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Vols Look To Become Bowl Eligible Vs Kentucky

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- It's taken all season, but the young Tennessee Volunteers have finally grown up a little.

The Vols found themselves trailing in the fourth quarter against Vanderbilt, just as they've done in every other Southeastern Conference game this season. For the first time, they found a way to win.

Tyler Bray threw a touchdown to Da'Rick Rogers in the fourth quarter to tie the game. A Prentiss Waggner interception kept the Commodores from scoring again in regulation, and Eric Gordon picked off a pass and returned it 90 yards for a touchdown in overtime to give the Vols the 27-21 victory.

Now the Vols (5-6, 1-6) can become bowl eligible with a win against Kentucky (4-7, 1-6), a team they've beaten 26 straight seasons.

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