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1965 Tennessee Volunteers football
Bluebonnet Bowl Champions
Bluebonnet Bowl, W 27–6 vs. Tulsa
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
1965 record8–1–2 (2–1–2 SEC)
Head coachDoug Dickey
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/4 Alabama 6 1 1     9 1 1
Auburn 4 1 1     5 5 1
#NR/12 Florida 4 2 0     7 4 0
#7/7 Tennessee 3 1 2     8 1 2
#NR/17 Ole Miss 5 3 0     7 4 0
#8/14 LSU 3 3 0     8 3 0
#NR/18 Kentucky 3 3 0     6 4 0
#NR/15 Georgia 3 3 0     6 4 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     2 7 1
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1965 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1965 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Doug Dickey, in his second year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins, one loss and two ties (8–1–2 overall, 2–1–2 in the SEC) and a victory over Tulsa in the Bluebonnet Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 18* Army Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 21–0    
September 25 Auburn Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN T 13–13    
October 9*† South Carolina Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 24–3    
October 16 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) T 7–7   65,680
October 23* Houston Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 17–8    
November 6* #7 Georgia Tech Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 21–7    
November 13 at Ole Miss #8 Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN NBC L 13–14    
November 20 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 19–3    
November 27 Vanderbilt #9 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) W 21–3    
December 4* #5 UCLA #7 Memphis Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN W 37–34    
December 18 vs. Tulsa #7 Rice StadiumHouston, TX (Bluebonnet Bowl) NBC W 27–6   40,000
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Tom Fisher Linebacker 3 40 New York Giants
Frank Emanuel Linebacker 4 52 Philadelphia Eagles
Stan Mitchell Fullback 8 115 Washington Redskins
Austin Denney End 11 160 Dallas Cowboys
Bob Petrella Defensive Back 12 181 Minnesota Vikings
Hal Wantland Halfback 16 235 Washington Redskins

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 123
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1966 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1966/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 8, 2012.

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