1964 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record4–5–1 (1–5–1 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Alabama $ 8 0 0 10 1 0
Florida 4 2 0 7 3 0
No. 7 LSU 4 2 1 8 2 1
Georgia 3 2 0 7 3 1
Auburn 3 3 0 6 4 0
Kentucky 3 3 0 5 5 0
Ole Miss 2 4 1 5 5 1
Mississippi State 2 5 0 4 6 0
Vanderbilt 1 4 1 3 6 1
Tennessee 1 5 1 4 5 1
Tulane 1 4 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1964 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1964 NCAA University Division football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Doug Dickey, in his first year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of four wins, five losses and one tie (4–5–1 overall, 1–5–1 in the SEC). The Volunteers offense scored 80 points while the defense allowed 121 points.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 19Chattanooga*W 10–628,000[1]
September 26at No. 8 AuburnL 0–346,000[2]
October 3vs. Mississippi StateW 14–1324,609[3]
October 10Boston College*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 16–1428,000[4]
October 17No. 3 AlabamaL 8–1948,627[5]
October 24at No. 7 LSUNBCT 3–359,000[6]
November 7at No. 7 Georgia TechW 22–1450,763[7]
November 14Ole Missdagger
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
L 0–3046,000[8]
November 21Kentucky
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
L 7–1242,000[9]
November 28at VanderbiltL 0–730,000[10]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Steve DeLong Defensive end 1 6 Chicago Bears
Whit Canale Defensive end 17 227 Pittsburgh Steelers

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Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ "Vols 'T' debut unimpressive in 10–6 win over Mocs". Johnson City Press. September 20, 1964. Retrieved September 11, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Lewis boots 42-yard field goal to lift Auburn over Vols, 3–0". The Selma Times-Journal. September 27, 1964. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Vol strategy surprises Maroons, 14–13". The Commercial Appeal. October 4, 1964. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Art Galiffa paces Vol comeback". The Jackson Sun. October 11, 1964. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Crimson Tide captures Vols, 19–8". Johnson City Press. October 18, 1964. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Tigers, Vols fight to 3–3 stalemate". The Shreveport Times. October 25, 1964. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Vols locate punch, whip Georgia Tech". The Spokesman-Review. November 8, 1964. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Rebs rip Vols 30 to 0". The Tennessean. November 15, 1964. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Kentucky rallies for win over Tennessee". The Paducah Sun. November 22, 1964. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Surprising Vanderbilt stuns Tennessee with 7–0 triumph". The Daily Advertiser. November 29, 1964. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "1965 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  12. ^ "Steve DeLong, 1964 winner of Outland Trophy, dies at 67". Knoxville News Sentinel. GoVolsXtra.com. August 19, 2010. Retrieved March 15, 2012.