1962 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record4–6 (2–6 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Ole Miss $ 6 0 0 10 0 0
No. 5 Alabama 6 1 0 10 1 0
No. 7 LSU 5 1 0 9 1 1
Georgia Tech 5 2 0 7 3 1
Florida 4 2 0 7 4 0
Auburn 4 3 0 6 3 1
Georgia 2 3 1 3 4 3
Kentucky 2 3 1 3 5 2
Mississippi State 2 5 0 3 6 0
Tennessee 2 6 0 4 6 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0 1 9 0
Tulane 0 7 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1962 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1962 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 eighth year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of four wins and six losses (4–6 overall, 2–6 in the SEC). The Volunteers offense scored 179 points while the defense allowed 134 points.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 29at AuburnL 21–2248,000[1]
October 6vs. Mississippi StateL 6–722,013[2]
October 13at Georgia TechL 0–1752,223[3]
October 20No. 2 AlabamaCBSL 7–2744,600[4]
October 27Chattanooga*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 48–14[5]
November 3Wake Forest*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 23–022,325[6]
November 10Tulane
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 28–1619,965[7]
November 17No. 3 Ole Missdagger
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
L 6–1937,166[8]
November 24Kentucky
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
L 10–1234,172[9]
December 1at VanderbiltW 30–037,166[10]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "Auburn's Laster scores twice as Tennessee is upset 22–21". The Jackson Sun. September 30, 1962. Retrieved April 26, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Vols are stunned, 7–6". The Commercial Appeal. October 7, 1962. Retrieved April 26, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Lothridge powers Tech to 17–0 win over Vols". The Times and Democrat. October 14, 1962. Retrieved April 26, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Bama mauls Vols". The Huntsville Times. October 21, 1962. Retrieved April 26, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Hungry Vols feast on Mocs". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. October 28, 1962. Retrieved September 10, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Vols top Deacs, 23–0". The News and Observer. November 4, 1962. Retrieved April 26, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Vols withstand Tulane's aerial blitz, 28–16". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. November 11, 1962. Retrieved September 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Ole Miss routs Vols; Eyes first perfect year". The Greenville News. November 4, 1962. Retrieved April 26, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Kentucky springs upset on Tennessee". Messenger-Inquirer. November 25, 1962. Retrieved April 26, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Marvin West (November 18, 1962). "Rebs' 103-Yard TD Spoils Vol Homecoming". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. pp. D1, D5 – via Newspapers.com.