This Game Date in Tennessee Football History – August 31st

AUGUST 31 (5-0)

August 31st, 1996. 2nd-ranked Tennessee opens newly expanded Neyland Stadium in front of a then record 106,212 fans to recognize the 75th anniversary of the Stadium. The Vols don’t disappoint in the opener against UNLV. Two Jay Graham touchdown runs and a Joey Kent TD catch stake UT to a 21-0 lead in the 1st. It’s smooth sailing from there, as Tennessee rolls to a 62-3 win over the Running Rebels.

1996 W, 62-3 UNLV
2002 W, 47-7 Wyoming (N) @ Nashville, Tenn.
2012 W, 35-21 NC State (N) @ Atlanta, Ga.
2013 W, 45-0 Austin Peay
2014 W, 38-7 Utah State



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