Tennessee Postgame Notes

Sept. 20, 2008

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Noting Tennessee

  • Tennessee falls to 1-2, 0-1 in the SEC. Florida improves to 3-0, 1-0 in the SEC.
  • The Vols entered the game receiving votes in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls; Florida is ranked fourth in both polls.
  • Tennessee returns to action Sept. 27 when it travels to Auburn in the Vols' 2008 SEC road opener. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised on CBS.
Tennessee-Florida Series
  • The all-time series is tied at 19. The Vols lead the overall series in Knoxville 11-9.
  • Fulmer now owns a 5-12 record all-time against Florida.
Phillip Fulmer's Record
  • Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer's record now stands at 148-47 (.759) in 17 seasons with the Vols.
  • Fulmer now owns a 59-19 record against opponents in the SEC East Division.
Crompton Under Center
  • Junior QB Jonathan Crompton finished the game 18-of-28 for 162 yards and one INT. He also rushed seven times for 22 yards.
  • Crompton put the Vols on the board with a one-yard plunge at the beginning of the fourth quarter. It marked the first rushing touchdown of his career.
  • The Waynesville, N.C., scrambled for 12 yards in the third quarter to set a career-high rush.
Eight Different Receivers Catch Passes
  • Senior WR Lucas Taylor caught a pass in the third quarter to extend his streak to 17 consecutive games with a reception. That mark is tied for eighth longest in UT history. Marcus Nash caught a pass in 39 straight games from 1994-98.
  • Taylor finished the game with two receptions for 24 yards.
  • Sophomore WR Gerald Jones led the Vols with five receptions for 40 yards. The five receptions mark a career-best and the yards tie his career-high. Jones also rushed four times for 18 yards.
  • Sophomore TE Luke Stocker had three receptions for 25 yards. The receptions and yards were career-highs.
Foster Moves Up Career Rushing List
  • Senior Tennessee tailback Arian Foster rushed 14 times for 37 yards.
  • Foster now has 2,627 yards for his career and is in sixth place on UT's all-time rushing list. He passed Jay Graham (2,609) today and is only 10 yards short of passing
  • Cedric Houston for fifth place.
  • Foster started his 17th consecutive game today. That is the longest starting streak at TB for Tennessee since Jay Graham started 24 consecutive games in the 1995 and 96 seasons.
Noting the Defense
  • Sophomore DB Eric Berry stopped Florida's first drive of the second half with the first sack of his career.
  • Berry finished the game with eight tackles to put him over 100 for his career. The eight tackles is a season-high.
  • Junior LB Rico McCoy led the Vols with 10 tackles. It is the fourth 10-tackle game of McCoy's career and first this season.
  • Sophomore DB Dennis Rogan tied his career-high with six tackles. Junior DE Wes Brown set a career-high with five tackles.
Rogan finishes with 165 kickoff return yards
  • Sophomore DB Dennis Rogan finished the game with six KORs for 165 yards (27.5 avg.)
  • Rogan opened the second half with a 43-yard kickoff return. It ties for the longest KOR this season for UT. (Gerald Jones had a 43-yard KOR at UCLA) It is the second longest KOR in Rogan's career. He returned a kickoff 78 yards last season against Arkansas.
  • The 165 KOR yards is a career-high.
  • For the season, Rogan has eight KORs for 215 yards (26.9 avg.).
Miscellaneous Notes




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