They included a link to This Day in #Vols History (October 15) and this great photo of the 1892 UT football team.
Now, the post can be parsed a few different ways. The Vols won their first-ever football game on this date in 1892! On Oct. 15, 1892 Tennessee beat Maryville College, 25-0.
The Vols won their first-ever football game? No. They played against Sewanee on Nov. 21, 1891, losing the game in Chattanooga.
The Vols won their first-ever football game on this date? Yes, that's true, but vague.
Maybe a better way to say it would be: In their second-ever football game the Vols got their first win... A little clunky.
Bottom line, this is the program's first-ever win. It was played on Saturday, October 15, 1892. The team played at Maryville College, giving them a beat down.
Let's see what the Knoxville paper has to say.
Now here's the story from the Maryville paper.
Reading the accounts we see that a TD was worth 4 points. A kick after the TD (a kick goal) was worth 2. And a drop kick was worth 5 points. Okay, I'll go with that.
Knoxville Journal from GenealogyBank.com
The Maryville Times from Chronicling America