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It was a busy day for VFLs as records were broken and touchdowns were made. Check out how your favorite NFL Vols performed in week five:

Peyton Manning surpassed the 500 touchdown mark becoming just the second quarterback to do so alongside Brett Favre. His 500th touchdown pass was a seven-yard shot to tight end Julius Thomas. At the end of the game, Manning had finished with his career-high passing yardage in the NFL with 479 yards. He currently has 503 touchdowns and is five from tying Favre. 

Jason Witten also broke a record when he caught a 34-yard pass from Tony Romo. Witten became just the third tight end with 10,000 receiving yards. He finished the came with 50 yards for a career 10,014 receiving yards. Witten is the Cowboys' all-time leader with 897 catches and is second on the franchise' receiving yardage. 

Justin Hunter had a big game as he racked up his second highest yardage of the season with 99 yards and a touchdown. Arian Foster had his best game with 157 yards on the ground and 15 yards receiving and two touchdowns, including one that tied up the game to go into overtime. 

Jerod Mayo once again had the team-high tackles with eight. That was his fourth game leading the team defensively. Parys Haralson had four tackles including a TFL and quarterback hurry. 

Name Position Team Result Stats
Robert Ayers DE New York Giants Def. Atlanta 30-20 Played at DE, two tackles, two QHs
Eric Berry DB Kansas City Chiefs Lost to San Francisco 22-17 Inactive
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City Chiefs Lost to San Francisco 22-17 Injured reserve
Britton Colquitt P Denver Broncos Def. Arizona 41-20 Four punts, 49.8 avg., two inside the 20
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City Chiefs Lost to San Francisco 22-17 Four punts, 40.3 avg., one inside the 20
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore Ravens Lost to Indianapolis 20-13 Played at LS
Arian Foster RB Houston Texans Lost to Dallas 20-17 OT 23 carries for 157 yds., 2 recs., for 15 yds., 2 TDs
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh Steelers Def. Jacksonville 17-9 Started at LG
Zach Fulton G Kansas City Chiefs Lost to San Francisco 22-17 Started at RG
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans Saints Def. Tampa Bay 37-31 OT Started at OLB; Four tackles, tfl, qh
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Titans Lost to Cleveland 29-28 Three recs., 99 yards, TD
Malik Jackson DL Denver Broncos Def. Arizona 41-20 Two tackles, sack, TFL
Ja'Wuan James OL Miami Dolphins BYE BYE
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans Saints Def. Tampa Bay 37-31 OT Started at FB, one tackle, two yards rushing
Peyton Manning QB Denver Broncos Def. Arizona 41-20 31-for-47, 479 yds., 4 TDs, became 2nd QB to throw 500 TD passes
Jerod Mayo LB New England Patriots Def. Cincinnati 43-17 Team-high eight tackles
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville Jaguars Lost to Pittsburgh 17-9 Played at G
Tony McDaniel DT Seattle Seahawks Def. Washington 27-17 Two tackles
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh Steelers Def. Jacksonville 17-9 Inactive
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans Saints Def. Tampa Bay 37-31 OT Started at WR, one tackle
Denarius Moore WR Oakland Raiders BYE BYE
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota Vikings Lost to Green Bay 42-10 2 recs., 8 yards, 3 KO returns, 19.7 yd. avg.
Tauren Poole RB Carolina Panthers Def. Chicago 31-24 Practice squad
Antonio Richardson OL Minnesota Vikings Lost to Green Bay 42-10 Injured reserve
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland Raiders BYE BYE
Matt Simms QB New York Jets Lost to San Diego 31-0 Practice squad
Jacques Smith LB Atlanta Falcons Lost to NYG 30-20 Practice squad
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay Bucs Lost to New Orleans 37-31 OT Played at TE
James Stone OL Atlanta Falcons Lost to NYG 30-20 Played at C
Dallas Thomas OL Miami Dolphins BYE BYE
Scott Wells OL St. Louis Rams Lost to Philadelphia 34-28 Started at C
Dan Williams  DT Arizona Cardinals Lost to Denver 41-20 Played at NT, one tackle
Jason Witten TE Dallas Cowboys Def. Houston 20-17 OT four recs., 59 yards, became 3rd TE to get 10K receiving yds. 





This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 6)

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The Vols stand 7-3-1 all-time on October 6, most recently beating #12 Georgia, 35-14 in 2007. Arian Foster ran for three touchdowns and 98 yards. Lucas Taylor threw a 56-yard touchdown to LaMarcus Coker.


