Tennessee Postgame Notes

Nov. 29, 2008

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Noting Tennessee

  • Tennessee's record improves to 5-7 (3-5 SEC); Kentucky falls to 6-6 (2-6 SEC) on the year.
  • The Vols entered the game unranked in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls; The Wildcats were also unranked in both polls.
Tennessee-Kentucky Series
  • Tennessee now leads the all-time series with Kentucky 72-23-9, dating to 1893.
  • Tennessee's win tonight was its 24th consecutive against Kentucky, extending the longest active streak in major college football.
  • UT now holds a 38-10-6 advantage in Knoxville.
  • Fulmer is 16-0 against the Wildcats
Phillip Fulmer's Record
  • Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer's record now stands at 152-52 (.745) in 17 seasons with the Vols.
  • Fulmer now owns a 98-37 record in the SEC and is 49-16 in SEC home games.
Vols Rush For Over 200 Yards
  • Six different Vols rushed for at least 15 yards tonight, led by sophomore Gerald Jones who had 67.
  • Jones' 55-yard rush in the fourth quarter to the Kentucky 1-yard line was a career-long rush for the Oklahoma native and was also UT's longest rush of the season. Jones finished with five carries for 67 yards and one touchdown.
  • Senior Arian Foster rushed for 59 yards on 21 carries. The San Diego native finishes second on UT's career rushing list with 2,964 yards.
  • Sophomore Eric Berry rushed for 26 yards on three carries, including a career-long 23-yard rush in the third quarter.
Crompton Solid In Start
  • Jonathan Crompton made big plays in the air and on the ground in his sixth start of the season.
  • Crompton's 63-yard touchdown pass to Denarius Moore was a career-long pass for Crompton and the longest pass of the season for Tennessee.
  • The Waynesville, N.C., native was 6-of-8 passing for 101 yards and one touchdown and also rushed eight times for 17 yards and one touchdown.
Ayers Fourth on UT's Single Season TFL (excluding sacks) List
  • Senior Robert Ayers recorded one TFL Saturday to finish with a team-high 15.5 on the season.
  • The Clio, S.C., native has 12.5 TFLs excluding sacks which is the fourth highest single season total in Tennessee history.
  • In his final career UT appearance, Ayers finished with six tackles.
Noting The Defense
  • Kentucky's longest rush of the game was 16 yards. For the season, Tennessee only allowed one rushing play of over 20 yards. UAB quarterback Joe Webb's 23-yard rush in the second game of the season was the longest UT gave up all season.
  • Senior linebacker Nevin McKenzie had UT's only sack of the day and finishes with a team-high five for the season.
  • Senior linebacker Ellix Wilson led the team with nine tackles. It was the fifth time this season, Wilson led the team in tackles.
Colquitt Finishes Third on UT Career Punting List
  • Senior punter Britton Colquitt punted four times for 179 yards for an average of 44.8 yards tonight.
  • The Knoxville native finishes his career with 209 punts for 8,897 yards (42.569 avg.)
  • The 42.569 average is the third highest average in UT history behind family members Jimmy and Dustin.
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