1989 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1989 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
SEC co-champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 5
1989 record11–1 (6–1 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Majors (13th season)
Offensive coordinatorPhillip Fulmer (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorDoug Mathews (1st season)
CaptainEric Still
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Tennessee + 6 1 0     11 1 0
No. 9 Alabama + 6 1 0     10 2 0
No. 6 Auburn + 6 1 0     10 2 0
Florida 4 3 0     7 5 0
Ole Miss 4 3 0     8 4 0
Georgia 4 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     6 5 0
LSU 2 5 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1989 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 13th year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eleven wins and one loss (11–1 overall, 6–1 in the SEC), as SEC co-champion, and with a victory over Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl Classic. The Volunteers offense scored 346 points while the defense allowed 217 points.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 2Colorado State*W 17–1493,652
September 9at No. 6 UCLA*PPVW 24–654,316
September 16Duke*No. 17
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 28–693,659
September 30No. 4 AuburnNo. 12
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
CBSW 21–1495,341
October 7GeorgiadaggerNo. 6
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
ESPNW 17–1496,058
October 21at No. 10 AlabamaNo. 6CBSL 30–4775,962
October 28at LSUNo. 11TBSW 45–3971,634
November 11Akron*No. 11
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 52–991,833
November 18Ole MissNo. 9
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
PPVW 33–2193,851
November 25at KentuckyNo. 8ESPNW 31–1055,237
December 2VanderbiltNo. 8
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
TBSW 17–1092,975
January 1, 1990vs. No. 10 ArkansasNo. 8CBSW 31–2774,358
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Reggie Cobb Running Back 2 30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Marion Hobby Defensive End 3 74 Minnesota Vikings
Eric Still Guard 4 99 Houston Oilers
Tracy Hayworth Linebacker 7 174 Detroit Lions
Kent Elmore Punter 7 190 Los Angeles Rams
Thomas Woods Wide Receiver 8 205 Miami Dolphins

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1980–89". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  2. ^ "1990 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012.