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2005 Tennessee Volunteers football team

The 2005 Tennessee Volunteers (variously "Tennessee", "UT", or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Eastern Division, the team was led by head coach Phillip Fulmer, in his thirteenth full 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, 3–5 in the SEC), and failed to qualify for a bowl game for the first time during Fulmer's tenure as head coach and the first time overall since 1988.

2005 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2005 record5–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coachPhillip Fulmer (13th season)
Offensive coordinatorRandy Sanders
Defensive coordinatorJohn Chavis
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
(Capacity: 104,079)[1]
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 10 Georgia x$   6 2         10 3  
South Carolina   5 3         7 5  
No. 12 Florida   5 3         9 3  
Vanderbilt   3 5         5 6  
Tennessee   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         3 8  
Western Division
No. 5 LSU xy   7 1         11 2  
No. 14 Auburn x   7 1         9 3  
No. 8 Alabama   6 2         10 2  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Mississippi State   1 7         3 8  
Ole Miss   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Georgia 34, LSU 14
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had all victories vacated by the NCAA in 2010. As such, the official record for Alabama is 0–2 (0–2).
Rankings from AP Poll

Tennessee entered their 2005 season ranked as the number three team in the nation and as a favorite to win the Eastern Division and compete for the SEC championship.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 312:30 PMUAB*No. 3JPSW 17–10107,529
September 178:00 PMat No. 6 FloridaNo. 5CBSL 7–1690,716
September 267:30 PMat No. 4 LSUNo. 10ESPN2W 30–27 OT91,986
October 112:30 PMOle MissNo. 10
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
JPSW 27–10107,709
October 83:30 PMNo. 5 GeorgiaNo. 8
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee (rivalry)
CBSL 14–27108,470
October 223:30 PMat No. 5 AlabamaNo. 17CBSL 3–6  81,018
October 297:45 PMSouth CarolinaNo. 23
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
ESPN2L 15–16107,716
November 52:30 PMat No. 8 Notre Dame*NBCL 21–4180,795
November 122:00 PMMemphis* 
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
PPVW 20–16106,647
November 1912:30 PMVanderbilt
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee (rivalry)
JPSL 24–28107,487
November 2612:30 PMat KentuckyJPSW 27–861,924
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

[3][4]

  As part of their penalty for NCAA violations, Alabama has retroactively vacated its 2005 victory over Tennessee. However, the penalty to vacate victories does not result in a loss (or forfeiture) of the affected game or award a victory to the opponent, therefore Tennessee still considers the game a loss in their official records.[6]

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Jason Allen Cornerback 1 16 Miami Dolphins
Parys Haralson Defensive end 5 140 San Francisco 49ers
Omar Gaither Linebacker 5 168 Philadelphia Eagles
Jesse Mahelona Defensive tackle 5 169 Tennessee Titans
Kevin Simon Linebacker 7 250 Washington Redskins

ReferencesEdit

General

  • 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book (PDF). Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ "Neyland Stadium". utsports.com. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/stories/072905aaf.html
  3. ^ "2005-2006 Schedule". utsports.com. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
  4. ^ "CBS SPORTS' 2005 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE OFFERS BEST". CBS Press Express. CBS. June 13, 2005. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  5. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 128
  6. ^ Low, Chris (June 16, 2009). "What does vacating wins really mean?". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  7. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 102
  8. ^ "2006 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2012.