This Day In #Vols History (9/29/15)

The Vols have posted a 9-4-1 record on Sept. 29.

September 29 (9-4-1)
1923 L, 0-41 at Army
1928 W, 41-0 MARYVILLE
1934 W, 32-0 CENTRE
1939 W, 13-0 NC State
1945 W, 7-6 WAKE FOREST
1951 W, 14-0 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1956 W, 35-7 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1962 L, 21-22 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1973 W, 21-0 at No. 11 AUBURN
1979 W, 35-17 AUBURN
1984 L, 10-29 at No. 20 Auburn
1990 T, 26-26 at No. 3 Auburn
2001 W, 26-18 No. 14 LSU
2012 L, 44-51 at No. 5 Georgia


On Sept. 29, 2001: Tennessee has its fifth largest Neyland Stadium game attendance against LSU with a total of 108,472 as the Vols beat the #14 Tigers.

This Day In #Vols History (9/28/15)

The Vols have had great success on Sept. 28 over the course of history posting an 8-3 record. That includes a dramatic 38-20 upset of a No. 1 Auburn in 1985. That was only the second-ever win for the Vols over a top-ranked team and remains the last such win. Check out our Lowe's #DefiningMoments feature on the game.

September 28 (8-3)
1929 W, 40-6 CENTRE
1935 W, 20-0 SOUTHWESTERN
1940 W, 49-0 MERCER
1946 W, 13-9 GEORGIA TECH
1957 L, 0-7 AUBURN
1963 L, 19-23 AUBURN
1968 W, 24-17 MEMPHIS STATE
1974 L, 0-21 at Auburn
1985 W, 38-20 No. 1 AUBURN
1991 W, 30-21 No. 13 AUBURN
2002 W, 35-14 RUTGERS

This Day In #Vols History (9/26/15)

On this day, Sept. 26 in 1953 Smokey was chosen at halftime of Mississippi State game by student body to become the Vols' mascot.

The Pep Club held a contest to select a coonhound, a native breed of the state, as the school's live mascot. Announcements of the contest in local newspapers read, "This can't be an ordinary hound. He must be a 'Houn' Dog' in the best sense of the word."

The late Rev. Bill Brooks entered his prize-winning blue tick coon hound, "Brooks' Blue Smokey," in the contest. At halftime of the Mississippi State game that season, the dogs were lined up on the old cheerleaders' ramp at Shields-Watkins Field. Each dog was introduced over the loudspeaker and the student body cheered for their favorite, with "Blue Smokey" being the last hound introduced. When his name was called, he barked. The students cheered and Smokey threw his head back and barked again. This kept going until the stadium was in an uproar and UT had found its mascot.

 September 26 (9-3-2)
1914 W, 89-0 CARSON-NEWMAN
1931 W, 33-0 MARYVILLE
1936 W, 13-0 Chattanooga
1942 T, 0-0 South Carolina
1953 L, 0-26 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1959 W, 3-0 No. 3 AUBURN
1964 L, 0-3 No. 8 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1970 L, 23-36 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1981 W, 10-7 AUBURN
1987 T, 20-20 No. 3 AUBURN
1992 W, 40-0 CINCINNATI
1998 W, 42-7 HOUSTON
2005 W, 30-27 No. 4 Louisiana State (OT)
2009 W, 34-23 OHIO


In 2005, the Vols posted their last win over a top-5 team with a 30-27 victory over No. 4 LSU in overtime. Gerald Riggs Jr.'s 1-yard rush in overtime proved to be difference. Check out the highlights:

