The Vols won the 1998 SEC Championship Game with a 24-14 victory over Mississippi State on Dec. 5, 1998. Tee Martin threw TD passes to Peerless Price and Cedrick Wilson in the span of 32 seconds in the fourth quarter. Travis Henry ran for 120 yards in the win.
On Dec. 5, 1931, the Vols played in their first-ever bowl game, a 13-0 win over New York University in the New York Charity Bowl. Beattie Feathers ran for a 65-yard touchdown and Deke Brackett returned a punt 75 yards for the other TD.
DECEMBER 5 (3-1-1)
1931 W, 13-0 New York University (N) @ New York, N.Y. (New York Charity Game)
1936 T, 0-0 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1953 L, 19-33 Houston
1970 W, 28-17 UCLA
1998 W, 24-14 No. 23 Mississippi State (N) @ Atlanta, Ga. (SEC Championship)