OCTOBER 6 (7-3-1) 
1906 W, 10-0  AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 
1923 T, 14-14  MARYVILLE 
1928 W, 41-7  CENTRE 
1945 W, 48-13 WILLIAM & MARY 
1951 W, 26-0  No. 16 DUKE 
1956 W, 33-20  Duke 
1962 L, 6-7  Mississippi State (N) @ Memphis, Tenn. 
1973 W, 28-27  Kansas (N) @ Memphis, Tenn. 
1979 L, 9-28  Mississippi State (N) @ Memphis, Tenn. 
2001 L, 24-26  GEORGIA 
2007 W, 35-14  No. 12 GEORGIA

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones and selected players will address the media today and preview this week's game against the Chattanooga Mocs at Noon at the regular Monday press briefing. Live coverage starts at Noon HERE on UTSports.com



Basketball season is here! Tennessee's men's basketball team started official practice last night, while the Lady Volunteers start today. Each program will have a media availability this afternoon, with full coverage coming here on UTSports.com.

The Vol Network's Big Orange Hotline broadcasts live from Dead End BBQ tonight at 8:00 p.m. Bob Kesling and former Vol QBs Jeff Francis and Pat Ryan will give fans a preview of Saturday's game in Athens on Vol Network stations across the state and HERE on UTSports.com

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/6/14)

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It's back to work for the Vols on Monday as Tennessee hosts Chattanooga on Saturday at 4 p.m., for Homecoming 2014. Butch Jones will preview the game and review the loss to Florida at his weekly press conference at 12 Noon. 

Here's a look at UTSports.com coverage from the 10-9 loss to Florida:

News from the media includes:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols 'have who we have' on offensive line
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols defense is progressing, despite loss
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Butch Jones asks fans to stay positive
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley needs a week off
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols planning to push through Florida pain
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Freshman report: Florida
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Jones insists 'we'll be back'
- Maryville Daily Times: Tennessee defense has its day
- The Tennessean: Will Vols ever beat Gators?



#NFLVols Prepped For Week 5

With the regular season in full action, the NFL Vols are ready for week five action. Check out who to watch for this week:

SUNDAY FOOTBALL PREVIEW


Texans vs. Cowboys, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Arian Foster will once again be a game-time decision. Although he played last week, he is still in the process of overcoming an injury. VFL Jason Witten will again make a start at tight end.


Ravens vs. Colts, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Long snapper Morgan Cox will travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts. He has seen action every game this season.

Bears vs. Panthers, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Tauren Poole has been re-signed to the practice squad for Carolina as they host Chicago.

Steelers vs. Jaguars, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Three VFLs will be in action for this game, Ramon Foster and Daniel McCullers of the Steelers and Jacques McClendon of the Jaguars. Foster and McCullers did not see action last week. Foster was inactive the last two weeks due to an ankle injury. 

Buccaneers vs. Saints, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Tight end Luke Stocker will travel to New Orleans to take on fellow VFLs Robert Meachem, Parys Haralson and Austin Johnson. All four were in action last week against their respective opponents. 


Falcons vs. Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)
With numerous linemen injured on the Falcons, James Stone may have an appearance on the depth chart after spending last week on the inactive list. Jacques Smith remains on the practice squad for the Falcons. With the Giants, Robert Ayers will once again be expected to play at defensive end. 


Rams vs. Eagles, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Starting center Scott Wells will return to the field after coming off of a bye week. 

Browns vs. Titans, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Justin Hunter and the Titans will host Cleveland. Hunter had just one reception for 12 yards in last week's game. 


Cardinals vs. Broncos, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Dan Williams, a major part of the Cardinals defense, will travel to the Mile High City to take on VFLs Peyton Manning, Britton Colquitt and Malik Jackson. Manning is just one touchdown pass away from joining Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks to throw 500-plus touchdowns in their career.


Jets vs. Chargers, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
The team of VFL and current practice player Matt Simms, the New York Jets, will travel to San Diego for their matchup. 

Chiefs vs. 49ers, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
San Francisco will host the team of four VFLs, Eric Berry, Tyler Bray (IR), Dustin Colquitt and Zach Fulton. Berry is still recovering from a high ankle sprain and has yet to return to practice since week two. Colquitt and Fulton will make the trip for the Chiefs.

Bengals vs. Patriots, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)
Jerod Mayo will be the lone VFL in action against Cincinnati. Mayo has been the team-high tackler for three of their four games this season.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Seahawks vs. Redskins, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Tony McDaniel will also be the only Vol in the game when he comes face-to-face with the Washington Redskins. McDaniel is coming off of a bye.

