1974 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

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1974 Vanderbilt Commodores football
Peach Bowl, T 6–6 vs. Texas Tech
Conference Southeastern Conference
1974 record 7–3–2 (2–3–1 SEC)
Head coach Steve Sloan (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Rex Dockery (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Bill Parcells (2nd season)
Captain David Lee
Home stadium Dudley Field
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Alabama $ 6 0 0     11 1 0
No. 8 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 2 0     6 6 0
No. 17 Mississippi State 3 3 0     9 3 0
No. 15 Florida 3 3 0     8 4 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     6 5 0
No. 20 Tennessee 2 3 1     7 3 2
Vanderbilt 2 3 1     7 3 2
LSU 2 4 0     5 5 1
Ole Miss 0 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University in the 1974 NCAA Division I football season. The Commodores scored 313 points while allowing 199 points.[1] Led by head coach Steve Sloan, the Commodores had their best record since 1955 and appeared in the school's second bowl game. Vanderbilt did not return to a bowl game until 1982.

Season[edit]

Vanderbilt defeated Florida, Ole Miss, Tulane, Louisville, Army, Chattanooga, and the Virginia Military Institute.[2] Vanderbilt lost to Kentucky, Georgia, and Alabama. Vanderbilt's final two games ended in ties: the regular season finale against rival Tennessee and the 1974 Peach Bowl against Texas Tech.[3] Vanderbilt's final record was 7–3–2 (2–3–1 in the SEC).[4] After the season, head coach Steve Sloan left Vanderbilt to become head coach at Texas Tech, the team Vanderbilt had faced in the Peach Bowl to close the season.

This Schedule is incorrect[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 14 Chattanooga* Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 28–6  
September 21 VMI* Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee W 45–7  
September 28 at No. 4 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama L 10–23  
October 12 No. 8 Florida Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee W 24–10  
October 19 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia (Rivalry) L 13–20  
October 26 Ole Miss Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 24–14  
November 2 at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, New York W 38–14  
November 9 at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky (Rivalry) L 12–38  
November 16 Tulane* Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee W 30–22  
November 23 at Louisville* Cardinal StadiumLouisville, Kentucky W 44–0  
November 30 at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee (Rivalry) T 21–21  
December 28 vs. Texas Tech* Atlanta–Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, (Peach Bowl) ABC T 6–6  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central.

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Mark Ilgenfritz Defensive end 5 118 Cleveland Browns
Doug Nettles Defensive end 5 129 Baltimore Colts

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1974 Vanderbilt game by game results". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  2. ^ "1974 Vanderbilt game by game results". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  3. ^ "1974 Vanderbilt game by game results". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  4. ^ "1974 Vanderbilt game by game results". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  5. ^ "1974 Vanderbilt game by game results". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  6. ^ 1974 Vanderbilt Commodores Schedule and Results
  7. ^ "1975 NFL Draft Listing | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-09-24.