The Vols head to South Carolina on Friday to take on the Gamecocks in a pivotal game for both clubs. Get the latest on Tennessee from the assistant coaches: #VolReport: Assistants Talk S.Carolina.
On Oct. 30, 1993, the Vols routed South Carolina, 55-3, as James 'Little Man' Stewart ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns; Charlie Garner opened the game with a 60-yard rushing TD on the second play for the Vols as he finished with 105 yards. Todd Helton threw two TD passes for the Vols.
OCTOBER 30 (7-5)
1909 L, 0-29 GEORGIA TECH
1915 L, 0-35 Vanderbilt
1920 L, 7-13 Mississippi A&M
1926 W, 33-0 Mississippi A&M
1937 W, 32-0 GEORGIA
1948 L, 7-14 No. 3 NORTH CAROLINA
1954 W, 26-20 NORTH CAROLINA
1971 W, 38-3 TULSA
1993 W, 55-3 SOUTH CAROLINA
1999 W, 30-7 SOUTH CAROLINA
2004 W, 43-29 South Carolina
2010 L, 24-38 No. 17 South Carolina
On Oct. 30, 2004, the Vols won their 12th consecutive game vs. South Carolina with a 43-29 win in Columbia. The Vols exploded in the third quarter as Erik Ainge threw three TDs and Cedric Houston ran for 190 yards with runs of 37, 54 and 65 yards.
The Bleacher Report has a fantastic detailed story on the heroic return of offensive lineman Jacob Gilliam just weeks after suffering a torn ACL:Tennessee Football: OL Jacob Gilliam Is College Football's Ultimate Warrior
A collegiate career that began as a 250-pound invited walk-on, featured playing for three offensive line coaches (as well as two head coaches) and culminated with him earning a starting left tackle spot as a fifth-year senior on scholarship leaves little room for incredulity.
But playing on a torn anterior cruciate ligament just 49 days after suffering the injury pushes the boundaries of belief.
Yet, that's just what Gilliam did on Oct. 18 at No. 3 Ole Miss. Then in last week's game against UT's biggest rival, Alabama, Gilliam started, anchoring his 6'4", 297-pound body on that detached knee ligament, play after play.
The Vols continue their open quarterback battle in preparation of Saturday's game at South Carolina. Get the latest in the #VolReport: Vols Ready For Gamecocks.
On Oct. 29, 2005, Tennessee retired No. 16 in honor of Peyton Manning at the game vs. South Carolina.
All-time, the Vols are 10-5 on Oct. 29 with the last win coming on Oct. 29, 1994, 31-22 over the Gamecocks.
OCTOBER 29 (10-5)
1903 L, 0-24 South Carolina
1904 L, 0-12 UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH
1910 W, 17-0 Howard (N) @ Birmingham, Alabama.
1921 L, 0-14 Vanderbilt
1927 W, 42-0 VIRGINIA
1932 W, 16-13 DUKE
1938 W, 14-6 LOUISIANA STATE
1949 W, 35-6 No. 13 North Carolina
1955 W, 48-7 North Carolina
1960 W, 27-14 NORTH CAROLINA
1966 W, 38-7 Army (N) @ Memphis, Tennessee.
1983 W, 7-0 Rutgers
1994 W, 31-22 South Carolina
2005 L, 15-16 SOUTH CAROLINA
2011 L, 3-14 No. 14 SOUTH CAROLINA