1966 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1966 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Gator Bowl Champions
Gator Bowl, W 18–12 vs. Syracuse
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #14
1966 record 8–3 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Doug Dickey
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1965 1967 »
1966 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Alabama + 6 0 0     11 0 0
#4 Georgia + 6 0 0     10 1 0
Florida 5 1 0     9 2 0
Ole Miss 5 2 0     8 3 0
Tennessee 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 3 3 0     5 4 1
Kentucky 2 4 0     3 6 1
Auburn 1 5 0     4 6 0
Mississippi State 0 6 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1966 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Doug Dickey, in his third year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and three losses (8–3 overall, 4–2 in the SEC) and a victory over Syracuse in the Gator Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 24 at Auburn Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 28–0    
October 1 Rice* #10 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 23–3    
October 8 at #9 Georgia Tech* #8 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA ABC L 3–6    
October 15 #3 Alabama Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) L 10–11   56,463
October 22 South Carolina* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 29–17    
October 29 Army* Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 38–7    
November 5 Chattanooga* #10 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 28–10    
November 12 Ole Missdagger #10 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN L 7–14    
November 19 Kentucky Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) ABC W 28–19    
November 26 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 28–0    
December 31 vs. Syracuse Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ABC W 18–12   60,312
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Paul Naumoff Linebacker 3 60 Detroit Lions
Ron Widby Kicker 4 81 New Orleans Saints
John Mills End 8 199 San Diego Chargers
Harold Stancell Defensive Back 9 231 Philadelphia Eagles
Doug Archibald Defensive Back 16 405 New York Jets

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 123
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1967 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.