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1981 Tennessee Volunteers football
Garden State Bowl Champions
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1981 record8–4 (3–3 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Majors
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/6 Alabama § 6 0 0     9 2 1
#6/5 Georgia § 6 0 0     10 2 0
Mississippi State 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     3 8 0
LSU 1 4 1     3 7 1
Ole Miss 1 4 1     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll

The 1981 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Johnny Majors, in his fifth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4 overall, 3–3 in the SEC). The Volunteers offense scored 244 points while the defense allowed 265 points.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 at #10 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 0–44   79,600
September 12* at #5 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 7–43   62,147
September 19* Colorado State Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 42–0   93,972
September 26 Auburn Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 10–7   92,612
October 10* Georgia Tech Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 10–7   94,478
October 17 at #15 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) L 19–38   78,550
October 24* at Memphis State Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 28–9   51,668
November 7*† Wichita State Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 24–21   94,155
November 14 Ole Miss Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 28–20   90,955
November 21 at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) L 10–21   54,604
November 28 Vanderbilt Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 38–34   92,824
December 13* vs. Wisconsin Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Garden State Bowl) Mizlou W 28–21   53,220
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Anthony Hancock Wide Receiver 111 Kansas City Chiefs
Brian Ingram Linebacker 4 111 New England Patriots
LeMont Holt Jeffers Linebacker 6153 Washington Redskins
Terry Daniels 10265 Washington Redskins
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