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1941 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 18
1941 record8–2 (3–1 SEC)
Head coachJohn Barnhill
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 Mississippi State 4 0 1     8 1 1
#18 Tennessee 3 1 0     8 2 0
#20 Alabama 5 2 0     9 2 0
#14 Georgia 3 1 1     9 1 1
#17 Ole Miss 2 1 1     6 2 1
Vanderbilt 3 2 0     8 2 0
LSU 2 2 2     4 4 2
Tulane 2 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 0     3 6 0
Florida 1 3 0     4 6 0
Auburn 1 3 0     4 6 0
Kentucky 0 4 0     5 4 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1941 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach John Barnhill, in his first year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and two losses (8–2 overall, 3–1 in the SEC).

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 20* Furman Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 32–6    
October 4* at Duke Duke StadiumDurham, NC L 0–19    
October 11* Dayton Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–0    
October 18 #4 Alabama Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) L 2–9    
October 25* Cincinnati Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 21–6    
November 1 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 13–6    
November 8* Howard Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 28–6    
November 15* at #18 Boston College Alumni Field • Chestnut Hill, MA W 14–7    
November 22 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 20–7    
November 29† #12 Vanderbilt Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–7    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Johnny Butler Back 7 51 Pittsburgh Steelers
Ray Graves Center 9 73 Philadelphia Eagles
Ike Peel Back 15 132 Cleveland Rams
Don Edmiston Tackle 17 160 Chicago Bears

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 120
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1942 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1942/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
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