Vols Break Multiple Outback Bowl Records

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    (Photo via the Outback Bowl)

    (Photo via the Outback Bowl)

    Tennessee’s 45-6 win over Northwestern opened some eyes, and it turns out that it changed some records as well.

    Here are the bowl records Tennessee set or tied:

    • Most rushing touchdowns (5). The record of four was previously held by Michigan (2003) and Georgia (1998)

    • Most points (45). The record of 43 was previously held by Penn State (1996)

    • Tied for most extra points (6) with Michigan (1994)

    Other notes and accomplishments for the Vols:

    • Evan Berry’s 100-yard interception return in the fourth quarter tied Auburn’s Walton McFadden (2010) for both the longest interception return and the longest interception return for a touchdown. Berry became the ninth player in Outback Bowl history to return an interception for a touchdown. It also ties the UT record for longest interception return.

    • Brian Randolph set UT’s all-time games played mark with his 53rd appearance coming during the Outback Bowl

    • Jalen Hurd became the first Vol to ever run for 100+ yards in multiple bowl games.

    • Tennessee’s four sacks were the most in a bowl game since 2002

    • Aaron Medley’s six made extra points gave him 50 for the season, good for second all-time in UT history

    • Jalen Hurd moved to within 891 yards of becoming UT’s all-time leading rusher. Hurd also wrapped up the seventh-best rushing season in UT history with 1,288 yards

    • Tennessee had its second-best rushing season in the modern era (since 1950). The Vols finished the year with 2,908 yards on the ground, trailing only the 1951 team (3,068 yards)

    • Trevor Daniels’ 45.7 yards per punt average on the season is the best in UT history (minimum 50 punts)