Tennessee Postgame Notes

Sept. 12, 2009

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Today's Result

  • UCLA defeats Tennessee 19-15 to pull within one game of the Vols in the all-time series at 7-6-2. The Vols drop to 5-2-2 in the series at Neyland Stadium.
  • Neither team was ranked in the Coaches or Associated Press polls entering the game, though the Vols did receive votes in both tabulations.
  • The Vols drop to 14-13-3 all-time vs. Pac-10 opponents and 1-3 in the last four contests.
  • UT head coach Lane Kiffin's career record falls to 1-1.
  • Tennessee travels to Gainesville, Fla., on Sept. 19 to take on the No. 1 ranked Florida Gators (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS). It is the SEC opener for both schools.
Noting the Tennessee Offense
  • Running back Montario Hardesty led the UT ground effort with 89 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries. It was the second-best single-game yardage total of his career after rushing for 160 yards vs. Western Kentucky in the season opener. The touchdown was his 15th career score and his second of the season.
  • Wide receiver Quintin Hancock caught five passes for 58 yards, which tied his career high for receptions. He also caught five passes Sept. 5 vs. WKU and vs. Louisiana-Lafayette in 2007.
  • Wide receiver Gerald Jones returned to action after missing the season opener with an ankle injury. He did not catch a pass.
Noting the Tennessee Defense/Special Teams
  • Tennessee allowed the Bruins 186 total yards and just 85 on the ground. Through two games the Vols are averaging 134.5 yards per game in total defense.
  • The Vols also allowed UCLA to convert on only three of 14 third-down attempts. In two games, UT has allowed only six third-down conversions in 27 total attempts.
  • Tennessee did not allow UCLA a first down on six of 13 possessions.
  • Safety Eric Berry led the Vols with 10 tackles, including one for a loss. It was his fifth career double-digit tackle effort.
  • Nick Reveiz registered a career-high nine tackles, with six coming in the first half. Reveiz' previous career high was six vs. WKU in the season opener.
  • Montori Hughes recorded his first career tackle for loss in the second quarter. The play went for a loss of eight yards.
  • Safety Dennis Rogan tackled UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince in the Bruin endzone in the fourth quarter for the first safety recorded by Tennessee since the Southern Mississippi game in 2007.
  • Tennessee's first touchdown drive was the result of a forced fumble by Willie Bohannon and a recovery by Gerald Williams. It was the first career defensive big play (interception, force fumble or fumble recovery) for both players. Bohannon also posted his first career TFL on the play.
  • Dan Williams (8-tie), Art Evans (4), Andre Mathis (3), Willie Bohannon (2) and Montori Hughes (2) all posted career highs in tackles.
  • Kicker Daniel Lincoln converted field goals of 31 and 28 yards. He now has converted on 33 of 49 career attempts. His 33 makes are tied for seventh on the UT career list with Ricky Townsend (1972-74).
  • Chad Cunningham punted three times for a 49.7-yard average, which was a career high single-game average. He also tied his career long of 57 yards on a punt in the third quarter.





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