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This Day In #Vols History (10/22/15)

On Oct. 22, 1977, Kelsey Finch set the Tennessee record with the longest run in program history with a 99-dash against No. 19 Florida in Gainesville.

OCTOBER 22 (11-5-1)
1896 W, 10-6 WILLIAMSBURG
1900 T, 0-0 Vanderbilt
1904 L, 0-2 Georgia Tech
1910 L, 5-35 Georgia
1921 W, 9-0 FLORIDA
1927 W, 57-0 TRANSYLVANIA
1932 W, 60-0 MARYVILLE
1938 W, 44-0 THE CITADEL
1949 W, 36-6 TENNESSEE TECH
1955 W, 53-7 DAYTON
1960 W, 35-0 CHATTANOOGA
1966 W, 29-17 SOUTH CAROLINA
1977 L, 17-27 No. 19 Florida
1983 W, 37-3 GEORGIA TECH
1988 W, 38-25 Memphis State
2005 L, 3-6 No. 5 Alabama
2011 L, 6-37 No. 2 Alabama

On Oct. 22, 1983, the Vols dumped Georgia Tech, 37-3. Alan Cockrell threw for 189 yards and TD scores to Clyde Duncan and Lenny Taylor. Johnnie Jones ran for 128 yards and a score.

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 15)

The Vols won their first-ever game on Oct. 15, 1892 with a 25-0 victory over Maryville College. 

All-time the Vols are 9-7-2 on Oct. 15.
 

OCTOBER 15 (9-7-2)
1892 W, 25-0 Maryville
1897 W, 28-0 KING
1904 T, 0-0 NASHVILLE
1910 L, 0-18 Vanderbilt
1921 L, 3-14 Dartmouth
1926 W, 6-0 MARYVILLE
1927 W, 21-7 MISSISSIPPI
1932 W, 7-3 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1938 W, 13-0 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1949 T, 7-7 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1955 W, 20-0 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1960 W, 20-7 No. 15 ALABAMA
1966 L, 10-11 No. 3 ALABAMA
1977 L, 10-24 No. 4 Alabama (N)@ Birmingham, Ala.
1983 W, 41-34 No. 11 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1988 L, 20-28 No. 20 ALABAMA
1994 L, 13-17 No. 10 ALABAMA
2011 L, 7-38 No. 1 LOUISIANA STATE

The Vols only win on Oct. 15 since 1961 came in 1983, a thrilling 41-34 victory over Alabama. Johnnie Jones' 66-yard rushing TD proved to be the difference. On defense, led by Reggie White, the Vols kept Alabama scoreless for the final 21:36. QB Alan Cockrell threw for 292 yards with scoring strikes of 80, 80 and 57 yards.

This Day In #Vols History (10/9/15)

Take a look back some of the great games on Oct. 9 as Tennessee is 9-4-2 all-time on the date.

OCTOBER 9 (9-4-2)
1909 L, 0-3 NORTH CAROLINA
1915 L, 0-3 CLEMSON
1920 L, 0-20 VANDERBILT
1926 W, 14-7 LSU
1937 T, 0-0 Duke
1948 W, 26-0 CHATTANOOGA
1954 W, 20-14 CHATTANOOGA
1965 W, 24-3 SOUTH CAROLINA
1971 W, 10-6 GEORGIA TECH
1976 W, 42-7 Georgia Tech
1982 T, 24-24 No. 18 LSU
1993 W, 28-14 Arkansas (N) @ Little Rock, Ark.
1999 W, 37-20 No. 10 GEORGIA
2004 W, 19-14 No. 3 Georgia
2010 L, 14-41 Georgia

On Oct. 9, 1982, the Vols tied the undefeated No. 18 Tiger at LSU, 24-24. Willie Gault had a 96-yard kickoff return for a TD and Alan Cockrell threw for 213 yards.

On Oct. 9, 1993, the Vols won at Arkansas, 28-14 as Heath Shuler threw for 307 yards including a TD pass to Craig Faulkner. Cory Fleming had six catches for 101 yards.

Tennessee ended Georgia's 17-game home win streak with a 19-14 win in Athens on Oct. 9, 2004. Check out a full look back in last week's Lowe's #DefiningMoments. Erik Ainge threw for 2 TDs while Gerald Riggs Jr., ran for 102 yards.

