1949 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1949 Tennessee Volunteers football
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 17
1949 record 7–2–1 (4–1–1 SEC)
Head coach Robert Neyland (18th season)
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Home stadium Shields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane $ 5 1 0     7 2 1
No. 11 Kentucky 4 1 0     9 3 0
No. 17 Tennessee 4 1 1     7 2 1
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 3 0
No. 9 LSU 4 2 0     8 3 0
Alabama 4 3 1     6 3 1
Vanderbilt 4 4 0     5 5 0
Auburn 2 4 2     2 4 3
Ole Miss 2 4 0     4 5 1
Florida 1 4 1     4 5 1
Georgia 1 4 1     4 6 1
Mississippi State 0 6 0     0 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Tennessee Volunteers represented the University of Tennessee in the 1949 season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his 18th year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of seven wins, two losses, and one tie (7–2–1 overall, 4–1–1 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 Mississippi State Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 10–0    
October 1 Duke* Shields–Watkins Field • Knoxville, Tennessee L 7–21    
October 8 Chattanooga* Shields–Watkins Field • Knoxville, Tennessee W 39–7    
October 15 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama (Third Saturday in October) T 7–7    
October 22 Tennessee Tech* Shields–Watkins Field • Knoxville, Tennessee W 36–6    
October 29 at No. 13 North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina W 35–6    
November 5 Georgia Techdagger No. 14 Shields–Watkins Field • Knoxville, Tennessee L 13–30    
November 12 at Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, Tennessee W 35–7    
November 19 at No. 11 Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, Kentucky (Battle for the Barrel) W 6–0    
November 26 Vanderbilt No. 18 Shields–Watkins Field • Knoxville, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 26–20    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Norm Messeroll Tackle 15 185 New York Yankees

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 121
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1950 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.