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1948 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1948 record4–4–2 (2–3–1 SEC)
Head coachRobert Neyland
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Georgia 6 0 0     9 2 0
#15 Ole Miss 6 1 0     8 1 0
#13 Tulane 5 1 0     9 1 0
#12 Vanderbilt 4 2 1     8 2 1
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 3 0
Alabama 4 4 1     6 4 1
Mississippi State 3 3 0     4 4 1
Tennessee 2 3 1     4 4 2
Kentucky 1 3 1     5 3 2
Florida 1 5 0     5 5 0
LSU 1 5 0     3 7 0
Auburn 0 7 0     1 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


The 1948 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1948 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his 17th year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of four wins, four losses and two ties (4–4–2 overall, 2–3–1 in the SEC).

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 Mississippi State Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 6–21    
October 4* at Duke Duke StadiumDurham, NC T 7–7    
October 9* Chattanooga #20 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–0    
October 16† Alabama Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) W 21–6    
October 23* Tennessee Tech Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 41–0    
October 30* #3 North Carolina Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 7–14    
November 6 at #6 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 13–6    
November 13 Ole Miss #18 Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 13–16    
November 20 Kentucky Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) T 0–0    
November 29 at #15 Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 6–28    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Al Russas End 13 122 Detroit Lions
Bob Lund Back 14 141 Philadelphia Eagles

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 121
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1949 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1949/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
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