- The Tennessee Vols continue their 115th season with their 105th all-time meeting against the Vanderbilt Commodores. Kickoff in Knoxville is slated for 7:02 p.m. on ESPNU. UT is 793-345-53 (.688) all-time.
- Tennessee is 72-27-5 all-time vs. Vanderbilt, including a 36-10-1 record in Knoxville and a 36-17-4 mark in Nashville. UT's 72 wins over the Commodores its most against all but one other opponent (74 wins over Kentucky). Tennessee has won five consecutive games over Vanderbilt since 2006.
- UT has won 27 of its last 28 games against Vanderbilt since 1983, including a series-best 22 consecutive wins from 1983-2004.
- The Vols are averaging 32.2 points per game in the last 13 games vs. the Commodores since 1998.
- With a 7:02 p.m. kickoff, the Vanderbilt game extends the school record for regular season night games, set this season, to seven.
- Tennessee defeated Vanderbilt 24-10 in Nashville last season and has won two consecutive in Knoxville from 2007-09. The last win for Vanderbilt in the series was 28-24 in 2005 at Neyland Stadium.
- UT has won 16 of the last 17 games vs. Vanderbilt in Knoxville since 1977. The Vols are 23-2 vs. the Commodores at Neyland Stadium since 1961.
- Tennessee Legend of the Game: Jason Allen (2002-05)
- A total of 14 Tennessee seniors are appearing in their final home game Saturday at Neyland Stadium: WR Anthony Anderson, WR Cory Eichholtz, DB Art Evans, DB C.J. Fleming, DS Nick Guess, DL Malik Jackson, LB Austin Johnson, DL Ben Martin, RB Tauren Poole, LB Shane Reveiz, PK/P Chip Rhome, QB Matt Simms, LB Jake Storey and LB Daryl Vereen.
A Tennessee Win Would...
- Improve the Vols to 5-6 overall this season and 1-6 in the SEC while marking the sixth consecutive win for Tennessee over Vanderbilt as well as the 28th in the last 29 games in the series. A win would also improve UT to 24-2 at home vs. the Commodores since 1961 and improve UT to 794-346-53 all-time.
- Give the Vols their ninth win in the last 15 regular-season games and snap a six-game losing streak in SEC games.
- Extend Tennessee's home winning streak in November vs. SEC opponents to nine. The Vols have not lost at home in November to a conference opponent since a 28-24 loss to Vanderbilt on Nov. 19, 2005.
- Improve the Vols to 76-13 in November since 1990, including a 43-6 mark at home.
A Chance to Play Immediately
- Tennessee has played 16 true freshmen, the third most in the nation, and 21 freshmen overall this season. Six true freshmen started for UT at Arkansas: WR DeAnthony Arnett, QB Justin Worley, LG Marcus Jackson, LB A.J. Johnson, DB Justin Coleman, and DB Brian Randolph. The six true freshman starters is believed to be a school record.
- In last Saturday's game at Arkansas, the top passer, rusher, and the top six tacklers for the Vols were all signed in the most recent recruiting class. Worley started and completed 15-of-29 passes for 208 yards, while TB Marlin Lane led the Vols with 58 yards rushing on nine carries. The top six tacklers were all 2011 signing day additions, including DB Izauea Lanier (6), LB Curt Maggitt (6), Coleman (5), Randolph (5), DT Maurice Couch (5), and A.J. Johnson (5).
- Over the last two years, Tennessee has played a total of 32 true freshmen, tying with Florida for the most of any NCAA D-I FBS team in that timeframe.
- Tennessee continues its November schedule with Saturday's game vs. Vanderbilt. Over the last 11 seasons since 2000, the Vols are 38-10 in November (.792). UT has won 16 of its last 20 games during the month since a 39-10 win at Vanderbilt on Nov. 18, 2006, and has wins seven of the last eight November games since Nov. 21, 2009.
- The Vols are 75-13 (.852) in November in the last 21 seasons since 1990, including 37-3 (.925) record in regular-season games in November or later during the decade of the 1990s.
- The Vols were 51-3 (.944) in November from 1991-2003 and are 20-9 (.690) during the month since 2004...UT won 21 consecutive November games between 1990-96.