1929 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1929 Tennessee Volunteers football
Conference Southern Conference
1929 record 9–0–1 (6–0–1 SoCon)
Head coach Robert Neyland (4th season)
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Captain Howard Johnson
Home stadium Shields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane $ 6 0 0     9 0 0
Tennessee 6 0 1     9 0 1
North Carolina 7 1 0     9 1 0
Florida 6 1 0     8 2 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 0     7 2 0
Kentucky 3 1 1     6 1 1
Georgia 4 2 0     6 4 0
VMI 4 2 0     8 2 0
Duke 2 1 0     4 6 0
LSU 3 2 0     6 3 0
Alabama 4 3 0     6 3 0
Clemson 3 3 0     8 3 0
VPI 2 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 5 0     3 6 0
South Carolina 2 5 0     6 5 0
Virginia 1 3 2     4 3 2
Maryland 1 3 1     4 4 2
Washington and Lee 1 4 1     3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 2     1 6 2
Mississippi A&M 0 3 1     1 5 2
Sewanee 0 4 1     2 5 2
NC State 0 5 0     1 8 0
Auburn 0 7 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1929 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1929 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 1928 Vols won nine, lost zero and tied one game (9–0–1 overall, 6–0–1 in the SoCon). In a virtual repeat of the previous year, a tie with Kentucky spoiled Tennessee's perfect season. Playing eight home games, the Volunteers outscored their opponents 330 to 13 and posted eight shutouts.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 28, 1929 Centre* Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee W 40–6  
October 5, 1929 at Chattanooga* Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, Tennessee W 20–0  
October 12, 1929 Ole Miss Shields–Watkins Field • Knoxville, Tennessee W 52–7  
October 19, 1929 Alabamadagger Shields–Watkins Field • Knoxville, Tennessee (Third Saturday in October) W 6–0  
October 26, 1929 at Washington & Lee Maher Field • Roanoke, Virginia W 39–0  
November 2, 1929 Auburn Shields–Watkins Field • Knoxville, Tennessee W 27–0  
November 9, 1929 Carson–Newman* Shields–Watkins Field • Knoxville, Tennessee W 73–0  
November 16, 1929 Vanderbilt Shields–Watkins Field • Knoxville, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 13–0  
November 28, 1929 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, Kentucky (Battle for the Barrel) T 6–6  
December 7, 1929 South Carolina Shields–Watkins Field • Knoxville, Tennessee W 54–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
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Players[edit]

Line[edit]

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
29 L. Philip Beene tackle
31 Fritz Brandt end Erwin, Tennessee
30 Herbert Brown guard
33 James Clemmer end
55 Oscar Derryberry tackle
37 Jim Finney center
21 Ben Fuller guard
39 Houston Herndon end
45 Herman Hickman guard Johnson City, Tennessee Baylor School 5'10" 225
25 Laird Holt end
26 Paul Hug end Kingsport High 172
56 Bowen Hughes guard
35 Bo Hundley tackle
13 Howard Johnson tackle
22 James G. Johnston tackle
20 Eugene S. Mayer tackle
47 David K. Mitchell center
23 Louis Roberts center
42 Ray Saunders tackle 6'0" 184
54 Charles Talbot end
34 Conrad Templeton guard
24 Harry Thayer guard

Backfield[edit]

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
14 John Allen halfback
52 Edwin Corbett halfback
40 William G. Cox fullback
13 Quinn Decker fullback
16 Theodore Disney halfback
17 Bobby Dodd quarterback Kingsport, Tennessee Kingsport High 6'1" 170
12 Hugh Faust quarterback
44 Charles Gillespie halfback
15 Buddy Hackman halfback Nashville, Tennessee 5'11" 175
27 Paul D. Heydrick halfback
18 Charles Kohlhase fullback
44 Pal McAdams halfback
28 Gene McEver halfback Bristol, Virginia Bristol High 5'10" 185
46 Oliver McKeehan fullback
38 Charles Reineke quarterback
32 James Whitaker halfback

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