1961 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1961 record6–4 (4–3 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Alabama + 7 0 0 11 0 0
No. 4 LSU + 6 0 0 10 1 0
No. 5 Ole Miss 5 1 0 9 2 0
No. 13 Georgia Tech 4 3 0 7 4 0
Tennessee 4 3 0 6 4 0
Florida 3 3 0 4 5 1
Auburn 3 4 0 6 4 0
Kentucky 2 4 0 5 5 0
Georgia 2 5 0 3 7 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0 5 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0 2 8 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0 2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bowden Wyatt, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins and four losses (6–4 overall, 4–3 in the SEC).

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 30AuburnL 21–24
October 7Mississippi Statedagger
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 17–3
October 14Tulsa*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 52–6
October 21at No. 5 AlabamaABCL 3–3448,000
October 28Chattanooga*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 20–7[1]
November 4at North Carolina*L 21–22
November 11No. 9 Georgia Tech
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 10–646,000
November 18vs. No. 6 Ole MissL 10–24
November 25at KentuckyW 26–16
December 2Vanderbilt
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 41–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Glenn Glass Halfback 17 Chicago Bears

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References

General

  • 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book (PDF). Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ "Faircloth supplies punch as Vols tumble Mocs, 20–7". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. October 29, 1961. Retrieved September 10, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 123
  3. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  4. ^ "1962 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.