ATLANTA (Jan. 2, 1988) - Tennessee closed the 1987 season the way it began it way back in August, posting a come-from-behind over a Big Ten rival.
This time the Indiana Hoosiers were the victim, as the Vols rallied
once again in the fourth quarter for a 27-22 victory.
A record Peach Bowl crowd of 58,737 saw the Vols explode to a 21-3 lead early in the second quarter as quarterback Jeff Francis led three scoring drives and threw TD passes to Anthony Miller and Terence Cleveland.
But Indiana rallied in the second half and led 22-21 late in the fourth quarter. But the Vol defense stiffened and Francis and his offensive mates got the ball at the Hoosier 40.
The Vols drove 60 yards for the winning score as Francis scrambled for a crucial first down and Cobb got the game-winner from 9 yards out. Charles Kimbrough's interception sealed the Vols' first win in two Peach Bowl tries.