1996 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1996 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Florida Citrus Bowl champion
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 9
1996 record 10–2 (7–1 SEC)
Head coach Phillip Fulmer
Offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe
Defensive coordinator John Chavis
Captain Raymond Austin
Captain Jay Graham
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
(Capacity: 91,902)[1]
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#1 Florida x$   8 0         12 1  
#9 Tennessee   7 1         10 2  
South Carolina   4 4         6 5  
Kentucky   3 5         4 7  
Georgia   3 5         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
#11 Alabama xy   6 2         10 3  
#12 LSU x   6 2         10 2  
#24 Auburn   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   3 5         5 6  
Ole Miss   2 6         5 6  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Florida 45, Alabama 30
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The offense scored 437 points and the defense allowed only 185 points. Quarterback Peyton Manning was in his junior year and Phillip Fulmer was the head coach of the team.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM UNLV* No. 2 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN PPV W 62–3   106,212
September 7 3:30 PM UCLA* No. 2 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN CBS W 35–20   106,297
September 21 3:30 PM No. 4 Florida No. 2 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in September) CBS L 29–35   107,608
October 3 7:30 PM vs. Ole Miss No. 8 Liberty BowlMemphis, TN ESPN W 41–3   62,640
October 12 7:00 PM at Georgia No. 7 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Rivalry) ESPN W 29–17   86,117
October 26 3:30 PM No. 7 Alabama No. 6 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) CBS W 20–13   106,700
November 2 12:30 PM at South Carolina No. 6 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC JPS W 31–14   82,808
November 9 3:30 PM at Memphis* No. 6 Liberty BowlMemphis, TN CBS L 17–21   65,685
November 16 12:30 PM Arkansas No. 12 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN JPS W 55–14   103,158
November 23 3:30 PM Kentucky No. 9 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) CBS W 56–10   102,534
November 30 7:00 PM at Vanderbilt No. 9 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN (Rivalry) ESPN W 14–7   40,289
January 1 1:00 PM vs. No. 11 Northwestern* No. 9 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC W 48–28   63,467
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Joey Kent Wide Receiver 2 46 Tennessee Oilers
Jay Graham Running Back 3 64 Baltimore Ravens
Ray Austin Cornerback 5 145 New York Jets

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neyland Stadium". utsports.com. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1997.htm