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1961 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1961 record6–4 (4–3 SEC)
Head coachBowden Wyatt
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/1 Alabama § 7 0 0     11 0 0
#4/3 LSU § 6 0 0     10 1 0
#5/5 Ole Miss 5 1 0     9 2 0
#13/13 Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 4 3 0     6 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     4 5 1
Auburn 3 4 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 5 0     3 7 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     5 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     2 8 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1961 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1961 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bowden Wyatt, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins and four losses (6–4 overall, 4–3 in the SEC).

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 30 Auburn Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 21–24    
October 7† Mississippi State Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 17–3    
October 14* Tulsa Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 52–6    
October 21 at #5 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) ABC L 3–34   48,000
October 28* Chattanooga Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 20–7    
November 4* at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 21–22    
November 11 #9 Georgia Tech Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 10–6    
November 18 #6 Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 10–24    
November 25 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 26–16    
December 2 Vanderbilt Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 41–7    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Glenn Glass Halfback 17 Chicago Bears

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 123
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1962 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1962/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 8, 2012.

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