NEW ORLEANS (Jan. 1, 1952) - Tennessee went to New Orleans undefeated and the 1951 national champions. But the Vols fell victim to an undefeated Maryland team that scored 21 points in 16 minutes and never looked back. The final was 28-13.
Maryland uncorked a strong running game to lead 21-6 at the half and used a timely interception return for a touchdown to keep the Vols at bay.
Tennessee showed only flashes of the power that had been its trademark during the regular season.
Vol tailback Herky Payne led two touchdown drives, but otherwise,
the Maryland defense stopped the Vol attack, using an eight-man line.
It was Robert R. Neyland's last bowl game as the Volunteers' head