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1897 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1897 record4–1 (0–1 SIAA)
Head coachno coach
Home stadium15th and Cumberland Field
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The 1897 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1897 college football season. The 1897 Volunteers were the fifth official Tennessee team to take the field. This was also their second season in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). They played 5 games and won 4, with the only loss coming to North Carolina in the only SIAA game they played that year.


Date Opponent Site Result
October 15, 1897* King 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN W 28–0  
October 23, 1897* Cumberland 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN W 6–0  
November 8, 1897 North Carolina 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN L 0–16  
November 25, 1897* Virginia Tech 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN W 18–0  
November 26, 1897* at Bristol Athletic Club Bristol, TN W 12–0  
*Non-Conference Game. All times are in Eastern.


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