1945 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1945 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 14
1945 record8–1 (3–1 SEC)
Head coachJohn Barnhill (4th season)
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →
1945 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Alabama $ 6 0 0     10 0 0
No. 14 Tennessee 3 1 0     8 1 0
No. 15 LSU 5 2 0     7 2 0
No. 18 Georgia 4 2 0     9 2 0
Ole Miss 3 3 0     4 5 0
Georgia Tech 2 2 0     4 6 0
Mississippi State 2 3 0     6 3 0
Auburn 2 3 0     5 5 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     3 6 0
Florida 1 3 1     4 5 1
Tulane 1 3 1     2 6 1
Kentucky 0 5 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1945 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1945 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach John Barnhill, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and one loss (8–1 overall, 3–1 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 29Wake Forest*Knoxville, TN (rivalry)W 7–6
October 6William & Mary*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 48–13
October 13Chattanooga*No. 18
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 30–0
October 20at No. 6 AlabamaL 7–2528,000
October 27Villanova*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 33–2
November 3North Carolina*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 20–6
November 10vs. Ole MissW 34–0
November 24at KentuckyNo. 14W 14–0
December 1VanderbiltdaggerNo. 17
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 45–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Walter Slater Back 3 37 Philadelphia Eagles
Jim Vugrin Guard 26 241 Chicago Cardinals
Bob Long Back 26 268 Philadelphia Eagles

References[edit]

General

  • 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book (PDF). Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. Retrieved March 11, 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 121
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1946 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.