Vols Officially Accept Outback Bowl Bid


Knoxville (WVLT) - Vol fans, get ready!


You'll be heading down to the Sunshine State if you want to watch the Vols take on Penn State on New Year's Day in the Outback Bowl.


The 17th ranked Vols are nine and three, Penn State is eight and four and unranked.


There are only 13,000 tickets available for the outback bowl and they're going fast for about $60 each on Ticketmaster.


World travel is offering two different packages for you.


You can either drive 12-hours yourself for $540 a person, or take a charter flight for $1,030.


Included in both packages, three nights at a hotel, food and transportation to the game and a pregame tailgate party, which is perfect for any big Vol fan.


"You're with other fans, you're with other alumni on this trip, it's hosted, you've got a host with you to help you find places to eat, things to do," Sandy Hampton, from World Travel.


If you're interested in the package deals, call World Travel at 777-1600.


If you're not heading to Florida, you can catch the game at 11:00 a.m. on ESPN.


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Fast Facts:

The Outback Bowl

January 1, 2007

11:00 a.m.



Location: Raymond James Stadium (Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Tampa, FL


Stadium Capacity: 65,657


Pay-out per team: $3 million



Tickets:

www.usports.com

www.outbackbowl.com

974-3011


Coaches:










Phillip Fulmer Joe Paterno
15th Season

9-3 in 2006

7-6 Bowl Record

137-40, 77.4%


AP: 17

Coaches: 18
40th Season

8-4 in 2006

20-10-1 Bowl Record

351-120-3, 74.1%


AP: NR

Coaches: NR



Bowl Appreances:










Tennessee Penn State
Citrus Bowl

-2001 vs. Michigan, 45-17 W

-1996 vs. Northwestern, 48-28 W

-1995 vs. Ohio State, 20-14 W

-1993 vs. Penn State, 13-31 L



Hall of Fame Bowl

-1992 vs. Boston College, 38-23 W



SBC Cotton Bowl

-2005 vs. Texas A&M, 38-7 W

Key Bowls



2003 Capital One vs. Auburn, 13-9L

1999 Outback vs. Kentucky, 26-14W

1996 Outback vs. Auburn, 43-14W

1993 Citrus vs. Tennessee 13-31W












Matchup:
















































Tennesee   Penn State
     
359-1321 Rushing 508-2107
240-378-3171 Passing 181-297-2543
4492, 374.3/Game Avg. Total Off. 4650, 387.5/Game Avg.
48% 3rd Down Conversions 42%
91% Red Zone Scores 84%
17-122 Sacks 28-163
     

 

































Passing:    
Erik Ainge   Anthony Morelli
208-311-8   194-361-8
19 TDs   10 TDs
2722 Yrds   2227 Yrds
66.9%   53-7%

Tennessee Rushing:
















































LaMarcus Coker Montario Hardesty Arian Foster
103-660 104-382 79-257
4 TDs 4 TDs 5 TDs
66.0 Avg/Game 31.8 Avg/Game 25.7 Avg/Game
     
TN Totals    
359-1321    
16 TDs    
110.1 Avg/Game    

Penn State Rushing:
















































Tony Hunt Rodney Kinlaw AJ Wallace
246-1228 39-199 7-142
11 TDs 0 TDs 1 TDs
102.3 Avg/Game 16.6 Avg/Game 11.8 Avg. Game
     
Penn State Totals:    
417-1767    
16 TDs    
147.2 Avg/Game    

Tennessee Receiving:
















































Robert Meachem Jayson Swain Bret Smith
67-1265 42-604 39-453
11 TDs 6 TDs 5 TDs
105.4 Avg/Game 50.3 Avg/Game 41.2 Avg/Game
     
TN Totals:    
240-3171    
24 TDs    
264.2 Avg/Game    



Penn State Receiving:
















































Deon Butler Jordan Norwood Derrick Williams
45-546 41-437 37-413
2 TDs 2 TDs 1 TDs
47.0 Avg/Game 36.4 Avg/Game 34.4 Avg/Game
     
Penn State Totals:    
212-2402    
11 TDs    
200.2 Avg/Game    

Tennessee Defense:























Jonathan Hefney Marvin Mitchell Jerod Mayo
93 Tackles 92 Tackles 82 Tackles
3 TFLs 9 TFLs 12.5 TFLs
0 Sacks 1 Sacks 5 Sacks



Penn State Defense:
























Paul Posluszny Dan Connor Sean Lee
108 Tackles 103 Tackles 83 Tackles
7 TFLs 8.5 TFLs 7 TFLs
3 Sacks 5 Sacks 4.5 Sacks


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