1965 Tennessee Volunteers football
Bluebonnet Bowl champion
Bluebonnet Bowl, W 27–6 vs. Tulsa
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
1965 record8–1–2 (2–1–2 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Alabama $ 6 1 1 9 1 1
Auburn 4 1 1 5 5 1
Florida 4 2 0 7 4 0
No. 7 Tennessee 2 1 2 8 1 2
Ole Miss 5 3 0 7 4 0
No. 8 LSU 3 3 0 8 3 0
Kentucky 3 3 0 6 4 0
Georgia 2 3 0 6 4 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0 2 7 1
Tulane 1 5 0 2 8 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0 4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1965 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1965 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 second year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins, one loss and two ties (8–1–2 overall, 2–1–2 in the SEC) and a victory over Tulsa in the Bluebonnet Bowl.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 18Army*W 21–0
September 25Auburn
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
T 13–13
October 9South Carolina*dagger
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 24–3
October 16at AlabamaT 7–765,680
October 23Houston*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 17–8
November 6No. 7 Georgia Tech*Neyland Stadium (rivalry)W 21–752,174
November 13vs. Ole MissNo. 8NBCL 13–14
November 20at KentuckyW 19–3
November 27VanderbiltNo. 9
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 21–3
December 4No. 5 UCLA*No. 7
  • Memphis Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
W 37–3444,495
December 18vs. TulsaNo. 7NBCW 27–640,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Personnel

1965 Tennessee Volunteers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 16 Dewey Warren So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Tom Fisher Linebacker 3 40 New York Giants
Frank Emanuel Linebacker 4 52 Philadelphia Eagles
Stan Mitchell Fullback 8 115 Washington Redskins
Austin Denney End 11 160 Dallas Cowboys
Bob Petrella Defensive back 12 181 Minnesota Vikings
Hal Wantland Halfback 16 235 Washington Redskins

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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. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 123
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1966 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.