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1990 Tennessee Volunteers football
Sugar Bowl Champions
SEC Champions
Sugar Bowl, W 23–22 vs. Virginia
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 8
1990 record9–2–2 (5–1–1 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Majors
Offensive coordinatorPhillip Fulmer
Defensive coordinatorLarry Lacewell
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
(Capacity: 91,902)[1]
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Florida 6 1 0     9 2 0
#8 Tennessee 5 1 1     9 2 2
#21 Ole Miss 5 2 0     9 3 0
Alabama 5 2 0     7 5 0
#19 Auburn 4 2 1     8 3 1
Kentucky 3 4 0     4 7 0
LSU 2 5 0     5 6 0
Georgia 2 5 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
  • Florida ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1990 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 fourteenth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of nine wins, two losses and two ties (9–2–2 overall, 5–1–1 in the SEC), as SEC Champions and with a victory over Virginia in the Sugar Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 465 points while the defense allowed 220 points.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 26* 3:00 PM vs. #5 Colorado #8 Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Pigskin Classic) NBC T 31–31   33,458
September 1* 4:00 PM Pacific #8 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN PPV W 55–7   94,467
September 8 12:30 PM at Mississippi State #8 Scott FieldStarkville, MS TBS W 40–7   32,114
September 15* 1:00 PM UTEP #7 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 56–0   95,203
September 29 7:30 PM at #3 Auburn #5 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN T 26–26   85,214
October 13† 7:30 PM #9 Florida #5 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) ESPN W 45–3   96,874
October 20 4:00 PM Alabama #3 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) ESPN L 6–9   96,732
November 3* 1:00 PM Temple #11 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN PPV W 41–20   93,898
November 10* 2:00 PM #1 Notre Dame #9 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN CBS L 29–34   97,123
November 17 3:30 PM vs. #15 Mississippi #14 Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN CBS W 22–13   66,467
November 24 1:30 PM Kentucky #14 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) TBS W 42–28   92,243
December 1 2:30 PM at Vanderbilt #12 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN PPV W 49–20   41,492
January 1* 8:30 PM vs. Virginia #10 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 23–22   75,132
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Charles McRae Tackle1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Antone Davis Tackle1 8 Philadelphia Eagles
Alvin Harper Wide Receiver1 12 Dallas Cowboys
Chuck Webb Running Back3 81 Green Bay Packers
Harlan Davis Tackle5 128 Seattle Seahawks
Anthony Morgan Wide Receiver 5 134 Chicago Bears
Greg Amsler Running Back8198 Phoenix Cardinals
Roland Poles Running Back10254 San Diego Chargers
Vince Moore Wide Receiver 11279 New England Patriots

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