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

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

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