What's coming up for UT

Five of Tennessee's remaining seven foes were victorious in Week 6 but the only impressive winner was South Carolina.

Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks looked pretty good in trouncing previously unbeaten Kentucky 38-23 last Thursday night. Mississippi State, Alabama, Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas also notched victories but none was particularly impressive in doing so.

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.

Alabama (Oct. 20 at Tuscaloosa). The Tide (4-2, 2-1) rolled to a 23-0 first-quarter lead, then needed an end-zone interception by Simeon Castille on the game's final play to hold off Houston 30-24.

South Carolina (Oct. 27). The Gamecocks (5-1, 3-1) got two fumble returns for touchdowns by Eric Norwood in handing previously unbeaten Kentucky its first loss, 38-23.

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.


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