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1947 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1947 record5–5 (2–3 SEC)
Head coachRobert Neyland
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Ole Miss 6 1 0     9 2 0
#10 Georgia Tech 4 1 0     10 1 0
#6 Alabama 5 2 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 2 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 3 3 0     7 4 1
Vanderbilt 3 3 0     6 4 0
Tulane 2 3 2     2 5 2
LSU 2 3 1     5 3 1
Kentucky 2 3 0     8 3 0
Tennessee 2 3 0     5 5 0
Auburn 1 5 0     2 7 0
Florida 0 3 1     4 5 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


The 1947 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1947 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his 16th year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of five wins and five losses (5–5 overall, 2–3 in the SEC).

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 0–27    
October 1*† Duke Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 7–19    
October 11* Chattanooga Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–7    
October 18 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) L 0–10    
October 25* Tennessee Tech Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 49–0    
November 1* at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 6–20    
November 8 at Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 13–43    
November 15* Boston College Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 38–13    
November 22 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 13–6    
November 29 Vanderbilt Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 12–7    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jim Powell End 30 285 Chicago Cardinals

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 121
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1948 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1948/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
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