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1967 Tennessee Volunteers football
SEC Champions
Orange Bowl, L 26–24 vs. Oklahoma
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1967 record9–2 (6–0 SEC)
Head coachDoug Dickey
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Tennessee 6 0 0     9 2 0
#8/7 Alabama 5 1 0     8 2 1
Florida 4 2 0     6 4 0
#NR/18 Georgia 4 2 0     7 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 1     6 4 1
LSU 3 2 1     7 3 1
Auburn 3 3 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 1 6 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 7 1
Mississippi State 0 6 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1967 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1967 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Doug Dickey, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of nine wins and two losses (9–2 overall, 6–0 in the SEC) as SEC Champions and with a loss against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 283 points while the defense allowed 141 points. At season’s end, Tennessee was recognized as national champions by Litkenhous.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 16* at #8 UCLA #9 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 16–20    
September 30 Auburn Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 27–13    
October 14* Georgia Tech Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ABC W 24–13    
October 21 at #6 Alabama #7 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 24–13   71,849
October 28 LSU #4 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 17–14    
November 4* at Tampa #3 Tampa StadiumTampa, FL W 38–0    
November 11*† Tulane #2 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 35–14    
November 18 at Ole Miss #8 Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 20–7    
November 28 at Kentucky #2 McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 17–7    
December 2 Vanderbilt #2 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 41–14    
January 1, 1968 vs. Oklahoma #2 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC L 24–26   77,993
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Bob Johnson Center1 2 Cincinnati Bengals
Walter Chadwick Running Back 6 164 Green Bay Packers
John Boynton Tackle7 172 Miami Dolphins
Elliot Gammage Tight End8 209 San Diego Chargers
Joe Graham End 15394 Philadelphia Eagles
Charles Fulton Tailback16 413 Boston Patriots

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "National Poll Champions" (PDF). 2011 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 74. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2011/FBS.pdf. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  2. "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1960–69". University of Tennessee Athletics. http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/fball-history/1960-69.html. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  3. "1968 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1968/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 15, 2012.

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