Over the last two weeks, the Tennessee Volunteers have put an end to a large number of streaks thanks to wins over Florida and Georgia.
If you missed it, the Vols ended over half a dozen separate streaks when they beat the Gators 38-28 last Saturday. Most notably, of course, the Vols broke the 11-game losing streak to Florida with that win.
This Saturday’s victory saw the end of even more streaks for the Vols.
Tennessee’s 34-31 Hail Mary victory over No. 25 Georgia was the first time the Vols beat the Bulldogs in Athens since 2006. The Vols had to use a comeback effort then as well in order to beat them 51-33. This was also Tennessee’s first victory over a ranked opponent on the road since that same win against the No. 9 Bulldogs in 2006.
The Vols’ now own a two-game winning streak over Georgia, and that marks the first time Tennessee has had a winning streak against the Bulldogs since they won two straight meetings from 2006-07.
When Tennessee beat Florida last week, the Gators were ranked No. 19. When the Vols beat Georgia this past weekend, the Bulldogs were ranked No. 25. It’s the first time the Vols have won consecutive games against ranked opponents since they did so in 1999 when they beat No. 9 Georgia at home then No. 12 Alabama on the road.
With the win, Tennessee improved to 5-0 on the season. It’s the first time the Vols have begun a season 5-0 since 1998 when they had an undefeated 13-0 season. This is also the first time the Vols have started out 2-0 in conference play since 2004.
The win also marks the first time since the Vols have earned victories over Georgia and Florida in the same season since 2004. And the last time the Vols got wins over those two rivals in the same season, they won the SEC East.
Tennessee has ended several streaks to start the 2016 season, and they’ll have chances to end even more with games against top 10 opponents Texas A&M and Alabama due up next.