WATCH: Tennessee in the Music City bowl special
Tennessee wraps up its first season of the Josh Heupel era Thursday afternoon with a postseason matchup against Big 10 foe Purdue in the Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Tennessee wraps up its first season of the Josh Heupel era Thursday afternoon with a postseason matchup against Big 10 foe Purdue in the Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
The Vols will look to earn their fifth consecutive bowl victory. The previous four have all come against opponents from the Big 10.
WVLT has what you need to get you ready for the game with our a one-hour ‘Tennessee in the Music City” special, inluding a sit-down interview with defensive back and Nashville native Theo Jackson will play his final game for the Vols just minutes from where he grew up.
President and C.E.O. of the Nashville Sports Council Scott Ramsey and Music City Bowl Board of Directors member Brad Lampley joined the show to talk about the importance of Tennessee playing in the Music City.
Tennessee is going bowling for the 54th time in program history. That ranks fifth all-time behind Alabama, Georgia, Texas and Oklahoma. The Vols are 29-24 in bowl games, and those 29 victories rank seventh nationally.
UT is making its third Music City Bowl appearance. The Vols topped No. 24 Nebraska, 38-24, in the 2016 game. UT dropped a 30-27 double overtime contest to North Carolina in the 2010 Music City Bowl.
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