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This Day In #Vols History (10/21/15)


On Oct. 21, 1972, the song "Rocky Top" was performed at halftime at Neyland Stadium for the first time. As part of a country music halftime show, it was played at the Vols games vs. Alabama. The song attracted so much attention and became beloved by Vols fans everywhere. It was adopted as an official song in 1982.

OCTOBER 21 (9-10-1)
1892 L, 4-22 Vanderbilt
1893 L, 0-56 KENTUCKY A&M
1899 L, 0-5 VIRGINIA TECH
1902 W, 34-0 MARYVILLE
1905 L, 0-45 VANDERBILT
1907 W, 4-0 Clemson
1911 W, 22-5 MARYVILLE
1916 W, 26-0 SOUTH CAROLINA
1922 L, 3-7 Georgia
1933 L, 6-12 ALABAMA
1939 W, 21-0 No. 8 ALABAMA
1944 T, 0-0 ALABAMA
1950 W, 14-9 ALABAMA
1961 L, 3-34 No. 5 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1967 W, 24-13 No. 6 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1972 L, 10-17 No. 3 ALABAMA
1978 L, 17-30 No. 4 ALABAMA
1989 L, 30-47 No. 10 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
2000 W, 20-10 ALABAMA
2006 W, 16-13 ALABAMA

The Vols beat Alabama on each of the last two games played on Oct. 21. Tennessee took down the Tide in 2000, 20-10:

On Oct. 21, 2006, Tennessee beat Alabama, 16-13. That is UT's last win vs. Alabama.

This Day In #Vols History (10/20/15)

Tennessee is 5-10 all-time on Oct. 20 and 5-8 against Alabama on this date. The Vols last played on Oct. 20 in 2012, falling to the No. 1 Crimson Tide, 44-13. UT's last win on Oct. 20 was in in 2001 when the Vols defeated Alabama, 35-24, in Tuscaloosa.

Trailing 24-21 entering the fourth quarter, Casey Clausen marched the Vols down the field 67 yards in 17 plays and punched in a one-yard score with 6:18 left. Travis Stephens, who rumbled to 162 yards and two scores in the win, added another one-yard touchdown run with 1:28 on the clock to seal the win for the Big Orange.

The win marked Tennessee's longest-ever winning streak against Alabama (seven games from 1995-2001).

OCTOBER 20 (5-10)

Year Result Opponent
1906 L, 0-6 CENTRE
1923 L, 0-17 GEORGIA
1928 W, 15-13 Alabama
1934 L, 6-13 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1945 L, 7-25 No. 6 Alabama (N) @Birmingham, Ala.
1951 W, 27-13 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1956 W, 24-0 ALABAMA
1962 L, 7-27 No. 2 ALABAMA
1973 L, 21-42 No. 2 Alabama (N) @Birmingham, Ala.
1979 L, 17-27 No. 1 Alabama (N) @Birmingham, Ala.
1984 W, 28-27 ALABAMA
1990 L, 6-9 ALABAMA
2001 W, 35-24 Alabama
2007 L, 17-41 Alabama
2012 L, 13-44 No. 1 ALABAMA

This Day In #Vols History (10/19/15)

Thirty years ago today, on Oct. 19, 1985, the Vols won in dramatic fashion as Dale Jones intercepted Mike Shula at midfield to thwart an Alabama drive and secure a 16-14 win for Tennessee.

OCTOBER 19 (7-6-1)
1901 T, 6-6 CLEMSON
1907 L, 4-6 Georgia Tech
1912 W, 62-0 Tennessee Medical School
1929 W, 6-0 ALABAMA
1935 L, 0-25 ALABAMA
1937 L, 7-14 ALABAMA
1940 W, 27-12 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1946 W, 12-0 No. 7 ALABAMA
1957 W, 14-0 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1963 L, 0-35 No. 9 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1968 W, 10-9 ALABAMA
1974 L, 6-28 No. 4 ALABAMA
1985 W, 16-14 No. 15 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1991 L, 19-24 No. 14 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.

Also, on Oct. 19, 1940, Tennessee's 71 consecutive quarters without allowing a point (regular season) came to an end (vs. Alabama)

Stories on Dave Hart's Hiring As UT A.D.

Check out various stories from the media across the country on Tennessee's hiring of Dave Hart as its new Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics on Monday night.

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Dave Hart final piece of UT puzzle
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Biggest news could be no news for a while
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Athletic director job filled: UT hires Dave Hart
- Memphis Commercial Appeal: Alabama's Hart named Tennessee AD
- CBSSports.com: First In Line at UT
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