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Postgame Notes: UT 27, Kentucky 14



Nov. 30, 2013

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TENNESSEE TIDBITS

• Tennessee's all-time record now stands at 804-361-53.
• On this date, Tennessee is 12-1
• The Vols are now 76-24-9 in their 109th all-time meeting with Kentucky. The 76 wins are the most vs. any Vols' opponent
• The vols are 36-14-3 all-time vs. UK in Lexington, including wins in 15 of the last 16 games dating back to 1983.
• Tennessee has won 28 of the last 29 meetings between the two teams.
• The Vols win marked the first SEC road win since a 24-10 victory at Vanderbilt on Nov. 20, 2010 snapping an 11-game SEC road losing streak.
Butch Jones is 5-7 at Tennessee and owns a career record of 55-34.
• Tennessee is 5-7 in coin tosses this season after losing today's flip.
• UT is 2-3 when winning the coin flip and 3-4 when losing the toss.
• Today's attendance was 54,986

TENNESSEE CAPTAINS

• #41 Dontavis Sapp, #64 James Stone, #72 Zach Fulton, #97 Daniel Hood represented the Vols for the pregame coin toss.

MR. CONSISTENCY

• With his 49th consecutive start at right tackle today, Ja'Wuan James set the Tennessee record for most career starts by an offensive lineman, eclipsing the previous mark of 48 set by Jeff Smith from 1992-95.
• James has started and played every game at right tackle since 2010, and finishes second in career games played by an offensive lineman, trailing Dallas Thomas (50, 2009-12) by one.

SACK ATTACK

Corey Miller finished the night with 4.5 sacks -- his first career multi-sack game in the final game of his Tennessee career.
• The 4.5 sacks set a UT sack record besting Football Hall of Famer Reggie White's four sacks vs. The Citadel on Oct. 1, 1983.

GROUND GAME

• Tennessee finished the season with 2,261 rushing yards, the first 2,000-yard season since the 2009 team rushed for 2,043 yards.
• The Vols have rushed for 200-plus yards in five games this season, their most since posting seven 200-yard plus efforts in 2004.

RAJION RUNS IT

• Leading the way of the Vols run game is senior running back Rajion Neal who has dashed for a career-best 1,124 yards and career-best 12 touchdowns.
• With his 134 yards today, Neal became the first 1,000 yard rusher since Tauren Poole went for 1,034 yards in 2010 and the first running back to eclipse 1,000 yards during the regular season since Montario Hardesty achieved the feat in 2009.
• Neal went over the 1,000 yard mark on a 60-yard TD run, the longest run of his career on the Vols second play from scrimmage to begin the game.
• The run was the longest since Cordarelle Patterson went for 67-yards in the season opener in 2012 vs. NC State at the Georgia Dome.
• With Rajion Neal's touchdown run on the second play from scrimmage, the Vols have now scored in 247 consecutive games.
• Neal finishes his Tennessee career ranked in 12th place on the UT career rushing yards list passing Charlie Garner and Aaron Hayden today
UT Career Rushing Yards
Player Yards Years

1. Travis Henry 3,078 1997-2000
10. Reggie Cobb 2,360 1987-89
11. Travis Stephens 2,336 1997-2001
12. Rajion Neal 2,163 2010-13
13. Charlie Garner 2,091 1992-93
14. Aaron Hayden 2,061 1991-94

AMAZING A.J.

• Linebacker A.J. Johnson recorded nine tackles against Kentucky Saturday. • Three of Johnson's tackles vs. Kentucky were assists, running his career total to 164, moving him into third place past Rico McCoy (163, 2006-09).
• Johnson also went over the 100-tackle mark for the second-straight season (106), the first Vol to do so since Earnest Fields in 1990-91. Fields had 140 tackles in 1990 and 116 in 1991.

PALARDY HANDLING ALL OF THE CHORES

• Senior Michael Palardy finished off his Tennessee career handling all three aspects of the kicking game in each and every game of the 2013 season.
• Palardy booted six punts for a 49.5 yard average.
• Palardy finished the game with two punts of 60+ yards, including a career best 69 yard punt, his third and fourth of the year, three punts of 50+ yards, dropped five punts inside the 20 and three inside the 10.
• Palardy finished the season with a 44.5 punting average, ranking him third among UT punters with a minimum of 50 punts in a single season.
• Palardy finished his career with a 42.9 punting average which ranks second all-time at Tennessee.
• Palardy now has 18 punts of 50 yards or more this season.
• 17 of Palardy's punts have now landed inside the 10-yard line, 33 inside the 20 yard line.
• The senior finished the year is 14-of-17 on the season and 37-of-50 (.740) in his career for field goals, which ranks third all-time among Tennessee kickers.
• In PATs, Palardy was 3-of-4 on the day, missing his first extra point of the season, finishing 34-of-35 on the season and finishing his career 109 of 115 for his career.
• The senior tallied 220 points over his UT career, seventh among Tennessee kickers all-time and 10th overall.

DEVRIN DASHES

Devrin Young finished the day against Missouri with two kick returns for 67 yards.
UT Career Kickoff Return Yards
Player Yards Years

1. Willie Gault 1,854 1979-82
2. Leonart Scott 1,788 1999-2002
3. Corey Larkins 1,307 2001-04
4. Devrin Young 1,263 2011-pres.
• Young also had a team-high four catches for 66 yards and a touchdown, all career bests for the junior.

CATCHES & THROWS

• Teneessee's second touchdown of the game, a 43 yard pass from Joshua Dobbs to Jason Croom was the first career touchdown pass for Dobbs, and the longest TD catch of Croom's career. His first career TD came vs. Oregon on a 4-yard toss earlier this year.
• Croom had a career-best day in receiving yards finishing with two catches for 74 yards.
• Dobbs rushed for his first career TD in the second quarter, a 40-yard rush, the longest rush by a Tennessee quarterback since Tee Martin had a 55-yard run vs. Syracuse on Sept. 5, 1998.
• Dobbs' TD run was the longest TD run by a Vol quarterback since a 43-yard run by Alan Cockrell on Oct. 8, 1983 vs. LSU
• Dobbs threw for his second TD in the game on a nine-yar pass to Devrin Young, Young's second career TD reception, his first coming vs. Austin Peay earlier this season.
Joshua Dobbs has most rushing yards by a QB in a game since Tee Martin had 81 yards vs. Syracuse on Sept. 3, 1998.

 

 

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