This Day In #Vols History (10/8/15)

The Vols are 10-4 all-time on Oct. 8

OCTOBER 8 (10-4)
1910 W, 7-0 MOONEY SCHOOL
1921 W, 21-0 CHATTANOOGA
1927 W, 7-0 MARYVILLE
1932 W, 20-7 NORTH CAROLINA
1938 W, 7-0 AUBURN
1949 W, 39-7 CHATTANOOGA
1955 W, 13-0 CHATTANOOGA
1960 W, 62-7 TAMPA
1966 L, 3-6 No. 9 Georgia Tech
1977 L, 8-24 GEORGIA TECH
1983 W, 20-6 LOUISIANA STATE
1994 W, 38-21 ARKANSAS
2005 L, 14-27 No. 5 GEORGIA
2011 L, 12-20 GEORGIA


Check out highlights from the 1983 win on Oct. 8 as the Vols beat LSU, 20-6. Reggie White had six tackles including three TFLs. Alan Cockrell ran for a 43-yard rushing TD.

This Day In #Vols History (Dec. 17)

The Vols rallied to beat Maryland, 30-23, on Dec. 17, 1983 to capture the Florida Citrus Bowl. 



The Vols closed out their finest season since 1972, scoring two fourth quarter touchdowns to defeat Maryland 30-23, before a sellout crowd of 50,500 and millions more on ESPN.

Johnnie Jones and Alan Cockrell were the Vols' offensive stickouts. Jones gained 154 yards on 29 carries and tallied twice. Cockrell completed 16 of 23 passes for 185 yards and one touchdown. Clyde Duncan caught six passes for 59 yards and Lenny Taylor caught four for 68 yards and one touchdown.

The Vols were led on defense by linebacker Alvin Toles, who recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass, both efforts leading to Vol scores.

The Vols finished the year No. 15 by the New York Times, No. 17 by USA Today and No. 14 by Sports Illustrated.

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 16)

In 1982, the Vols handed Paul 'Bear' Bryant and No. 2 Alabama, a 35-28 defeat in Bryant's final game at Neyland Stadium. The game marked the Vols' first win against the Tide in 11 years. Quarterback Alan Cockrell threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns as he was named the SEC Player of the Week. Coach Johnny Majors was named the UPI National Coach of the Week.

OCTOBER 16 (6-4-1)
1909 L, 0-17 Kentucky State
1915 W, 80-0 CENTRE
1920 W, 35-0 Chattanooga
1948 W, 21-6 ALABAMA
1954 L, 0-27 ALABAMA
1965 T, 7-7 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1971 L, 15-32 No. 4 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1976 L, 13-20 No. 20 ALABAMA
1982 W, 35-28 No. 2 ALABAMA
1993 W, 17-17 No. 2 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala (Awarded to UT from NCAA - forfeit).
2004 W, 21-17 Mississippi

On Oct. 16, 1948, Tennessee picked up its 300th all-time victory with a 21-6 win over Alabama.

All-time the Vols are 6-4-1 on the date.

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 8)

The Vols are 10-4 all-time on Oct. 8.

 

OCTOBER 8 (10-4)
1910 W, 7-0 MOONEY SCHOOL
1921 W, 21-0 CHATTANOOGA
1927 W, 7-0 MARYVILLE
1932 W, 20-7 NORTH CAROLINA
1938 W, 7-0 AUBURN
1949 W, 39-7 CHATTANOOGA
1955 W, 13-0 CHATTANOOGA
1960 W, 62-7 TAMPA
1966 L, 3-6 No. 9 Georgia Tech
1977 L, 8-24 GEORGIA TECH
1983 W, 20-6 LOUISIANA STATE
1994 W, 38-21 ARKANSAS
2005 L, 14-27 No. 5 GEORGIA
2011 L, 12-20 GEORGIA


Check out highlights from the 1983 win on Oct. 8 as the Vols beat LSU, 20-6. Reggie White had six tackles including three TFLs. Alan Cockrell ran for a 43-yard rushing TD.

Happy Birthday - Dec. 5: A. Cockrell, K. Culhane, D. Hood, P. Thomas

On Dec. 5, we send Happy Birthday wishes to senior football defensive lineman and Knoxville native Daniel Hood, freshman soccer player and Knoxville native Kathryn Culhane and sophomore soccer player and Hixson native Peyton Thomas.

Daniel Hood Kathryn Culhane Peyton Thomas

From the archives, former baseball and football Vol Alan Cockrell turns 51 on Dec. 5. He became the first freshman to start at quarterback for the Vols in 1981. On the diamond, Cockrell was an All-American outfielder for UT and was drafted ninth overall by the Giants in 1984. He made his major league debut with the Rockies in 1996 and went on to coach with the Rockies and Mariners.


