1986 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1986 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Liberty Bowl Champions
Liberty Bowl, W 21–14 vs. Minnesota
Conference Southeastern Conference
1986 record 7–5 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Majors
Offensive coordinator Walt Harris
Defensive coordinator Ken Donahue
Captain Joey Clinkscales
Captain Dale Jones
Captain Bruce Wilkerson
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1985 1987 »
1986 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 LSU 5 1 0     9 3 0
#6 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
#9 Alabama 4 2 0     10 3 0
Georgia 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     8 3 1
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Florida 2 4 0     6 5 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     6 5 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 1
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1986 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 tenth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of seven wins and five losses (7–5 overall, 3–3 in the SEC) and with a victory over Minnesota in the Liberty Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 293 points while the defense allowed 249 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 New Mexico* #10 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 35–21   93,875
September 13 Mississippi State #8 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN TBS L 27–23   89,897
September 27 at #8 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ABC L 8–34   72,500
October 4 UTEP* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 26–16   92,824
October 11 Army* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN L 21–25   91,343
October 18 #2 Alabama Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) ABC L 28–56   95,115
October 25 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA TBS L 13–14   28,432
November 8 Memphis State*dagger Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 33–3   89,815
November 15 at #20 Ole Miss Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS TBS W 22–10   35,000
November 22 Kentucky Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 28–9   90,747
November 29 at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 35–20   41,572
December 29 vs. Minnesota* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) Raycom W 21–14   51,357
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Bruce Wilkerson Tackle 2 52 Los Angeles Raiders
Joey Clinkscales Wide Receiver 9 233 Pittsburgh Steelers
Dale Jones Linebacker 10 262 Dallas Cowboys
Carlos Reveiz Kicker 11 302 New England Patriots
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1980–89". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1987 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012.