1949 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1949 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 17
1949 record7–2–1 (4–1–1 SEC)
Head coachRobert Neyland (18th season)
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Home stadiumShields–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 college football 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]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 24Mississippi StateKnoxville, TN (rivalry)W 10–0
October 1Duke*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
L 7–21
October 8Chattanooga*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 39–7
October 15at AlabamaT 7–741,000
October 22Tennessee Tech*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 36–6
October 29at No. 13 North Carolina*W 35–6
November 5Georgia TechdaggerNo. 14
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
L 13–30
November 12vs. Ole MissW 35–7
November 19at No. 11 KentuckyW 6–0
November 26VanderbiltNo. 18
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 26–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

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

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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. ^ "1950 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.