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FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Tennessee vs. Troy

Oct. 29, 2012



TENNESSEE (3-5) vs. TROY (4-4)
November 3, 2012   |   12 p.m. ET
Neyland Stadium   |   Knoxville, Tenn.
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THE TROY GAME
  • Saturday's game is the first-ever meeting between Tennessee and Troy. The Trojans are the fifth Sun Belt team on the Vols' schedule in the last five years (also: Middle Tennessee 2011, Western Kentucky 2009, Louisiana Lafayette 2007, Arkansas State 2007)..

  • Tennessee is 7-1 all-time vs. the current members of the Sun Belt Conference, with the lone loss happening 37 years ago in a 21-14 defeat at home to North Texas in 1975.
  • The Vols currently own a non-conference regularseason winning streak of nine games, dating to the UAB game on Sept. 25, 2010. This marks the longest non-conference winning streak for Tennessee since a 10-game streak from 2000-02 (2000 So. Miss through 2002 Rutgers)
  • Tennessee has also won eight in a row at home vs. non-conference opponents dating to the UAB game.

  • The Vols have also won 11 in a row vs. opponents from non-BCS conferences since the beginning of the 2009 season (starting with 2009 Western Kentucky).

On Homecoming

  • Tennessee is 68-17-3 all-time on Homecoming. The Vols have won three consecutive Homecoming games, including a 27-0 shutout of MTSU, also of the Sun Belt, last season. UT has won 26 of its last 28 Homecoming games.

November Remembered

  • Tennessee opens its November schedule with Saturday's game vs. Troy. The Vols are 39-11 (.780) during November since 2000 with wins in 17 of the last 22 games in the month since a win over Vanderbilt on Nov. 18, 2006.
  • UT has also won eight of its last 10 in November since a 31-16 win on Nov. 21, 2009 over Vanderbilt.
  • The Vols are 76-14 (.844) in November in the last 21 seasons since 1990. In the decade of the 90's, UT was 37-3 (.925) in November and won 21 consecutive during the month from 1990-96.

A Tennessee Win Would...

  • Improve the Vols to 77-14 in November since 1990 and 7-2 during the month since 2010.
  • Mark the 10th consecutive regular season non-conference victory for Tennessee, the longest for the Vols since a 10-game streak between 2000-02.
  • Improve the Vols to 4-5 and snap a four-game losing streak.
  • Extend Tennessee's home-winning streak in November to eight consecutive games since the Kentucky game in 2008. A win would also improve UT to 12-1 at home in November since a win over UK on 11/25/06.
  • Give Tennessee its 27th win in its last 29 Homecoming games dating to 1984.
  • Mark the 798th victory in UT history, two wins shy of becoming the eighth program to reach 800 wins.

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