1929 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1929 record9–0–1 (6–0–1 SoCon)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
CaptainHoward Johnson
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Tulane $ 6 0 0 9 0 0
Tennessee 6 0 1 9 0 1
North Carolina 7 1 0 9 1 0
Florida 6 1 0 8 2 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 0 7 2 0
Kentucky 3 1 1 6 1 1
Georgia 4 2 0 6 4 0
VMI 4 2 0 8 2 0
Duke 2 1 0 4 6 0
LSU 3 2 0 6 3 0
Alabama 4 3 0 6 3 0
Clemson 3 3 0 8 3 0
VPI 2 3 0 5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 5 0 3 6 0
South Carolina 2 5 0 6 5 0
Virginia 1 3 2 4 3 2
Maryland 1 3 1 4 4 2
Washington and Lee 1 4 1 3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 2 1 6 2
Mississippi A&M 0 3 1 1 5 2
Sewanee 0 4 1 2 5 2
NC State 0 5 0 1 8 0
Auburn 0 7 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1929 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1929 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his fourth 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). In a virtual repeat of the previous year, a tie with Kentucky spoiled Tennessee's perfect season. Playing eight home games, the Volunteers outscored their opponents 330 to 13 and posted eight shutouts.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 28Centre*W 40–6[1]
October 5at Chattanooga*W 20–0[2]
October 12Ole Miss
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 52–7[3]
October 19Alabamadagger
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 6–0[4][5]
October 26at Washington and Lee
W 39–0[6]
November 2Auburn
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 27–0[7]
November 9Carson–Newman*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 73–0[8]
November 16Vanderbilt
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 13–0[9]
November 28at KentuckyT 6–6[10]
December 7South Carolina
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 54–0[11]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

Players

Line

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
29 L. Philip Beene tackle
31 Fritz Brandt end Erwin, Tennessee
30 Herbert Brown guard
33 James Clemmer end
55 Oscar Derryberry tackle
37 Jim Finney center
21 Ben Fuller guard
39 Houston Herndon end
45 Herman Hickman guard Johnson City, Tennessee Baylor School 5'10" 225
25 Laird Holt end
26 Paul Hug end Kingsport High 172
56 Bowen Hughes guard
35 Bo Hundley tackle
13 Howard Johnson tackle
22 James G. Johnston tackle
20 Eugene S. Mayer tackle
47 David K. Mitchell center
23 Louis Roberts center
42 Ray Saunders tackle 6'0" 184
54 Charles Talbot end
34 Conrad Templeton guard
24 Harry Thayer guard

Backfield

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
14 John Allen halfback
52 Edwin Corbett halfback
40 William G. Cox fullback
13 Quinn Decker fullback
16 Theodore Disney halfback
17 Bobby Dodd quarterback Kingsport, Tennessee Kingsport High 6'1" 170
12 Hugh Faust quarterback
44 Charles Gillespie halfback
15 Buddy Hackman halfback Nashville, Tennessee 5'11" 175
27 Paul D. Heydrick halfback
18 Charles Kohlhase fullback
44 Pal McAdams halfback
28 Gene McEver halfback Bristol, Virginia Bristol High 5'10" 185
46 Oliver McKeehan fullback
38 Charles Reineke quarterback
32 James Whitaker halfback

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References

  1. ^ "McEver leads Vols to 40–6 victory over Centre boys". The Courier-Journal. September 29, 1929. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Tennessee's "Touchdown Twins" triumph over hard-fighting Moccasins, 20 to 0". The Chattanooga Times. October 6, 1929. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "M'ever leads Vols to 52–7 win over Ole Miss". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. October 13, 1929. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Tennessee Volunteers defeat Alabama". The Knoxville Journal. October 20, 1929. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Vols set Alabama back". The Birmingham News. October 20, 1929. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Tennessee easily defeats Generals in march toward conference championship". Richmond Times Dispatch. October 27, 1929. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Plainsmen make game stand but bow in mud, 27–0". The Montgomery Advertiser. November 3, 1929. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Tennessee reserves defeat Carson–Newman eleven 73 to 0". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. November 10, 1929. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Tennessee ends Vandy's quest of title, 13 to 0". The Nashville Tennessean. November 17, 1929. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Wildcats blast Vols' title hopes". The Lexington Herald. November 29, 1929. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Tennessee whips Gamecocks, 54–0". The Greenville News. December 8, 1929. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 23, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)