Today in Tennessee football history..........

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On September 27th 1975 Tennessee got a thrilling last second 21-17 victory over Shug Jordan's last Auburn team in Neyland Stadium. Tennessee finished 1975 7-5 while Auburn finished 4-6-1.

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My first game as a student. Since we were in quarters then I wasn't at School yet for the Maryland game. Went on to beat LSU the next week and I was one excited freshman. But then Alabama and that whole North Texas State thing kinda crushed things. Ugggh, then Vandy at home...
 

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My first game as a student. Since we were in quarters then I wasn't at School yet for the Maryland game. Went on to beat LSU the next week and I was one excited freshman. But then Alabama and that whole North Texas State thing kinda crushed things. Ugggh, then Vandy at home...
So did you go on the big 1975 Tennessee trip to Hawaii?;)
 

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September 28, 1985........

Bo Jackson and #1 Auburn came to Knoxville to face the Vols in what is my favorite Vol game.
The defense held Bo in check all day and Tony Robinson became a household name with 4 TDs and 259 yrds passing as the Vols dominated Auburn 38-20!
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I don’t know if I can name a favorite. It would be between this one, the Sugar Bowl that year, ‘79 Notre Dame and ‘90 Florida.

I was in the group that carried part of the goalposts to the OCI where they remained.
 

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September 29, 1928.......


The Vols opened the season with a visit from Maryville. Gene McEver showed why he would become a Hall of Famer by scoring 3 times and the Vols backfield completed 12-17 passes for 212 yrds in the 41-0 victory.


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Bobby Dodd and Paul Hug both played for Kingsport High School
 

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September 30, 1933.......

The highly touted Virginia Poly Gobblers (Virginia Tech) visited Knoxville to start the ‘33 season. Early in the contest, All Southern candidate Brezzy Wynn injured his ankle and was lost for the season. Beattie Feathers took over and ran for over 100 yrds and 2TDs. Richard “Diamond Dick” Dorsey returned a kickoff for a touchdown and the defense shutout the Gobblers 27-0.
Dorsey
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Feathers
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Defense stops a Gobbler
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September 30, 1933.......

The highly touted Virginia Poly Gobblers (Virginia Tech) visited Knoxville to start the ‘33 season. Early in the contest, All Southern candidate Brezzy Wynn injured his ankle and was lost for the season. Beattie Feathers took over and ran for over 100 yrds and 2TDs. Richard “Diamond Dick” Dorsey returned a kickoff for a touchdown and the defense shutout the Gobblers 27-0.
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Feathers
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Defense stops a Gobbler
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Beattie Feathers in 1934 became the first NFL running back to run over 1000 yards when he ran for 1,002 yards for the Chicago Bears.
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October 1, 1927.......

The Vols traveled to Chapel Hill to face North Carolina in week two. General Neylands Defense was spectacular in holding the Heels scoreless in the 26-0 victory. E. Derryberry had a 56 yrd interception return for a TD, Jimmy Dykes had an 18 interception return for a TD, and Elvin Butcher had 4 interceptions in the game
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September 12, 1992.........

Down 31-27 with less than 6 minuets left in the game, Sophomore QB Heath Shuler led the Vols on a 14 play, 80 yrd drive, to defeat #14 Georgia in Athens 34-31. Shuler was 12-22 for 152 yrds and led the Vols with 81 yrds rushing and 2TDS.

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One of the more fun road games that I attended as a student.
 

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