This Day In #Vols History (10/10/15)

One of the trademarks of Tennessee football debuted on this date, Oct. 10 in 1964. Coach Doug Dickey debuted the checkerboard end zones on this date as the Volunteers beat Boston College, 16-14 at Neyland Stadium.

Tennessee is 13-3 all-time on Oct. 10.

OCTOBER 10 (13-3)
1900 W, 22-0 KING
1903 W, 38-0 CARSON-NEWMAN
1908 W, 39-5 MARYVILLE
1914 W, 27-0 CLEMSON
1925 W, 13-0 MARYVILLE
1931 W, 38-0 MISSISSIPPI
1936 L, 0-6 AUBURN
1942 W, 34-6 DAYTON
1953 W, 40-7 CHATTANOOGA
1959 L, 7-14 No. 3 GEORGIA TECH
1964 W, 16-14 BOSTON COLLEGE
1970 W, 17-6 No. 13 Georgia Tech
1981 W, 10-7 GEORGIA TECH
1992 L, 24-25 ARKANSAS
1998 W, 22-3 No. 7 Georgia
2009 W, 45-19 GEORGIA


Also on Oct. 10, 1998, the eventual National Champion Vols knocked off No. 7 Georgia, 22-3 in Athens. Travis Stephens ran for 107 yards while Tee Martin threw for two TDs to Cedrick Wilson and Peerless Price.

This Day In #Vols History (10/9/15)

Take a look back some of the great games on Oct. 9 as Tennessee is 9-4-2 all-time on the date.

OCTOBER 9 (9-4-2)
1909 L, 0-3 NORTH CAROLINA
1915 L, 0-3 CLEMSON
1920 L, 0-20 VANDERBILT
1926 W, 14-7 LSU
1937 T, 0-0 Duke
1948 W, 26-0 CHATTANOOGA
1954 W, 20-14 CHATTANOOGA
1965 W, 24-3 SOUTH CAROLINA
1971 W, 10-6 GEORGIA TECH
1976 W, 42-7 Georgia Tech
1982 T, 24-24 No. 18 LSU
1993 W, 28-14 Arkansas (N) @ Little Rock, Ark.
1999 W, 37-20 No. 10 GEORGIA
2004 W, 19-14 No. 3 Georgia
2010 L, 14-41 Georgia

On Oct. 9, 1982, the Vols tied the undefeated No. 18 Tiger at LSU, 24-24. Willie Gault had a 96-yard kickoff return for a TD and Alan Cockrell threw for 213 yards.

On Oct. 9, 1993, the Vols won at Arkansas, 28-14 as Heath Shuler threw for 307 yards including a TD pass to Craig Faulkner. Cory Fleming had six catches for 101 yards.

Tennessee ended Georgia's 17-game home win streak with a 19-14 win in Athens on Oct. 9, 2004. Check out a full look back in last week's Lowe's #DefiningMoments. Erik Ainge threw for 2 TDs while Gerald Riggs Jr., ran for 102 yards.

This Day In #Vols History (10/8/15)

The Vols are 10-4 all-time on Oct. 8

OCTOBER 8 (10-4)
1910 W, 7-0 MOONEY SCHOOL
1921 W, 21-0 CHATTANOOGA
1927 W, 7-0 MARYVILLE
1932 W, 20-7 NORTH CAROLINA
1938 W, 7-0 AUBURN
1949 W, 39-7 CHATTANOOGA
1955 W, 13-0 CHATTANOOGA
1960 W, 62-7 TAMPA
1966 L, 3-6 No. 9 Georgia Tech
1977 L, 8-24 GEORGIA TECH
1983 W, 20-6 LOUISIANA STATE
1994 W, 38-21 ARKANSAS
2005 L, 14-27 No. 5 GEORGIA
2011 L, 12-20 GEORGIA


Check out highlights from the 1983 win on Oct. 8 as the Vols beat LSU, 20-6. Reggie White had six tackles including three TFLs. Alan Cockrell ran for a 43-yard rushing TD.

Vols In The NFL - Week 4 Update

Foster Makes Season Debut

VFL Arian Foster made his season debut this past Sunday in the Houston Texans' 48-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Foster, who missed the first three game of the season due to a groin injury he suffered early in training camp, had eight carries for 10 yards and three catches for 25 yards.

Moore Signs With Bills

VFL wide receiver Denarius Moore signed with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday. The five-year veteran had a great start to his career in Oakland as a fifth-round pick in 2011. In fact in his second career game against the Bills that season he had five catches for 146 yards and a touchdown.

Over his first three seasons Moore had 130 receptions for 2,054 yards and 17 touchdowns. Coaching changes in Oakland led to the Raiders allowing him to become a free agent this past offseason. He signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, but was released during cuts at the end of the summer.

