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1949 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 17
1949 record7–2–1 (4–1–1 SEC)
Head coachRobert Neyland
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane 5 1 0     7 2 1
#11 Kentucky 4 1 0     9 3 0
#17 Tennessee 4 1 1     7 2 1
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 3 0
#9 LSU 4 2 0     8 3 0
Alabama 4 3 1     6 3 1
Vanderbilt 4 4 0     5 5 0
Auburn 2 4 2     2 4 3
Ole Miss 2 4 0     4 5 1
Florida 1 4 1     4 5 1
Georgia 1 4 1     4 6 1
Mississippi State 0 6 0     0 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


The 1949 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1949 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his 18th year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of seven wins, two losses and one tie (7–2–1 overall, 4–1–1 in the SEC).

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 Mississippi State Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 10–0    
October 1* Duke Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 7–21    
October 8* Chattanooga Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 39–7    
October 15 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) T 7–7    
October 22* Tennessee Tech Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 36–6    
October 29* at #13 North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 35–6    
November 5† Georgia Tech #14 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 13–30    
November 12 at Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 35–7    
November 19 at #11 Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 6–0    
November 26 Vanderbilt #18 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–20    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Norm Messeroll Tackle 15 185 New York Yankees

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 121
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1950 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1950/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
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