1981 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1981 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Garden State Bowl Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference
1981 record 8–4 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Majors
Offensive coordinator Bill Pace
Defensive coordinator Bobby Jackson
Captain James Berry
Captain Lemont Holt Jeffers
Captain Lee North
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »
1981 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Alabama § 6 0 0     9 2 1
#6 Georgia § 6 0 0     10 2 0
Mississippi State 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     3 8 0
LSU 1 4 1     3 7 1
Ole Miss 1 4 1     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1981 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 fifth 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). The Volunteers offense scored 244 points while the defense allowed 265 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 at #10 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 0–44   79,600
September 12 at #5 USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 7–43   62,147
September 19 Colorado State* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 42–0   93,972
September 26 Auburn Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 10–7   92,612
October 10 Georgia Tech* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 10–7   94,478
October 17 at #15 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) L 19–38   78,550
October 24 at Memphis State* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 28–9   51,668
November 7 Wichita State*dagger Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 24–21   94,155
November 14 Ole Miss Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 28–20   90,955
November 21 at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) L 10–21   54,604
November 28 Vanderbilt Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 38–34   92,824
December 13 vs. Wisconsin* Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Garden State Bowl) Mizlou W 28–21   53,220
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Anthony Hancock Wide Receiver 1 11 Kansas City Chiefs
Brian Ingram Linebacker 4 111 New England Patriots
LeMont Holt Jeffers Linebacker 6 153 Washington Redskins
Terry Daniels 10 265 Washington Redskins
  • References:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1980–89". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1982 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 

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