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Tennessee aiming to avoid repeat of last season’s finish

Nov. 14, 2019 1:19 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee enters its final two games of the regular season in the same situation it faced last year. The Volunteers hope the similarities end there. Tennessee (5-5, 3-3 SEC) has won three straight games and needs one more victory to become bowl eligible for the first time since...

Guarantano's 2 TD passes rally Tennessee past Kentucky 17-13

Nov. 10, 2019 1:07 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jarrett Guarantano has endured his share of setbacks, which has helped him appreciate the comeback that has Tennessee on the brink of postseason eligibility. Guarantano threw two third-quarter touchdown passes for the lead that the Volunteers' defense preserved with a late goal-line...

Tennessee, Kentucky look to get closer to bowl eligibility

Nov. 8, 2019 12:15 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Persevering through rough stretches this football season has helped Kentucky and Tennessee remain hopeful of becoming bowl eligible. Saturday night's rivalry meeting will put the winner one win from the six-win threshold. Both teams have momentum. The visiting Volunteers (4-5, 2-3...

Those other SEC teams scrambling for bowl eligibility

Nov. 6, 2019 3:01 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — While LSU, Alabama and Georgia are working on their playoff credentials, much of the Southeastern Conference has more humble goals. Teams like South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi State are battling for bowl eligibility with 4-5 records. Ditto for Kentucky at 4-4. Missouri's...

Tennessee bounces back from dreadful start to season

Nov. 5, 2019 4:11 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has been the subject of much ridicule after losing its season opener to 26-point underdog Georgia State and dropping four of its first five games. But the Volunteers just might get the last laugh. Tennessee (4-5, 2-3 SEC) has won three of its last four games and could...

Tennessee capitalizes on takeaways to trounce UAB 30-7

Nov. 2, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Bryce Thompson says he's finally back in his preferred playing shape after a suspension caused him to miss the first three games of the season. UAB needs no convincing. Thompson tied a Tennessee single-game record by intercepting three passes as the Volunteers...

UAB's impressive record has Tennessee's attention

Nov. 1, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's troubling recent history against Football Bowl Subdivision teams from outside the Power Five should assure the surging Volunteers avoid complacency as they host Conference USA program UAB. Although Tennessee is favored by 12 points, UAB (6-1) has the superior record....

Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings making most of second chance

Oct. 31, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings has orchestrated a personal turnaround over the last two years, becoming one of the Volunteers' most popular players after getting himself kicked off the team. Jennings was dismissed from Tennessee's football program late in the 2017 season...

Vols' Pruitt optimistic Maurer will be available against UAB

Oct. 28, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt is cautiously optimistic about quarterback Brian Maurer's potential availability for Saturday after concussions caused the freshman to sit out a game last week last week. Pruitt should have renewed confidence in his backups if Maurer's unable to play...

Tennessee beats South Carolina 41-21 without Maurer

Oct. 26, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Jarrett Guarantano could sense the approaching pass rush just as the quarterback released the pass on the play that knocked him out of the game and put his team ahead for good. If nothing else, Guarantano certainly has proved the last month he knows how to take a hit....