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1944 Tennessee Volunteers football
Rose Bowl, L 0–25 vs. USC
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 12
1944 record7–1–1 (5–0–1 SEC)
Head coachJohn Barnhill
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1943
1945 →
1944 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Georgia Tech 4 0 0     8 3 0
#12 Tennessee 5 0 1     7 1 1
Georgia 4 2 0     7 3 0
Alabama 3 1 2     5 2 2
Mississippi State 3 2 0     6 2 0
LSU 2 3 1     2 5 1
Ole Miss 2 3 0     2 6 0
Tulane 1 2 0     4 3 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     3 6 0
Florida 0 3 0     4 3 0
Auburn 0 4 0     4 4 0
Vanderbilt 0 0 0     3 0 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1944 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach John Barnhill, in his 3rd year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of seven wins, one loss and one tie (7–1–1 overall, 5–0–1 in the SEC), and concluded the season with a loss against USC in the 1945 Rose Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30 Kentucky Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 26–13    
October 7 Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 20–7    
October 14 Florida #15 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) W 40–0    
October 21† Alabama #17 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) T 0–0    
October 28* Clemson #19 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–7    
November 4 at LSU #16 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 13–0    
November 18*† Temple #17 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 27–14    
November 25 at Kentucky #15 McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 21–7    
January 1, 1945 vs. #7 USC #12 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) L 0–25    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Dobelstein Guard 4 28 Chicago Cardinals
Casey Stephenson Back 7 65 Green Bay Packers
Dick Huffman Tackle 9 81 Cleveland Rams
Art Brandau Center 10 89 Pittsburgh Steelers
Roy Cross End 10 90 Brooklyn Tigers
Billy Bevis Back 12 119 New York Giants
Jim Chadwell Tackle 23 240 New York Giants
Russ Morrow Center 24 247 Detroit Lions

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 120
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1945 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1945/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
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