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Tennessee Results - 1980-89
1980 Won 5 Lost 6
DateOpponentSiteTVAP Rank
UT/Opp
Result
Sept. 6Georgia N Knoxville  --/16 15-16 L
Sept. 13 Southern California N Knoxville  --/5 17-20 L
Sept. 20 Washington State Knoxville   35-23 W
Sept. 27 Auburn Auburn   --/18 42-0 W
Oct. 11 Georgia Tech Atlanta   23-10 W
Oct. 18 Alabama Knoxville ABC --/1 0-27 L
Oct. 25 Pittsburgh Knoxville  --/12 6-30 L
Nov. 1 Virginia (HC) Knoxville   13-16 L
Nov. 15 Mississippi Memphis   9-20 L
Nov. 22 Kentucky Knoxville   45-14 W
Nov. 29 Vanderbilt Nashville   51-13 W
SEC 3-3 (6th) 256-189
1981 Won 8 Lost 4
DateOpponentSiteTVAP Rank
UT/Opp
Result
Sept. 5 Georgia Athens   --/10 0-44 L
Sept. 12 Southern California N Los Angeles   --/5 7-43 L
Sept. 19 Colorado State N Knoxville   42-0 W
Sept. 26 Auburn Knoxville   10-7 W
Oct. 10 Georgia Tech Knoxville   10-7 W
Oct. 17 AlabamaBirmingham  --/15 19-38 L
Oct. 24 Memphis State Memphis   28-9 W
Nov. 7 Wichita State (HC) Knoxville   24-21 W
Nov. 14 Mississippi Knoxville   28-20 W
Nov. 21 Kentucky Lexington   10-21 L
Nov. 28 Vanderbilt Knoxville   38-34 W
Garden State Bowl
Dec. 13 Wisconsin East Rutherford MIZ  28-21 W
SEC 3-3 (Tie 4th) 244-265
1982 Won 6 Lost 5 Tied 1
DateOpponentSiteTVAP Rank
UT/Opp
Result
Sept. 4 Duke N Knoxville   24-25 L
Sept. 11 Iowa State N Knoxville   23-21 W
Sept. 25 Auburn Auburn   14-24 L
Oct. 2 Washington State Knoxville   10-3 W
Oct. 9 LSU N Baton Rouge  --/18 24-24 T
Oct. 16 Alabama Knoxville  --/2 35-28 W
Oct. 23 Georgia Tech Atlanta ABC  21-31 L
Nov. 6 Memphis State (HC) Knoxville   29-3 W
Nov. 13 Mississippi Jackson   30-17 W
Nov. 20 Kentucky Knoxville    28-7 W
Nov. 27 Vanderbilt Nashville    21-28 L
Peach Bowl
Dec. 31 Iowa Atlanta CBS  22-28 L
SEC 3-2-1 (5th) 281-239
1983 Won 9 Lost 3
DateOpponentSiteTVAP Rank
UT/Opp
Result
Sept. 3 Pittsburgh N Knoxville    3-13 L
Sept. 10 New Mexico N Knoxville   31-6 W
Sept. 24 Auburn Knoxville  --/11 14-37 L
Oct. 1 The Citadel Memphis   45-6 W
Oct. 8 LSU N Knoxville TBS  20-6 W
Oct. 15 Alabama Birmingham   --/11 41-34 W
Oct. 22 Georgia Tech Knoxville    37-3 W
Oct. 29 Rutgers East Rutherford   7-0 W
Nov. 12 Mississippi N (HC) Knoxville TBS  10-13 L
Nov. 19 Kentucky Lexington CBS  10-0 W
Nov. 26 Vanderbilt Knoxville CBS  34-24 W
Florida Citrus Bowl
Dec. 17 Maryland N Orlando MIZ --/16t 30-23 W
SEC 4-2 (Tie 3rd) 282-165
1984 Won 7 Lost 4 Tied 1
DateOpponentSiteTVAP Rank
UT/Opp
Result
Sept. 1 Washington State N Knoxville   34-27 W
Sept. 15 Utah N Knoxville   27-21 W
Sept. 22 Army Knoxville    24-24 T
Sept. 29 Auburn Auburn TBS --/20 10-29 L
Oct. 13 Florida Knoxville  --/18 30-43 L
Oct. 20 Alabama Knoxville   28-27 W
Oct. 27 Georgia Tech Atlanta   24-21 W
Nov. 10 Memphis State (HC) Knoxville   41-9 W
Nov. 17 Mississippi Jackson   41-17 W
Nov. 24 Kentucky Knoxville    12-17 L
Dec. 1 Vanderbilt Nashville TBS  29-13 W
Sun Bowl
Dec. 22 Maryland El Paso CBS --/12 27-28 L
SEC 3-3 (Tie 5th) 327-276
1985 Won 9 Lost 1 Tied 2 (SEC CHAMPIONS)
DateOpponentSiteTVAP Rank
UT/Opp
Result
Sept. 14 UCLA Knoxville ABC --/10 26-26 T
