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1974 Tennessee Volunteers football
Liberty Bowl Champions
Liberty Bowl, W 7–3 vs. Maryland
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 20
1974 record7–3–2 (2–3–1 SEC)
Head coachBill Battle
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5/2 Alabama 6 0 0     11 1 0
#8/6 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 2 0     6 6 0
#17/17 Mississippi State 3 3 0     9 3 0
#15/12 Florida 3 3 0     8 4 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     6 5 0
#20/15 Tennessee 2 3 1     7 3 2
Vanderbilt 2 3 1     7 3 2
LSU 2 4 0     5 5 1
Ole Miss 0 6 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll

The 1974 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1974 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bill Battle, in his fifth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of seven wins, three losses and two ties (7–3–2 overall, 2–3–1 in the SEC). At season’s end, Tennessee won the Liberty Bowl over Maryland. For the season, the Volunteers offense scored 211 points while the defense allowed 181 points.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7* #12 UCLA #16 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ABC T 17–17   57,560
September 21* Kansas #17 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 17–3   71,610
September 28 at Auburn #14 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 0–21   64,293
October 5* Tulsa Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 17–10   67,256
October 12 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 10–20   67,907
October 19 #4 Alabama Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) L 6–28   74,286
October 26* Clemson Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 29–28   66,334
November 9* Memphis State Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 34–6    
November 16 Ole Miss Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 29–17   50,515
November 23† Kentucky Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 24–7   72,828
November 30 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN T 21–21   35,300
December 16* vs. Maryland Memphis Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ABC W 7–3   51,284
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Despite being drafted by the National Football League, Condredge Holloway opted to play in the Canadian Football League. Holloway signed a contract with the Ottawa Rough Riders.[2]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Neil Clabo Punter10 258 Minnesota Vikings
Condredge Holloway Quarterback12 306 New England Patriots
Ricky Townsend Kicker13 314 New York Giants
Paul Careathers Running Back15 389 Oakland Raiders

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1970–79". University of Tennessee Athletics. http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/fball-history/1970-79.html. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  2. Weird Facts about Canadian Football, p.132, Overtime Books, First Printing 2009, ISBN 978-1-897277-26-3
  3. "1975 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1975/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 12, 2012.

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