1947 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record5–5 (2–3 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 13 Ole Miss $ 6 1 0 9 2 0
No. 10 Georgia Tech 4 1 0 10 1 0
No. 6 Alabama 5 2 0 8 3 0
Mississippi State 2 2 0 7 3 0
Georgia 3 3 0 7 4 1
Vanderbilt 3 3 0 6 4 0
Tulane 2 3 2 2 5 2
LSU 2 3 1 5 3 1
Kentucky 2 3 0 8 3 0
Tennessee 2 3 0 5 5 0
Auburn 1 5 0 2 7 0
Florida 0 3 1 4 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1947 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his 16th year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of five wins and five losses (5–5 overall, 2–3 in the SEC).

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27at Georgia TechL 0–2740,000[1]
October 1Duke*daggerL 7–1940,000[2]
October 11Chattanooga*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 26–720,000[3]
October 18at AlabamaL 0–1032,000[4]
October 25Tennessee Tech*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 49–012,000[5]
November 1at North Carolina*L 6–2041,000[6]
November 8vs. Ole MissL 13–4328,000[7]
November 15Boston College*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 38–1320,000[8]
November 22at KentuckyW 13–625,000[9]
November 29Vanderbilt
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 12–740,000[10]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jim Powell End 30 285 Chicago Cardinals

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References

  1. ^ Ralph McGill (September 28, 1947). "Dodd Had Tech Ready; Vols Never in Game". The Atlanta Constitution. pp. 1, 12 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Duke Humbles Tennessee 19-7". The Nashville Tennessean. October 5, 1947. p. 1C – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Tennessee Plays Like Vols Of Old In Win Over Chattanooga". The Jackson Sun. October 12, 1947. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Gilmer passes Tide to victory over Vols, 10–0". The Miami News. October 19, 1947. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Volunteers smother Tennessee Tech, 49–0". The Jackson Sun. October 26, 1947. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Bob Goldwater (November 2, 1947). "Tar Heels Roll To 20-6 Triumph Over Tennessee". The Daily Tar Heel. pp. 1, 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Ed Harris (November 9, 1947). "Ole Miss Mauls Vols 43-13: Rebels Hand Neyland Worst Defeat of Career". The Nashville Tennessean. pp. 1C, 3C – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Bill Shirley (November 16, 1947). "Rejuvenated Vols Hammer BC Eagles 38-13". The Nashville Tennessean. pp. 1C, 3C – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Larry Boeck (November 23, 1947). "Neyland Jinx On Cats Continues As Tennessee Sinks Kentucky 13-6 With 4th Period Score". The Courier-Journal. p. IV-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Raymond Johnson (November 30, 1947). "Vandy Bows 12-7 To U-T's Power". The Nashville Tennessean. pp. 1, 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "1948 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.