Tennessee takes on Vanderbilt at 4 p.m., on Saturday seeking to become bowl-eligible for the first time since 2010. Get all of your info on the contest: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols at Vandy.
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The Vols have only lost once on Nov. 29 since 1906, posting a 12-1-1 record since.
On Nov. 29, 1997, Peyton Manning and Leonard Little each played their final regular-season game with the Vols on Senior Day. As the Vols beat Vanderbilt, 17-10.
On Nov. 29, 1998, the Vols were ranked No. 1 in the nation for the 14th time. The Vols took that No. 1 ranking into the SEC Championship game a week later.
On Nov. 29, 2008, Phillip Fulmer coached his final game with Tennessee, a 28-10 win over Kentucky.
NOVEMBER 29 (12-2-1)
1906 L, 0-51 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1923 W, 18-0 Kentucky
1928 T, 0-0 KENTUCKY
1934 W, 19-0 KENTUCKY
1941 W, 26-7 No. 12 VANDERBILT
1947 W, 12-7 VANDERBILT
1952 W, 46-0 Vanderbilt
1958 W, 10-6 No. 15 Vanderbilt
1969 W, 40-27 VANDERBILT
1975 L, 14-17 VANDERBILT
1980 W, 51-13 Vanderbilt
1986 W, 35-20 Vanderbilt
1997 W, 17-10 VANDERBILT
2003 W, 20-7 Kentucky
2008 W, 28-10 KENTUCKY
The Vols have won their last six games played on Nov. 28, every game since 1970.
On Nov. 28, 1987, the Vols overcame the greatest deficit in school history to win a game, as Tennessee trailed Vanderbilt 28-3 in the second quarter and went on to win 38-36. "There were as many big plays in this game and as big a comeback as I can remember," head coach Johnny Majors said after his Vols rallied from a 25-point deficit.
The Vols fell behind, 28-3, midway through the second quarter and trailed until fullback William Howard's six-yard scoring run gave them a 32-28 lead with 9:45 left in the third quarter. The go-ahead touchdown was set up when Vanderbilt's Jeff Mayes fumbled a kickoff return and Tennessee's Chris Treece recovered.
On Nov. 28, 1998, the Vols pounded Vanderbilt, 41-0. Tee Martin threw for 241 yards including 181 to Peerless Price, including a 67-yard TD. Travis Henry and Travis Stephens also ran for touchdowns.
NOVEMBER 28 (8-5-2)
1901 T, 6-6 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1907 L, 0-5 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1912 L, 0-7 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1929 T, 6-6 Kentucky
1935 L, 0-27 Kentucky
1942 W, 19-7 Vanderbilt
1953 W, 33-6 VANDERBILT
1959 L, 0-14 VANDERBILT
1964 L, 0-7 Vanderbilt
1970 W, 24-6 Vanderbilt
1981 W, 38-34 VANDERBILT
1987 W, 38-36 VANDERBILT
1992 W, 29-25 Vanderbilt
1998 W, 41-0 Vanderbilt
2009 W, 30-24 Kentucky (OT)
The Vols have won their last four games played on Nov. 27, all since 1993.
On Nov. 27, 1993, Tennessee crushed Vanderbilt, 62-14, in the final game played on artificial turf at Neyland Stadium.
On Nov. 27, 2004, Tennessee outlasted Kentucky, 37-31, as Gerald Riggs Jr. scored on a 12-yard TD with 12 seconds left.
On Nov. 27, 2010, the Vols won their 26th consecutive game vs. Kentucky, 24-14 in Knoxville. Freshman Tyler Bray threw for 354 yards and two touchdowns as the Vols became bowl eligible.
NOVEMBER 27 (10-6)
1900 W, 28-0 GRANT
1902 L, 0-11 CLEMSON
1913 W, 13-7 Kentucky State
1919 L, 0-13 Kentucky
1924 L, 6-27 KENTUCKY
1930 W, 8-0 KENTUCKY
1948 L, 6-28 No. 15 Vanderbilt
1954 L, 0-26 Vanderbilt
1965 W, 21-3 VANDERBILT
1971 W, 19-7 VANDERBILT
1976 W, 13-10 Vanderbilt
1982 L, 21-28 Vanderbilt
1993 W, 62-14 VANDERBILT
1999 W, 38-10 VANDERBILT
2004 W, 37-31 KENTUCKY
2010 W, 24-14 KENTUCKY
The Vols are 13-4-1 all-time on Nov. 26.
On Nov. 26, 1994, the Vols posted the largest road victory in school history with a 65-0 win at Vanderbilt. James 'Little Man' Stewart ran for 121 yards as he became the all-time leading rusher at UT with 2,890 yards. Peyton Manning threw for two TDs. UT scored 30 points in the second quarter.
