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1946 Tennessee Volunteers football
SEC Co-Champions
Orange Bowl, L 0–8 vs. Rice
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 7
1946 record9–2 (5–0 SEC)
Head coachRobert Neyland
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →
1946 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Georgia § 5 0 0     11 0 0
#7 Tennessee § 5 0 0     9 2 0
#8 LSU 5 1 0     9 1 1
#11 Georgia Tech 4 2 0     9 2 0
Mississippi State 3 2 0     8 2 0
Alabama 4 3 0     7 4 0
Vanderbilt 3 4 0     5 4 0
Kentucky 2 3 0     7 3 0
Tulane 2 4 0     3 7 0
Auburn 1 5 0     4 6 0
Ole Miss 1 6 0     2 7 0
Florida 0 5 0     0 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


The 1946 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1946 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his 15th year, and first since the 1940 season, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of nine wins and two losses (9–2 overall, 5–0 in the SEC). They concluded the season as SEC champions and with a loss against Rice in the 1947 Orange Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 28 Georgia Tech Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 13–9    
October 5* at Duke Duke StadiumDurham, NC W 12–7    
October 12* Chattanooga #8 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 47–7    
October 19† #7 Alabama #9 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) W 12–0    
October 26* Wake Forest #4 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 6–19    
November 2* #9 North Carolina #10 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 20–14    
November 9 Ole Miss #7 Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 18–14    
November 16* at Boston College #8 Braves FieldBoston, MA W 33–13    
November 23 Kentucky #7 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 7–0    
November 30 at Vanderbilt #8 Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 7–6    
January 1, 1947 vs. #10 Rice #7 Burdine StadiumMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) L 0–8    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Max Partin Back 9 73 Los Angeles Rams
Denny Crawford Tackle 15 130 Green Bay Packers
Billy Gold Back 16 139 Washington Redskins
Bill Hillman Back 27 246 Detroit Lions

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 121
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1947 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1947/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
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