1987 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1987 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 27–22 vs. Indiana
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 14
1987 record10–2–1 (4–1–1 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Majors (11th season)
Offensive coordinatorWalt Harris (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorKen Donahue (3rd season)
CaptainHarry Galbreath
CaptainKelly Ziegler
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Auburn $ 5 0 1     9 1 2
No. 5 LSU 5 1 0     10 1 1
No. 14 Tennessee 4 1 1     10 2 1
No. 13 Georgia 4 2 0     9 3 0
Alabama 4 2 0     7 5 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Johnny Majors, in his 11th year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of ten wins, two losses and one tie (10–2–1 overall, 4–1–1 in the SEC) and with a victory over Indiana in the Peach Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 293 points while the defense allowed 249 points.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 30vs. No. 16 Iowa*No. 17ABCW 23–2254,681
September 5Colorado State*No. 17W 49–392,921
September 12at Mississippi StateNo. 14TBSW 38–1030,312
September 26No. 3 AuburnNo. 11
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
TBST 20–2093,506
October 3California*No. 10
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
TBSW 38–1291,688
October 17at AlabamaNo. 8ESPNL 22–4175,808
October 24Georgia Tech*No. 13
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 29–1593,011
October 31at Boston College*No. 13L 18–2031,800
November 7Louisville*No. 19
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 41–1092,084
November 14Ole MissdaggerNo. 18
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 55–1394,237
November 21at KentuckyNo. 15W 24–2257,127
November 28VanderbiltNo. 16
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 38–3693,306
January 2, 1988vs. Indiana*No. 17MizlouW 27–2258,737
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summaries[edit]

Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ole Miss 0 7 6 0 13
Tennessee 7 28 7 13 55

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Terry McDaniel Defensive Back 1 9 Los Angeles Raiders
Anthony Miller Wide Receiver 1 15 San Diego Chargers
John Bruhin Guard 4 86 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
William Howard Running Back 5 113 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Harry Galbreath Guard 8 212 Miami Dolphins

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1980–89". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1987 Nov 15. Retrieved 2019-Jan-06.
  3. ^ "1988 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012.