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1918 Tennessee Volunteers football
1918 record3–2
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The University of Tennessee Athletic Council, chaired by Professor Nathan Dougherty, officially suspended varsity football during the World War I years of 1917 and 1918 because the majority of the players were called into military service. In addition, Coach John R. Bender was enlisted as an instructor at Camp John Sevier in Greenville, South Carolina.

During this period without varsity football, two unofficial teams were formed from Army recruits and students. One team represented a training unit called the Fighting Mechanics and another the Student Army Training Corps (SATC).

Student Army Training Corps Schedule

Date Opponent Site Result
November 2, 1918 Sewanee 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN L 0–68  
November 9, 1918 at Vanderbilt Old Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 0–76  
November 16, 1918 Maryville 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN W 9–7  
November 23, 1918 Milligan 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN W 32–0  
November 28, 1918 Tennessee Military Institute 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN W 46–0  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. All times are in Eastern.


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