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Purdue outlasts Tennessee 48-45 in OT in Music City Bowl

Dec. 30, 2021 21:35 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Purdue came into the Music City Bowl short-handed and banged-up, particularly at wide receiver. The Boilermakers are going home winners after a game that had people clicking over to catch an amazing finish. Mitchell Fineran kicked a 39-yard...

Purdue, Tennessee meet for 2nd time in Music City Bowl

Dec. 29, 2021 13:51 PM EST

Music City Bowl: Purdue (8-4, Big Ten) vs. Tennessee (7-5, SEC), Dec. 30, 3 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Tennessee by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Purdue 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE Purdue needs a victory to finish with the...

Purdue to face surging Tennessee in Music City Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 18:28 PM EST

Purdue (8-4, Big Ten) vs. Tennessee (7-5, SEC), Dec. 30, 3 p.m. ET LOCATION: Nashville, Tennessee. TOP PLAYERS Purdue: Quarterback Aiden O’Connell passed for 3,178 yards and 23 touchdowns. David Bell was named the Big Ten’s...

Tennessee hands rival Vanderbilt season-ending loss, 45-21

Nov. 27, 2021 20:18 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Heupel passed both tests among the SEC Class of 2021. Tennessee's first-year head football coach won games against fellow Southeastern Conference newcomers. First it was Shane Beamer at South Carolina, then Saturday it was Clark Lea at...

Vols look to finish Heupel's debut season strong vs Vandy

Nov. 26, 2021 09:50 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Heupel took over a Tennessee program depleted by transfers and rocked by an alleged recruiting scandal with one goal in mind: Getting buy-in. “A lot of coaches will tell you, when they go into a new program, the older guys are the...

Bowl eligibility up for grabs for Tennessee, South Alabama

Nov. 18, 2021 11:02 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee can take a very big step Saturday night in coach Josh Heupel's first season with a win against South Alabama and become bowl eligible with a game remaining. "It’s big because it shows progress in year one, just over the course of the...

Hokies AD: Fuente 'wanted to move on' now, not be in limbo

Nov. 16, 2021 15:26 PM EST

Virginia Tech's Justin Fuente could see the writing on the wall so the Hokies football coach decided he would rather leave the program now rather than wait and be told to pack his bags. Virginia Tech announced Tuesday that Fuente is out, effective immediately. ...

No. 1 Georgia braces for challenge against Tennessee offense

Nov. 11, 2021 11:57 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top-ranked Georgia hasn’t seen an offense like Tennessee’s this season. At least that’s what the Volunteers are counting on. As the Bulldogs (9-0, 7-0, No. 1 CFP) prepare for their final Southeastern Conference game,...

No. 1 Georgia looking to finish perfect SEC run vs. Vols

Nov. 11, 2021 11:42 AM EST

No. 1 Georgia (8-0, 7-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP) at Tennessee (5-4, 3-3), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS). Line: Georgia by 20 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Georgia by 25-23-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

SEC leaders Georgia, Alabama gearing up for final challenges

Nov. 10, 2021 14:23 PM EST

Top-ranked Georgia and No. 3 Alabama appear headed for a showdown in the Southeastern Conference title game. That scenario follows the preseason script. But before the powerhouse programs clash on Dec. 4 in Atlanta they must clear a few remaining hurdles in the season’s...