalry)||W 32–13|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming.|
In the season opener, the Vols defeated Chattanooga 13–0 .
In the second week of play, Tennessee beat Ole Miss 33–0.
The Volunteers defeated the Tar Heels 20–7.
Against rival Alabama, the Vols won 7–3 at Legion Field in rainy conditions. 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. 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. 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. 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. As a result, Feathers punted 21 times for Tennessee, and Cain punted 19 times for Alabama. Cain's 19 punts and 914 total yards still stand as the single game school records for punts and punting yardage.
Maryville was swamped 60–0 .
In a game deemed a "thriller", the Vols beat Wallace Wade's Duke Blue Devils 16–13. Feathers ran through Duke's line time and again. The highlight of the contest came when Fred Crawford intercepted a pass and raced 72 yards for a touchdown. Wynn kicked Tennessee's winning field goal.
The starting lineup was Rayburn (left end), Franklin (left tackle), Ellis (left guard), Maples (center), Frank (right guard), Aitken (right tackle), Warmath (right end), Robinson (quarterback), Vaughn (left halfback), Feathers (right halfback), Middletown (fullback).
Mississippi State was beaten 31–0.
Clyde Roberts and Vanderbilt fought the Vols to a scoreless tie. The game's only score was called back in the second half. Feathers caught a pass but was called out of bounds at the 27-yard line, right in front of the Vanderbilt bench.
The Volunteers beat the Wildcats of Kentucky 26–0 .
|22||J. Molden Butcher||tackle|
|20||James O. Claxton||center|
|21||J. B. Ellis||guard|
|57||Guinn B. Goodrich||guard|
|35||C. L. McPherson||end|
|64||H. L. Stewart||guard|
|15||John D. Bayless||quarterback|
|28||Richard T. Dorsey||halfback|
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