Moore has 4.45 speed and familiarity with Bills wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal, who coached him his rookie year in Oakland. The 26-year old also has kick and punt return experience.

Player Pos. Team Last Week Result Week 4 Stats Week 5 Opponent
Robert Ayers DE NY Giants at Buffalo W, 24-10 DNP vs. SF, 8 pm, NBC
Eric Berry DB Kansas City at Cincinnati L, 36-21 5 tackles, 4 solo vs. CHI, 1 pm, FOX
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City at Cincinnati L, 36-21 Non-football injury list vs. CHI, 1 pm, FOX
Justin Coleman DB New England BYE at DAL, 4:25 pm, CBS
Britton Colquitt P Denver vs. Minnesota W, 23-20 3 punts, 47.0 avg., 1 in 20 at OAK, 4;25 pm, CBS
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City at Cincinnati L, 36-21 1 punt, 62.0 avg. vs. CHI, 1 pm, FOX
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore at Pittsburgh W, 23-20 -- vs. CLE, 1 pm, CBS
Matt Darr P Miami vs. NY Jets L, 27-14 7 punts, 46.0 avg., 2 in 20 BYE
Arian Foster RB Houston at Atlanta L, 48-21 8 car, 10 yds, 3 rec, 25 yds vs. IND (TH), 8:25, CBS/NFLN
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore L,, 23-20 Started at LG at SD, 8:30 pm, ESPN
Zach Fulton G Kansas City at Cincinnati L, 36-21 Started at RG vs. CHI, 1 pm, FOX
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee BYE vs. BUF, 1 pm, CBS
Malik Jackson DE Denver vs Minnesota W, 23-20 2 tackles, 1 solo at OAK, 4;25 pm, CBS
Ja'Wuan James T Miami vs. NY Jets L, 27-14 Started at RT BYE
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans vs. Dallas W, 26-20 Started at FB at PHI, 1 pm, FOX
Peyton Manning QB Denver vs. Minnesota W, 23-20 17-of-27, 213 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs at OAK, 4;25 pm, CBS
Jerod Mayo LB New England BYE at DAL, 4:25 pm, CBS
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore L, 23-20 DNP at SD, 8:30 pm, ESPN
Tony McDaniel DE Tampa Bay vs. Carolina L, 37-23 1 tackle, 1 solo vs. JAC, 1 pm, CBS
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota at Denver L, 23-20 1 rec, 9 yards, 2 KR, 17.0 avg. BYE
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland at Chicago L, 22-20 2 rec, 12 yards vs. DEN, 4:25 pm, CBS
Chris Scott G Carolina at Tampa Bay W, 37-23 DNP BYE
Matt Simms QB Atlanta vs. Houston W, 48-21 Practice Squad vs. WAS, 1 pm, FOX
James Stone C/G Atlanta vs. Houston W, 48-21 -- vs. WAS, 1 pm, FOX
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay vs. Carolina L, 37-23 -- vs. JAC, 1 pm, CBS
Dallas Thomas G Miami vs. NY Jets L, 27-14 Started at LG BYE
Dan Williams DT Oakland at Chicago L, 22-20 1 tackle, 1 solo vs. DEN, 4:25 pm, CBS
Jason Witten TE Dallas at New Orleans L, 26-20 4 rec, 57 yards vs. NE, 4:25 pm, CBS
-- = played, no stats

This Day In #Vols History (10/7/15)

Tennessee is nearly perfect all-time in games played on Oct. 7. The Vols stand at 14-1 starting with a 104-0 victory over American University in 1905.

OCTOBER 7 (14-1)
1905 W, 104-0 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
1911 W, 27-0 MOONEY SCHOOL
1916 W, 32-6 MARYVILLE
1922 W, 21-0 MARYVILLE
1933 W, 20-0 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1939 W, 40-0 UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH
1944 W, 20-7 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1950 W, 28-7 at No. 14 Duke
1961 W, 17-3 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1972 W, 38-7 Memphis State
1978 W, 31-13 ARMY
1989 W, 17-14 GEORGIA
1995 W, 49-31 Arkansas
2000 L, 10-21 at No. 19 Georgia
2006 W, 51-33 at No. 10 Georgia

On Oct. 7, 2006, the Vols posted their last win over a Top 10 teams with a 51-33 victory at No. 10 Georgia. Check out that dramatic game that featured the Vols' blocked punt recovered for a touchdown by Antonio Wardlow vs. Georgia and ended up on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Vols In The NFL - Week 4

(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Be sure to follow the Vols in the NFL this week! The Miami Dolphins VFLs are in London taking on the New York Jets at 9:30 a.m. ET!

