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1926 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1926 record8–1 (5–1 SoCon)
Head coachRobert Neyland (1st season)
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
1926 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama 8 0 0     9 0 1
Tennessee 5 1 0     8 1 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 0     8 1 0
Georgia 4 2 0     5 4 0
South Carolina 4 2 0     6 4 0
Virginia 4 2 1     6 2 2
Virginia Tech 3 2 1     5 3 1
Washington & Lee 3 2 1     4 3 2
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     4 5 0
North Carolina 3 3 0     4 5 0
Auburn 3 3 0     5 4 0
LSU 3 3 0     6 3 0
Ole Miss 2 2 0     5 4 0
Mississippi State 2 3 0     5 4 0
VMI 2 4 0     5 5 0
Tulane 2 4 0     3 5 1
Maryland 1 3 1     5 4 1
Clemson 1 3 0     2 7 0
Florida 1 4 1     2 6 2
Kentucky 1 4 1     2 6 1
NC State 0 4 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 0 5 0     2 6 0
† – Conference champion


The 1926 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1926 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his first year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 1926 Vols won eight and lost one game (8–1 overall, 5–1 in the SoCon). They won their first seven games of the season before losing to in-state rival, Vanderbilt. Tennessee outscored their opponents 151 to 34 and posted five shutouts.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result
September 25, 1926* Carson–Newman Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 13–0  
October 2, 1926 North Carolina Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 34–0  
October 9, 1926 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 14–7  
October 15, 1926* Maryville Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 33–0  
October 23, 1926* Centre Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 30–7  
October 30, 1926 at Mississippi A&M Scott FieldStarkville, MS W 33–0  
November 6, 1926† Sewanee Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 12–0  
November 13, 1926 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 3–20  
November 25, 1926 Kentucky Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 6–0  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming.

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