December 2013 Archives
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.
On Dec. 31, 1979, the Vols lost to Purduse in the Bluebonnet Bowl. Tennessee, making its first bowl appearance in five years, saw a gutty second half comeback fall short in the waning moments of the fourth quarter.
Trailing 21-0 in the third quarter, the Vols rallied to take the lead 22-21 late in the fourth quarter. But Purdue quarterback Mark Herrmann threw the game-winner, a 17-yard toss to Charley Young, with just 1:30 remaining.
The Vols' comeback was triggered by an 8-yard Jimmy Streater pass to halfback Glenn Ford. The second Vol touchdown came on a pass from wingback Phil Ingram to tailback James Berry. When Hubert Simpson scored the two-pointer, the Vols were back in the game.
The Vols took the lead as Simpson scored and ran the two-point conversion. All-America defensive back Roland James was the Defensive Player of the Game, with eight unassisted tackles and a 19-yard punt return to his credit. Streater finished with 270 yards rushing and passing.
On Dec. 31, 1982, the Vols lost to Iowa, 28-22 in the Peach Bowl. Iowa built a 21-7 first half lead, keyed by three Chuck Long touchdown passes, and weathered a second half Vol rally to win the 1982 Peach Bowl.
Tennessee's second-half comeback was led by quarterback Alan Cockrell and running backs Chuck Coleman and Doug Furnas.
The Vols came off the mat to register two touchdowns and a field goal to close to 28-22 late in the fourth quarter. With the clock winding down, the outcome hinged on two short yardage plays the Hawkeyes stopped at their 7. On third-and-2, Cockrell's pass was deflected. On fourth down, the Vol signal-caller was stopped short on a counter-option.
Cockrell completed 22 of 41 passes for 221 yards and one touchdown and was named Tennessee's Outstanding Player by CBS broadcasters.
Tennessee dropped a 30-3 decision to Maryland in the 2002 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. The Terrapins took advantage of two key UT turnovers and used a balanced attack in defeating the Vols for the third time in five postseason meetings.
Tennessee had eight penalties for 68 yards and Vols quarterback Casey Clausen was sacked six times for minus-36 yards. In addition, UT converted only four of 13 third-down opportunities and rushed 27 times for just 45 net yards -- the school's third lowest figure in 43 bowl appearances.
Tennessee's defense played well enough to jump to No. 5 nationally in total defense by game's end after allowing the Terrapins only 274 yards from scrimmage. But Maryland balanced 154 rushing yards and 120 passing yards with 177 return yards on some timely special teams play.
On Dec. 31, 2009, the Vols lost to #11 Virginia Tech, 37-14 in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. After falling behind 14-0 after the first quarter, the Vols made a valient effort to tie the game as Montario Hardesty scored from four yards out and Denarius Moore caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Jonathan Crompton with 18 seconds in the second stanza.
A deep pass from Tyrod Taylor to Jarrett Boykin with nine seconds left in the half set up a 21-yard field goal by Matt Waldron as the Hokies took a 17-14 lead.
Linebacker Herman Lathers had a career night with a game-high 12 tackles and 1 1/2 tackles for loss to lead UT.
On Dec. 30, 1972, Condredge Holloway turned in his most electrifying performance of the season, completing 11 of 19 passes for 94 yards and rushing for 74 yards in 19 carries, to lead the Vols past Louisiana State 24-17 in the 1972 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.
Holloway, who was named the game's outstanding player, led the Vols to a 24-3 halftime lead, scoring twice and throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Jimmy Young. But it remained for senior defensive back Conrad Graham to make the big play that finally subdued the Tigers.
LSU All-America Bert Jones had led the Tigers to two second half scores and was threatening a third when Graham cleanly broke up a fourth down pass at the Vol 10 to preserve the victory. Vol defensive lineman Carl Johnson was named the defensive player of the game.
On Dec. 30, 1994, Tennessee bolted to a 35-10 halftime lead and moved on from there to take a 45-23 triumph over Virginia Tech in the 1994 Gator Bowl game, played this year at Florida Field in Gainesville.