Sept. 28 Auburn Knoxville ABC --/1 38-20 W
Oct. 5 Wake Forest Knoxville  16/-- 31-29 W
Oct. 12 Florida Gainesville  14/7 10-17 L
Oct. 19 Alabama Birmingham TBS 20/15 16-14 W
Oct. 26 Georgia Tech N Knoxville ESPN 16/-- 6-6 T
Nov. 2 Rutgers (HC) Knoxville  19/-- 40-0 W
Nov. 9 Memphis State Memphis  19/-- 17-7 W
Nov. 16 Mississippi Knoxville TBS 18/-- 34-14 W
Nov. 23 Kentucky Lexington TBS 16/-- 42-0 W
Nov. 30 Vanderbilt Knoxville TBS 10/-- 30-0 W
Sugar Bowl
Jan. 1 Miami (Fla.) N New Orleans ABC 8/2 35-7 W
SEC 5-1 (1st) - 4th AP 325-140
1986 Won 7 Lost 5
DateOpponentSiteTVAP Rank
UT/Opp
Result
Sept. 6 New Mexico N Knoxville  10/-- 35-21 W
Sept. 13 Mississippi State Knoxville TBS 8/-- 23-27 L
Sept. 27 Auburn Auburn ABC --/8 8-34 L
Oct. 4 Texas-El Paso Knoxville   26-16 W
Oct. 11 Army Knoxville   21-25 L
Oct. 18 Alabama Knoxville ABC --/2 28-56 L
Oct. 25 Georgia Tech N Atlanta TBS  13-14 L
Nov. 8 Memphis State (HC) Knoxville   33-3 W
Nov. 15 Mississippi Jackson TBS --/20 22-10 W
Nov. 22 Kentucky Knoxville   28-9 W
Nov. 29 Vanderbilt Nashville   35-20 W
Liberty Bowl
Dec. 29 Minnesota N Memphis RAY  21-14 W
SEC 3-3 (6th) 293-249
1987 Won 10 Lost 2 Tied 1
DateOpponentSiteTVAP Rank
UT/Opp
Result
Aug. 30 *Iowa East Rutherford ABC 17/16 23-22 W
Sept. 5 Colorado State N Knoxville  17/-- 49-3 W
Sept. 12 Mississippi State Starkville TBS 14/-- 38-10 W
Sept. 26 Auburn Knoxville TBS 11/3 20-20 T
Oct. 3 California Knoxville TBS 10/-- 38-12 W
Oct. 17 Alabama N Birmingham ESPN 8/-- 22-41 L
Oct. 24 Georgia Tech Knoxville  13/-- 29-15 W
Oct. 31 Boston College Boston GAI 13/-- 18-20 L
Nov. 7 Louisville Knoxville  19/-- 41-10 W
Nov. 14 Mississippi (HC) Knoxville  18/-- 55-13 W
Nov. 21 Kentucky Lexington  15/-- 24-22 W
Nov. 28 Vanderbilt Knoxville  16/-- 38-36 W
Peach Bowl
Jan. 2 Indiana Atlanta MIZ 17/-- 27-22 W
SEC 4-1-1 (3rd) - 14th AP 422-246
*Kickoff Classic V
1988 Won 5 Lost 6
DateOpponentSiteTVAP Rank
UT/Opp
Result
Sept. 3 Georgia N Athens ESPN 18/12 17-28 L
Sept. 10 Duke N Knoxville   26-31 L
Sept. 17 LSU Knoxville TBS --/9 9-34 L
Sept. 24 Auburn Auburn CBS --/4 6-38 L
Oct. 1 Washington State Knoxville    24-52 L
Oct. 15 Alabama Knoxville  --/20 20-28 L
Oct. 22 Memphis State Memphis   38-25 W
Nov. 5 Boston College (HC) Knoxville   10-7 W
Nov. 12 Mississippi Oxford   20-12 W
Nov. 19 Kentucky Knoxville   28-24 W
Nov. 26 Vanderbilt Nashville    14-7 W
SEC 3-4 (Tie 6th) 212-286
1989 Won 11 Lost 1 (SEC CHAMPIONS)
DateOpponentSiteTVAP Rank
UT/Opp
Result
Sept. 2 Colorado State N Knoxville   17-14 W
Sept. 9 UCLA N Pasadena PPV --/6 24-6 W
Sept. 16 Duke N Knoxville  17/-- 28-6 W
Sept. 30 Auburn Knoxville CBS 12/4 21-14 W
Oct. 7 Georgia N (HC) Knoxville ESPN 6/-- 17-14 W
Oct. 21 Alabama Birmingham CBS 6/10 30-47 L
Oct. 28 LSU Baton Rouge TBS 11/-- 45-39 W
Nov. 11 Akron Knoxville  11/-- 52-9 W
Nov. 18 Mississippi Knoxville PPV 9/-- 33-21 W
Nov. 25 Kentucky Lexington ESPN 8/-- 31-10 W
Dec. 2 Vanderbilt Knoxville TBS 8/-- 17-10 W
Cotton Bowl
Jan. 1 Arkansas Dallas CBS 8/10 31-27 W
SEC 6-1 (Tie 1st) - 5th AP 346-217
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