1994 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1994 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Gator Bowl Champions
Gator Bowl, W 45–23 vs. Virginia Tech
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches #18
AP #22
1994 record 8–4 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach Phillip Fulmer
Offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe
Defensive coordinator Larry Marmie
Captain Kevin Mays
Captain Ben Talley
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
(Capacity: 91,902)[1]
Seasons
« 1993 1995 »
1994 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
#7 Florida x 7 1 0     10 2 1
#22 Tennessee 5 3 0     8 4 0
South Carolina 4 4 0     7 5 0
Georgia 3 4 1     6 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 6 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 0 8 0     1 10 0
Western Division
#5 Alabama x 8 0 0     12 1 0
#9 Auburn 6 1 1     9 1 1
#24 Mississippi State 5 3 0     8 4 0
LSU 3 5 0     4 7 0
Arkansas 2 6 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 2 6 0     4 7 0
Championship: Florida 24, Alabama 23
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1994 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1994 season. Phillip Fulmer was the head coach.

Season[edit]

Freshman Peyton Manning began the season as Tennessee's third-string quarterback, but injuries to Todd Helton and Jerry Colquitt forced him into the lineup in a game against Mississippi State, which the Volunteers lost 24–21. In his first start the following week against Washington State, the Vols won, 10–9. They lost only more game the rest of the season, finishing 8–4 with a 45–23 victory over Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl.[2][3][4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 3:30 PM at #14 UCLA* #13 Rose BowlPasadena, CA ABC L 23–25   55,169
September 10 7:00 PM #23 Georgia #19 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Rivalry) ESPN W 41–23   86,117
September 17 6:30 PM #1 Florida #15 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN (Third Saturday in September) ESPN L 0–31   96,656
September 24 12:30 PM Mississippi State #23 Scott FieldStarkville, MS JPS L 21–24   41,071
October 1 4:00 PM #17 Washington State*dagger Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 10–9   95,556
October 8 1:00 PM Arkansas Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN PPV W 38–21   94,997
October 15 6:30 PM #10 Alabama Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) ESPN L 13–17   96,856
October 29 1:00 PM South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC PPV W 31–22   74,200
November 12 1:00 PM Memphis* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 24–13   94,690
November 19 12:30 PM Kentucky Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) JPS W 52–0   95,066
November 26 12:30 PM at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN (Rivalry) JPS W 65–0   38,816
December 30 8:00 PM vs. #17 Virginia Tech* Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Gator Bowl) TBS W 45–23   62,200
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
James Stewart Running Back 1 19 Jacksonville Jaguars
Ron Davis Defensive Back 2 41 Atlanta Falcons
Aaron Hayden Running Back 4 104 San Diego Chargers
Ben Talley Linebacker 4 133 New York Giants
Eli Herring Tackle 6 190 Oakland Raiders

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neyland Stadium". utsports.com. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Vols Lose Quarterback, A Place in Top-25 Poll Key to Upset: Six Turnovers in Second Half". San Jose Mercury News (San Jose). September 25, 1994. p. 5C. 
  3. ^ MacCambridge, Michael (2005). ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. p. 845. ISBN 1-4013-3703-1. 
  4. ^ "Vols in Sync, Leave Hokies Flattened". The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.). January 1, 1995. 
  5. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=341&season=1994
  6. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1995.htm

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