1948 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

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1948 Vanderbilt Commodores football
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 12
1948 record 8–2–1 (4–2–1 SEC)
Head coach Red Sanders (3rd year of 2nd stint; 6th overall year)
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Captain John Clark
Home stadium Dudley 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 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 1948 college football season. This was Henry Russell Sanders's last season as the Commodores' head coach. Vanderbilt lost their first game of the season to Georgia Tech, tied their second with Alabama, and then lost the next to Mississippi, who finished the season 8–1. Vanderbilt won the last eight games of the season, which ties as the school’s second longest and remained the longest win streak for the program until a seven-game streak to end the 2012 season. The 1948 Vanderbilt team outscored their opponents 328 to 73 and posted four shutouts. The Commodores played only four home games at Dudley Field in Nashville, Tennessee. Lee Nalley broke the record for punt return yardage.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 25 Georgia Tech Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 0–13  
October 2 at Alabama Ladd StadiumMobile, AL T 14–14  
October 9 at No. 13 Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Rivalry) L 7–20  
October 16 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Rivalry) W 26–7  
October 23 at Yale* Yale BowlNew Haven, CT W 35–0  
October 29 at Auburn Cramton BowlMontgomery, AL W 47–0  
November 6 LSU Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 48–7  
November 13 Marshall* Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 56–0  
November 20 at Maryland* Griffith StadiumWashington, DC W 34–0  
November 27 Tennessee No. 15 Dudley Field • Nashville, TN (Rivalry) W 28–6  
December 3 at Miami* No. 12 Burdine StadiumMiami, FL W 33–6  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coaching Records Game by Game: Harry R. "Red" Sanders 1948". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-09-14.