Tennessee Dominates Northwestern 45-6

It was a beautiful day at Raymond James stadium for the Tennessee Volunteers in the 30th Annual Outback Bowl. Led by a defense that keyed four interceptions and an offense powered by Outback Bowl MVP Jalen Hurd, the Vols smothered the Northwestern Wildcats 45-6 in front of a crowd of 53,202. Tennessee collected their first win of 2016 on the strength of 420 yards of total offense. Hurd contributed in a big way, running for 130 yards and a score. Quarterback Josh Dobbs added two touchdowns of his own on the ground, and safety Evan Berry returned an interception 100 yards late in the game to cap the team's ninth victory of the season.
Butch Jones | Pat Fitzgerald | MVP Jalen Hurd

You can see all the action from today's game in our photo gallery.

Making Final Preparations

While Tennessee and Northwestern made final preparations for their Outback Bowl battle on New Year's Day, workers at Raymond James Stadium finished their work leading up to the 30th Anniversary event. Both the Volunteers and Wildcats participated in team walk-throughs at the stadium and saw the newly-painted field.

Fans got a chance to cheer on their teams in historic Ybor City at the New Year's Eve Parade and Pep Rally. The parade will include floats, marching bands, and both the Tennessee and Northwestern bands performed in a pep rally that followed! View photos from today's activities in our photo gallery.

Teams and Fans Enjoy Fun and Sun at Clearwater Beach

Northwestern and Tennessee fans, on hand to support their teams, enjoyed Outback Bowl Beach Day Wednesday at Clearwater Beach. The weather could not have been better, as the day featured performances by both school bands, a cheerleader tug of war, won by the Volunteers, and a key lime pie eating contest.

Check out our photo gallery to see all the fun on Clearwater Beach!

Teams Get Wild Tuesday at Busch Gardens

Members of the Northwestern Wildcats and Tennessee Volunteers enjoyed thrilling rides and animal encounters Tuesday at Busch Gardens. Highlights included the rush of Falcon's Fury and feeding giraffes on the Serengeti Safari. Earlier in the day coaches Butch Jones and Pat Fitzgerald addressed the media and fielded questions about Friday's 30th Anniversary Outback Bowl. You can read their comments by clicking the read more link below.

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Game Summary

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Northwestern Wildcats 0 6 0 0 6
Tennessee Volunteers 7 10 7 21 45

Scoring Summary

TD Joshua Dobbs rushed to the right for 14 yard touchdown (Aaron Medley made PAT) 0 7
FG Aaron Medley kicked a 35-yard field goal 0 10
TD Justin Jackson rushed up the middle for 5 yard touchdown (Jack Mitchell missed PAT) 6 10
TD Alvin Kamara rushed to the right for 11 yard touchdown (Aaron Medley made PAT) 6 17
TD Jalen Hurd rushed up the middle for 3 yard touchdown (Aaron Medley made PAT) 6 24
TD Joshua Dobbs rushed to the right for 18 yard touchdown (Aaron Medley made PAT) 6 31
TD John Kelly rushed to the right for 1 yard touchdown (Aaron Medley made PAT) 6 38
TD Evan Berry intercepted Zack Oliver for 100 yard touchdown (Aaron Medley made PAT) 6 45

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