Vols know what's on the line at Vanderbilt

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It's no secret that Tennessee's chance of winning the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division was stifled last weekend when Florida took down LSU.

Losing sight of Atlanta has not faltered the fight in Team 120 as it prepares for the final regular season game that also happens to be versus in-state foe Vanderbilt. 

"It's know it's a huge game for both of us," Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs said Tuesday. "It's the last game of the season, so it's always an important game.  I know how their seniors are feeling going into their Senior Night, wanting to go out with a bang and getting the sixth win. So we understand all the outside implications that are going on into this game. We have to just focus on what we can do and be ready to go Saturday."  

For Vanderbilt, collecting a sixth "W" on Saturday would grant them bowl eligibility. The Orange & White were already eligible after Game 9, but a victory over the Commodores would play a role in potentially landing Tennessee in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

"We understand the bowl situation," Dobbs said. "Obviously, if we don't come out ready to play on Saturday, then none of that will happen. So we have to be prepared to go on Saturday, focus on this week and winning this week."

Watch the video above to hear more from Dobbs, Micah Abernathy and Brett Kendrick about the importance of collecting a win in Nashville.



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