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1982 Tennessee Volunteers football
Peach Bowl, L 28–22 vs. Iowa
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1982 record6–5–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Majors
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Georgia 6 0 0     11 1 0
#11/11 LSU 4 1 1     8 3 1
#14/14 Auburn 4 2 0     9 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 2 1     6 5 1
Alabama 3 3 0     8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     8 4 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 0 6 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 6 0     0 10 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll

The 1982 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1982 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 sixth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins, five losses and one tie (6–5–1 overall, 3–2–1 in the SEC) and a loss against Iowa in the Peach Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 281 points while the defense allowed 239 points.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4* Duke Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 24–25   95,223
September 11* Iowa State Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 23–21   90,201
September 25 at Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 14–24   73,600
October 2* Washington State Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 10–3   91,744
October 9 at #18 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA T 24–24   77,448
October 16 #2 Alabama Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) W 35–28   95,342
October 23* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA ABC L 21–31   43,182
November 6, 1982*† Memphis State Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 29–3   94,903
November 13 at Ole Miss Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 30–17   42,274
November 20 Kentucky Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 28–7   93,689
November 27 at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN L 21–28   41,683
December 31* vs. Iowa Atlanta-Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) CBS L 22–28   50,134
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Willie Gault Wide Receiver1 18 Chicago Bears
Darryal Wilson Wide Receiver2 47 New England Patriots
Mike Cofer Defensive End3 67 Detroit Lions
Mike Miller Defensive Back 4104 Green Bay Packers
Lee Jenkins Defensive Back 11 281 New York Giants
Ken Jones Tackle12315 Kansas City Chiefs
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