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Tennessee at Kentucky

When: 12:21 p.m. Saturday

Where: Commonwealth Stadium

TV: SEC Network (WKYT-27)

Radio: WLAP-AM 630; WBUL-FM 98.1

Records: Kentucky 4-7 (1-6 SEC); Tennessee 5-6 (1-6 SEC)

Series: Tennessee leads 74-23-9 and has won the last 26 meetings in a row

Last meeting: Tennessee won 24-14 on Nov. 27, 2010, in Knoxville, Tenn.

About Tennessee

Location: Knoxville, Tenn.

Enrollment: 27,107

Founded: 1794

Nickname: Volunteers

Colors: Orange and white

Conference: Southeastern

Web site: utsports.com

History: Tennessee is playing its 114th season of football, beginning in 1891, with an all-time record of 794-346-53 (.687). The Volunteers have played in 49 bowl games (25-24), most recently losing to North Carolina 30-27 in the 2010 Music City Bowl. Tennessee has won two consensus national championships (1951 and 1998) and 13 SEC titles (1998, 1997, 1990, 1989, 1985, 1969, 1967, 1956, 1951, 1946, 1940, 1939, 1938). The school has produced four Heisman Trophy runners-up (Peyton Manning, 1997; Heath Shuler, 1993; Johnny Majors, 1956; Hank Lauricella, 1951)

2010 record: 6-7 overall, 3-5 SEC (tied for third place in Eastern Division)

Coach: Derek Dooley (11-13 in second season at Tennessee; 28-33 in fifth season overall)

Top players: Sophomore QB Tyler Bray, senior DL Malik Jackson, sophomore OL Ja'wuan James, freshman LB A.J. Johnson, senior LB Austin Johnson, freshman RB Marlin Lane, senior RB Tauren Poole, junior TE Mychal Rivera, sophomore WR Da'Rick Rogers, junior OL Dallas Thomas, freshman RB Devrin Young.

Fun fact: Entering Saturday night's game against Vanderbilt, Tennessee ranked second in the nation in total attendance (665,769) and sixth nationally in average attendance per game (95,110) this season. Only Michigan has sold more total tickets.

Notable alumni: Radio host Paul Finebaum; the late Hall of Fame sportscaster Lindsey Nelson; country music singer Dolly Parton; nationally syndicated radio host and Financial Peace author Dave Ramsey; country music singer Pam Tillis; the late Pro Football Hall of Famer Reggie White

Tennessee in 2011

Sept. 3 MONTANA W 42-16

Sept. 10 CINCINNATI W 45-23

Sept. 17 At Florida L 33-23

Oct. 1 BUFFALO W 41-10

Oct. 8 GEORGIA L 20-12

Oct. 15 LSU L 38-7

Oct. 22 At Alabama L 37-6

Oct. 29 S. CAROLINA L 14-3

Nov. 5 MIDDLE TENN. W 24-0

Nov. 12 At ArkansasL 49-7

Nov. 19 VANDERBILTW 27-21

Nov. 26 At Kentucky12:21 p.m.

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