A 21-point second quarter was the key as the Vols scored on five of seven first half possessions. James Stewart scored three TDs and threw a 19-yard TD pass to Kendrick Jones. Peyton Manning threw a 36-yard TD pass to Marcus Nash and Jay Graham scored on a 1-yard run. Tyrone Hines had an interception which led to the Vols' first score and Shawn Summers had a 49-yard punt return that led to a Vol score in the fourth period.
Stewart, who was named the most outstanding player for the game, carried 22 times for 85 yards. Manning completed 12 of 19 passes for 189 yards. Joey Kent led the Vols with six receptions for 116 yards, 42 coming on a spectacular catch down the far boundary a play before Nash's TD grab. With the win, the Vols finished 8-4 for the season, after starting 1-3.
Tennessee fans will long believe it wasn't the field goal, but rather the officials, that won the game for North Carolina. Time appeared to have expired when the Tar Heels attempted a running play from the Volunteer 25-yard line with 16 seconds on the clock and no time outs left.
After a 7-yard gain on the play and the clock ticking, chaos ensued and QB T.J. Yates finally spiked the ball as the clock ran out. Tennessee players and coaches celebrated and UNC appeared to have conceded defeat, but officials opted to review the play and determined 1 second was left and North Carolina was guilty of having too many players on the field. The rulings allowed Barth to kick a 39-yard field goal and force overtime with a 20-20 tie.
North Carolina began the first OT at the Tennessee 12-1/2-yard line after Tennessee was flagged for roughing the kicker on the extra point. The Tar Heels needed just 4 plays to go up 27-20, but the Vols answered in just two plays to re-tie the game.
Tennessee opened the 2nd overtime and turned the ball over on an interception. Barth kicked the game-winner three plays later.
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The Vols jumped to a 14-3 halftime lead as Francis threw touchdown passes to wide receiver Joey Clinkscales and fullback William Howard. Minnesota got a late field goal from Chip Lohmiller and trailed 14-3 at the half.
The Gophers dominated the third period, getting another field goal from Lohmiller and a touchdown from Foggie on a fourth-down option play. Freshman Darrell Thompson's two-point conversion run knotted the count.
The Vols roared back for the clinching score, as Francis hit Nate Middlebrooks and Anthony Miller to move deep into Minnesota territory. On third-and-3, he hit Clinkscales for the game-winner in the left corner of the end zone.
The Vol defense shut down Foggie and Minnesota the rest of the way and rang up UT's third Liberty Bowl victory in as many tries.
In 1973, Tennessee dropped a 28-19 decision to Texas Tech in the Gator Bowl.
Tennessee and Texas Tech gave the 62,000-plus fans on hand an exciting offensive show that was another in a series of 1973 games that went down to the wire before a winner was determined.
This time, however, it was Texas Tech jumping to an early lead and hanging on for a 28-19 victory. The Red Raiders jumped to a 14-0 lead on the running and passing of quarterback Joe Barnes and led 14-3 at the half as Ricky Townsend got the Vols on the board with a 30-yard field goal.
Haskel Stanback led the Vols' second-half rally, running for one touchdown and catching a pass from Condredge Holloway for another.
The Vols closed to 21-19, but misfired on a two-point conversion and a field goal before a long run and subsequent touchdown put the game away for the Texans. Stanback gained 95 yards in 19 carries and was named Tennessee's outstanding player.
DECEMBER 29 (1-1) 1973 L, 19-28 No. 11 Texas Tech (N) @ Jacksonville, Fla. (Gator Bowl) 1986 W, 21-14 Minnesota (N) @ Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl)
In Paul "Bear" Bryant's last game as Aggie head coach, Tennessee used a fourth quarter field goal by placekicker Sammy Burklow and a stubborn defense to hand the Aggies a 3-0 defeat on a wet and muddy Gator Bowl field.
It was the lowest-scoring game in the history of the Gator Bowl and was played before a Gator Bowl-record crowd of 43,709.
The field goal was the first of Burklow's career and came from 17 yards out with 5:30 left to play in the game. It was a day for the defenses to shine as action was confined between the 35-yard lines.
