List of Tennessee Volunteers bowl games
The Tennessee Volunteers college football team competes as part of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing the University of Tennessee in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Since the establishment of the team in 1891, Tennessee has appeared in 53 bowl games. Included in these games are 17 combined appearances in the traditional "big four" bowl games (the Rose, Sugar, Cotton and Orange) and two Bowl Championship Series (BCS) game appearances.
Through the history of the program, eight separate coaches have led the Volunteers to bowl games with Phillip Fulmer having the most appearances with 15. Fulmer also led Tennessee to the Bowl Alliance national championship game in the 1998 Orange Bowl and the first BCS national championship game in the 1999 Fiesta Bowl. In January 2010, Derek Dooley was hired as head coach, and led the Volunteers to an appearance in the 2010 Music City Bowl. A loss in that game brought Tennessee's overall bowl record to 25 wins and 24 losses, placing the Volunteers third among all FBS schools for bowl appearances. The Volunteers also appeared in the 2016 Music City Bowl vs Nebraska and won 38-24. The Volunteers final 2016 record was 9–4.
- Statistics correct as of 2019–20 NCAA football bowl games.
- Results are sortable first by whether the result was a Tennessee win, loss or tie and then second by the margin of victory.
- Links to the season article for the Tennessee team that competed in the bowl for that year.
- Links to the season article for the opponent that Tennessee competed against in the bowl for that year when available or to their general page when unavailable.
- Game is considered an unofficial exhibition game by the NCAA
- Originally called Burdine Stadium, in 1960 it was renamed as the Miami Orange Bowl.
- Originally called Memphis Memorial Stadium, in 1976 it was renamed Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
- The Outback Bowl was previously known as the Hall of Fame Bowl (1986–1995).
- The Chick-fil-A Bowl was previously known as the Peach (1968–1996) and as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (1997–2005).
- The TaxSlayer Bowl was previously known as the Gator Bowl (1948–2014). The Gator Bowl name returned in 2018.
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- Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 8