Sept. 10, 2011
Quick Hits Today's attendance was 94,205
For the Record - Tennessee is 2-0 to start a season for the first time since 2006 - Tennessee is now 5-1 against Cincinnati
Tennessee Legends: Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie
Coin Flip - The Vols won the toss and deferred to the second half. The Vols had lost six straight coin flips before today, dating back to last year's game vs. South Carolina on Oct. 30, 2010.
Touchback - Tennessee kicker Michael Palardy's kickoff to start the contest went for a touchback and he had two in today's game. Palardy did not have any in 45 kickoffs all of last season.
Onside Kick - Tennessee attempted an onside kick after their first score, successfully recovered by Palardy. UT's last onside kick attempt came against Alabama (10/24/09) when Denarius Moore recovered the onside kick attempt.
Fumbles Recovered - Losing a fumble in the first quarter, UT ends its streak of 10 consecutive fumbles without a loss over the span of three games. The streak dates back to November 20, 2010 when Tennessee recorded one fumble lost.
Bray Bombs Away - Bray had a streak of nine straight completions come to an end in the first quarter (last of Montana, first 8 vs. Cincinnati) - Bray's 167 yards in the first quarter marked his most in a single quarter, besting his previous mark of 165 in the first quarter against Memphis on Nov. 6, 2010. - Bray's 282 passing yards in the first half tie him with Bobby Scott for the fourth-most in one half in Tennessee history. - Bray's 405 total yards marked the first time a Vol quarterback eclipsed the 400-yard mark since Peyton Manning threw for 523 yards against Kentucky (11/22/97). - Bray and Manning are the only two quarterbacks in Tennessee history to throw for 400 yards in a single game. Manning did it three times. - Bray's completion percentage of 82.9 (34 of 41) is the highest in Tennessee history with 30 or more completions, breaking Peyton Manning's mark of 77.5 set against Georgia in 1997 when he was 31 of 40. - In seven career starts, Tyler Bray is averaging 320.6 passing yards per game - Today marks Bray's fifth 300-yard game in seven career starts
We're Going Streaking! - Tyler Bray now has at least one TD pass in eight consecutive games, which is the longest current streak in the SEC - Bray has also thrown at least two TDs in eight consecutive games, breaking Peyton Manning's record for the longest such streak in UT history
Receiving Notes - The win over Cincinnati marks the first time in school history with multiple 100-yard receivers in consecutive games. - Justin Hunter recorded career highs in both receptions (10) and receiving yards (156). - Da'Rick Rogers also notched a career-high 10 receptions. He has 15 catches in two games this season after recording a total of 11 in the entire 2010 campaign. The last UT receiver with 10 receptions was Kelly Washington with 11 versus LSU in 2001 - Mychal Rivera also had career highs in both receptions (6) and yards (54) - The high offensive production marks the fifth time in school history the Vols boasted two 100-yard receivers and a 100-yard rusher - Tauren Poole recorded 107 rushing yards, adding to Hunter and Rogers' 100-yard days - Previous occurrences: 10/26/90 vs. Alabama, 8/26/90 vs. Colorado, 10/14/95 vs. Alabama and 9/8/07 vs. Southern Miss.
Odds and Ends
- Isaiah Peade's first-quarter 60-yard touchdown run was the longest by a UT opponent since Trent Richardson of Alabama ran for 65 yards on Oct. 23, 2010.
- Today marked the first career start for redshirt junior fullback Ben Bartholomew; he made second career catch in first quarter for an 8 yard gain.