1968 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1968 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Cotton Bowl Classic, L 13–36 vs. Texas
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #13
1968 record 8–2–1 (4–1–1 SEC)
Head coach Doug Dickey
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1967 1969 »
1968 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Georgia 5 0 1     8 1 2
#13 Tennessee 4 1 1     8 2 1
#17 Alabama 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 4 2 0     8 3 0
#16 Auburn 4 2 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 2 1     6 3 1
Ole Miss 3 2 1     7 3 1
Vanderbilt 2 3 1     5 4 1
Mississippi State 0 4 2     0 8 2
Kentucky 0 7 0     3 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1968 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Doug Dickey, in his fifth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins, two losses and one tie (8–2–1 overall, 4–1–1 in the SEC) and a loss against Texas in the 1969 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 14 Georgia #9 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ABC T 17–17    
September 28 Memphis State* #16 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 24–17    
October 5 at Rice* #15 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 52–0    
October 12 at Georgia Tech* #10 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 24–7    
October 19 Alabama #8 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) ABC W 10–9   63,392
November 2 UCLA*dagger #5 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 42–18    
November 9 at #18 Auburn #5 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL L 14–28    
November 16 Ole Miss #11 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 31–0    
November 23 Kentucky #8 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 24–7    
November 30 at Vanderbilt #7 Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 10–7    
January 1, 1969 vs. #5 Texas #8 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS L 13–36   72,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Richmond Flowers Fullback 2 49 Dallas Cowboys
Karl Kremser Kicker 5 128 Miami Dolphins
Jim Weatherford Defensive Back 15 366 Atlanta Falcons
Chick McGeehan Fullback 15 375 Miami Dolphins
Bill Justus Defensive Back 2 386 Dallas Cowboys

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 123
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1969 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.