1987 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1987 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Peach Bowl Champions
Peach Bowl, W 27–22 vs. Indiana
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #13
AP #14
1987 record 10–2–1 (4–1–1 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Majors
Offensive coordinator Walt Harris
Defensive coordinator Ken Donahue
Captain Harry Galbreath
Captain Kelly Ziegler
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1986 1988 »
1987 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Auburn 5 0 1     9 1 2
#5 LSU 5 1 0     10 1 1
#14 Tennessee 4 1 1     10 2 1
#13 Georgia 4 2 0     9 3 0
Alabama 4 2 0     7 5 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1987 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 eleventh year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of ten wins, two losses and one tie (10–2–1 overall, 4–1–1 in the SEC) and with a victory over Indiana in the Peach Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 293 points while the defense allowed 249 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 vs. #16 Iowa* #17 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Kickoff Classic) ABC W 23–22   54,681
September 5 Colorado State* #17 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 49–3   92,921
September 12 at Mississippi State #14 Scott FieldStarkville, MS TBS W 38–10   30,312
September 26 #3 Auburn #11 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN TBS T 20–20   93,506
October 3 California* #10 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN TBS W 38–12   91,688
October 17 at Alabama #8 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) ESPN L 22–41   75,808
October 24 Georgia Tech* #13 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 29–15   93,011
October 31 at Boston College* #13 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA L 18–20   31,800
November 7 Louisville* #19 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 41–10   92,084
November 14 Ole Missdagger #18 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 55–13   94,237
November 21 at Kentucky #15 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 24–22   57,127
November 28 Vanderbilt #16 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 38–36   93,306
January 2, 1988 vs. Indiana* #17 Atlanta-Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) Mizlou W 27–22   58,737
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Terry McDaniel Defensive Back 1 9 Los Angeles Raiders
Anthony Miller Wide Receiver 1 15 San Diego Chargers
John Bruhin Guard 4 86 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
William Howard Running Back 5 113 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Harry Galbreath Guard 8 212 Miami Dolphins
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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. ^ "1988 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012.