1948 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1948 record4–4–2 (2–3–1 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 8 Georgia $ 6 0 0 9 2 0
No. 15 Ole Miss 6 1 0 8 1 0
No. 13 Tulane 5 1 0 9 1 0
No. 12 Vanderbilt 4 2 1 8 2 1
Georgia Tech 4 3 0 7 3 0
Alabama 4 4 1 6 4 1
Mississippi State 3 3 0 4 4 1
Tennessee 2 3 1 4 4 2
Kentucky 1 3 1 5 3 2
Florida 1 5 0 5 5 0
LSU 1 5 0 3 7 0
Auburn 0 7 0 1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1948 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his 17th year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of four wins, four losses and two ties (4–4–2 overall, 2–3–1 in the SEC).

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 25Mississippi StateL 6–21
October 2at Duke*T 7–722,000
October 9Chattanooga*No. 20
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 26–0[1]
October 16Alabamadagger
W 21–645,000
October 23Tennessee Tech*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 41–0
October 30No. 3 North Carolina*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
L 7–14
November 6at No. 6 Georgia TechW 13–6
November 13vs. Ole MissNo. 18L 13–16
November 20Kentucky
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
T 0–0
November 29at No. 15 VanderbiltL 6–28
  • *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
Al Russas End 13 122 Detroit Lions
Bob Lund Back 14 141 Philadelphia Eagles

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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 trip Mocs, 26–0 in warm-up for Tide". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. October 10, 1948. Retrieved September 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 121
  3. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  4. ^ "1949 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 11, 2012.