1991 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1991 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Fiesta Bowl, L 42–17 vs. Penn State
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #14
1991 record 9–3 (5–2 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Majors
Offensive coordinator Phillip Fulmer
Defensive coordinator Larry Lacewell
Captain Earnest Fields
Captain John Fisher
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
(Capacity: 91,902)[1]
Seasons
« 1990 1992 »
1991 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Florida 7 0 0     10 2 0
#5 Alabama 6 1 0     11 1 0
#14 Tennessee 5 2 0     9 3 0
#17 Georgia 4 3 0     9 3 0
Mississippi State 4 3 0     7 5 0
LSU 3 4 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 3 4 0     5 6 0
Auburn 2 5 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 1 6 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 0 7 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1991 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1991 season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Johnny Majors, in his fifteenth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of nine wins and three (9–3 overall, 5–2 in the SEC) and with a loss against Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 352 points while the defense allowed 263 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 8:00 PM at Louisville* #11 Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPN W 28–11   40,457
September 14 12:30 PM #21 UCLA* #11 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN TBS W 30–16   97,117
September 21 12:30 PM #23 Mississippi State #6 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN TBS W 26–24   95,974
September 28 7:30 PM #13 Auburn #5 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN W 30–21   97,731
October 12 7:30 PM at #10 Florida #4 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Third Saturday in September) ESPN L 18–35   85,135
October 19 3:30 PM at #14 Alabama #8 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) ABC L 24–25   86,293
November 2 4:00 PM Memphis State*dagger #14 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN PPV W 52–24   96,664
November 9 2:30 PM at #5 Notre Dame* #13 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC W 35–34   59,075
November 16 4:00 PM Ole Miss #10 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN PPV W 36–25   95,937
November 23 12:30 PM at Kentucky #10 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) TBS W 16–7   57,125
November 30 12:30 PM Vanderbilt #9 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) SPS W 45–0   94,976
January 1 3:30 PM vs. #6 Penn State* #10 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) NBC L 17–42   71,133
*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
Dale Carter Defensive Back 1 20 Kansas City Chiefs
Chris Mims Defensive End 1 23 San Diego Chargers
Carl Pickens Wide Receiver 2 31 Cincinnati Bengals
Chuck Smith Defensive End 2 51 Cincinnati Bengalsat
Jeremy Lincoln Defensive Back 3 80 Cincinnati Bengalsch
Tom Myslinski Guard 4 109 Dallas Cowboys
Shazzon Bradley Defensive Tackle 9 240 Green Bay Packers
Bernard Dafney Guard 9 247 Houston Oilers
Darryl Hardy Linebacker 10 270 Atlanta Falcons
  • 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. ^ "1992 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 

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