Player Pos. Team Week 4 Opponent
THURSDAY NIGHT
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, W, 23-20 -- Played
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore, L, 23-20 -- Started at LG
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore, L, 23-20 -- DNP
SUNDAY
Robert Ayers DE NY Giants at BUF, 1 pm, FOX
Eric Berry DB Kansas City at CIN, 1 pm, CBS
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City at CIN, 1 pm, CBS
Britton Colquitt P Denver vs. MIN, 4:25 pm, FOX
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City at CIN, 1 pm, CBS
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore at PIT, 8:25 pm (TH), CBS/NFL
Matt Darr P Miami vs. NYJ, 9:30 am, CBS
Arian Foster RB Houston at ATL, 1 pm, CBS
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh vs. BAL, 8:25 pm (TH), CBS/NFL
Zach Fulton G Kansas City at CIN, 1 pm, CBS
Malik Jackson DE Denver vs. MIN, 4:25 pm, FOX
Ja'Wuan James T Miami vs. NYJ, 9:30 am, CBS
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans vs. DAL, 8:30 pm, NBC
Peyton Manning QB Denver vs. MIN, 4:25 pm, FOX
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh vs. BAL, 8:25 pm (TH), CBS/NFL
Tony McDaniel DE Tampa Bay vs. CAR, 1 pm, FOX
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota at DEN, 4:25 pm, FOX
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland at CHI, 1 pm, CBS
Chris Scott G Carolina at TB, 1 pm, FOX
Matt Simms QB Atlanta vs. HOU, 1 pm, CBS
James Stone C/G Atlanta vs. HOU, 1 pm, CBS
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay vs. CAR, 1 pm, FOX
Dallas Thomas G Miami vs. NYJ, 9:30 am, CBS
Dan Williams DT Oakland at CHI, 1 pm, CBS
Jason Witten TE Dallas at NO, 8:30 pm, NBC
BYE
Justin Coleman DB New England
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee
Jerod Mayo LB New England

This Day In #Vols History (10/2/15)

Tennessee is 9-3-2 all-time on Oct. 2 including five wins in a row from 1971 through 1999.

OCTOBER 2 (9-3-2)
1909 T, 0-0 CENTRE
1915 W, 21-0 TUSCULUM
1920 W, 47-0 MARYVILLE
1926 W, 34-0 NORTH CAROLINA
1937 W, 27-0 VIRGINIA TECH
1948 T, 7-7 at Duke
1954 L, 6-7 at No. 7 Duke
1971 W, 20-13 at Florida
1976 W, 21-19 CLEMSON
1982 W, 10-3 WASHINGTON STATE
1993 W, 52-19 DUKE
1999 W, 24-0 AUBURN
2004 L, 10-34 No. 8 AUBURN
2010 L, 14-16 at No. 12 LSU

In 1999, the Vols posted a 24-0 shutout of Auburn as Travis Henry ran for two touchdowns in front of 106,424 fans at Neyland Stadium. Deon Grant had three interceptions in the game and returned one for 19 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter.

This Day In #Vols History (10/1/15)

Back on Oct. 1, 1994, Peyton Manning drew his first-career start for the Vols in leading Tennessee to a 10-9 victory over Washington State at Neyland Stadium. Manning went on to post an NCAA-best 39-6 record as a starting quarterback.

Here's a look at all 16 Vols' games played on Oct. 1, as Tennessee has compiled an 11-4-1 record.

OCTOBER 1 (11-4-1)
1904 W, 17-0 MARYVILLE
1910 L, 2-17 CENTRE
1921 W, 7-0 at Maryville
1927 W, 26-0 at North Carolina
1932 W, 33-0 MISSISSIPPI
1938 W, 20-7 CLEMSON
1949 L, 7-21 DUKE
1955 L, 0-21 at No. 16 DUKE
1960 T, 0-0 Mississippi State (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1966 W, 23-3 RICE
1977 W, 41-10 OREGON STATE
1983 W, 45-6 The Citadel (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1988 L, 24-52 WASHINGTON STATE
1994 W, 10-9 No. 17 WASHINGTON STATE
2005 W, 27-10 MISSISSIPPI
2011 W, 41-10 BUFFALO


On Oct. 1, 2005, the Vols won the 750th game in program history, a 27-10 win over Ole Miss. At halftime of that game, Reggie White's No. 92 was retired by Tennessee.

This Day In #Vols History (9/30/15)

Tennessee is 9-5 all-time on Sept. 30. One of the biggest wins was in 1989, as the No. 12 Vols downed No. 4 Auburn, 21-14. Reggie Cobb and Chuck Webb combined for 354 rushing yards.

