TAMPA (Jan. 1, 1993) - Tennessee scored 14 points despite having the ball only 3:32 of the first quarter and added 24 more in the third and early fourth quarters to take a 38-23 decision over Boston College in the seventh Hall of Fame Bowl at Tampa Stadium.
Game MVP Heath Shuler led the way, completing 18 of 23 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns and scoring two himself. His TD passes went to Cory Fleming (27 yards) and Mose Phillips (69 yards). Shuler scored twice on runs of 1 and 14 yards. Jerry Colquitt threw a 48-yard scoring pass to Fleming and John Becksvoort added a field goal and five extra points.
After a bad snap on BC's first punt of the game led to good field position at the BC 43, Shuler found Ron Davis down the left side for 42 yards and scored a play later on a keeper left. Fleming's first TD came on the Vols' next possession.
The Vols' third quarter surge featured Shuler's second TD of the day and a Phillips' determined run for a score.