1930 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Record9–1 (6–1 SoCon)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
CaptainHarry Thayer
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1929
1931 →
1930 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Alabama + 8 0 0 10 0 0
Tulane + 5 0 0 8 1 0
Tennessee 6 1 0 9 1 0
Duke 4 1 1 8 1 2
Vanderbilt 5 2 0 8 2 0
Maryland 4 2 0 7 5 0
Florida 4 2 1 6 3 1
North Carolina 4 2 2 5 3 2
Clemson 3 2 0 8 2 0
Georgia 3 2 1 7 2 1
Kentucky 4 3 0 5 3 0
South Carolina 4 3 0 6 4 0
VPI 2 3 1 5 3 1
Mississippi A&M 2 3 0 2 7 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 1 2 6 1
LSU 2 4 0 6 4 0
Virginia 2 5 0 4 6 0
Sewanee 1 4 0 3 6 1
NC State 1 5 0 2 8 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0 3 5 1
Auburn 1 6 0 3 7 0
Washington and Lee 0 4 1 3 6 1
VMI 0 5 0 3 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1930 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1930 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his fifth year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 1930 Vols won nine and lost one game (9–1 overall, 6–1 in the SoCon). The only loss of the season came on October 18 to eventual Rose Bowl champion, Alabama. Tennessee and Vanderbilt were the only teams to score against Alabama in 1930. The 1930 Volunteers team outscored their opponents 209 to 31 and posted seven shutouts

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27Maryville*W 54–0[1]
October 4Centre*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 18–0[2]
October 11Ole Miss
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 27–0[3]
October 18at AlabamaL 18–6[4]
October 25North Carolinadagger
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 9–718,000[5]
November 1Clemson
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 27–0[6]
November 8Carson–Newman*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 34–0[7]
November 15at VanderbiltW 13–0[8]
November 27Kentucky
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 8–025,000[9]
December 6at FloridaW 13–6[10]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

Players

Line

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
11 Malcolm Aitken tackle 202
51 Thomas Bounds tackle
31 Fritz Brandt end Erwin, Tennessee 21
30 Herbert Brown guard
33 James Clemmer end
50 Oscar Derryberry tackle
60 James Eldridge tackle
37 John Franklin guard
45 Herman Hickman guard Johnson City, Tennessee Baylor School 5'10" 225 19
25 Laird Holt end
26 Paul Hug end Kingsport, Tennessee Kingsport High 172 24
20 Eugene S. Mayer tackle
35 C. L. McPherson end
47 David K. Mitchell center
39 Virgil Rayburn end Pulaski, Tennessee Dyersburg High 6'1" 180 20
56 Ben Redman guard
23 Louis Roberts center
42 Ray Saunders tackle 6'0" 184 20
49 Francis Shull end
22 J. Ralph Still tackle
41 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
43 Deke Brackett 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 22
12 Hugh Faust quarterback
44 Charles Gillespie halfback
15 Buddy Hackman halfback Nashville, Tennessee Hume-Fogg High 5'11" 175 24
27 Paul D. Heydrick halfback
18 Charles Kohlhase fullback
28 Gene McEver halfback Bristol, Virginia Bristol High 5'10" 185 22
38 Charles Reineke quarterback
19 Harvey Robinson halfback

Unlisted

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
36 David Blumberg
59 Kenneth Driskell
61 Henry Foutch
58 Robert Green
55 Powell McWhirter
21 Gordon Moore
48 Cyrus Rankin
52 Hoyt Smiley
53 Robert Warfield

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References

  1. ^ "Volunteers defeat Maryville, 54 to 0". The Knoxville Journal. September 28, 1930. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Centre's great defensive game holds Tennessee to 18–0 win". The Courier-Journal. October 5, 1930. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Ole Miss holds Tennessee to 27–0". The Clarion-Ledger. October 12, 1930. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Vols' victorious march is ended as Tide wins, 18–6". The Knoxville Journal. October 19, 1930. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Carolina defeated by Tennessee". Asheville Citizen-Times. October 26, 1930. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Tennessee tramples Cody's Tigers under 27 to 0 score". The Charlotte News. November 2, 1930. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Tennessee romps to 34–0 victory over Carson–Newman". The Knoxville Journal. November 9, 1930. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Tennessee defeats Vanderbilt 13–0". The Nashville Tennessean. November 16, 1930. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Vols beat Wildcats, 8–0". The Lexington Herald. November 28, 1930. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Tennessee wins from Florida". The Jacksonville Daily Journal. December 7, 1930. p. 10. Retrieved August 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 23, 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)