1982 Tennessee Volunteers Football Team
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1982 Tennessee Volunteers Football Team

1982 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
Peach Bowl, L 28-22 vs. Iowa
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1982 record6-5-1 (3-2-1 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Majors (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorBobby Jackson (3rd season)
CaptainMike Cofer
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Georgia $ 6 0 0     11 1 0
No. 11 LSU 4 1 1     8 3 1
No. 14 Auburn 4 2 0     9 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 2 1     6 5 1
Alabama 3 3 0     8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     8 4 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 0 6 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 6 0     0 10 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1982 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 sixth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins, five losses and one tie (6-5-1 overall, 3-2-1 in the SEC) and a loss against Iowa in the Peach Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 281 points while the defense allowed 239 points.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 4Duke*L 24-2595,223
September 11Iowa State*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
W 23-2190,201
September 25at AuburnL 14-2473,600
October 2Washington State*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
W 10-391,744
October 9at No. 18 LSUT 24-2477,448
October 16No. 2 Alabama
W 35-2895,342
October 23at Georgia Tech*ABCL 21-3143,182
November 6, 1982Memphis State*dagger
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
W 29-394,903
November 13at Ole MissW 30-1742,274
November 20Kentucky
W 28-793,689
November 27at VanderbiltL 21-2841,683
December 31vs. Iowa*CBSL 22-2850,134
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

Game summaries

Iowa State

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Alabama

Overall record Last meeting Result
24-34-7 Oct. 17, 1981 L, 19-38

Vanderbilt

Overall record Last meeting Result
45-26-5 Nov. 28, 1981 W, 38-34

Peach Bowl

Iowa vs. Tennessee
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 0 2170 28
Volunteers 7 0123 22
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Willie Gault Wide receiver 1 18 Chicago Bears
Darryal Wilson Wide receiver 2 47 New England Patriots
Mike Cofer Defensive end 3 67 Detroit Lions
Mike Miller Defensive back 4 104 Green Bay Packers
Lee Jenkins Defensive back 11 281 New York Giants
Ken Jones Tackle 12 315 Kansas City Chiefs

References

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1980-89". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "1983 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012.

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