The Streak Buster Thread!!

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This is intended to be a master list of all the streaks we have hanging over us so we can strike them from the record and put them in the past as we overcome them and start new, winning ones!

In this list, I'd like to include all streaks still active, as well as all streaks broken so far in the Butch Jones Era (2013 season and on). Please provide anything I have missed below! I want this to be community-fueled, so any comments or critiques about the way I'm presenting the data are encouraged as well. Please feel free to bookmark this post. I will be updating it after every game! GO VOLS!

**Recently updated items in orange**
**Links are in blue**
UPDATE 5/5/2017: I am in the middle of making lots of updates right now, as I did not update this post after the Alabama game last year, and lots has changed.

Current streaks
Losses vs. Alabama - 10...Last win: 16-13 10/21/06 @ Neyland
Losses vs. Auburn - 6...Last win: 24-0 10/2/99 @ Neyland
Losses vs. LSU - 4...Last win: 30-27 OT 9/26/05 @ Baton Rouge

Losses vs. SEC West Teams - 12...Last win: 52-14 over Ole Miss 11/13/10 @Neyland
Road Losses vs. SEC West Teams - 12...Last win: 33-21 over Mississippi State 10/13/07

Losses vs. Top 10 teams (AP Poll) - 26...Last win: #10 UGA 51-33 10/7/06 @ Sanford Stadium
Losses vs. Top 10 teams (Coaches Poll) - 9...Last win: #9 USCe 23-21 10/19/13 @ Neyland
Losses vs. Top 5 teams - 14...Last win: #3 LSU 30-27 OT 9/26/05 @ Baton Rouge

Last time we were 6-0, 7-0, etc...1998

Last 10-win season - 2007
Last 11-win season - 2001
Last 12-win season - 1998
Last 13-win season -
1998

Last 12,13-game winning streak...1998
Last 14-game winning streak...1998,1999
Last 15,16,17,18,19,20-game winning streak...1950,1951
Last 21,22,23-game winning streak...1937,1938,1939

Seasons w/o SEC Championship Berth - 8...Last berth: Loss to LSU 14-21 12/1/07
Seasons w/o SEC Championship - 17...Last win: Win over Miss State 24-14 12/5/98

Seasons w/o National Championship - 17...Last win: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl over FSU, 23-16 1/4/99
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Old streaks
Losses vs. Florida - 11 0...Last win: 38-28 9/24/16 @ Neyland
Losses vs. Georgia - 5 0...Last win: 34-31 10/01/16 @ Athens
Losses vs. Missouri - 3...Never defeated Missouri 0...Last win: 19-8 11/21/15 @ Columbia, MO

Last 3-game winning streak - 2014-2015 2015...with wins over UK, USCe, North TX
Last 4-game winning streak - 2010 2015...with wins over UK, USCe, North TX, Mizzou
Last 5-game winning streak - 2007 2015...with wins over UK, USCe, North TX, Mizzou, VU
Last 6-game winning streak - 2003 2015...with wins over UK, USCe, North TX, Mizzou, VU, NW
Last 7-game winning streak - 2001 2015-2016...with wins over UK, USCe, North TX, Mizzou, VU, NW, App State
Last 8-game winning streak - 1998 2015-2016...with wins over UK, USCe, North TX, Mizzou, VU, NW, App State, VT
Last 9-game winning streak - 1998 2015-2016...with wins over UK, USCe, North TX, Mizzou, VU, NW, App State, VT, Ohio
Last 10-game winning streak - 1998 2015-2016...with wins over UK, USCe, North TX, Mizzou, VU, NW, App State, VT, Ohio, UF
Last 11-game winning streak - 1998 2015-2016...with wins over UK, USCe, North TX, Mizzou, VU, NW, App State, VT, Ohio, UF, UGA

Losses vs. Top 25 teams - 19 9 2...Last win: #25 UGA 34-31 10/01/16[/B]
Road losses vs. Top 25 teams - 23 2...Last win: #25 UGA 34-31 10/01/16@Athens