The game was marked by the now-famous collision between Vol tailback Bobby Gordon and Aggie Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow on the Vols' march to the winning score. Both players recovered to continue play, with Gordon holding for Burklow's game-winning field goal.
I am now an Indianapolis Colt. Grateful to finish remainder of season and go into playoffs with a great organization. Bless up!-- Tauren Poole (@WhoisTPoole) December 26, 2013
Damage from the heralded passing duo of John Reaves and Carlos Alvarez was held to manageable proportions, but Tennessee's inability to score inside the 10 sealed the Vols' fate.
Workhorse running back Curt Watson gained 121 yards on 25 carries and tight end Ken DeLong caught five passes for 50 yards. But a blocked punt that Florida turned into a touchdown was the ultimate difference.
"Every day Butch Jones is focused on recruiting. There's not a day that goes by that he doesn't lend his priority and his energies to that element of the program," Hart said. "We've got to get to February; nobody's signed. But certainly it is obvious that we are fishing in the right pond."
"We've played five of the top ten teams in the country -- in the final poll. No one else did that. Yet I know a lot of people say, 'Well, you can't use that as an excuse.' It's not an excuse. It's a statement of fact. We played a very challenging schedule with a team that was very much rebuilding in the sense of new expectations, higher standards that Butch put in place.
"My biggest disappointment at the end of the season was for our seniors. I really did want to see them be rewarded with a bowl."
The issue was in doubt until Maryland defensive back Keeta Covington jarred the ball loose from the Vols' Tony Robinson, just when the Vols looked to be in position to win on a last-second field goal attempt.
The Vols jumped to the early lead on the running of tailback Johnnie Jones and the passing combo of Robinson to Tim McGee. Fuad Reveiz added two field goals and the Vols appeared in control. Maryland reeled off 22 consecutive points in the third quarter, before Pete Panuska gave the Vols their last lead of the game, returning a Maryland kickoff 100 yards for the go-ahead score.
Maryland's Rick Badjanek scored the game-winner with 2:28 left. But it remained for Covington to make his big play to secure the Maryland victory.
Following Thursday's Butch Jones Press Conference (Dec. 19), the media continue to write about Jones and the Vols. Here are the latest stories:
Late in the fourth quarter, Arkansas looked to be a sure winner of the 1971 Liberty Bowl only to see the game get away.
Leading 13-7, the Razorbacks had the game-winning field goal nullified by a penalty. A series later, the Hogs lost a fumble after a completed pass at their 36. Thus inspired, the Vols struck quickly for the winning score.
Quarterback Jim Maxwell hit tight end Gary Theiler to the Arkansas 19. Curt Watson, closing out a brilliant career, finished the drive with a 17-yard touchdown run.
George Hunt's extra point was the margin of victory. The Vols added an interception moments later and put the game away. The narrow victory enabled the Vols to finish No. 9 in both national polls.
Here's a look at the media coverage:
- Associated Press: Tennessee signs 3 junior-college recruits
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols add JuCo trio
