1944 Tennessee Volunteers football
Rose Bowl, L 0–25 vs. USC
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 12
1944 record7–1–1 (5–0–1 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1942
1945 →
1944 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 13 Georgia Tech $ 4 0 0 8 3 0
No. 12 Tennessee 5 0 1 7 1 1
Georgia 4 2 0 7 3 0
Alabama 3 1 2 5 2 2
Mississippi State 3 2 0 6 2 0
LSU 2 3 1 2 5 1
Ole Miss 2 3 0 2 6 0
Tulane 1 2 0 4 3 0
Kentucky 1 5 0 3 6 0
Florida 0 3 0 4 3 0
Auburn 0 4 0 4 4 0
Vanderbilt 0 0 0 3 0 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1944 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach John Barnhill, in his third year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of seven wins, one loss and one tie (7–1–1 overall, 5–0–1 in the SEC), and concluded the season with a loss against USC in the 1945 Rose Bowl.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 30KentuckyW 26–1315,000[1]
October 7vs. Ole MissW 20–7
October 14FloridaNo. 15
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 40–0
October 21AlabamadaggerNo. 17
T 0–032,000
October 28Clemson*No. 19
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 26–7
November 4at LSUNo. 16W 13–0
November 18Temple*daggerNo. 17
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 27–14
November 25at KentuckyNo. 15W 21–7[2]
January 1vs. No. 7 USCNo. 12L 0–2591,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Dobelstein Guard 4 28 Chicago Cardinals
Casey Stephenson Back 7 65 Green Bay Packers
Dick Huffman Tackle 9 81 Cleveland Rams
Art Brandau Center 10 89 Pittsburgh Steelers
Roy Cross End 10 90 Brooklyn Tigers
Billy Bevis Back 12 119 New York Giants
Jim Chadwell Tackle 23 240 New York Giants
Russ Morrow Center 24 247 Detroit Lions

References

General

  • 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book (PDF). Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. Retrieved March 11, 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ "Vols open 1944 gridiron campaign with 26–13 win over Cats". The Knoxville Journal. October 1, 1944. Retrieved April 29, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Tennessee uses power to stun Kentucky 21–7". The Courier-Journal. November 26, 1944. Retrieved April 29, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 120
  4. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  5. ^ "1945 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 11, 2012.