Last time we were 3-0...2004 2016...with wins over App State, Virginia Tech, Ohio
Last time we were 4-0...2003 2016, with wins over App State, VT, Ohio, UF
Last time we were 5-0...1998 2016, with wins over App State, VT, Ohio, UF, UGA

Last time with bowl wins in 2 consecutive seasons - 1995-1996 2014-2015...TaxSlayer (Gator) Bowl & Outback Bowl
Last time with bowl wins in 3 consecutive seasons...1994-1996 2014-2016...TaxSlayer (Gator) Bowl, Outback Bowl, Music City Bowl

Losses in the CBS 3:30 slot - 14 2...Last win: #25 UGA 34-31 10/01/16 @ 3:30 on CBS @ Athens
Losses as CBS Game of the Week (Verne & Gary) - 16 2...Last win: #25 UGA 34-31 10/01/16 @ 3:30 on CBS w/ Gary Danielson & Verne Lundquist @ Athens

Last season with a winning SEC record - 2007 2015...5-3 (2nd in East)

Last 8-win season - 2007 2015 2016...9-4
Last 9-win season - 2007 2015 2016...9-4


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No kiddicking - If Alabama has no turn overs = Alabama 42, Vols 28. Vols will do damage early, possibly getting up by 10 before Henry starts getting heavy.

If Alabama has 5+ turnovers = Alabama 28, Vols 38. Bama plays much worse at home than they do on the road lately.
 
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Tennessee has a better chance of removing the streak from their underwear than ending the losing streak to Alabama this season. Alabama is just too strong this season.
 
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Tennessee has a better chance of removing the streak from their underwear than ending the losing streak to Alabama this season. Alabama is just too strong this season.
Never made this thread to predict a UT victory over Alabama! I've been meaning to make this for a while, and it is more a product to track all the streaks we are still burdened by and our progress as a team. The win over Georgia broke many streaks, and I thought what better time to do it!
 
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Never made this thread to predict a UT victory over Alabama! I've been meaning to make this for a while, and it is more a product to track all the streaks we are still burdened by and our progress as a team. The win over Georgia broke many streaks, and I thought what better time to do it!
I don't think anyone thought Tennessee would beat Alabama in 1982 so you never know what may happen.
 
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Tennessee has a better chance of removing the streak from their underwear than ending the losing streak to Alabama this season. Alabama is just too strong this season.
Alabama is good. Their Defense is going to be one of, if not the best D we play all season. However, Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, OU, all had good Defenses. We are ready to compete in this game. Writing us off as a guaranteed loss is silly.
 
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With all the talk about meltdowns and traffic spikes this season, this forum would experience the largest traffic spike ever - more so than any loss - if UT beats Alabama.

Probably even larger than when Kiffin quit.
 
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In honor of getting several streak monkeys off our back due to our 38-31 win over Georgia, I'd like to compile a master list of all the streaks we have hanging over us so we can strike them from the record and put them in the past as we overcome them.

In this list, I'd like to include all streaks still active, as well as all streaks broken so far in the Butch Jones Era (2013 season and on). Please provide anything I have missed below! I want this to be community-fueled, so any comments or critiques about the way I'm presenting the data are encouraged as well. GO VOLS!

Current streaks
Losses vs. Florida - 11...Last win: 30-28 9/18/04 @ Neyland
Losses vs. Alabama - 8...Last win: 16-13 10/21/06 @ Neyland
Losses vs. Auburn - 6...Last win: 24-0 10/2/99 @ Neyland
Losses vs. LSU - 4...Last win: 30-27 OT 9/26/05 @ Baton Rouge
Losses vs. Missouri - 3...Never defeated Missouri

Losses vs. Top 10 teams - 23...Last win: #10 UGA 51-33 10/7/06 @ Sanford Stadium
Losses vs. Top 5 teams - 13...Last win: #3 LSU 30-27 OT 9/26/05 @ Baton Rouge

Seasons w/o SEC Championship Berth - 7...Last berth: Loss to LSU 14-21 12/1/07
Seasons w/o SEC Championship Win - 16...Last berth: Win over Miss State 24-14 12/5/98

