1980 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1980 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1980 record 5–6 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Majors
Offensive coordinator Bill Pace
Defensive coordinator Bobby Jackson
Captain Jim Noonan
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1979 1981 »
1980 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Georgia 6 0 0     12 0 0
#6 Alabama 5 1 0     10 2 0
#19 Mississippi State 5 1 0     9 3 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
LSU 4 2 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     3 8 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     3 8 0
Auburn 0 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Johnny Majors, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of five wins and six losses (5–6 overall, 3–3 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 #16 Georgia Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 15–16   95,288
September 13 #5 USC* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN L 17–20   95,049
September 20 Washington State* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 35–23   93,520
September 27 at #18 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 42–0   75,942
October 11 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 23–10   50,127
October 18 #1 Alabama Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) ABC L 0–27   96,748
October 25 #12 Pittsburgh* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN L 6–30   94,008
November 1 Virginia*dagger Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN L 13–16   94,333
November 15 vs. Ole Miss Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 9–20   50,033
November 22 Kentucky Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 45–14   90,244
November 29 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 51–13   31,100
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Tim Irwin Tackle 3 74 Minnesota Vikings
Danny Spradlin Linebacker 5 137 Dallas Cowboys
Alan Duncan Kicker 7 174 Philadelphia Eagles
Hubert Simpson Running Back 10 258 Cincinnati Bengals
Brad White Nose Tackle 12 310 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 125
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 101
  3. ^ "1981 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 

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