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5 Non-Conference Games the Vols Should Play Again

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This one seems obvious. A battle of the “UTs” that have a lot of pride and actually share a lot of history beyond the playing field would make for quite the headliner.

The Vols and Longhorns have actually only met three times on the football field with Texas holding a 2-1 lead in the series. Tennessee won the first meeting when General Robert Neyland’s 1950 national championship team capped off an 11-1 season with a 20-14 win in the Cotton Bowl over Texas. The Longhorns won the next two in 1953 and 1969, both of which were also in the Cotton Bowl game.

A home-and-home series between the two would be the first time either has played at Neyland Stadium or Darrell K. Royal Stadium in Austin — two of the game’s best atmospheres.

Plus, a series in the future could finally decide the debate of which school is the “real” UT in college sports.

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