1988 Tennessee Volunteers Football Team
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1988 Tennessee Volunteers Football Team

1988 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1988 record5-6 (3-4 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorWalt Harris (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorKen Donahue (4th season)
Captains
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Auburn + 6 1 0     10 2 0
No. 19 LSU + 6 1 0     8 4 0
No. 15 Georgia 5 2 0     9 3 0
No. 17 Alabama 4 3 0     9 3 0
Florida 4 3 0     7 5 0
Tennessee 3 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 2 5 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1988 season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Johnny Majors, in his 12th year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of five wins and six losses (5-6 overall, 3-4 in the SEC). The Vols' offense scored 212 points while the defense allowed 286 points.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 3at No. 12 GeorgiaNo. 18ESPNL 17-2882,122
September 10Duke*L 26-3193,144
September 17No. 9 LSU
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
TBSL 9-3492,849
September 24at No. 4 AuburnCBSL 6-3883,687
October 1Washington State*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
L 24-5292,276
October 15No. 20 Alabama
L 20-2893,025
October 22at Memphis State*W 38-2555,173
November 5Boston College*dagger
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 10-790,030
November 12at Ole MissW 20-1227,686
November 19Kentucky
W 28-2490,353
November 26at VanderbiltW 14-741,404
  • *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
Keith DeLong Linebacker 1 28 San Francisco 49ers
Jeff Francis Quarterback 6 140 Los Angeles Raiders

References

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1980-89". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "1989 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012.

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