1976 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1976 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1976 record 6–5 (2–4 SEC)
Head coach Bill Battle
Offensive coordinator Dal Shealy
Defensive coordinator Larry Jones
Captain Larry Seivers
Captain Andy Spiva
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1975 1977 »
1976 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Georgia 5 1 0     10 2 0
#11 Alabama 5 2 0     9 3 0
#20 Mississippi State 4 2 0     9 2 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
Kentucky 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
LSU 2 4 0     6 4 1
Tennessee 2 4 0     6 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     3 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1976 wins due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1976 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bill Battle, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins and five losses (6–5 overall, 2–4 in the SEC). The Volunteers offense scored 237 points while the defense allowed 162 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 Duke* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 18–21   82,687
September 18 TCU* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 31–0   79,564
September 25 at Auburn Legion FieldBirmingham, AL ABC L 28–38   50,000
October 2 Clemson* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 21–19   78,161
October 9 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 42–7   55,631
October 16 #20 Alabama Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) ABC L 13–20   82,417
October 23 #11 Florida Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) L 18–20   82,596
November 6 at Memphis State* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 21–14   52,311
November 13 Ole Missdagger Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 32–6   79,161
November 20 Kentucky Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) L 0–7   80,336
November 27 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 13–10   34,694
*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
Stanley Morgan Wide Receiver 1 25 New England Patriots
Larry Seivers Wide Receiver 4 111 Seattle Seahawks
Mickey Marvin Guard 4 112 Oakland Raiders
Andy Spiva Linebacker 5 135 St. Louis Cardinals
Roy Lee Linebacker 5 136 Rejected offers by St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Raiders to return home and take care of his Grandmother.
  • Reference:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1970–79". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1977 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012.