Vols In The NFL - Week 3 Schedule

THURSDAY GAME TIME/CHANNEL VFLs
New York Giants 32, Washington 21 NYG: Robert Ayers - DNP
SUNDAY GAMES TIME/CHANNEL VFLs
Atlanta Falcons (2-0) at Dallas Cowboys (2-0) 1 p.m. ET/FOX ATL: James Stone, Matt Simms (PS) | DAL: Jason Witten
Indianaplois Colts (0-2) at Tennessee Titans (1-1) 1 p.m. ET/CBS TEN: Justin Hunter
Oakland Raiders (1-1) at Cleveland Browns (1-1) 1 p.m. ET/CBS OAK: Mychal Rivera, Dan Williams, Rajion Neal (PS)
Cincinnati Bengals (2-0) at Baltimore Ravens (0-2) 1 p.m. ET/CBS BAL: Morgan Cox
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) at New England Patriots (2-0) 1 p.m. ET/CBS NE: Justin Coleman, Jerod Mayo
New Orleans Saints (0-2) at Carolina Panthers (2-0) 1 p.m. ET/FOX NO: Austin Johnson | CAR: Chris Scott
Philadelphia Eagles (0-2) at New York Jets (2-0) 1 p.m. ET/FOX NYJ: Jordan Williams (PS)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) at Houston Texans (0-2) 1 p.m. ET/FOX TB: Tony McDaniel, Luke Stocker
San Diego Chargers (1-1) at Minnesota Vikings (1-1) 1 p.m. ET/CBS MIN: Cordarrelle Patterson
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) at St. Louis Rams (1-10 1 p.m. ET/CBS PIT: Ramon Foster, Daniel McCullers
Buffalo Bills (1-1) at Miami Dolphins (1-10 4:25 p.m. ET/CBS MIA: Matt Darr, Ja'Wuan James, Jacques McClendon, Dallas Thomas
Denver Broncos (2-0) at Detroit Lions (0-2) 8:30 p.m. ET/NBC DEN: Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson, Peyton Manning
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TIME/CHANNEL VFLs
Kansas City Chiefs (1-1) at Green Bay Packers (2-0) 8:30 p.m. ET/ESPN KC: Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt, Zach Fulton, Tyler Bray (IR)

Vols In The NFL - Week 3 Schedule

THURSDAY GAME TIME/CHANNEL VFLs
New York Giants 32, Washington 21 NYG: Robert Ayers - DNP
SUNDAY GAMES TIME/CHANNEL VFLs
Atlanta Falcons (2-0) at Dallas Cowboys (2-0) 1 p.m. ET/FOX ATL: James Stone, Matt Simms (PS) | DAL: Jason Witten
Indianaplois Colts (0-2) at Tennessee Titans (1-1) 1 p.m. ET/CBS TEN: Justin Hunter
Oakland Raiders (1-1) at Cleveland Browns (1-1) 1 p.m. ET/CBS OAK: Mychal Rivera, Dan Williams, Rajion Neal (PS)
Cincinnati Bengals (2-0) at Baltimore Ravens (0-2) 1 p.m. ET/CBS BAL: Morgan Cox
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) at New England Patriots (2-0) 1 p.m. ET/CBS NE: Justin Coleman, Jerod Mayo
New Orleans Saints (0-2) at Carolina Panthers (2-0) 1 p.m. ET/FOX NO: Austin Johnson | CAR: Chris Scott
Philadelphia Eagles (0-2) at New York Jets (2-0) 1 p.m. ET/FOX NYJ: Jordan Williams (PS)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) at Houston Texans (0-2) 1 p.m. ET/FOX TB: Tony McDaniel, Luke Stocker
San Diego Chargers (1-1) at Minnesota Vikings (1-1) 1 p.m. ET/CBS MIN: Cordarrelle Patterson
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) at St. Louis Rams (1-10 1 p.m. ET/CBS PIT: Ramon Foster, Daniel McCullers
Buffalo Bills (1-1) at Miami Dolphins (1-10 4:25 p.m. ET/CBS MIA: Matt Darr, Ja'Wuan James, Jacques McClendon, Dallas Thomas
Denver Broncos (2-0) at Detroit Lions (0-2) 8:30 p.m. ET/NBC DEN: Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson, Peyton Manning
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TIME/CHANNEL VFLs
Kansas City Chiefs (1-1) at Green Bay Packers (2-0) 8:30 p.m. ET/ESPN KC: Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt, Zach Fulton, Tyler Bray (IR)

This Day In #Vols History (9/25/15)

On Sept. 25, 1926, General Robert Neyland coached his first game as head coach of the Volunteers as Tennessee shutout Carson-Newman, 13-0. The General went on to post a 76-7-5 record in his first tenure with the Vols from 1926-34. His career mark over 21 seasons was 173-31-12 for a 82.9 win percentage.

September 25 (9-4-1)
1915 W, 101-0 CARSON-NEWMAN
1920 W, 45-0 EMORY & HENRY
1926 W, 13-0 CARSON-NEWMAN
1937 W, 32-0 WAKE FOREST
1948 L, 6-21 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1954 W, 19-7 Mississippi State (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1965 T, 13-13 AUBURN
1971 L, 9-10 No. 5 AUBURN
1976 L, 28-38 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1982 L, 14-24 Auburn
1993 W, 42-20 LSU
1999 W, 17-16 MEMPHIS
2004 W, 42-17 LOUISIANA TECH
2010 W, 32-29 ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM (2 OT)

Check out highlights from the Vols' 42-20 win over LSU on Sept. 25, 1993 as Heath Shuler led the Orange & White with three TD passes

This Day In #Vols History (9/24/15)

94 years ago on Sept. 24, 1921, the Tennessee Volunteers played their first game a new venue, housing 3,200 seats in 17 rows on the west side of the field. The field known as Shields-Watkins Field, then Shields-Watkins Stadium is now what we call Neyland Stadium.


