KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Vols close out the 2019 season with a home game against in-state rival Vanderbilt. Tennessee (6-5, 4-3 SEC) comes into the game on a four-game winning streak and has already clinched a bowl game.
Tennessee wins big on senior day, beating Vanderbilt 28-10. The Vols finish the regular season at 7-5, its best record since 2016. Next up, a bowl game.
Vanderbilt picks up a 22-yard touchdown pass.
VANDERBILT 10, TENNESSEE 21
Jauan Jennings makes a catch and gets the Vols to the red zone.
The ball comes loose at 1st and Goal, but Tennessee keeps it.
Gray picks up another touchdown for Tennessee. Gray now holds the school's true freshman rushing record. Extra point is good.
VANDERBILT 10, TENNESSEE 28
The game is delayed again due to lightning with 7:38 left. Play will resume at 8 p.m.
The game resumes at 8 p.m.
Vols punt it away, putting Vanderbilt inside its own 10-yard line.
Vols defense wraps up Vanderbilt's QB for a loss of 6 yards. Vanderbilt punts it away to the Vols 3-yard line.
After a scoreless start to the second half, the Vols still lead Vanderbilt 21-3 at the end of the third.
Tennessee leads Vanderbilt 21-3 at halftime. Freshman Eric Gray picked up two touchdowns for the Vols with freshman tight end Dominick Wood-Anderson getting the third.
Freshman Roman Harrison sacks Vanderbilt's QB. Vanderbilt snaps high but recovers.
Guarantano passes under pressure to pick up a first down and get the Vols into the red zone.
Dominick Wood-Anderson catches a pass in the end zone for the Vols' second touchdown. Extra point is good.
VANDERBILT 3, TENNESSEE 14
Gray picks up a 94-yard touchdown for the Vols. This is the second-longest rush in UT history. Extra point is good.
VANDERBILT 3, TENNESSEE 21
Jarrett Guarantano starts at quarterback, and Vanderbilt intercepts at the 31-yard line.
Alontae Taylor's helmet is pulled off by Vanderbilt's Ke'Shawn Vaughn. Personal foul on both players for a face mask and holding.
Vanderbilt kicks a 41-yard field goal.
VANDERBILT 3, TENNESSEE 0
Guarantano completes his first pass of the quarter after going 0-7.
Freshman Eric Gray picks up a 56-yard touchdown for Tennessee. The extra point is good.
VANDERBILT 3, TENNESSEE 7
The game has been delayed due to lightning in the area. Tennessee Football tweeted the game will start at 4:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt (3-8, 1-6 SEC) has won three in a row in the series for the first time since 1926.
Since 1982, the Vols are 38-4 in regular season finales with three of those losses coming in the last three seasons to Vanderbilt. If Tennessee wins, it will match the program's best conference record since 2007.
Thirteen Tennessee seniors (plus former Vol Darrin Kirkland Jr.) will be honored with a senior day ceremony prior to kickoff. Many of those seniors started their college careers on a five-game winning streak in 2016 and have a chance to end on a five-game winning streak with a victory over Vanderbilt.
The Commodores rank outside the top 100 nationally in nearly every major statistical category. Vanderbilt is last in the SEC in points scored and second to last in the conference in points allowed.
Here are the players being honored for senior day:
Darrin Kirkland Jr.