JACKSONVILLE (Dec. 31, 1966) - Tennessee won its second consecutive bowl game under the tutelage of Doug Dickey, defeating Syracuse 18-12 in a game in which each team dominated one half.
Despite an early fumble that gave Syracuse favorable field position, the Vols got field goals from Gary Wright in the first and second quarters to lead 6-0. Another field goal appeared to be in the offing in the second period at the Syracuse 24, but the Vols caught Syracuse by surprise and quarterback Dewey Warren hit tight end Austin Denney instead for the touchdown and a 12-0 lead.
Bill Young's interception led to the third Vol score, which came on a 2-yard strike from Warren to flanker Richmond Flowers.
Syracuse, led by the running of future pro stars Floyd Little and
Larry Csonka, scored on their first possession of the second half.
They lost the ball on downs at the Vol 3 later in the period and scored
their final touchdown with 46 seconds left.