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols score 3 juco prospects
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Juco WR Pearson signs with Vols
- Nooga.com: Vols add 3 on JUCO signing day
|Robert Ayers||DE||Denver||vs. San Diego||L, 27-20||3 tackles|
|Eric Berry||DB||Kansas City||at Oakland||W 56-31||Started at SS, 2 tackles, 2 INTs 1 Pick-6|
|Tyler Bray||QB||Kansas City||at Oakland||W 56-31||Not Active|
|Kevin Burnett||LB||Oakland||vs. Kansas City||L, 56-31||Started at WLB, 4 tackles, 1 TFL|
|Britton Colquitt||P||Denver||vs. San Diego||L, 27-20||4 punts, 46.5 yds 1 I-20|
|Dustin Colquitt||P||Kansas City||at Oakland||W 56-31||4 punts, 49.5 avg. 2 I-20|
|Morgan Cox||LS||Baltimore||at Detroit||W, 18-16||Snapped on all punts and all six field goals, including 61-yard game winner|
|Arian Foster||RB||Houston||at Indianapolis||L, 25-3||Injured Reserve|
|Ramon Foster||OT||Pittsburgh||vs. Cincinnati||W, 30-20||Started at LG|
|Aubrayo Franklin||DT||Indianapolis||vs. Houston||W, 25-3||Started at NT, 1 tackle|
|Omar Gaither||LB||Atlanta||vs. Washington||W, 27-26||Not Active|
|Jabari Greer||CB||New Orleans||at St. Louis||L, 27-16||Injured Reserve|
|Parys Haralson||LB||New Orleans||at St. Louis||L, 27-16||Started at OLB, 2 tackles|
|Justin Hunter||WR||Tennessee||vs. Arizona||L, 37-34||Not Active|
|Malik Jackson||DE||Denver||vs. San Diego||L, 27-20||Started at LDE, 3 tackles|
|Austin Johnson||FB||New Orleans||at St. Louis||L, 27-16||Practice Squad|
|Peyton Manning||QB||Denver||vs. San Diego||L, 27-20||Started at QB, 27-41-289-2 TDs|
|Jerod Mayo||LB||New England||at Miami||L, 24-20||Injured Reserve|
|Jacques McClendon||OL||Jacksonville||vs. Buffalo||L, 27-20||Played in reserve role|
|Tony McDaniel||DE||Seattle||at NY Giants||W, 23-0||Played, no stats|
|Robert Meachem||WR||New Orleans||at St. Louis||L, 27-16||Played, no stats|
|Marvin Mitchell||LB||Minnesota||vs. Philadelphia||W, 48-30||Played, no stats|
|Denarius Moore||WR||Oakland||vs. Kansas City||L, 56-31||2 rec. 46 yds.|
|Cordarrelle Patterson||WR||Minnesota||vs. Philadelphia||W, 48-30||Started at WR, 5 rec. 35 yds 1 TD|
|Tauren Poole||RB||Carolina||Released 11/27|
|Mychal Rivera||TE||Oakland||vs. Kansas City||L, 56-31||3 rec. 30 yds. 1 TD|
|Chris Scott||OL||Carolina||vs. NY Jets||W, 30-20||Did not play|
|Matt Simms||QB||NY Jets||at Carolina||L, 30-20||Did not play|
|Luke Stocker||TE||Tampa Bay||vs. San Francisco||L, 33-14||Injured Reserve|
|Dallas Thomas||OL||Miami||vs. New England||W, 24-20||Played in reserve role|
|Scott Wells||C||St. Louis||vs. New Orleans||W, 27-16||Injured Reserve|
|Dan Williams||DT||Arizona||at Tennessee||W, 37-34||Started at NT|
|Jason Witten||TE||Dallas||vs. Green Bay||L, 37-36||Started at TE, 4 rec. 71 yds 1 TD|
University of Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin along with football seniors Corey Miller (DE) and Byron Moore (DB) will be on-site at Calhoun's On The River in downtown Knoxville for the Vol Network's statewide weekly "Vol Calls" radio program tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central. Lady Vol basketball coach Holly Warlick is also scheduled to be on for a segment of the show. Bob Kesling and Brent Hubbs co-host the show. Fans may tune in across the state on the Vol Radio Network or listen online at utsports.com. Listeners can ask a question by dialing 1-800-688-8657 - Verizon customers can dial #TENN - or submit a question via Facebook at VolNetwork-IMG.
