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Tennessee Vols Look For Strong Finish To 2009


(AP) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin has preached to his players all season that it doesn't matter how they start anything if they don't finish strong. 

The Vols have been a good fourth-quarter team this season. Kiffin expects them to finish the final quarter of the season strong. 

November has always been a big month for the Volunteers. Since the Southeastern Conference expanded in 1992, they're 58-10 in regular season games played after Oct. 31. They're 44-5 against SEC opponents in that span. 

Tennessee (5-4, 2-3) has never faced Mississippi (6-3, 2-3) during that span. The Vols make only their third trip to Oxford on Saturday. 

A win over the Rebels would make Tennessee bowl-eligible after missing out on the postseason last year. 

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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