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100 Days of Vols #34 - Hail Mary


John Sommers II

Ten years ago the Vols won two games in a row in The Swamp, en route to three of four over the Florida Gators. Imagine that.

It wasn't easy, and it wasn't even necessarily expected after a frustrating 2002 campaign in Knoxville. And after a long first half with Florida leading 3-0 in the final seconds, it certainly wasn't pretty. But if you keep firing them up there, eventually you'll get something like this:

This play lit the fires of an eventual 24-10 win in Gainesville, a huge boost for Phillip Fulmer and the last time Tennessee beat the Gators in Gainesville. It's the only successful hail mary I can remember for Tennessee. This was a literal jump-up-off-the-couch moment for me.