1970 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1970 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Sugar Bowl Champions
Sugar Bowl, W 34–13 vs. Air Force
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #4
1970 record 11–1 (4–1 SEC)
Head coach Bill Battle
Captain Tim Priest
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1969 1971 »
1970 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 LSU 5 0 0     9 3 0
#4 Tennessee 4 1 0     11 1 0
#10 Auburn 5 2 0     9 2 0
#20 Ole Miss 4 2 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 4 0
Georgia 3 3 0     5 5 0
Alabama 3 4 0     6 5 1
Mississippi State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1970 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bill Battle, in his first year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eleven wins and one loss (11–1 overall, 4–1 in the SEC) and a victory over Air Force in the Sugar Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 19 SMU* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 28–3   54,158
September 26 Auburn #17 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL L 23–36   65,306
October 3 Army* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 48–3   59,817
October 10 at #13 Georgia Tech* #20 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 17–6   59,624
October 17 Alabama #14 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) W 24–0   64,947
October 24 Florida #11 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) ABC W 38–7   64,069
October 31 Wake Forest* #9 Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 41–7   26,381
November 7 at South Carolina* #8 Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC W 20–18   42,788
November 21 Kentuckydagger #8 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 45–0   63,452
November 28 Vanderbilt #7 Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 24–6   33,850
December 5 UCLA* #5 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 28–17   63,242
January 1, 1971 vs. #11 Air Force #4 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 34–13   78,655
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Lester McClain Wide Receiver 9 220 Chicago Bears
Bobby Scott Quarterback 14 340 New Orleans Saints
Chip Kell Center 17 429 San Diego Chargers

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 124
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1971 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.