Tennessee Stat Book
1. Pride of Alcoa: Kentucky's do-it-all Randall Cobb will be the best Cobb to play in Neyland Stadium since Reggie was running over and around people for the Vols in the late 1980s. As the cliche goes, the Vols won't stop the Alcoa alum, who leads the SEC in all-purpose yardage at 186 per game, but they better at least contain him. Cobb needs 264 all-purpose yards today to break the SEC season record.
2. The Streak Adds Up: Wildcats were seen wearing "517" T-shirts this week, which references the combined margin of Tennessee's 25 consecutive victories. Derek Dooley would be thrilled if the 2011 Wildcats are spotted in "518" T-shirts.
3. Home for the Holidays: Tennessee kept Kentucky from being bowl eligible five times during The Streak. Today, the Wildcats could turn the tables on the Vols. UT desperately wants a bowl bid to get the extra practice time and juice for recruiting season. Win and they're in. Lose and they're out for the third time in six years. The Vols haven't gone bowl-less three times in six years since 1975-80.
4. Hart Attack: Ryan Mallett is the only SEC quarterback with more touchdown passes and passing yardage than Kentucky's Mike Hartline going into the final weekend. The unsung Hartline has had a strong year and will be a test for Tennessee's pass defense, whose 16 interceptions rank third in the conference.
5. Chunks Welcome: Coaches love to see plays that make big yards and Tennessee has been getting its share of "chunk" plays. Although they rank only 76th nationally in total offense (360 yards a game), the Vols have 65 plays of 20-plus yards, the most since 2006. Even the 2007 SEC East title team had only 49 chunk plays.