Classic Vols Highlights: 1998 Tennessee vs. Arkansas

Tennessee defeats Arkansas 28-24 to keep their championship hopes alive. 

In every national championship season, there is a little luck involved. This was the game where Tennessee got lucky against Arkansas escaping with a 28-24 win.

Arkansas and Tennessee both came into the game undefeated; Tennessee at No.1 and Arkansas at No. 10.

The Razorbacks had the lead at half time 21-10 after two Tennessee turnovers. The Vols eventually cut the lead to 24-20 after a Tee Martin rushing touchdown in the second half.

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Late in the fourth quarter is when the drama began.

With just over three minutes to go, Tennessee forced an Arkansas punt. The snap sailed over the head of punter Chris Akin, and he kicked the ball out of the back of the end zone for a safety to bring the score to 24-22.

Tennessee was then unable to move the ball and turned the ball over on downs with just over two minutes left in the game. Then, the fumble happened for Tennessee.

With almost 1:40 left to play in the game, Arkansas quarterback Clint Stoerner stumbled and fumbled on second down giving the ball back to Tennessee.

Travis Henry reeled off five straight runs, and got in the end zone for a 28-24 Tennessee win.