The Vols have 2,043 rushing yards heading in to the Kentucky game, marking just the third time since 2000 the team has surpassed 2,000 rushing yards.
Senior Rajion Neal is 10 yards away from reaching 1,000 yards for the season. Joe Robbins Getty Images
Tennessee's offensive line may have underachieved, but it's still pretty good.
The Vols' front has led the way during the best rushing season the program has seen in four years.
And the group has allowed 14 sacks, good for the fifth-fewest in the SEC.
It's a veteran group that will be tough to replace in 2014, especially if junior Antonio Richardson enters the NFL Draft. The State MCT via Getty Images
It may be a consolation prize, but make no mistake, Vols fans crack a smile every time the Gators lose.
Including a 26-20 loss to Georgia Southern last Saturday, the first-ever FCS loss for the Gators.
Will Muschamp's team guaranteed itself the program's first losing season since 1979. Michael Chang Getty Images
It's no cakewalk, but the Vols' 2014 schedule is far from the historical gauntlet they've faced in 2013.
Alabama, Florida and Missouri are all at home.
Tennessee still travels to Oklahoma, Georgia, South Carolina and Vanderbilt, but it's tough to imagine they'll face five-straight ranked opponents. Kevin C. Cox Getty Images
In 2012 Tennessee saw a 5 percent decrease in attendance, averaging 89,965.
This season is much higher, with an average of 95,584 at Neyland Stadium in 2013. Joe Robbins Getty Images
Michael Palardy has been one of the most consistent Vols of 2013.
The senior, one of just seven in college football to handle both kicking and punting, has hit 14 of 17 field goals, all 31 XP attempts, and averages 43.9 yards per punt.
A game-winner against South Carolina doesn't hurt either. The State MCT via Getty Images
True freshman Marquez North separated himself as the best playmaker on the Vols limited offense.
The 6-4, 215-pound wide receiver made highlight reel catches against South Carolina and Georgia. An ankle injury kept him out of the second half against Vanderbilt, exposing Tennessee's lack of big play ability with him on the sidelines. The State MCT via Getty Images
The Vols 23-21 win over then-No. 11 South Carolina marked the team's first win over a ranked team in 20 tries.
It was a signature win for a group of 27 seniors, and for new coach Butch Jones.
Without it, the 2013 season seems far worse than it is. Joe Robbins Getty Images
The 2014 recruiting class keeps growing, now up to 33 commits and counting.
Volquest ranks the class No. 2 in the nation, behind only Alabama.
The "Legacy Class" is led by five-star running back Jalen Hurd. The Tennessean
First-year head coach Butch Jones can seemingly do no wrong, saying all the right things, and securing the No. 2 recruiting class in the country for 2014, according to Volquest.com.
A signature win over South Carolina helped too. Joe Robbins Getty Images
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