 

Dobbs Will Be Vols' 8th True Freshman To Start At QB

When true freshman Joshua Dobbs starts at quarterback on Saturday at #10 Missouri, he will be the eighth true freshman in Tennessee football history to start at quarterback. He will be the third in four seasons, joining Tyler Bray in 2010 and Justin Worley in 2011. Here's a look back at the results and stats of first seven true freshmen in their starting debuts:


Alan Cockrell vs. Colorado State (9/19/1981) W, 42-0: 7-14-74 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 2 rushing TD

Peyton Manning vs. Washington State (10/1/1994) W, 10-9: 7-14-79 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT

Casey Clausen vs. Alabama (10/21/2000) W, 20-10: 17-24-213 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT

Brent Schaeffer vs. UNLV (9/5/2004) W, 42-17: 7-10-123 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 1 rushing TD

Erik Ainge vs. Auburn (10/2/2004) L, 10-34: 17-35-173 yards, 1 TD, 4 INT

Tyler Bray at Memphis (11/6/2010) W, 50-14: 19-33-325 yards, 5 TD, 0 INT

Justin Worley vs. South Carolina (10/29/2011) L, 3-14: 10-26-105 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT


This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 16)

In 1982, the Vols handed Paul 'Bear' Bryant and No. 2 Alabama, a 35-28 defeat in Bryant's final game at Neyland Stadium. The game marked the Vols' first win against the Tide in 11 years. Quarterback Alan Cockrell threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns as he was named the SEC Player of the Week. Coach Johnny Majors was named the UPI National Coach of the Week.

OCTOBER 16 (6-4-1)
1909 L, 0-17 Kentucky State
1915 W, 80-0 CENTRE
1920 W, 35-0 Chattanooga
1948 W, 21-6 ALABAMA
1954 L, 0-27 ALABAMA
1965 T, 7-7 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1971 L, 15-32 No. 4 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1976 L, 13-20 No. 20 ALABAMA
1982 W, 35-28 No. 2 ALABAMA
1993 W, 17-17 No. 2 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala (Awarded to UT from NCAA - forfeit).
2004 W, 21-17 Mississippi

On Oct. 16, 1948, Tennessee picked up its 300th all-time victory with a 21-6 win over Alabama.

All-time the Vols are 6-4-1 on the date.

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 9)

Take a look back some of the great games on Oct. 9 as Tennessee is 9-4-2 all-time on the date.

OCTOBER 9 (9-4-2)
1909 L, 0-3 NORTH CAROLINA
1915 L, 0-3 CLEMSON
1920 L, 0-20 VANDERBILT
1926 W, 14-7 Louisiana State
1937 T, 0-0 Duke
1948 W, 26-0 CHATTANOOGA
1954 W, 20-14 CHATTANOOGA
1965 W, 24-3 SOUTH CAROLINA
1971 W, 10-6 GEORGIA TECH
1976 W, 42-7 Georgia Tech
1982 T, 24-24 No. 18 Louisiana State
1993 W, 28-14 Arkansas (N) @ Little Rock, Ark.
1999 W, 37-20 No. 10 GEORGIA
2004 W, 19-14 No. 3 Georgia
2010 L, 14-41 Georgia

On Oct. 9, 1982, the Vols tied the undefeated No. 18 Tiger at LSU, 24-24. Willie Gault had a 96-yard kickoff return for a TD and Alan Cockrell threw for 213 yards.

On Oct. 9, 1993, the Vols won at Arkansas, 28-14 as Heath Shuler threw for 307 yards including a TD pass to Craig Faulkner. Cory Fleming had six catches for 101 yards.

Tennessee ended Georgia's 17-game home win streak with a 19-14 win in Athens on Oct. 9, 2004. Check out a full look back in last week's Lowe's #DefiningMoments. Erik Ainge threw for 2 TDs while Gerald Riggs Jr., ran for 102 yards. 

Happy Birthday: Dec. 5 - Cockrell, Hood, Thomas

On Dec. 5, we send Happy Birthday wishes to junior football defensive lineman and Knoxville native Daniel Hood and freshman soccer player and Hixson native Peyton Thomas.

Daniel Hood  Peyton Thomas

From the archives, former baseball and football Vol Alan Cockrell turns 50 on Dec. 5. He became the first freshman to start at quarterback for the Vols in 1981. On the baseball diamond, Cockrell was an All-American outfielder for UT and was drafted ninth overall by the Giants in 1984. He made his major league debut with the Rockies in 1996 and has gone on coach with the Rockies and Mariners. 


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