5 Teams Tennessee Has Shockingly Never Lost To

By David Hayes
The Tennessee Volunteers football team has surprisingly never lost to any of these five teams in program history.
The Tennessee Volunteers football team has surprisingly never lost to any of these five teams in program history. / Donald Page/Getty Images
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The Tennessee Volunteers have some of the richest history in college football, and you don't get a seat at that kind of table without earning it over sustained periods of success against a wide variety of opponents.

While one might think the Volunteers would have dropped at least one game to most of the country's major opponents somewhere down the line, here's a look at the five most impressive FBS opponents Tennessee has surprisingly never lost to.

Teams Tennessee Has Never Lost To

*Note: All opponents included below are limited to current FBS programs that have played Tennessee at least once.

5. Minnesota Golden Gophers

Minnesota football helmet.
Minnesota football helmet. / Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (1-0-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Dec. 29, 1986 (Liberty Bowl)
Final Score: Tennessee 21 | Minnesota 14

4. Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin football helmet.
Wisconsin football helmet. / Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (2-0-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Jan. 1, 2008 (Outback Bowl)
Final Score: Tennessee 21 | Wisconsin 17

3. TCU Horned Frogs

TCU football helmet.
TCU football helmet. / Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (2-0-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Sept. 18, 1976
Final Score: Tennessee 31 | TCU 0

2. Michigan Wolverines

Michigan football helmet.
Michigan football helmet. / Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (1-0-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Jan. 1, 2002 (Citrus Bowl)
Final Score: Tennessee 45 | Michigan 17

1. Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State football helmet.
Ohio State football helmet. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (1-0-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Jan. 1, 1996 (Citrus Bowl)
Final Score: Tennessee 20 | Ohio State 14


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