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1986 Tennessee Volunteers football
Liberty Bowl Champions
Liberty Bowl, W 21–14 vs. Minnesota
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1986 record7–5 (3–3 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Majors
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10/11 LSU 5 1 0     9 3 0
#6/8 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
#9/9 Alabama 4 2 0     10 3 0
Georgia 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     8 3 1
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Florida 2 4 0     6 5 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     6 5 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 1
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll

The 1986 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1986 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 tenth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of seven wins and five losses (7–5 overall, 3–3 in the SEC) and with a victory over Minnesota in the Liberty Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 293 points while the defense allowed 249 points.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6* New Mexico #10 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 35–21   93,875
September 13 Mississippi State #8 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN TBS L 27–23   89,897
September 27 at #8 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ABC L 8–34   72,500
October 4* UTEP Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 26–16   92,824
October 11* Army Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN L 21–25   91,343
October 18 #2 Alabama Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) ABC L 28–56   95,115
October 25* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA TBS L 13–14   28,432
November 8*† Memphis State Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 33–3   89,815
November 15 at #20 Ole Miss Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS TBS W 22–10   35,000
November 22 Kentucky Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 28–9   90,747
November 29 at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 35–20   41,572
December 29* vs. Minnesota Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) Raycom W 21–14   51,357
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Bruce Wilkerson Tackle2 52 Los Angeles Raiders
Joey Clinkscales Wide Receiver9233 Pittsburgh Steelers
Dale Jones Linebacker10 262 Dallas Cowboys
Carlos Reveiz Kicker11 302 New England Patriots

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