1975 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1975 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1975 record 7–5 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach Bill Battle
Offensive coordinator Ray Trail
Defensive coordinator Larry Jones
Captain Ron McCartney
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1974 1976 »
1975 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Alabama 6 0 0     11 1 0
Florida 5 1 0     9 3 0
#19 Georgia 5 1 0     9 3 0
Ole Miss 5 1 0     6 5 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     7 4 0
Mississippi State 1 4 1     6 4 1
Auburn 1 4 1     3 6 2
LSU 1 5 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 6 0     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1975 wins and one tie due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1975 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bill Battle, in his sixth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of seven wins and five losses (7–5 overall, 3–3 in the SEC). The Volunteers offense scored 253 points while the defense allowed 193 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 #14 Maryland* #20 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 26–8   74,161
September 20 at #12 UCLA* #10 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC L 28–34   33,356
September 27 Auburn #16 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 21–17   74,611
October 11 LSU #19 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 24–10   75,276
October 18 at #6 Alabama #16 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) L 7–30   72,000
October 25 North Texas State* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN L 14–21   72,670
November 1 Colorado State* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 28–7    
November 8 Utah*dagger Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 40–7   67,437
November 15 at Ole Miss Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 6–23   51,389
November 22 at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 17–13   56,000
November 29 Vanderbilt Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN L 14–17   71,943
December 6 at Hawaii* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI W 28–6   40,585
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Ron McCartney Linebacker 2 53 Los Angeles Rams
Tommy West Linebacker 16 433 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Reference:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1970–79". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1976 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012.