1928 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Record9–0–1 (6–0–1 SoCon)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
CaptainRoy Witt
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1927
1929 →
1928 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Georgia Tech $ 7 0 0 10 0 0
Tennessee 6 0 1 9 0 1
Florida 6 1 0 8 1 0
VPI 4 1 0 7 2 0
Alabama 6 2 0 6 3 0
LSU 3 1 1 6 2 1
Clemson 4 2 0 8 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 2 0 8 2 0
Tulane 3 3 1 6 3 1
Ole Miss 3 3 0 5 4 0
North Carolina 2 2 2 5 3 2
Kentucky 2 2 1 4 3 1
South Carolina 2 2 1 6 2 2
Maryland 2 3 1 6 3 1
VMI 2 3 1 5 3 2
Georgia 2 4 0 4 5 0
NC State 1 3 1 4 5 1
Mississippi A&M 1 4 0 2 4 2
Virginia 1 6 0 2 6 1
Washington and Lee 1 6 0 2 8 0
Sewanee 0 5 0 2 7 0
Auburn 0 7 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1928 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1928 Southern Conference football season. Playing as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his third year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 1928 Vols won nine, lost zero and tied one game (9–0–1 overall, 6–0–1 in the SoCon). The only blemish on their schedule was a scoreless tie with Kentucky. Tennessee outscored their opponents 249 to 51 and posted five shutouts.

On November 17, Tennessee beat in-state rival Vanderbilt for the first time since 1916. Before 1928, Vanderbilt held a strong advantage over the Volunteers with a record of 18–2–3 in the first 23 meetings between the two school. Since 1928, Tennessee has dominated the rivalry.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 29Maryville*W 41–0[1]
October 6Centre*W 41–7[2]
October 13Ole Miss
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 13–12[3]
October 20at AlabamaW 15–13[4][5]
October 27Washington and Leedagger
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 26–7[6]
November 3Carson–Newman*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 57–0[7]
November 10Sewanee
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 37–0[8]
November 17at VanderbiltW 6–0[9]
November 29Kentucky
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
T 0–0[10]
December 8Florida
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 13–12[11]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

Players

Line

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
25 Herc Alley end
29 L. Philip Beene tackle
31 Fritz Brandt end Erwin, Tennessee
50 M. Corbett end
37 Jim Finney center
21 Ben Fuller guard
39 Houston Herndon end
26 Paul Hug end Kingsport, Tennessee Kingsport High 172
35 Bo Hundley tackle
20 L. B. "Farmer" Johnson guard
13 Howard Johnson tackle
22 James G. Johnston tackle
48 Kinnane end
33 Ted Lowe end
36 Harry Meyer tackle
35 Moss guard
23 Louis Roberts center
32 Stringer center
34 Conrad Templeton guard
24 Harry Thayer tackle
27 Arthur Tripp guard
43 George Wiggs center

Backfield

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
62 Edwin Corbett halfback
52 Quinn Decker halfback Knoxville, Tennessee Central High
17 Bobby Dodd quarterback Kingsport, Tennessee Kingsport High 6'1" 170
12 Hugh Faust halfback Knoxville, Tennessee Central High
15 Buddy Hackman halfback Nashville, Tennessee Hume-Fogg H. S. 5'11" 175
16 Amos Horner fullback
44 Pal McAdams halfback
28 Gene McEver halfback Bristol, Virginia Bristol High 5'10" 185
18 McGehee fullback
38 Charles Reineke quarterback
49 Carl Reischling halfback
19 Vincent Tudor quarterback
14 Roy Witt quarterback

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References

  1. ^ "McEver "Big Noise" in Vols' 41–0 triumph". The Knoxville Journal. September 30, 1928. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Tennessee employs varies attack to beat Centre, 41–7". The Courier-Journal. October 7, 1928. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Hazel's men turned back by 13 to 12 score in fast game at Knoxville Saturday". The Clarion-Ledger. October 14, 1928. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Vols triumph over Alabama, 15–13". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. October 21, 1928. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Tide upset by Vols, 15–13". The Birmingham News. October 21, 1928. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Washington and Lee loses to strong Tennessee eleven by count of 26 to 7". Richmond Times Dispatch. October 28, 1928. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Vols crush Carson–Newman, 57–0". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. November 4, 1928. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Tennessee whips Sewanee Tiger, 37–0". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. November 11, 1928. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Vanderbilt beaten 6–0". Nashville Banner. November 18, 1928. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.co8m.
  10. ^ "Kentucky holds Tennessee to 0–0 tie". The Lexington Herald. November 30, 1928. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Tennessee upsets Florida". Manitowoc Herald-Times. December 10, 1928. p. 9. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 28, 2016. Retrieved August 23, 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)