The Vols have won their last six games played on Nov. 28, every game since 1970.
On Nov. 28, 1987, the Vols overcame the greatest deficit in school history to win a game, as Tennessee trailed Vanderbilt 28-3 in the second quarter and went on to win 38-36. "There were as many big plays in this game and as big a comeback as I can remember," head coach Johnny Majors said after his Vols rallied from a 25-point deficit.
The Vols fell behind, 28-3, midway through the second quarter and trailed until fullback William Howard's six-yard scoring run gave them a 32-28 lead with 9:45 left in the third quarter. The go-ahead touchdown was set up when Vanderbilt's Jeff Mayes fumbled a kickoff return and Tennessee's Chris Treece recovered.
On Nov. 28, 1998, the Vols pounded Vanderbilt, 41-0. Tee Martin threw for 241 yards including 181 to Peerless Price, including a 67-yard TD. Travis Henry and Travis Stephens also ran for touchdowns.
NOVEMBER 28 (8-5-2)
1901 T, 6-6 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1907 L, 0-5 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1912 L, 0-7 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1929 T, 6-6 Kentucky
1935 L, 0-27 Kentucky
1942 W, 19-7 Vanderbilt
1953 W, 33-6 VANDERBILT
1959 L, 0-14 VANDERBILT
1964 L, 0-7 Vanderbilt
1970 W, 24-6 Vanderbilt
1981 W, 38-34 VANDERBILT
1987 W, 38-36 VANDERBILT
1992 W, 29-25 Vanderbilt
1998 W, 41-0 Vanderbilt
2009 W, 30-24 Kentucky (OT)