1972 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1972 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Bluebonnet Bowl Champions
Bluebonnet Bowl, W 24–17 vs. LSU
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #8
1972 record 10–2 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Bill Battle
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »
1972 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Alabama 7 1 0     10 2 0
#5 Auburn 6 1 0     10 1 0
#11 LSU 4 1 1     9 2 1
#8 Tennessee 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 3 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 3 1     5 5 1
Ole Miss 2 5 0     5 5 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1972 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bill Battle, in his third year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of ten wins and two losses (10–2 overall, 4–2 in the SEC) and a victory over LSU in the 1972 Bluebonnet Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 297 points while the defense allowed 100 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 at Georgia Tech* #15 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA ABC W 34–3   52,112
September 16 #6 Penn State* #7 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 28–21   71,647
September 23 Wake Forest* #5 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 45–6   66,266
September 29 at Auburn #4 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL L 6–10   69,483
October 7 at Memphis State* #10 Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 38–7    
October 21 #3 Alabama #10 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) L 10–17   72,049
October 28 Hawaii* #14 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 34–2    
November 4 at Georgia #13 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 14–0   60,086
November 18 Ole Missdagger #13 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 17–0   70,527
November 25 Kentucky #12 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 17–7   64,836
December 2 at Vanderbilt #12 Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 30–10   34,000
December 30 vs. #10 LSU #11 Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX (1972 Bluebonnet Bowl) Mizlou W 24–17   52,961
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Jamie Rotella Linebacker 3 62 Baltimore Colts
Conrad Graham Defensive Back 8 187 Chicago Bears
Carl Johnson Back 10 254 Dallas Cowboys
Richard Earl Tackle 11 265 Buffalo Bills

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 124
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 101
  3. ^ "1973 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 

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