Here's a quick look at how the Vols' future foes fared:
Mississippi State (Saturday at Starkville). The Bulldogs (4-2, 1-2) got a big game from Anthony Dixon, a former starter who came off the bench to rush 32 times for 152 yards in a 30-13 pasting of Alabama Birmingham.
Louisiana-Lafayette (Nov. 3). The Ragin' Cajuns (1-5) finally cracked the win column, dumping hapless North Texas 38-29 thanks to a big game from Michael Desormeuax. He completed 10 of 20 passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns and ran 18 times for 150 yards and two more TDs, including a 73-yarder. ULL tailback Tyrell Fenroy added 123 rushing yards on just seven carries, an average of 17.6 yards per attempt.
Arkansas (Nov. 10). The Razorbacks (3-2, 0-2) led UT-Chattanooga just 17-9 at halftime before pulling away to win 34-15. Heisman favorite Darren McFadden lost two fumbles and was outrushed 141 yards to 122 by his backup, Felix Jones.
Vanderbilt (Nov. 17). The Commodores (3-2, 1-2) got off to a horrendous start – trailing 21-0 one minute into the second quarter – and eventually lost 35-7 at Auburn. Earl Bennett became Vandy's career leader with 201 receptions.
Kentucky (Nov. 24 at Lexington). The Wildcats (5-1, 1-1) proved to be their own worst enemy in a 38-23 loss at South Carolina, giving up an interception at the goal line and two fumbles that were returned for touchdowns.