1976 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1976 record6–5 (2–4 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDal Shealy
Defensive coordinatorLarry Jones
Captains
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 10 Georgia $ 5 1 0 10 2 0
No. 11 Alabama 5 2 0 9 3 0
No. 20 Mississippi State 4 2 0 9 2 0
Florida 4 2 0 8 4 0
No. 18 Kentucky 4 2 0 8 4 0
LSU 3 3 0 6 4 1
Auburn 3 3 0 4 7 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0 5 6 0
Tennessee 2 4 0 6 5 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1976 wins due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bill Battle, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins and five losses (6–5 overall, 2–4 in the SEC). The Volunteers offense scored 237 points while the defense allowed 162 points.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11Duke*L 18–2182,687
September 18TCU*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
W 31–079,564
September 25at AuburnABCL 28–3850,000
October 2Clemson*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
W 21–1978,161
October 9at Georgia Tech*W 42–755,631
October 16No. 20 Alabama
ABCL 13–2082,417
October 23No. 11 Florida
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee (rivalry)
L 18–2082,596
November 6at Memphis State*W 21–1452,311
November 13Ole Missdagger
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
W 32–679,161
November 20Kentucky
L 0–780,336
November 27at VanderbiltW 13–1034,694
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

Roster

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Stanley Morgan Wide receiver 1 25 New England Patriots
Larry Seivers Wide receiver 4 111 Seattle Seahawks
Mickey Marvin Guard 4 112 Oakland Raiders
Andy Spiva Linebacker 5 135 St. Louis Cardinals

References

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1970–79". University of Tennessee Athletics. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  2. ^ "1977 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012.