A look back at Tennessee’s win versus Virginia in 1991 Sugar Bowl

Tennessee first fielded a football team in 1891 and the Vols have played in memorable games throughout its history.

Each week, Vols Wire will recap a memorable game against its upcoming opponent.

The Week 1 installment revisits Tennessee’s 23-22 win versus Virginia in the 1991 Sugar Bowl.

Virginia led, 16-0, at halftime.

Tennessee scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Running back Tony Thompson scored on a game-winning one-yard touchdown for the Vols.

Thompson recorded 151 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in the win.

Tennessee quarterback Andy Kelly completed 24-of-35 passing attempts, totaling 273 passing yards and one passing touchdown. Wide receiver Carl Pickens scored the Vols’ receiving touchdown.

Former Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley was a wide receiver for the Cavaliers. The 1990 campaign was his senior season at Virginia.

Johnny Majors served as the Vols’ head coach in 1990.

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Story originally appeared on Vols Wire


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