1905 W, 16-6 TENN. SCHOOL FOR DEAF
1916 W, 33-0 TUSCULUM
1922 W, 32-7 CARSON-NEWMAN
1933 W, 27-0 VIRGINIA TECH
1944 W, 26-13 KENTUCKY
1950 L, 0-7 at Mississippi State
1961 L, 21-24 AUBURN
1967 W, 27-13 AUBURN
1972 L, 6-10 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1978 L, 10-29 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1989 W, 21-14 No. 4 AUBURN
1995 W, 31-0 OKLAHOMA STATE
2000 L, 31-38 at Louisiana State (OT)
2006 W, 41-7 at Memphis


Also, on Sept. 30, 2005: Former Vol Ray Nettles was selected to the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame. Nettles joined Dick Huffman and Condredge Holloway as Vols in the CFL Hall of Fame.

Vols In the NFL - Week 3 Update

Coleman Makes NFL Debut

New England cornerback and VFL Justin Coleman made his NFL regular-season debut in the Patriots' 51-17 win over Jacksonville on Sunday. He made three tackles, including two solo stops.

Coleman, who went undrafted this past spring, had an eventful summer. In May, he signed with the Minnesota Vikings and competed for a roster spot in training camp and the preseason. After being cut by the Vikings on Aug. 30, he signed with the Patriots practice squad on Sept. 4 but was released the next day. He signed with the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad on Sept. 6 before the Patriots signed him to their active roster on Sept. 9.

Player Pos. Team Last Week Result Week 3 Stats Week 4 Opponent
Robert Ayers DE NY Giants vs. Washington W, 32-21 DNP at BUF, 1 pm, FOX
Eric Berry DB Kansas City at Green Bay L, 38-28 4 tackles, 3 solo at CIN, 1 pm, CBS
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City at Green Bay L, 38-28 Non-Football Injury at CIN, 1 pm, CBS
Justin Coleman DB New England vs. Jacksonville W, 51-17 NFL reg season debut: 3 tack, 2 solo BYE
Britton Colquitt P Denver at Detroit W, 24-12 5 punts, 42.6 avg., 3 in 20 vs. MIN, 4:25 pm, FOX
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City at Green Bay L, 38-28 6 punts, 45.2 avg., 2 in 20 at CIN, 1 pm, CBS
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore vs. Cincinnati L, 28-24 -- at PIT, 8:25 pm (TH), CBS/NFL
Matt Darr P Miami vs. Buffalo L, 41-14 4 punts, 47.3 avg., 3 in 20 vs. NYJ, 9:30 am, CBS
Arian Foster RB Houston vs. Tampa Bay W, 19-9 DNP at ATL, 1 pm, CBS
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh at St. Louis W, 12-6 Started at LG vs. BAL, 8:25 pm (TH), CBS/NFL
Zach Fulton G Kansas City at Green Bay L, 38-28 -- at CIN, 1 pm, CBS
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee vs. Indianapolis L, 35-33 1 catch, 29 yards BYE
Malik Jackson DE Denver at Detroit W, 24-12 3 tackles, 1 solo, 0.5 sack vs. MIN, 4:25 pm, FOX
Ja'Wuan James T Miami vs. Buffalo L, 41-14 Started at RT vs. NYJ, 9:30 am, CBS
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans at Carolina L, 27-22 2 carries, 4 yards vs. DAL, 8:30 pm, NBC
Peyton Manning QB Denver at Detroit W, 24-12 31-of-42, 324 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT vs. MIN, 4:25 pm, FOX
Jerod Mayo LB New England at Jacksonville W, 51-17 1 tackle, 1 solo BYE
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh at St. Louis W, 12-6 2 tackles vs. BAL, 8:25 pm (TH), CBS/NFL
Tony McDaniel DE Tampa Bay at Houston L, 19-9 2 tackles, 1 solo vs. CAR, 1 pm, FOX
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota vs. San Diego W, 31-14 1 rush, 9 yards, 2 KR, 26.0 avg. at DEN, 4:25 pm, FOX
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland at Cleveland W, 27-20 -- at CHI, 1 pm, CBS
Chris Scott G Carolina vs. New Orleans W, 27-22 DNP at TB, 1 pm, FOX
Matt Simms QB Atlanta at Dallas W, 39-28 Practice Squad vs. HOU, 1 pm, CBS
James Stone C/G Atlanta at Dallas W, 39-28 -- vs. HOU, 1 pm, CBS
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay at Houston L, 19-9 -- vs. CAR, 1 pm, FOX
Dallas Thomas G Miami vs. Buffalo L, 41-14 Started at LG vs. NYJ, 9:30 am, CBS
Dan Williams DT Oakland at Cleveland W, 27-20 2 tackles at CHI, 1 pm, CBS
Jason Witten TE Dallas vs. Atlanta L, 39-28 6 catches, 65 yards at NO, 8:30 pm, NBC
-- = played, no stats

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