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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...

Vols look to make statement vs Purdue in Music City Bowl

Dec. 29, 2021 14:25 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — First-year Tennessee coach Josh Heupel has the Volunteers in the Music City Bowl for the third time overall. This time, the Volunteers will take on Purdue in an SEC-Big Ten matchup on Thursday. It’s an indication of how much has changed in a year for the...

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...

Police: Former UCF football player fatally shot by father

Nov. 30, 2021 17:37 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former football player at the University of Central Florida was fatally shot during an altercation with his father and his mother was wounded, authorities said Tuesday. Otis Anderson Jr. was killed late Monday during the argument with his...

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...

Hooker leads Tennessee's rout of South Alabama 60-14

Nov. 21, 2021 00:38 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — All season, Tennessee coach Josh Heupel has stressed maintaining a high competitive level, no matter the opponent. Saturday night, thanks to a 60-14 win over South Alabama, Heupel's players proved they got the message. ...

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...

Bennett, No. 1 Georgia remain perfect, rout Tennessee 41-17

Nov. 13, 2021 20:45 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Georgia Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 and just finished off a perfect run through the Southeastern Conference schedule. They're not satisfied yet. Stetson Bennett ran for a touchdown and threw for another as Georgia routed...