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1994 Tennessee Volunteers football team

The 1994 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. Phillip Fulmer was the head coach. Freshman Peyton Manning began the season as Tennessee's third-string quarterback, but injuries to Todd Helton and Jerry Colquitt forced him into the lineup in a game against Mississippi State, which the Volunteers lost 24–21. In his first start the following week against Washington State, the Vols won, 10–9. They lost only one more game the rest of the season, finishing 8–4 with a 45–23 victory over Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl.[2][3][4]

1994 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 45–23 vs. Virginia Tech
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 22
1994 record8–4 (5–3 SEC)
Head coachPhillip Fulmer
Offensive coordinatorDavid Cutcliffe
Defensive coordinatorLarry Marmie
CaptainKevin Mays
CaptainBen Talley
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
(Capacity: 91,902)[1]
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
No. 7 Florida x$ 7 1 0     10 2 1
No. 22 Tennessee 5 3 0     8 4 0
South Carolina 4 4 0     7 5 0
Georgia 3 4 1     6 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 6 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 0 8 0     1 10 0
Western Division
No. 5 Alabama x 8 0 0     12 1 0
No. 9 Auburn 6 1 1     9 1 1
No. 24 Mississippi State 5 3 0     8 4 0
LSU 3 5 0     4 7 0
Arkansas 2 6 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 2 6 0     4 7 0
Championship: Florida 24, Alabama 23
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 33:30 PMat No. 14 UCLA*No. 13ABCL 23–2555,169
September 107:00 PMat No. 23 GeorgiaNo. 19ESPNW 41–2386,117
September 176:30 PMNo. 1 FloridaNo. 15ESPNL 0–3196,656
September 2412:30 PMat Mississippi StateNo. 23JPSL 21–2441,071
October 14:00 PMNo. 17 Washington State* 
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
W 10–995,556
October 81:00 PMArkansas
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
PPVW 38–2194,997
October 156:30 PMNo. 10 Alabama
ESPNL 13–1796,856
October 291:00 PMat South CarolinaPPVW 31–2274,200
November 121:00 PMMemphis*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
W 24–1394,690
November 1912:30 PMKentucky
JPSW 52–095,066
November 2612:30 PMat VanderbiltJPSW 65–038,816
December 308:00 PMvs. No. 17 Virginia Tech*TBSW 45–2362,200

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
James Stewart Running back 1 19 Jacksonville Jaguars
Ron Davis Defensive back 2 41 Atlanta Falcons
Aaron Hayden Running back 4 104 San Diego Chargers
Ben Talley Linebacker 4 133 New York Giants
Eli Herring Tackle 6 190 Oakland Raiders
Billy Williams Wide receiver 7 212 Arizona Cardinals

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Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Neyland Stadium". utsports.com. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
  2. ^ "Vols Lose Quarterback, A Place in Top-25 Poll Key to Upset: Six Turnovers in Second Half". San Jose Mercury News. San Jose. September 25, 1994. p. 5C.
  3. ^ MacCambridge, Michael (2005). ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. p. 845. ISBN 1-4013-3703-1.
  4. ^ "Vols in Sync, Leave Hokies Flattened". The Washington Post. January 1, 1995.
  5. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1995.htm