1989 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1989 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
SEC Co-Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #5
1989 record 11–1 (6–1 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Majors
Offensive coordinator Phillip Fulmer
Defensive coordinator Doug Mathews
Captain Eric Still
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
1989 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 Alabama § 6 1 0     10 2 0
#5 Tennessee § 6 1 0     11 1 0
#6 Auburn § 6 1 0     10 2 0
Florida 4 3 0     7 5 0
Ole Miss 4 3 0     8 4 0
Georgia 4 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     6 5 0
LSU 2 5 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1989 season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Johnny Majors, in his thirteenth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eleven wins and one loss (11–1 overall, 6–1 in the SEC), as SEC Co-Champions and with a victory over Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl Classic. The Volunteers offense scored 346 points while the defense allowed 217 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 Colorado State* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 17–14   93,652
September 9 at #6 UCLA* Rose BowlPasadena, CA PPV W 24–6   54,316
September 16 Duke* #17 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 28–6   93,659
September 30 #4 Auburn #12 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN CBS W 21–14   95,341
October 7 Georgiadagger #6 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) ESPN W 17–14   96,058
October 21 at #10 Alabama #6 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) CBS L 30–47   75,962
October 28 at LSU #11 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA TBS W 45–39   71,634
November 11 Akron* #11 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 52–9   91,833
November 18 Ole Miss #9 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN PPV W 33–21   93,851
November 25 at Kentucky #8 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) ESPN W 31–10   55,237
December 2 Vanderbilt #8 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) TBS W 17–10   92,975
January 1, 1990 vs. #10 Arkansas #8 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 31–27   74,358
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Reggie Cobb Running Back 2 30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Marion Hobby Defensive End 3 74 Minnesota Vikings
Eric Still Guard 4 99 Houston Oilers
  • Reference:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1980–89". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1990 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 

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