Nov. 24, 2012
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Tennessee-Kentucky Postgame Notes
Tennessee's all-time record is now 799-354-53 overall
The Vols are 75-24-9 all-time vs. Kentucky, including 40-10-6 in Knoxville.
The 75 wins vs. the Wildcats represent UT's most over any opponent.
Tennessee has won 14 consecutive games over Kentucky at Neyland Stadium since 1986, the longest home winning streak for the Vols over any opponent.
The Vols improved to 79-16 in November since 1990.
Tennessee is 7-5 in coin tosses this season after winning today's flip.
Serving as interim head coach, Jim Chaney picked up his first career victory.
Today's attendance was 81,841.
#34 Herman Lathers, #86 Willie Bohannon, #71 Dallas Thomas, #83 Zach Rogers.
The rest of Tennessee's seniors were secondary captains.
VFL LEGEND OF THE GAME
Today's Vol For Life Legend of the Game was Heath Shuler, who quarterbacked UT from 1991-93.
Shuler passed for more than 4,000 career yards during his career and was the 1993 runner-up for the Heisman Trophy before being drafted in the first round by the NFL's Washington Redskins.
CY YOUNG WINNER IN THE HOUSE
Former Vol R.A. Dickey, the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner with the New York Mets, was honored during a timeout during the first quarter.
Dickey is the brother-in-law of Vol senior Ben Bartholomew.
FINAL TIME THROUGH THE "T"
Thirteen seniors made their final trip through the "T" before the game. The class includes #7 Corey Alexander, #60 Carson Anderson, #39 Ben Bartholomew, #86 Willie Bohannon, #90 Steven Fowlkes, #73 Darin Gooch, #34 Herman Lathers, #81 Mychal Rivera, #83 Zach Rogers, #10 Marsalis Teague, #71 Dallas Thomas, #23 Prentiss Waggner, #22 Rod Wilks.
Daniel Hood got his first start of the season vs. Kentucky and the ninth of his career.
IN THE LINEUP
Junior Deanthonie Summerhill saw his first career action for the Vols, appearing on the kickoff team. Summerhill finished with two special teams tackles vs. the Wildcats.
Naz Olivier, plagued by injuries during his career, made his UT debut vs. UK and registered his first tackle and pass break-up.
Defensive back Max Arnold also made his college debut.
Also seeing action were offensive linemen Brock Collier and Jacob Gilliam.
ROLLING ON RIVERA
With his three-yard reception on the opening drive, tight end Mychal Rivera ran his streak of consecutive games with a catch to 18 straight.
Rivera moved past the 1,000-yard receiving total on his career in the third quarter when he caught a 29-yard TD pass from Tyler Bray.
The scoring catch was his fifth of the season and sixth of his career.
He caught a team-leading five balls for 64 yards vs. Kentucky today.
Rivera tallied the most receiving yards in a season for a Vol tight end, racking up 562. He finished with 1,018 yards for his career.
Rivera surpassed the single-season total of tight end receiving yards registered by Jason Witten, who had 493 in 2002.
Zach Rogers opened the scoring for Tennessee with a 21-yard TD reception from Tyler Bray in the first quarter.
It was seventh TD catch of the season and the ninth of his career for the senior wide receiver.
Rogers wound up with three receptions for 65 yards on the day.
Tyler Bray recorded his 31st, 32nd, 33rd and 34th touchdown passes of the season and ran his career total to 68.
The total of 34 for a season ranks second only to Peyton Manning's 36 in 1997.
Bray had scoring passes to Zach Rogers (21 yards) and Justin Hunter (42 yards) in the first half and hooked up with Mychal Rivera (29 yards) and Cordarrelle Patterson (21 yards) in the second half.
He also finishes second behind Manning (3,819 in 1997) with 3,612 yards in a season.
Bray threw four touchdown passes in a game for the 10th time in his career and had three or more for the 13th time.
Tennessee Career Completions
Name Comp. Years
1. Peyton Manning 863 1994-97
2. Casey Clausen 775 2000-03
3. Erik Ainge 733 2004-07
4. Tyler Bray 540 2010-Pres.
5. Andy Kelly 514 1988-91
Tennessee Single-Season Passing Touchdowns
Name TDs Year
1. Peyton Manning 36 1997
2. Tyler Bray 34 2012
3. Erik Ainge 31 2007
4. Jonathan Crompton 27 2009
Casey Clausen 27 2003
Tennessee Single-Season Passing Yards
Name Yards Year
1. Peyton Manning 3,819 1997
2 Tyler Bray 3,612 2012
3. Erik Ainge 3,522 2007
4. Peyton Manning 3,287 1996
5. Erik Ainge 2,989 2006
Tennessee Single-Season Completions
Name Comp. Year
1. Erik Ainge 325 2007
2. Peyton Manning 287 1997
3. Tyler Bray 268 2012
4. Peyton Manning 244 1995
5. Peyton Manning 243 1996
Tennessee Single-Season Passing Attempts
Name Att. Year
1. Erik Ainge 519 2007
2. Peyton Manning 477 1997
3. Tyler Bray 451 2012
4. Casey Clausen 412 2003
5. Jonathan Crompton 384 2009
HUNTER MOVES UP UT LISTS
Justin Hunter moved into second place on the single-season receptions list, hauling in 73 balls in 2012.
After catching three passes for 65 yards vs. Kentucky, Hunter finished third on UT's single-season receiving yards list with 1,083.
With his 42-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Bray in the second quarter, Justin Hunter moved into a tie for fifth on UT's career touchdowns receiving list.
