(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.
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