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Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/29/14)

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.

Here's a look at what the media is writing:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols go for win No. 6 at Vanderbilt
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Beating Vanderbilt 'is everything' for UT
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Matchups for Tennessee and Vanderbilt
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 Big Things: UT vs. Vanderbilt
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jakob Johnson works on mastering the mike
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols to bowl over Commodores

This Day In #Vols History (Nov. 29)

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

This Day In #Vols History (Nov. 28)

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)

This Day In #Vols History (Nov. 27)

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

Vol Calls Set For Tonight

Vol Calls tonight at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT will feature Coach Butch Jones and Brent Hubbs from Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville. Bob Kesling will join the show from Orlando with an interview with Coach Donnie Tyndall as Tennessee prepares in the Orlando Classic Thanksgiving Day.

This Day In #Vols History (Nov. 26)

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)
1897 W, 12-0 Bristol Athletic Club
1903 L, 0-24 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1908 L, 0-4 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
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

Happy Birthday - Nov. 26

Join us in wishing freshman linebacker Colton Jumper a Happy Birthday!

Colton Jumper

#NFLVols Week 12 Recap

Peyton Manning broke some new records in the Broncos win over Miami. In a winning comeback, Manning threw four touchdown passes to bring his total to 525. He has 35 career games with four-plus touchdown passes, the most of any player in NFL history. He sits in first place for most passing touchdowns in the league so far this season with 34. He has 160 games with multiple touchdown passes, which now brings him ahead of Brett Favre.

Justin Hunter earned a touchdown for the first time in a few weeks. He racked up 64 receiving yards and a touchdown in the loss. Jason Witten also recorded a touchdown and had 30 receiving yards on the night. 

Name Position Team Result Stats
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

VFL Scott Wells Hosts NFL Play 60 Event

VFL Scott Wells continues to give back to the community. In St. Louis, the Rams' center hosted an NFL Play 60 event at Mason Ridge Elementary School, where four of his children attend. 

- StLouisRams.com: VIDEO FEATURE

Inside The T - Tuesday's Look Ahead

Tennessee returns to the practice field this afternoon as preparation for the Kentucky Wildcats continues. UTSports.com will have full coverage as soon as practice wraps up around 6:20 tonight with videos, photos, interviews and the #VolReport. 

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