11982: The last time Tennessee lost to Vanderbilt in Nashville, UT fans were still recovering from the recently closed World's Fair. Herschel Walker won the Heisman Trophy, "Ghandi" won the Oscar for best picture and the very week of Vandy's 28-21 win, Michael Jackson released "Thriller." Make you feel old?
2Nashville Pride: Tennessee's depth chart is flush with Nashville metro products. The last thing Tiny Richardson, James Stone, Zach Rogers, Eric Gordon, etc., want to listen to for the next year is yapping from Vandy fans down the street. Motivation should be no problem.
3Secondary Depth: Tennessee's weakest link could be even weaker. Neither LaDarrell McNeil nor Eric Gordon are 100 percent this week due to injuries against Missouri. Also, Daniel Gray's practice week has been limited by an illness. Deion Bonner's suspension is a moot point since he wasn't playing anyway.
4 Close Calls: Vandy has lost only once since Sept. 22 (to Florida) and three of the Commodores' five wins in that stretch were close games (19-15, 17-13, 27-26), exactly the kind of games Vandy used to lose. UT's record in one-possession scores is 1-3.
5CeePee Show: In a grim season, Vol fans can at least look forward to Cordarrelle Patterson's exploits. He leads the SEC and is ranked fifth nationally producing an average of 17.7 yards every time he touches he ball.