1936 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 17
Record6–2–2 (3–1–2 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1935
1937 →
1936 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 LSU $ 6 0 0 9 1 1
No. 4 Alabama 5 0 1 8 0 1
Auburn 4 1 1 7 2 2
No. 17 Tennessee 3 1 2 6 2 2
Mississippi State 3 2 0 7 3 1
Georgia 3 3 0 5 4 1
Georgia Tech 3 3 1 5 5 1
Tulane 2 3 1 6 3 1
Vanderbilt 1 3 1 3 5 1
Kentucky 1 3 0 6 4 0
Florida 1 5 0 4 6 0
Ole Miss 0 3 1 5 5 2
Sewanee 0 5 0 0 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1936 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1936 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his tenth year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins, two losses and two ties (6–2–2 overall, 3–1–2 in the SEC).

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26Chattanooga*W 13–07,000[1]
October 3at North Carolina*L 6–1415,000[2]
October 10Auburn
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
L 0–615,000[3]
October 17at AlabamaT 0–015,000[4]
October 24No. 2 Duke*dagger
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 15–1313,263[5]
October 31at GeorgiaW 46–0[6]
November 7Maryville*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 34–05,000[7]
November 14at VanderbiltW 26–1320,000[8]
November 26KentuckyNo. 17
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 7–620,000[9]
December 5vs. Ole MissNo. 17T 0–017,000[10]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Phil Dickens Back 6 52 Chicago Cardinals

References

  1. ^ "Blue and Gold loses to Vols in bitter war". The Chattanooga Times. September 27, 1936. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Tar Heels best Vols". The News and Observer. October 4, 1936. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Auburn defeats Tennessee with three plays left, 6–0". The Birmingham News. October 11, 1936. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Vols battle Crimson Tide to scoreless tie". The Knoxville Journal. October 18, 1936. p. 8. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Tennessee upsets Duke, 15 to 13". Asheville Citizen-Times. October 25, 1936. p. 8. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Georgia is crushed by Tennessee, 46–0". The Atlanta Constitution. November 1, 1936. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Vols overpower scrappy Maryville team, 34–0". The Knoxville Journal. November 8, 1936. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Vols vanquish Vandy by 26–13". The Nashville Tennessean. November 15, 1936. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Cats outplay Vols but lose 7 to 6 before 20,000". The Courier-Journal. November 27, 1936. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Rebels battle Vols to scoreless deadlock". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. December 6, 1936. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "1937 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 11, 2012.