1990 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1990 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Sugar Bowl Champions
SEC Champions
Sugar Bowl, W 23–22 vs. Virginia
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #8
1990 record 9–2–2 (5–1–1 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Majors
Offensive coordinator Phillip Fulmer
Defensive coordinator Larry Lacewell
Captain Tony Thompson
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
(Capacity: 91,902)[1]
Seasons
« 1989 1991 »
1990 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Florida 6 1 0     9 2 0
#8 Tennessee 5 1 1     9 2 2
#21 Ole Miss 5 2 0     9 3 0
Alabama 5 2 0     7 5 0
#19 Auburn 4 2 1     8 3 1
Kentucky 3 4 0     4 7 0
LSU 2 5 0     5 6 0
Georgia 2 5 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
  • Florida ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1990 season. Led by QB Steve Peters Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Johnny Majors, in his fourteenth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of nine wins, two losses, and two ties (9–2–2 overall, 5–1–1 in the SEC), as SEC Champions and with a victory over Virginia in the Sugar Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 465 points while the defense allowed 220 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 26 3:00 PM vs. #5 Colorado* #8 Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Pigskin Classic) NBC T 31–31   33,458
September 1 4:00 PM Pacific* #8 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN PPV W 55–7   94,467
September 8 12:30 PM at Mississippi State #8 Scott FieldStarkville, MS TBS W 40–7   32,114
September 15 1:00 PM UTEP* #7 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 56–0   95,203
September 29 7:30 PM at #3 Auburn #5 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN T 26–26   85,214
October 13 7:30 PM #9 Floridadagger #5 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in September) ESPN W 45–3   96,874
October 20 4:00 PM Alabama #3 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) ESPN L 6–9   96,732
November 3 1:00 PM Temple* #11 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN PPV W 41–20   93,898
November 10 2:00 PM #1 Notre Dame* #9 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN CBS L 29–34   97,123
November 17 3:30 PM vs. #15 Mississippi #14 Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN CBS W 22–13   66,467
November 24 1:30 PM Kentucky #14 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) TBS W 42–28   92,243
December 1 2:30 PM at Vanderbilt #12 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN (Rivalry) PPV W 49–20   41,492
January 1 8:30 PM vs. Virginia* #10 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 23–22   75,132
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Reference:[2]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Charles McRae Tackle 1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Antone Davis Tackle 1 8 Philadelphia Eagles
Alvin Harper Wide Receiver 1 12 Dallas Cowboys
Chuck Webb Running Back 3 81 Green Bay Packers
Harlan Davis Tackle 5 128 Seattle Seahawks
Anthony Morgan Wide Receiver 5 134 Chicago Bears
Greg Amsler Running Back 8 198 Phoenix Cardinals
Roland Poles Running Back 10 254 San Diego Chargers
Vince Moore Wide Receiver 11 279 New England Patriots
  • Reference:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neyland Stadium". utsports.com. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1990–99". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "1991 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 

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