Nov. 10, 1979: Tennessee 40, #13 Notre Dame 18
Tennessee's Hubert Simpson moved into the starting lineup and the Tennessee record book all in one day, sparking the Vols to an impressive victory over a top-15 Notre Dame squad, much to the delight of the 86,497—which was UT's largest home crowd to date—that packed into Neyland Stadium on that cloudy November Saturday.
Simpson's four touchdowns from his fullback position tied a UT record, as the junior netted 117 yards to overshadow Notre Dame's great Vagas Ferguson, who totaled 88 yards on the ground.
Tennessee racked up 441 yards of total offense, but it was a goal line stand at the end of the first half that served as a decisive moment. Notre Dame had just scored and appeared headed for a third touchdown when Craig Puki and Chris Bolton blasted Ferguson inches short of the goal line.
The goal posts were torn down by Tennessee fans following this win.