1942 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1942 Tennessee Volunteers football
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 14–7 vs. Tulsa
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 7
1942 record9–1–1 (4–1 SEC)
Head coachJohn Barnhill (2nd season)
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1941
1944 →
1942 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Georgia $ 6 1 0     11 1 0
No. 5 Georgia Tech 4 1 0     9 2 0
No. 7 Tennessee 4 1 0     9 1 1
No. 18 Mississippi State 5 2 0     8 2 0
No. 10 Alabama 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 3 2 0     7 3 0
No. 16 Auburn 3 3 0     6 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     6 4 0
Florida 1 3 0     3 7 0
Tulane 1 4 0     4 5 0
Kentucky 0 5 0     3 6 1
Ole Miss 0 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1942 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1942 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach John Barnhill, in his second year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of nine wins, one loss and one tie (9–1–1 overall, 4–1 in the SEC), and concluded the season with a victory against Tulsa in the 1943 Sugar Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 26at South Carolina*T 0–0
October 3Fordham*W 40–14
October 10Dayton*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 34–6
October 17at No. 4 AlabamaNo. 15L 0–825,000
October 24Furman*No. 17
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 52–7
October 31No. 19 LSUNo. 20
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 26–0
November 7Cincinnati*No. 13
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 34–12
November 14vs. Ole MissNo. 11W 14–0
November 21KentuckydaggerNo. 11
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 26–0
November 28at VanderbiltNo. 10W 19–7
January 1vs. No. 4 TulsaNo. 7W 14–770,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Al Hust End 3 29 Chicago Cardinals

References[edit]

General

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

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 120
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1943 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 11, 2012.