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1942 Tennessee Volunteers football
Sugar Bowl Champions
Sugar Bowl, W 14–7 vs. Tulsa
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 7
1942 record9–1–1 (4–1 SEC)
Head coachJohn Barnhill
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →
1942 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Georgia 6 1 0     11 1 0
#5 Georgia Tech 4 1 0     9 2 0
#7 Tennessee 4 1 0     9 1 1
#18 Mississippi State 5 2 0     8 2 0
#10 Alabama 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 3 2 0     7 3 0
#16 Auburn 3 3 0     6 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     6 4 0
Florida 1 3 0     3 7 0
Tulane 1 4 0     4 5 0
Kentucky 0 5 0     3 6 1
Ole Miss 0 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1942 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1942 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach John Barnhill, in his second year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of nine wins, one loss and one tie (9–1–1 overall, 4–1 in the SEC), and concluded the season with a victory against Tulsa in the 1943 Sugar Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 26* at South Carolina Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC T 0–0    
October 3* Fordham Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 40–14    
October 10* Dayton Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 34–6    
October 17 at #4 Alabama #15 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) L 0–8    
October 24* Furman #17 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 52–7    
October 31 #19 LSU #20 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–0    
November 7* Cincinnati #13 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 34–12    
November 14 at Ole Miss #11 Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 14–0    
November 21† Kentucky #11 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 26–0    
November 28 at Vanderbilt #10 Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 19–7    
January 1, 1943 vs. #4 Tulsa #7 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) W 14–7    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Al Hust End 3 29 Chicago Cardinals

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 120
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1943 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1943/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
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