THURSDAY NIGHT RECAP


FINAL: Packers 42, Vikings 10
In the loss against Green Bay, VFL Cordarrelle Patterson had two receptions for eight yards. He also ran three kickoff returns for a total of 59 yards. 

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 5)

The Vols have an 11-3 record in 14 all-time games on Oct. 5. 


Tennessee has won four of its last five games played in the date, including, winning an epic 6-overtime thriller with Arkansas in 2002. Jason Witten caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Casey Clausen in the sixth overtime to give Tennessee the win. Clausen completed 19 of 28 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns.

OCTOBER 5 (11-3)
1907 W, 30-0 TENNESSEE MILITARY INSTITUTE
1912 W, 101-0 KING
1929 W, 20-0 at Chattanooga
1934 W, 19-7 at North Carolina
1935 L, 13-38 NORTH CAROLINA
1940 W, 13-0 DUKE
1946 W, 12-7 at Duke
1957 W, 14-9 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1963 L, 0-7 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1968 W, 52-0 Rice
1974 W, 17-10 TULSA
1985 W, 31-29 WAKE FOREST
2002 W, 41-38 ARKANSAS (6 OT)
2013 L, 31-34 GEORGIA (OT)

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 3)

Back on Oct. 3, 1925 the Volunteers opened the season with a 51-0 win over Emory & Henry. That started a 55-game undefeated streak at home for the Vols. From 1925 into the 1933 season, the Vols went 52-0-3 at Shields-Watkins Field.

All-time, the Vols are 14-3 on Oct. 3

OCTOBER 3 (14-3)
1903 W, 17-0 MARYVILLE
1908 W, 12-0 NORTH CAROLINA
1914 W, 55-3 KING
1919 W, 32-2 MARYVILLE
1925 W, 51-0 EMORY & HENRY
1931 W, 44-0 CLEMSON
1936 L, 6-14 at North Carolina
1942 W, 40-14 FORDHAM
1953 L, 7-21 DUKE
1959 W, 22-6 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1964 W, 14-13 Mississippi State (N)@ Memphis, Tenn.
1970 W, 48-3 ARMY
1987 W, 38-12 CALIFORNIA
1992 W, 20-0 at Louisiana State
1996 W, 41-3 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1998 W, 17-9 at Auburn
2009 L, 22-26 AUBURN


On Oct. 3, 1987, the Vols topped California, 38-12. Jeff Francis threw for 220 yards on 21-of-26.

On Oct. 3, 1992, Tennessee blanked LSU, 20-0 in Baton Rogue as Johnny Majors returned to the sidelines. Charlie Garner ran for 104 yards.

Inside The T - Friday's Look Ahead

It's a busy Friday on Rocky Top ahead of an even busier weekend for Tennessee Athletics. Here's what you need to know for #BeatFlorida weekend:

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones will join the Tim Brando Show at 10:30 a.m. ET on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, Channel 91.


Tennessee Soccer embarks on a two-game road swing to Georgia and Auburn this weekend. Both games will be available on SEC Network +. You can watch Friday's match against Georgia at 7:00 p.m. ET HERE.


Tennessee Volleyball will host Texas A&M and Alabama this weekend. Sunday's match will be on SEC Network+ at 1:30 p.m. ET. There is no video coverage for Friday night's match, but fans can catch all the action at Thompson-Boling Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.


The weekend's main attraction kicks at Noon on Saturday as Tennessee hosts Florida at Neyland Stadium. The SEC Network has the broadcast, while the Vol Network broadcast can be heard across the state on Vol Network stations and on Sirius XM Channel 190. 

You can watch online HERE.
Listen online HERE.
Live Stats will be right HERE.

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/2/14)

It's getting closer and the weather is looking great for Saturday's clash with Florida. 

Get the latest on the Vols from UTSports.com:

Here's a look at coverage from the media as the Vols assistant coaches met with the media on Wednesday: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols coaches want more from defensive front
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: It's put-up or shut-up time for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Big day awaits for Worley's legacy
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jancek: 'We gotta play more guys'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Instant analysis: Pearson practices
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Butch Jones For What!!!
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Gators' offense familiar to Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bajakian backing Peterman

News out of Florida includes:
- Independent Florida Alligator: Notebook: Bullard, Ivie take over for Orr


Inside The T - Thursday's Look Ahead



Tennessee head coach Butch Jones will make his usual weekly appearance on 3HL with Brent Dougherty and Blaine Bishop and Mickey Ryan on Nashville's 104.5 The Zone this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. ET. You can listen on 104.5 in Nashville or online RIGHT HERE.

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