1988 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1988 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1988 record 5–6 (3–4 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Majors
Offensive coordinator Walt Harris
Defensive coordinator Ken Donahue
Captain Keith DeLong
Captain Nate Middlebrooks
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »
1988 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Auburn § 6 1 0     10 2 0
#19 LSU § 6 1 0     8 4 0
#15 Georgia 5 2 0     9 3 0
#17 Alabama 4 3 0     9 3 0
Florida 4 3 0     7 5 0
Tennessee 3 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 2 5 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 0 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1988 season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Johnny Majors, in his twelfth 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, 3–4 in the SEC). The Vols' offense scored 212 points while the defense allowed 286 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 at #12 Georgia #18 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Rivalry) ESPN L 17–28   82,122
September 10 Duke* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 26–31   93,144
September 17 #9 LSU Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN TBS L 9–34   92,849
September 24 at #4 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL CBS L 6–38   83,687
October 1 Washington State* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN L 24–52   92,276
October 15 #20 Alabama Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) L 20–28   93,025
October 22 at Memphis State* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 38–25   55,173
November 5 Boston College*dagger Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 10–7   90,030
November 12 at Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS W 20–12   27,686
November 19 Kentucky Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 28–24   90,353
November 26 at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN (Rivalry) W 14–7   41,404
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Keith DeLong Linebacker 1 28 San Francisco 49ers
Jeff Francis Quarterback 6 140 Los Angeles Raiders
  • Reference:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1980–89". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1989 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 

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