1961 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1961 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1961 record 6–4 (4–3 SEC)
Head coach Bowden Wyatt
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1960 1962 »
1961 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Alabama § 7 0 0     11 0 0
#4 LSU § 6 0 0     10 1 0
#5 Ole Miss 5 1 0     9 2 0
#13 Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 4 3 0     6 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     4 5 1
Auburn 3 4 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 5 0     3 7 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     5 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     2 8 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1961 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bowden Wyatt, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins and four losses (6–4 overall, 4–3 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 30 Auburn Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 21–24    
October 7 Mississippi Statedagger Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 17–3    
October 14 Tulsa* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 52–6    
October 21 at #5 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) ABC L 3–34   48,000
October 28 Chattanooga* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 20–7    
November 4 at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 21–22    
November 11 #9 Georgia Tech Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 10–6    
November 18 #6 Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 10–24    
November 25 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 26–16    
December 2 Vanderbilt Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 41–7    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Glenn Glass Halfback 17 Chicago Bears

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 123
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1962 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.