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1933 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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.

1933 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1933 record7–3 (5–2 SEC)
Head coachRobert Neyland (8th season)
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
CaptainTalmadge Maples
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1932
1934 →
1933 SEC 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

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]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 30VPI*W 27–0
October 7Mississippi State
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 20–0
October 14at Duke*L 2–10
October 21Alabama 
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
L 6–1325,000
October 28Florida
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 13–6
November 4at George Washington*W 13–0
November 11Ole Miss
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 35–6
November 18Vanderbilt
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 33–6
November 30at KentuckyW 27–0
December 9at LSUL 0–7
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "University of Tennessee Official Athletic Site – Football". www.utsports.com. Retrieved April 25, 2017.