A look at Tennessee’s 1936 win at Georgia, Robert Neyland’s only game in Athens

No. 3 Tennessee (8-0, 4-0 SEC) will play at No. 1 Georgia (8-0, 5-0 SEC) Saturday in Week 10.

Rankings reflect the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.

The Vols are No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, while Georgia is No. 3.

Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. EDT at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. CBS will televise the SEC East matchup.

Each week, Vols Wire will look at one of the Vols’ memorable games against their upcoming opponent.

This installment revisits Tennessee’s victory over the Bulldogs on Oct. 31, 1936.

The Tennessee-Georgia series dates to 1899. The two teams have played annually since 1992.

The 1936 matchup was historic, marking Robert Neyland’s only game at Georgia as Tennessee’s head coach. He served as the Vols’ head coach during three stints (1926–34, 1936–40, 1946–52), compiling a 173–31–12 record and winning four national championships.

Tennessee defeated the Bulldogs, 46-0, in 1936, the Vols’ largest margin of victory during the series.

1936 Tennessee at Georgia. The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Nov. 1, 1936.

1936 Tennessee at Georgia. The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Nov. 1, 1936.

Neyland faced Georgia twice during his tenure as Tennessee’s head coach. He won both games against the Bulldogs, guiding Tennessee to a 32-0 home win in 1937.

Prior to the 1936 matchup, Tennessee and Georgia had not played against each other since 1925.

Following the 1937 game, the Vols did not play Georgia again until 1968.

Tennessee finished its 1936 campaign with a 6-2-2 record, while the Bulldogs went 5-4-1.

Tennessee’s Phil Dickens was drafted by the NFL’s Chicago Cardinals following the 1936 season. He was selected in the sixth round of the NFL draft (52nd overall).

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