On Nov. 26, 1997, Peyton Manning was awarded the Maxwell Award as the Collegiate Player of the Year.
NOVEMBER 26 (13-4-1)
1896 W, 30-0 CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
1897 W, 12-0 Bristol Athletic Club
1903 L, 0-24 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1908 L, 0-4 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1914 W, 23-6 KENTUCKY STATE
1925 L, 20-23 Kentucky
1931 T, 6-6 Kentucky
1936 W, 7-6 KENTUCKY
1949 W, 26-20 VANDERBILT
1955 W, 20-14 VANDERBILT
1960 W, 35-0 Vanderbilt
1966 W, 28-0 Vanderbilt
1977 W, 42-7 VANDERBILT
1983 W, 34-24 VANDERBILT
1988 W, 14-7 Vanderbilt
1994 W, 65-0 Vanderbilt
2005 W, 27-8 Kentucky
2011 L, 7-10 Kentucky
|Robert Ayers||DE||New York Giants||Lost to Dallas 31-28||one tackle|
|Eric Berry||DB||Kansas City Chiefs||Lost to Oakland 24-20||five tackles|
|Tyler Bray||QB||Kansas City Chiefs||Lost to Oakland 24-20||injured reserve|
|Britton Colquitt||P||Denver Broncos||Def. Miami 39-36||one punt for 45 yds.|
|Dustin Colquitt||P||Kansas City Chiefs||Lost to Oakland 24-20||7 punts, 42.4 yd. avg.|
|Morgan Cox||LS||Baltimore Ravens||Def. New Orleans 34-27||injured reserve|
|Arian Foster||RB||Houston Texans||Lost to Cincinnati 22-13||inactive|
|Ramon Foster||OT||Pittsburgh Steelers||BYE||BYE|
|Zach Fulton||G||Kansas City Chiefs||Lost to Oakland 24-20||Started at RG|
|Parys Haralson||LB||New Orleans Saints||Lost to Baltimore 34-27||four tackles, qh|
|Justin Hunter||WR||Tennessee Titans||Lost to Philadelphia 43-24||four recs., 64 yds., TD|
|Malik Jackson||DL||Denver Broncos||Def. Miami 39-36||three tackles, qh|
|Ja'Wuan James||OL||Miami Dolphins||Lost to Denver 39-36||Started at LT|
|Austin Johnson||FB||New Orleans Saints||Lost to Baltimore 34-27||injured reserve|
|Peyton Manning||QB||Denver Broncos||Def. Miami 39-36||28-35-257 yds., 4 TDs|
|Jerod Mayo||LB||New England Patriots||Def. Detroit 34-9||injured reserve|
|Jacques McClendon||OL||Jacksonville Jaguars||Lost to Indianapolis||DNP|
|Tony McDaniel||DT||Seattle Seahawks||Def. Arizona 19-3||started at LDT|
|Daniel McCullers||DT||Pittsburgh Steelers||BYE||BYE|
|Robert Meachem||WR||New Orleans Saints||Lost to Baltimore 34-27||inactive|
|Denarius Moore||WR||Oakland Raiders||Def. Kansas City 24-20||played at WR|
|Rajion Neal||RB||Green Bay Packers||Def. Minnesota 24-21||practice squad|
|Cordarrelle Patterson||WR||Minnesota Vikings||Lost to Green Bay 24-21||two recs., 18 yds. 2 KO returns|
|Tauren Poole||WR||Carolina Panthers||BYE||BYE|
|Antonio Richardson||OL||Minnesota Vikings||Lost to Green Bay 24-21||injured reserve|
|Mychal Rivera||TE||Oakland Raiders||Def. Kansas City 24-20||one reception for 8 yds.|
|Chris Scott||G||Carolina Panthers||BYE||BYE|
|Matt Simms||QB||New York Jets||Lost to Buffalo 38-3||practice squad|
|Jacques Smith||LB||Atlanta Falcons||Lost to Cleveland 26-24||practice squad|
|Luke Stocker||TE||Tampa Bay Bucs||Lost to Chicago 21-13||one reception for 6 yds.|
|James Stone||OL||Atlanta Falcons||Lost to Cleveland 26-24||started at C|
|Dallas Thomas||OL||Miami Dolphins||Lost to Denver 39-36||started at LT|
|Scott Wells||OL||St. Louis Rams||Lost to San Diego 27-24||started at C|
|Dan Williams||DT||Arizona Cardinals||Lost to Seattle 19-3||one tackle|
|Jason Witten||TE||Dallas Cowboys||Def. NY Giants 31-28||four recs., 30 yds., TD|