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)