1923 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1923 record5–4–1 (4–3 SoCon)
Head coach
CaptainTarzan Holt
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1922
1924 →
1923 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Washington & Lee + 4 0 1 6 3 1
Vanderbilt * + 3 0 1 5 2 1
VPI 4 1 0 6 3 0
Alabama 4 1 1 7 2 1
Maryland 2 1 0 7 2 1
Florida 1 0 2 6 1 2
North Carolina 2 1 1 5 3 1
Georgia 3 2 0 5 3 1
Mississippi A&M 2 1 2 5 2 2
Tennessee 4 3 0 5 4 1
Tulane 2 2 1 6 3 1
Clemson 1 1 1 5 2 1
Georgia Tech 0 0 4 3 2 4
NC State 1 4 0 3 7 0
Auburn 0 1 3 3 3 3
Kentucky 0 2 2 4 3 2
Virginia 0 3 1 3 5 1
LSU 0 3 0 3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 0 4 6 0
South Carolina 0 4 0 4 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • * co-member of SIAA

The 1923 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1923 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon), the team was led by head coach M. B. Banks, in his third year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 1922 Vols won five, lost four, and tied one game (5–4–1 overall, 4–3 in the SoCon). Playing all but four games at home, the 1923 Vols were outscored by their opponents 167 to 82 and were shut out three times.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 29at Army*L 0–41[1]
October 6Maryville*T 14–14[2]
October 13Georgetown (KY)*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 13–6[3]
October 20Georgia
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
L 0–17[4]
October 27vs. Mississippi A&MW 7–3[5]
November 3Tulane
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 13–2[6]
November 10at VanderbiltL 7–51[7]
November 17VMI
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
L 0–33[8]
November 24Ole Miss
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 10–0[9]
November 29at KentuckyW 18–0[10]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "Army rides roughshod over Univ. Tennessee eleven". Buffalo Courier. September 30, 1923. Retrieved August 4, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Highlanders hold Tenn. to 14 all draw". The Journal and Tribune. October 7, 1923. Retrieved August 4, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Tigers almost win over Vols". The Lexington Herald. October 14, 1923. Retrieved August 4, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Tennessee loses in second half". The Chattanooga Times. October 21, 1923. Retrieved August 4, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Billy Bone and Tarzan Holt are stars in Vols' eleventh hour win". The Journal and Tribune. October 28, 1923. Retrieved August 4, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Tennessee plays best game of season to defeat Tulane 13 to 2". The Journal and Tribune. November 4, 1923. Retrieved August 4, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Volunteers are humbled by Vandy in runaway victory". Nashville Banner. November 11, 1923. Retrieved August 4, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "V.M.I. smothers Tennessee, 33–0". The Times Dispatch. November 18, 1923. Retrieved August 4, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Tennessee took Ole Miss measure". The Clarion-Ledger. November 25, 1923. Retrieved August 4, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Volunteers score victory on errors of Kentucky opponents". The Courier-Journal. November 30, 1923. Retrieved August 4, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.