1933 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1933 record7–3 (5–2 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
CaptainTalmadge Maples
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1932
1934 →
1933 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Alabama $ 5 0 1 7 1 1
LSU 3 0 2 7 0 3
Georgia 3 1 0 8 2 0
Tennessee 5 2 0 7 3 0
Tulane 4 2 1 6 3 1
Auburn 2 2 0 5 5 0
Ole Miss 2 2 1 6 3 2
Vanderbilt 2 2 2 4 3 3
Florida 2 3 0 5 3 1
Kentucky 2 3 0 5 5 0
Georgia Tech 2 5 0 5 5 0
Mississippi State 1 5 1 3 6 1
Sewanee 0 6 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1933 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1933 college football season. Robert Neyland served his eighth year as head coach of the Volunteers. This was the first year that the Vols played in the newly formed Southeastern Conference.

On October 21, Tennessee suffered a 12–6 defeat at Shields–Watkins Field to Alabama, snapping a 55-game winning streak at home that dated back to a win over Emory and Henry on October 3, 1925. This was also Tennessee's first homecoming loss. A week earlier, the Volunteers lost to Duke in Durham, North Carolina, 10–2. It was Tennessee's first defeat since a loss on October 18, 1930, to Alabama. Between those two losses, Tennessee, compiled a record of 26–0–2.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 30VPI*W 27–015,000[2]
October 7Mississippi State
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 20–0[3]
October 14at Duke*L 2–1022,000[4]
October 21Alabamadagger
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
L 6–1325,000[5]
October 28Florida
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 13–6[6]
November 4at George Washington*W 13–025,000[7]
November 11Ole Miss
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 35–612,000[8]
November 18Vanderbilt
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 33–620,000[9]
November 30at KentuckyW 27–0[10]
December 9at LSUL 0–715,000[11]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

References

  1. ^ "University of Tennessee Official Athletic Site – Football". www.utsports.com. Retrieved April 25, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Vols use regulars 10 minutes, beat stage-frightened V.P.I., 27–0". Richmond Times Dispatch. October 1, 1933. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "State holds Tennessee 20–0". The Clarion-Ledger. October 8, 1933. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Duke wins from Tennessee". The News and Observer. October 15, 1933. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Volunteers defeated by Crimson Tide, 12 to 6". The Knoxville Journal. October 22, 1933. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Tennessee rallies late to crush 'Gators 13 to 6". The Orlando Sentinel. October 29, 1933. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Feathers stars in Vols' 13–0 victory". The Knoxville Journal. November 5, 1933. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Tennessee stops Ole Miss, 35 to 6". The Birmingham News. November 12, 1933. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Commodores suffer worst drubbing since 1920". The Nashville Tennessean. November 19, 1933. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Vols defeat Wildcats, 27 to 0". The Lexington Herald. December 1, 1933. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "L.S.U. smashes through Tennessee and wins, 7–0". Monroe Morning World. December 10, 1933. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.