Nov. 27, 2010
Finale for Seniors
Saturday marked the final home game at Neyland Stadium for 15 seniors: Minor Bowens (DT, Memphis); Kevin Cooper (FB, Chattanooga); Chad Cunningham (P/PK, Dawsonville, Ga.); Savion Frazier (LB, Woodbridge, Va.); Gerald Jones (WR, Oklahoma City, Okla.); Daniel Lincoln (PK, Ocala, Fla.); Denarius Moore (WR, Tatum, Texas); Nick Reveiz (LB, Farragut); Jarrod Shaw (OG, Lafayette, La.); Luke Stocker (TE, Berea, Ky.); Victor Thomas (DT, Olive Branch, Miss.); LaMarcus Thompson (LB, Lithonia, Ga.); Chris Walker (DE, Memphis); Gerald Williams (DE, Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) and Tyler Wolf (DB, Cookeville).
The announced attendance for Saturday's game was 101, 170.
In the seven home games in 2010, the Vols averaged 99,781 at Neyland Stadium.
Tennessee extended its winning streak against Kentucky to 26 games. The Vols' have won the annual matchup every season starting in 1985.
The Vols recorded their first four-game winning streak since 2007.
The Vols trailed after the first quarter, 7-0, marking just the second time in 2010 that the Vols trailed after the first quarter and the first time at Neyland Stadium. At Georgia, Oct. 9, the Vols faced a 17-0 deficit after the opening period. During the regular season, UT outscored its opponents 94-51 in the first quarter.
Tennessee's 14 second quarter points were its most at Neyland Stadium this season and second most in a game all year. The Vols had 27 in the second period at Memphis.
Moore caught seven passes for 205 yards to became the first receiver in UT history to have two 200-yard receiving games in a season or in a career. His effort ranked as the fourth-most in a single game while his 228-yard performance against South Carolina earlier this season ranks second all-time.
Moore's 912 receiving yards in 2010 rank as the 10th-most by a UT receiver in a single-season all-time. He elevated his position from 11th to seventh on the alltime UT career receiving yards list with 1,935 yards.
Moore is also the first UT wideout to record a touchdown reception in five consecutive games since Joey Kent did so in six straight contests in 1995 (Oklahoma State-Kentucky).
Freshman quarterback Tyler Bray recorded a career highs in attempts, completions and yards. He hit 20-of-38 passes for 354 yards and two touchdowns.
Senior tight end and Kentucky native Luke Stocker kept his streak alive as the only Vol to have a reception in every game this season. He finished with five catches for 55 yards.
Fellow Kentucky native and fullback Channing Fugate (Jackson) had one catch for 17 yards.
Junior tailback Tauren Poole rushed for his 11th touchdown of the season. He has reached the end zone in nine games this season.
The Fifth Interception
Midway through the fourth quarter, sophomore defensive back Prentiss Waggner collected his fifth interception of the season. He also added five tackles.
The Vols have combined for 17 interceptions in 2010.
The Special Teams
Fake No. 2
Freshman punter/placekicker Michael Palardy rushed for 16 yards on the Vols' second fake punt attempt of the season.
His run, which started on UT's 24-yard line, was good for a first down in the third quarter. At the time, it was the longest rushing play of the game for the Vols.
Senior punter Chad Cunningham ran 25 yards on a fake punt against South Carolina on Oct. 30.
Record Streak Snapped
Senior Daniel Lincoln's consecutive made field goal streak was snapped Saturday with a miss on a 28-yard attempt on the Vols' first drive.
He had hit all nine field goals to start the season, setting the UT record for consecutive good kicks to start a season. He also set the old record of eight as a freshman.
Lincoln finished his final home game by making one of two field goals and three PATs.
Freshman Da'Rick Rogers' 79-yard kickoff return to open the game was Tennessee's longest kickoff return since Mark Jones returned one 82 yards for a
touchdown against Alabama on Oct. 26, 2002. That was the last time Tennessee returned a non-onside kickoff for a touchdown.
Rogers' previous career-best kick return was a 29-yarder against Memphis. In that game, he finished with 66 yards on three returns, a total that was eclipsed in his first run Saturday.