FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols at Vanderbilt

November 17, 2012   |   7 p.m. ET
Vanderbilt Stadium   |   Nashville, Tenn.

  • Saturday's game represents the 106th all-time meeting between Tennessee and Vanderbilt and the 58th in Nashville.

  • Tennessee is 73-27-5 vs. the Commodores all-time, including a 36-17-4 record in Nashville and a 37-10-1 mark in Knoxville. The 73 wins over Vanderbilt are the second-most over any opponent in school history (74 vs. Kentucky).

  • The 105 meetings with Vanderbilt are the second-most for the Vols against a single opponent. Tennessee has only played Kentucky more, facing off against the Wildcats 107 times since 1893.
  • Tennessee has won six consecutive games over Vanderbilt, including a 27-21 overtime victory at Neyland Stadium in 2011. The last loss to the Commodores for UT was a 28-24 loss in Knoxville in 2005.

  • UT has also won 28 of the last 29 meetings over Vanderbilt since 1983 and 34 of the last 36 matchups since 1976.

  • The Vols have won 14 consecutive games over the Commodores in Nashville from 1984-2010.

  • The Vols are averaging 30.4 points per game vs. the Commodores in the last 14 matchups since 1998.

Explosive Offense

  • The Vols have scored 379 points in 10 games this season, the third-highest point total in school history through 10 games and the most since 1995. UT in second in the SEC in scoring offense (37.9 ppg).
  • Tennessee has scored at least 40 points five times in 2012, the most in a season since the 1996 team also recorded five 40-plus games. The 1990 and 1993 UT squads share the school record with seven games of 40-plus points.
  • Tennessee also has 4,951 yards of total offense (2nd in SEC) through 10 games, two yards behind the most in school history at that point, a total of 4,953 yards by the 1997 squad through 10 games.
  • The Vols have five games of 500-plus yards of total offense this year, the most since the 1996 Vols posted 500-plus yards of offense in six games.
  • Tennessee has a combined 1,303 yards of total offense in the last two games, a school record for most total offense in consecutive games.
  • UT has almost 1,000 yards more of total offense than the 2011 team (4,951 in 2012, 3,992 in 2012).

A Tennessee Win Would...

  • Improve the Vols to 78-15 in November since 1990 and 8-3 during the month since 2010.
  • Mark the seventh consecutive win over Vanderbilt since 2006 and the 15th consecutive over the Commodores in Nashville since 1984.
  • Represent the 29th win over Vanderbilt in the last 30 meetings since 1983 and the 35th in the last 37th games vs. the Commodores since 1976.
  • Mark the 799th victory in UT history, one win shy of becoming the eighth program to reach 800 wins.

Game Notes





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