Voted on by fans over the past month and recognized as the greatest Vikings to play in the stadium, the team consists of 27 current and former players broken into 12 offensive players, 11 defensive players and four special teamers, as well as the head coach. The team will be honored during halftime of this Sunday's Eagles-Vikings game.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Reggie White is one of the greatest defensive ends in NFL history. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year registered 10 or more sacks in a season 12 times and retired as the career leader in QB takedowns (198). Being recognized as "one of the best ever" was nothing new to White as he excelled at every level of football he played. - See more at: College Days
|Robert Ayers||DE||Denver||vs. Tennessee||W, 51-28||1 tackle, 1 QBH|
|Eric Berry||DB||Kansas City||at Washington||W, 45-10||Started at SS, 5 tackles, 1 sack|
|Tyler Bray||QB||Kansas City||at Washington||W, 45-10||Not Active|
|Kevin Burnett||LB||Oakland||at NY Jets||L, 37-27||Started at WLB, 5 tackles, 1 INT|
|Britton Colquitt||P||Denver||vs. Tennessee||W, 51-28||2 punts, 32.5 avg. 2 I-20|
|Dustin Colquitt||P||Kansas City||at Washington||W, 45-10||2 punts, 42.0 avg.|
|Morgan Cox||LS||Baltimore||vs. Minnesota||W, 29-26||Snapped on all punts, kicks|
|Arian Foster||RB||Houston||at Jacksonville||L, 27-20||Injured Reserve|
|Ramon Foster||OT||Pittsburgh||vs. Miami||L, 34-28||Started at LG|
|Aubrayo Franklin||DT||Indianapolis||at Cincinnati||L, 42-28||Started at NT, 2 tackles|
|Omar Gaither||LB||Atlanta||at Green Bay||L, 22-21||Not Active|
|Jabari Greer||CB||New Orleans||vs. Carolina||W, 31-13||Injured Reserve|
|Parys Haralson||LB||New Orleans||vs. Carolina||W, 31-13||Started at OLB, 2 tackles|
|Montario Hardesty||RB||Cleveland||at New England||L, 27-26||Released 9/30|
|Justin Hunter||WR||Tennessee||at Denver||L, 51-28||4 rec. 114 yds. 1 TD|
|Malik Jackson||DE||Denver||vs. Tennessee||W, 51-28||Started at LDE, 4 tackles, 1 sack, 3 TFL|
|Austin Johnson||FB||New Orleans||vs. Carolina||W, 31-13||Practice Squad|
|Peyton Manning||QB||Denver||vs. Tennessee||W, 51-28||Started at QB, 39-59-397-4 TDs|
|Jerod Mayo||LB||New England||vs. Cleveland||W, 27-26||Injured Reserve|
|Jacques McClendon||OL||Jacksonville||vs. Houston||W, 27-20||Not Active|
|Tony McDaniel||DE||Seattle||at San Francisco||L, 19-17||Started at LDT|
|Robert Meachem||WR||New Orleans||vs. Carolina||W, 31-13||1 rec. 7 yds.|
|Marvin Mitchell||LB||Minnesota||at Baltimore||L, 29-26||Played, no stats|
|Denarius Moore||WR||Oakland||at NY Jets||L, 37-27||Not Active|
|Cordarrelle Patterson||WR||Minnesota||at Baltimore||L, 29-26||Started at WR, 5 rec. 141 yds, 1 TD; 1 rush, 6 yds; 4 KR 111 yds|
|Tauren Poole||RB||Carolina||Released 11/27|
|Mychal Rivera||TE||Oakland||at NY Jets||L, 37-27||5 rec. 21 yds. 1 TD|
|Chris Scott||OL||Carolina||at New Orleans||L, 31-13||Not Active|
|Matt Simms||QB||NY Jets||vs. Oakland||W, 37-27||Did Not Play|
|Luke Stocker||TE||Tampa Bay||vs. Buffalo||W, 27-6||Injured Reserve|
|Dallas Thomas||OL||Miami||at Pittsburgh||W, 34-28||Saw action in reserve role|
|Scott Wells||C||St. Louis||at Arizona||L, 30-10||Not Active|
|Dan Williams||DT||Arizona||vs. St. Louis||W, 30-10||Started at DT, 1 tackle|
|Jason Witten||TE||Dallas||at Chicago||L, 45-28||Started at TE, 1 rec. 10 yds 1 TD|
DECEMBER 9 (1-1)
1933 L, 0-7 Louisiana State
1939 W, 7-0 AUBURN
DECEMBER 8 (2-1)
1928 W, 13-12 FLORIDA
1934 W, 19-13 LOUISIANA STATE
2001 L, 20-31 No. 21 Louisiana State (N) @ Atlanta, Ga, (SEC Championship)
The Vols have played on Dec. 7, just once, beating South Carolina, 54-0 in 1929.
