1977 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1977 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1977 record 4–7 (1–5 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Majors
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »
1977 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Alabama 7 0 0     11 1 0
#6 Kentucky 6 0 0     10 1 0
LSU 4 2 0     8 4 0
Auburn 4 2 0     5 6 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 4 1
Georgia 2 4 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 5 0     5 6 0
Tennessee 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
  • Kentucky ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation. Mississippi State later forfeited all 1977 wins due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1977 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Johnny Majors, in his first year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of four wins and seven losses (4–7 overall, 1–5 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 10 California* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 17–27   84,421
September 17 Boston College* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 24–18   83,263
September 24 Auburn Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN L 12–14   84,084
October 1 Oregon State* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 41–10   82,865
October 8 Georgia Tech* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN L 8–24   82,631
October 15 at #4 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) L 10–24   71,000
October 22 at #19 Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) L 17–27   67,711
November 5 Memphis State*dagger Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 27–14   82,573
November 12 vs. Ole Miss Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 14–43   50,259
November 19 at #7 Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) L 17–21   57,914
November 26 Vanderbilt Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 42–7   83,146
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Craig Colquitt Punter 3 76 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jesse Turnbow Defensive Tackle 8 205 Cleveland Browns
Russ Williams Defensive Back 9 250 Dallas Cowboys
Brent Watson Tackle 10 261 Cleveland Browns
Pat Ryan Quarterback 11 281 New York Jets

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 125
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 101
  3. ^ "1978 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 

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