Tennessee Duggs and the Vols will travel to Pasadena, Cal. to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies for the National Title in the 2018 Rose Bowl at 8:37 pm ET tonight.
Tonight’s Bowl Matchup against the Virginia Tech Hokies will only be the Vols third trip to the Rose Bowl in program history, but it is the first appearance since 1945.
Previous Tennessee teams have not fared too well in the Granddaddy of them all. Both of the Vols previous trips have been blowout losses to USC by the scores of 14-0 and 25-0 on New Years Day in 1940 and 1945, respectively.
In the 1940 and 1945 games, General Robert Neyland led the Vols onto the field in Pasadena. Tonight, Gus Duggerton will lead Tennessee into the same stadium, but will he be able to pull off something General Robert Neyland couldn’t?
The current record between the two teams stands at a 6-3 advantage for Tennessee. However, six of the nine previous matchups occurred before 1938. The border battle was renewed as UT and VT split bowl game victories in 1994 and 2009.
The most recent meeting between the Vols and Hokies was the Battle at Bristol, which saw the Vols rattle off a 45-3 scoring run to beat the Hokies 45-17.
Here are the highlights of that beautiful night in Bristol for nostalgias sake.
Sports are cancelled highlight #447
Can’t wait to see part 2 tonight pic.twitter.com/xxJ6O8wFKd
— CHANNEL TN (@CHANNEL_TN_) June 7, 2020
Where To Watch
Tonight’s BCS National Title Game will be live on PardonMyTake’s twitch stream.
To watch Tennessee Duggs & company, you can click this link to PardonMyTake’s twitch profile.
- Nate Hodges 48-40 Vols
- Houston Kress 36-30 Vols
- Davey Hudson 38-28 Vols
- Billy Williford 42-24 Vols
- Will Stevens 34-7 Vols
The Blitz Crew
- Ric Bulter 362-17 Vols
- Brandon Orrick 42-35 Vols
- Chance Collins 38-35 Hokies
- Charley Collier 38-27 Vols
Talk Sports Crew
- Jon Reed 41-36 Vols
- Cody McClure 42-38 Hokies
- Cam Black 56-28 Vols
The Drive Crew
- Russell Smith 50-35 Vols
- Bear “My prediction is who gives a shit?”
- Trey Wallace 35-20 Vols
- Tanner Carson 37-31 Vols
- Tucker Holt 35-28 Vols
FOX Sports Knoxville Writers
- Hayden Wallen 45-17 Vols
- Stetson Marlin 48-45 Vols
- Logan Quinton 28-24 Vols
VFL Darrell Taylor
Wake up, it’s GAMEDAY!
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) June 7, 2020