DECEMBER 7 (1-0)
1929 W, 54-0 SOUTH CAROLINA
On Dec. 6, 1975, Stanley Morgan became the first Vol to rush for more than 200 yards in a game as he racked up 201 in the Vols' only game ever in Hawai'i.
DECEMBER 6 (3-0)
1930 W, 13-6 Florida (N) @ Jacksonville, Fla.
1975 W, 28-6 Hawai'i
1997 W, 30-29 No. 11 Auburn (N) @ Atlanta, Ga. (SEC Championship)
On Dec. 5, 1931, the Vols played in their first-ever bowl game, a 13-0 win over New York University in the New York Charity Bowl. Beattie Feathers ran for a 65-yard touchdown and Deke Brackett returned a punt 75 yards for the other TD.
DECEMBER 5 (3-1-1)
1931 W, 13-0 New York University (N) @ New York, N.Y. (New York Charity Game)
1936 T, 0-0 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1953 L, 19-33 Houston
1970 W, 28-17 UCLA
1998 W, 24-14 No. 23 Mississippi State (N) @ Atlanta, Ga. (SEC Championship)
1937 W, 32-0 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1965 W, 37-34 No. 5 UCLA (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1971 W, 31-11 No. 5 PENN STATE
2004 L, 28-38 No. 3 Auburn (N) @ Atlanta, Ga, (SEC Championship)
|Robert Ayers||DE||Denver||at Kansas City||W, 35-28||1 tackle|
|Eric Berry||DB||Kansas City||vs. Denver||L, 35-28||Started at SS, 5 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 QBH|
|Tyler Bray||QB||Kansas City||vs. Denver||L, 35-28||Not Active|
|Kevin Burnett||LB||Oakland||at Dallas||L, 31-24||Started at WLB, 5 tackles, 1 TFL|
|Britton Colquitt||P||Denver||at Kansas City||W, 35-28||3 punts, 44.0 avg. 2 I-20|
|Dustin Colquitt||P||Kansas City||vs. Denver||L, 35-28||5 punts, 45.8 avg. 3 I-20|
|Morgan Cox||LS||Baltimore||vs. Pittsburgh||W, 22-20||Snapped on all punts, kicks|
|Arian Foster||RB||Houston||vs. New England||L, 34-31||Injured Reserve|
|Ramon Foster||OT||Pittsburgh||at Baltimore||L, 22-20||Started at LG|
|Aubrayo Franklin||DT||Indianapolis||vs. Tennessee||W, 22-14||Started at NT, 2 tackles|
|Omar Gaither||LB||Atlanta||at Buffalo (Toronto)||W, 34-31 OT||Not Active|
|Jabari Greer||CB||New Orleans||at Seattle||Injured Reserve|
|Parys Haralson||LB||New Orleans||at Seattle||5 tackles, 1 sack 8 yds|
|Montario Hardesty||RB||Cleveland||Released 9/30|
|Justin Hunter||WR||Tennessee||at Indianapolis||L, 22-14||1 rec. 9 yds|
|Malik Jackson||DE||Denver||at Kansas City||W, 35-28||Started at LDE, 2 tackles, 1 FF|
|Austin Johnson||FB||New Orleans||at Seattle||Practice Squad|
|Peyton Manning||QB||Denver||at Kansas City||W, 35-28||Started at QB, 22-35-403 yds. 5 TDs|
|Jerod Mayo||LB||New England||at Houston||W, 34-31||Injured Reserve|
|Jacques McClendon||OL||Jacksonville||at Cleveland||W, 32-28||Not Active|
|Tony McDaniel||DE||Seattle||vs. New Orleans||Started at LDT, 2 tackles|
|Robert Meachem||WR||New Orleans||at Seattle||1 rec. 7 yds|
|Marvin Mitchell||LB||Minnesota||vs. Chicago||W, 23-20 OT||Started at WLB, 1 tackle, 1 FR|
|Denarius Moore||WR||Oakland||at Dallas||L, 31-24||Not Active|
|Cordarrelle Patterson||WR||Minnesota||vs. Chicago||W, 23-20 OT||2 rush, 27 yds 1 TD, 1 rec. 4 yds|
|Tauren Poole||RB||Carolina||vs. Tampa Bay||W, 27-6||Released 11/27|
|Mychal Rivera||TE||Oakland||at Dallas||L, 31-24||Started at TE, 2 rec. 30 yds|
