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Vols Host Buffalo, Saturday At 12:30 pm



TENNESSEE (2-1) vs. BUFFALO (1-3)
October 1, 2011   |   12:35 p.m. ET
Neyland Stadium   |   Knoxville
THE BUFFALO GAME
  • Saturday's game is the first-ever meeting between the University of Tennessee and the University at Buffalo.
  • The Bulls are only the second non-conference opponent to open October for the Vols since 1994, with the other being another MAC school, Northern Illinois, in 2008.
  • Tennessee is 7-0 all-time vs. current MAC schools.
  • Tennessee has won seven consecutive games over unranked Division I FBS opponents at home, dating to a 45-19 win over Georgia on Oct. 10, 2009.
  • The Vols have won their last four regular-season non-conference games since a win over UAB on Sept. 25, 2010.
  • UT has won four consecutive home games.

Vols Vs. Buffalo

  • The Tennessee Vols continue their 115th season with a 12:35 PM EST kickoff on Oct. 1 at Neyland Stadium against the University at Buffalo Bulls. The game is telecast on Comcast Sports Southeast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS).
  • Tennessee is 8-4 in its last 12 games following an open date since 2003.
  • Buffalo is playing an SEC team for only the second time in school history. The Bulls lost at Auburn on Sept. 23, 2006 by a score of 38-7.
  • Tennessee is 47-23 (.671) in October since 1990, including a 25-13 (.658) record at home. The Vols will attempt to reverse a recent trend in which they have lost seven of their last nine during the month since Oct. 25, 2008 as well as four consecutive.
  • The Vols are playing on CSS for the second time, defeating Vanderbilt in their other appearance on the network, a 24-10 win in Nashville on Nov. 20, 2010.

A Tennessee Win Would...

  • Improve the Vols to 3-1 for the first time since 2006, when Tennessee started 7-1.
  • Extend Tennessee's perfect record vs. MAC schools to 8-0.
  • Snap a four-game losing streak in the month of October.
  • Mark the eighth-consecutive win over an unranked Division I FBS opponent at home.
  • Give the Vols seven wins in their last eight regular-season games.
  • Represent Tennessee's ninth win in its last 13 games following an open date.
  • Improve Tennessee's all-time record to 793-341-53 (.708).

Last Game - #16 Florida 33, Tennessee 22

  • Tennessee dropped to 2-1 with a 33-23 loss at Florida on Sept. 17 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. The loss snapped a six-game regular-season winning streak for the Vols and was the seventh consecutive for UT to the Gators in the series.
  • Sophomore WR Justin Hunter suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the first quarter on the third offensive play. He will miss the remainder of the season and is expected to return for spring practice. Hunter, who was leading the SEC and among the top 10 in the NCAA in receptions and receiving yards, finishes the 2010 season with 17 receptions for 314 yards and two touchdowns, an average of 18.5 yards per reception.
  • QB Tyler Bray completed 26 of 48 passes for 288 yards, including three touchdowns and two interceptions. Bray extended his school-record streak of consecutive games with multiple touchdown passes to nine. His nine-game streak with a touchdown pass is the longest current streak in the SEC.
  • The Vols have scored 110 points in three games, the most points in the first three games for Tennessee since the 2004 squad scored 114 points to begin the year (42 vs. UNLV, 30 vs. Florida, 42 vs. Louisiana Tech).
  • Freshman WR DeAnthony Arnett caught eight passes for 59 yards, the most by a Tennessee freshman since Kelley Washington's 11 vs. LSU in 2001. Additionally, RB Marlin Lane scored his fourth touchdown of the year and is the first Vol to score touchdowns in his first three career games since Reggie Cobb scored in five straight in 1987.

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