Seasons w/o National Championship - 16...Last win: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl over FSU, 23-16 1/4/99

Seasons since 10 wins: 7...That season: 10-4 with SEC loss to LSU and Bowl win over Wisconsin
Seasons since 11 wins: 13...That season: 11-2 with SEC loss to LSU and Bowl win over Michigan

Seasons since winning SEC record: 7...That season 6-2 and reached SEC championship (Loss to LSU)


Old streaks
Losses vs. Georgia - 5...Last win: 38-31 10/10/15 @ Neyland

Losses vs. Top 25 teams - 9...Last win: #19 UGA 38-31 10/10/15 @ Neyland

Seasons w/o bowl win - 6...Last win: Win over Iowa 45-28 1/2/15 in TaxSlayer Bowl
Seasons w/o bowl berth - 3...Last berth: Win over Iowa 45-28 1/2/15 in TaxSlayer Bowl

Losses in the CBS 3:30 slot - 14...Last win: #19 UGA 38-31 10/10/15 @ 3:30 on CBS @ Neyland
Losses as CBS Game of the Week (Verne & Gary) - 16...Last win: #19 UGA 38-31 10/10/15 @ 3:30 on CBS w/ Gary Danielson & Verne Lundquist @ Neyland


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The last time I was in Tuscaloosa....... David Palmer was running the wildcat for two to tie us up (before there was a wildcat)....this was after TN held an 8 point lead with a mere 83 seconds remaining. (thanks to a 73 yard run from Charlie Garner early in the 4th)

All Alabama could do was muster a tie (which I admit at the time felt like defeat), even though TN turned the ball over 5 times. They had beaten us 7 times in a row and had won 28 straight ballgames. Alabama would end up having to forfeit every game but their bowl game that year (remember Antonio Langham).

We went on to lose to Alabama in Knoxville the next year in a tight game (17-13) but then we went on a streak of our own (seven wins straight and 9 of the next 10)

I say all that to say this. Streaks and records are meant to be broken. Time is running out for the AL dynasty, they never last forever. Yes, this would be an improbable year to stop their streak against us, but there is a reason they play the games. Maybe we catch several breaks this year and play a great 60 minute game, or maybe it's just not our year (again).

What I know for sure is that if we lose the game, I won't lose ANY sleep. On the other hand...........If AL loses, I will be looking at around 100K Alabama fans that likely won't be able to say the same thing.

Go Vols!
 
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Just need to not have any turnovers or it will be a long game. If we keep the turnover margin low we have a chance. You never know what can happen thats why I love college football. GBO!
 
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Originally Posted by peyton4heisman View Post
Also, IMO 1-2 losses isn't really a streak worth keeping track of... 3 and up is ok..

JMO
Good point. Removed. Plus, I don't think we're going to play Arkansas and Ole Miss for several more years anyway, so it's not worth tracking for that reason as well.
I take it this list was revised, so that it now looks a lot better than it did earlier.
 
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Bama is like Tyson, people were beat before they even stepped in the ring. Until someone whooped his ass then the Ora of invincibility was gone.
He is only like Mike Tyson to people under 30, or people that have only watched football for the last 5-8 years. I was a student at UT and under Mike Shula we didn't even go to the games because we were gonna dominate them. and we did.

If we can not turn the ball over and turn them over, be explosive on offense, possibly score on a special teams play (either a punt return or kick return) we have a good chance to be in this game at the end. If we turn the ball over we lose, it really is that simple. They are too good of a team to give them a short field with a OL and a player like Henry.

We can compete with them. GBO!!!
 
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Alabama is good. Their Defense is going to be one of, if not the best D we play all season. However, Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, OU, all had good Defenses. We are ready to compete in this game. Writing us off as a guaranteed loss is silly.
There is a lot of merit to this post IMO. We have scored enough points offensively this year against each opponent to have won each game. I do not believe Bammers D is lights out better than the gator D and we found ways to score against them. Our D must play their best game of the season for us to beat the Tide at their house this year. If we're within 10 points or leading going into the 4th quarter Vols win is my prediction.
 

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