1967 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1967 Tennessee Volunteers football
SEC Champions
Orange Bowl, L 26–24 vs. Oklahoma
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1967 record 9–2 (6–0 SEC)
Head coach Doug Dickey
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1966 1968 »
1967 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Tennessee 6 0 0     9 2 0
#8 Alabama 5 1 0     8 2 1
Florida 4 2 0     6 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 1     6 4 1
Georgia 3 2 0     7 4 0
LSU 3 2 1     7 3 1
Auburn 3 3 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 1 6 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 7 1
Mississippi State 0 6 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1967 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1967 season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Doug Dickey, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of nine wins and two losses (9–2 overall, 6–0 in the SEC) as SEC Champions and with a loss against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. The Volunteers' offense scored 283 points while the defense allowed 141 points. At season’s end, Tennessee was recognized as national champions by Litkenhous.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 16 at #8 UCLA* #9 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 16–20    
September 30 Auburn Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 27–13    
October 14 Georgia Tech* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ABC W 24–13    
October 21 at #6 Alabama #7 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 24–13   71,849
October 28 LSU #4 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 17–14    
November 4 at Tampa* #3 Tampa StadiumTampa, FL W 38–0    
November 11 Tulane*dagger #2 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 35–14    
November 18 at Ole Miss #8 Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 20–7    
November 28 at Kentucky #2 McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 17–7    
December 2 Vanderbilt #2 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) W 41–14    
January 1, 1968 vs. Oklahoma #2 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC L 24–26   77,993
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[2]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Bob Johnson Center 1 2 Cincinnati Bengals
Walter Chadwick Running Back 6 164 Green Bay Packers
John Boynton Tackle 7 172 Miami Dolphins
Elliot Gammage Tight End 8 209 San Diego Chargers
Joe Graham End 15 394 Philadelphia Eagles
Charles Fulton Tailback 16 413 Boston Patriots
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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "National Poll Champions" (PDF). 2011 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 74. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1960–69". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "1968 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 

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