Tennessee Single-Season Receptions
Name Rec. Year
1. Marcus Nash 76 1997
2. Justin Hunter 73 2012
Lucas Taylor 73 2007
3. Robert Meachem 71 2006
5. Joey Kent 69 1995
Tennessee Single-Season Receiving Yards
Name Rec. Yds Year
1. Robert Meachem 1,298 2006
2. Marcus Nash 1,170 1997
3. Justin Hunter 1,083 2012
4. Joey Kent 1,080 1996
5. Joey Kent 1,055 1995
6. Da'Rick Rogers 1,040 2011
7. Kelley Washington 1,010 2001
8. Lucas Taylor 1,000 2007
Tennessee Career Receiving Touchdowns
Name Rec. Year
1. Joey Kent 25 1993-96
2. Cedrick Wilson 24 1997-00
3. Marcus Nash 20 1994-97
4. Peerless Price 19 1995-98
5. Justin Hunter 18 2010-
Denarius Moore 18 2007-10
Cory Fleming 18 1990-93
Tennessee Career Receiving Yards
Name Rec. Yds Years
1. Joey Kent 2,814 1993-96
9. Carl Pickens 1,875 1989-91
10. Anthony Hancock 1,826 1978-81
11. Justin Hunter 1,812 2010-
In the first half, Cordarrelle Patterson moved past Reggie Cobb as Tennessee's single season record-holder for all-purpose yards.
With 32 kick return yards, Patterson also moved into third on UT's single-season kickoff return yards list.
Patterson caught a 21-yard touchdown strike from Tyler Bray, marking his fifth scoring pass of 2012 and his 10th overall TD of the campaign.
"CP" finished with four catches for 88 yards vs. UK.
Tennessee Single-Season Kickoff Return Yards
Name KOR Yds Year
1. David Oku 863 2009
2. Dennis Rogan 698 2008
3. Cordarrelle Patterson 671 2012
4. Willie Gault 662 1980
5. Leonard Scott 636 2000
6. Devrin Young 628 2011
7. Dale Carter 623 1991
8. Corey Larkins 611 2002
9. Willie Gault 606 1981
10. Carl Pickens 594 1989
Tennessee Single-Season All-Purpose Yards
Name Year Plays Rush Rec KOR PR IR Total
1. C. Patterson 2012 99 308 778 671 101 -- 1,858
2. Reggie Cobb 1987 266 1,197 198 326 -- -- 1,721
3. Arian Foster 2007 287 1,193 340 117 -- -- 1,650
4. M. Hardesty 2009 307 1,345 302 -- -- -- 1,647
5. Jamal Lewis 1997 255 1,364 275 -- -- -- 1,639
6. Travis Stephens 2001 310 1,464 169 -- -- -- 1,633
7. Jay Graham 1995 292 1,438 160 -- -- -- 1,598
8. Stanley Morgan 1974 180 723 234 375 255 -- 1,587
PALARDY DOES IT ALL
With his 52-yard first-half punt, Palardy now has 13 punts of 50+ yards this season.
Palardy has had 16 punts downed inside the 20 this season and seven which have ended up inside the 10-yard line.
THE BEAST DOES IT AGAIN
A.J. Johnson scored his sixth touchdown of the season from the "Beast Package," carrying the ball into the end zone from two yards out in the first quarter.
Johnson has scored on 50 percent of his carries, tallying six scores on 12 rushing attempts.
In the second quarter, Johnson notched his first career sack (-10).
Johnson finished with a team-leading 14 tackles, a sack, two tackles for a loss and one quarterback hurry.
With his big day, Johnson jumped into first place in the SEC with 138 stops on the season, three ahead of the 135 registered by Kentucky's Avery Williamson (seven tackles today).
With six assisted tackles, Johnson now has 75 this season, moving him up to third on the Tennessee single-season chart.
This marks Johnson's 10th straight game with 11+ tackles and the 13th for his career.
Assisted Tackles - Season
Name Asst. Tkls Year
1. Jamie Rotella 90 1972
2. Carl Johnson 76 1972
3. A.J. Johnson 75 2012
4. Steve Poole 71 1974
5. Bobby Majors 70 1971
Tennessee recorded a season-best four sacks vs. Kentucky, the most by the Vols since they had five vs. Memphis on Nov. 6, 2010.
A.J. Johnson posted his first career sack in the first half, dropping UK for a 10-yard loss and putting the Wildcats in worse field position, resulting in a missed field goal attempt.
Daniel McCullers notched his first career sack, netting a one-yard loss in the fourth quarter.
Linebacker Jordan Williams picked up his second sack of the season and the third of his career. He also had three tackles for a loss.
Junior linebacker Jacques Smith notched his second sack this season and the fourth of his career.
Tennessee finished the 2012 campaign with 5,711 yards, ranking second in school history behind only the 5,794 registered by the 1997 SEC Championship squad.
Most Total Offense In A Season, UT History
5,794 yards 1997
5,711 yards 2012
5,632 yards 1993
THE LONG RUN
Marlin Lane uncorked his longest run of the season, going 45 yards on Tennessee's push for a fourth-quarter field goal.
Lane's previous best in 2012 was a 42-yard jaunt vs. NC State.
The 45-yard run was the longest by a Vol tailback this season.
COLLARING THE ROYAL BLUE TEAMS
Tennessee held Kentucky to 17 points, the Vol defense's second-best day of the season.
It also held another royal blue and white team, Georgia State, to 13 points earlier this year.
Today marked the first time Tennessee held a team to no points in the fourth quarter since Sept. 29 vs. Georgia.
Today's total of three points surrendered in the second half tied for the least allowed in the second half this season (Akron, Sept. 22).
THE LAST TIME
Kentucky's first-quarter onside kick attempt (returned 15 yards by Jacob Carter) was the first tried against UT since Vanderbilt attempted one on Nov. 20, 2010. Denarius Moore recovered that one for the Vols