|Chris Scott||OL||Carolina||vs. Tampa Bay||W, 27-6||Not Active|
|Matt Simms||QB||NY Jets||vs. Miami||L, 23-3||9-18-79 yds.|
|Luke Stocker||TE||Tampa Bay||at Carolina||L, 27-6||Injured Reserve|
|Dallas Thomas||OL||Miami||at NY Jets||W, 23-3||Saw action in reserve role|
|Scott Wells||C||St. Louis||at San Francisco||L, 23-13||Started at C, left game with fractured fibula|
|Dan Williams||DT||Arizona||at Philadelphia||L, 24-21||1 pass def.|
|Jason Witten||TE||Dallas||vs. Oakland||W, 31-24||Started at TE, 3 rec. 53 yds|
Peyton Manning posted his eighth career 5-TD pass game, tying Drew Brees for the most in NFL history. This is the second time Manning had 5+ touchdowns this year and NFL-best sixth 4+ touchdown game this season.
This season, Manning has thrown for 41 touchdowns, most in the NFL this season, 10 shy of the league record, and set a Denver Bronco single-season touchdown pass record
Peyton Manning's 5 TD passes tie his own record for most by an opponent at Arrowhead Stadium. He also had 5 at KC for the Colts 10/31/04.
His 403 yards put him over the 4,000 yard mark extending his NFL record with his 13th 4000 yard passing season.
The performance marked his 13th career 400-yard passing game.
The Morning Journal: Manning heaves another 5 TDs in Broncos' win over Chiefs
The Denver Post: Manning leads Broncos to big rally in crucial win
BATTLE OF THE COLQUITTS
In the second Battle of the Colquitts this season, Britton's Broncos bested Dustin's Chiefs for the second time this season improving Britton's record to 7-3 all-time vs. Dustin.
Britton punted just three times for a 44.0 average dropping two inside the 20 yard line while Dustin booted five punts for a 45.8 yard average dropping three inside the 20.
TD THREE WAYS
Cordarrelle Patterson became the first Vikings rookie to ever score a touchdown three ways when he ran one in 33 yards for the score vs. Chicago on Sunday.
Patterson has recorded a kick return touchdown, receiving TD and now rushing TD on the year.
NEWS AND NOTES
DECEMBER 3 (2-1)
1905 L, 0-5 Grant
1932 W, 32-13 Florida (N) @ Jacksonville, Fla.
1938 W, 47-0 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
On Dec. 2, 1989, Tennessee beat Vanderbilt, 17-10, as Tony Thompson ran for 128 yards and the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter.
DECEMBER 2 (6-0)
1950 W, 43-0 at Vanderbilt
1961 W, 41-7 VANDERBILT
1967 W, 41-14 VANDERBILT
1972 W, 30-10 Vanderbilt
1978 W, 41-15 at Vanderbilt
1989 W, 17-10 VANDERBILT
On Dec. 1, 2001, in a re-scheduled game after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Tennessee upset No. 2 Florida, 34-32 in a epic game at The Swamp. Travis Stephens ran for 226 yards and two touchdowns. Look back at the game on the 10-year anniversary with Andy Staples: Remembering Tennessee-Florida 2001.
DECEMBER 1 (10-1)
1900 W, 12-6 GEORGETOWN
1945 W, 45-0 VANDERBILT
1951 W, 35-27 VANDERBILT
1956 W, 27-7 Vanderbilt
1962 W, 30-0 Vanderbilt
1973 W, 20-17 VANDERBILT
1979 W, 31-10 VANDERBILT
1984 W, 29-13 Vanderbilt
1990 W, 49-20 Vanderbilt
2001 W, 34-32 No. 2 Florida
2007 L, 14-21 No. 5 Louisiana State (N) @ Atlanta, Ga. (SEC Championship)