After getting off to a rocky start on Rocky Top the University of Tennessee Volunteers finished strong and are going bowling. UT officially accepted an invitation to the Chick-fil-A Bowl over the weekend. The Vols are set to take on Virginia Tech on December 31, 2009 in the Georgia Dome.
This is not the first time the Vols have appeared in this bowl game (formerly the Peach Bowl). In fact, this year will mark their 5th appearance. Unfortunately, the Vols have not had much success in the big game. They hold a 1-3 record as outlined below.
1982 – Iowa 28 Tennessee 22
1988 – Tennessee 27 Indiana 22
2002 – Maryland 30 Tennessee 3
2004 – Clemson 27 Tennessee 14
Hopefully this year Tennessee will have better success in their bowl appearance. I have watched this team play all year and am impressed how they have been able to turn the season around. I look forward to the New Year’s Eve game and hopefully will be celebrating more than just the New Year!