PHOTOS: Shields-Watkins Field --- Neyland Stadium Through The Years
 

The Vols defeated Emory & Henry 27-0 on Sept. 24, 1921.

All-time the Vols are 7-5 on this date, winning the first five games from 1921-1949. 

Tennessee has not played on Sept. 24 since 1994.

September 24 (7-5)
1921 W, 27-0 EMORY & HENRY
1927 W, 33-0 CARSON-NEWMAN
1932 W, 13-0 at Chattanooga
1938 W, 26-3 UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH
1949 W, 10-0 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1955 L, 7-13 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1960 W, 10-3 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1966 W, 28-0 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1977 L, 12-14 AUBURN
1983 L, 14-37 No. 11 AUBURN
1988 L, 6-38 No. 4 Auburn
1994 L, 21-24 at Mississippi State

Tonight's Vol Calls Lineup - Sept. 23

Don't miss Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones tonight on Vol Calls, live at Calhoun's on the River. Coach Jones will be on-site to answer questions from the live audience and take calls for approximately 30 minutes.

Listen live in Knoxville on WNML (990 AM/99.1 FM) or online here

Tonight's Vol Calls lineup looks like this:

  • Coach Butch Jones on-site at Calhoun's on the River
  • VFL Charles Davis, NFL Analyst for FOX and NFL Network
  • Interviews with LaDarrell McNeil and Quinten Dormady

Located on the Tennessee River in the shadows of Neyland Stadium, Calhoun's on the River has been the home of "Vol Calls" since 2012. Famous for its award-winning ribs, BBQ and other delicious Southern dishes, Calhoun's is one of Tennessee's most famous landmark restaurants. The restaurant will give away prizes each week during football season through its Facebook and Twitter pages including two game tickets and two corporate hospitality passes for each home UT football game. Weather permitting, some shows during the season will be held out on the restaurant's large deck overlooking the Tennessee River and Neyland Stadium.

"Vol Calls" is the exclusive radio program and event where Tennessee fans can call in and talk with the head coaches of the Volunteers and Lady Vols. Fans can place a "Vol Call" anywhere in the United States by dialing 1 (800) 688-8657 or Tennessee customers of Verizon can dial #TENN. Patrons at Calhoun's On the River may ask a question in person and fans may also submit questions through the IMG-Vol Network Facebook page. The program can be heard on close to 50-plus radio stations across the state of Tennessee and the Southeast on the Vol Radio Network. The weekly program can also be heard online live or archived for free each week through utsports.com.

This Day In #Vols History (9/23/15)

Tennessee is unbeaten all-time on Sept. 23 with a 6-0-1 record. Most notably, in the first game ever played on this date in 1922, Tennessee debuted their now-famous orange jerseys for their home opener and win over Emory & Henry, 50-0.

September 23 (6-0-1)
1922 - W, 50-0 EMORY & HENRY
1950 - W, 56-0 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
1972 - W, 45-6 WAKE FOREST
1978 - T, 13-13 OREGON STATE
1995 - W, 52-14 MISSISSIPPI STATE
2000 - W, 70-3 LOUISIANA-MONROE
2006 - W, 33-7 MARSHALL

Here's a look back at the Vols' 2006 win over Marshall, 33-7. A game that had a 55-minute lightning delay. It marked the first time since the tradition started that the Vols did not run through the T. LaMarcus Coker ran for an 89-yard touchdown -- the longest by a Vol since 1977 -- and finished with 146 yards on the ground on just eight carries. Erik Ainge was 18-of-27 for 258 yards including a 47-yard TD to Jayson Swain.

This Day In #Vols History (9/22/15)

Tennessee has never lost on Sept. 22. That includes wins over Army in 1973, Utah in 1979, Arkansas State in 2007 and Akron in 2012. 

SEPTEMBER 22 (4-0-1)
1973 W, 37-18 at Army
1979 W, 51-18 UTAH
1984 T, 24-24 ARMY
2007 W, 48-27 ARKANSAS STATE
2012 W, 47-26 AKRON

Look back at the 2012 win over Akron: 

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