1948 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1948 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1948 record 4–4–2 (2–3–1 SEC)
Head coach Robert Neyland
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1947 1949 »
1948 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Georgia $ 6 0 0     9 2 0
#15 Ole Miss 6 1 0     8 1 0
#13 Tulane 5 1 0     9 1 0
#12 Vanderbilt 4 2 1     8 2 1
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 3 0
Alabama 4 4 1     6 4 1
Mississippi State 3 3 0     4 4 1
Tennessee 2 3 1     4 4 2
Kentucky 1 3 1     5 3 2
Florida 1 5 0     5 5 0
LSU 1 5 0     3 7 0
Auburn 0 7 0     1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1948 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his 17th year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of four wins, four losses and two ties (4–4–2 overall, 2–3–1 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 Mississippi State Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 6–21    
October 4 at Duke* Duke StadiumDurham, NC T 7–7    
October 9 Chattanooga* No. 20 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–0    
October 16 Alabamadagger Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) W 21–6    
October 23 Tennessee Tech* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 41–0    
October 30 No. 3 North Carolina* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 7–14    
November 6 at No. 6 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 13–6    
November 13 Ole Miss No. 18 Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 13–16    
November 20 Kentucky Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) T 0–0    
November 29 at No. 15 Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 6–28    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Al Russas End 13 122 Detroit Lions
Bob Lund Back 14 141 Philadelphia Eagles

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 121
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1949 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 11, 2012.