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1957 Tennessee Volunteers football
Gator Bowl Champions
Gator Bowl, W 3–0 vs. Texas A&M
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 13
1957 record8–3 (4–3 SEC)
Head coachBowden Wyatt
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Auburn 7 0 0     10 0 0
#7 Ole Miss 5 0 1     9 1 1
#14 Mississippi State 4 2 1     6 2 1
#17 Florida 4 2 1     6 2 1
#13 Tennessee 4 3 0     8 3 0
Vanderbilt 3 3 1     5 3 2
LSU 4 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia Tech 3 4 1     4 4 2
Georgia 3 4 0     3 7 0
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Alabama 1 6 1     2 7 1
Kentucky 1 7 0     3 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1957 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1957 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bowden Wyatt, in his third year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and three losses (8–3 overall, 4–3 in the SEC) and with a victory over Texas A&M in the 1957 Gator Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 28 Auburn #8 Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 0–7    
October 5 Mississippi State Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 14–9    
October 12* Chattanooga #19 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 28–13    
October 19 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 14–0    
October 26* at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 16–0    
November 2* at North Carolina #17 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 35–0    
November 9† #18 Georgia Tech #9 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 21–6    
November 16 #8 Ole Miss #7 Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 7–14    
November 23 at Kentucky #12 McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) L 6–20    
November 30 Vanderbilt #18 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 20–6    
December 28 vs. #9 Texas A&M #13 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ABC W 3–0    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bill Anderson Back 3 31 Washington Redskins
Bobby Gordon Back 6 63 Chicago Cardinals
Al Carter Back 22 257 Chicago Bears
Bobby Sandlin Back 24 285 Baltimore Colts

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1958 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1958/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
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