1982 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1982 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Peach Bowl, L 28–22 vs. Iowa
Conference Southeastern Conference
1982 record 6–5–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Majors
Defensive coordinator Bobby Jackson
Captain Mike Cofer
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »
1982 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Georgia 6 0 0     11 1 0
#11 LSU 4 1 1     8 3 1
#14 Auburn 4 2 0     9 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 2 1     6 5 1
Alabama 3 3 0     8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     8 4 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 0 6 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 6 0     0 10 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1982 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 sixth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins, five losses and one tie (6–5–1 overall, 3–2–1 in the SEC) and a loss against Iowa in the Peach Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 281 points while the defense allowed 239 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 Duke* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 24–25   95,223
September 11 Iowa State* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 23–21   90,201
September 25 at Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 14–24   73,600
October 2 Washington State* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 10–3   91,744
October 9 at #18 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA T 24–24   77,448
October 16 #2 Alabama Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) W 35–28   95,342
October 23 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA ABC L 21–31   43,182
November 6, 1982 Memphis State*dagger Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 29–3   94,903
November 13 at Ole Miss Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 30–17   42,274
November 20 Kentucky Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 28–7   93,689
November 27 at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN L 21–28   41,683
December 31 vs. Iowa* Atlanta-Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) CBS L 22–28   50,134
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Willie Gault Wide Receiver 1 18 Chicago Bears
Darryal Wilson Wide Receiver 2 47 New England Patriots
Mike Cofer Defensive End 3 67 Detroit Lions
Mike Miller Defensive Back 4 104 Green Bay Packers
Lee Jenkins Defensive Back 11 281 New York Giants
Ken Jones Tackle 12 315 Kansas City Chiefs
  • References:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1980–89". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1983 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 

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