1973 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1973 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Gator Bowl, L 19–28 vs. Texas Tech
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP #19
1973 record 8–4 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach Bill Battle (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Jim Wright
Captain Eddie Brown
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1972 1974 »
1973 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Alabama 8 0 0     11 1 0
#13 LSU 5 1 0     9 3 0
Ole Miss 4 3 0     6 5 0
#19 Tennessee 3 3 0     8 4 0
Georgia 3 4 0     7 4 1
Florida 3 4 0     7 5 0
Kentucky 3 4 0     5 6 0
Auburn 2 5 0     6 6 0
Mississippi State 2 5 0     4 5 2
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     5 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1973 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bill Battle, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4 overall, 3–3 in the SEC) and a loss to Texas Tech in the 1973 Gator Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 Duke* #9 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 21–17   70,787
September 22 at Army* #10 Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 37–18   39,942
September 29 #11 Auburn #9 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 21–0   71,656
October 6 Kansas* #9 Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 28–27   43,716
October 13 Georgia Tech* #8 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 20–14   70,616
October 20 at #2 Alabama #10 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) ABC L 21–42   72,226
October 27 TCU* #14 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 39–7   66,356
November 3 Georgiadagger #11 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN L 31–35   70,812
November 17 at Ole Miss #16 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS ABC L 18–28   39,500
November 24 at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 16–14   54,000
December 1 Vanderbilt #19 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 20–17    
December 29 vs. #11 Texas Tech #20 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ABC L 19–28   62,109
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Game notes[edit]

Army[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Tennessee 6 7 7 17 37
Army 3 0 3 12 18

at Michie Stadium, West Point, New York

  • Date: Saturday, September 22
  • Game attendance: 39,942
  • Recap

Condredge Holloway set up Tennessee touchdowns with a 52-yard pass and a 48-yard run as Tennessee won its second straight while Army dropped its third consecutive season opener. Holloway fumbled at his own 12 on the second play of the game, which set up an Army field goal. The slippery QB came back to engineer two first-quarter field goals by Ricky Townsend. Midway through the second period, Holloway evaded the rush and found Emmon Love for a nine-yard gain to the 33. On the next play, he found Stanley Morgan deep down the left sideline for a long bomb to the Army 15.[2]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bill Rudder Running Back 3 59 San Diego Chargers
Haskel Stanback Running Back 5 114 Cincinnati Bengals
Eddie Brown Defensive Back 8 199 Cleveland Browns
Gary Valbuena Quarterback 10 260 Miami Dolphins
Gene Killian Guard 16 413 Dallas Cowboys

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 124
  2. ^ "Holloway Leads Tennessee." Palm Beach Post. p. 84. 1973 Sep 23.
  3. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 101
  4. ^ "1974 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 

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