This weekend kicked off high school football and around the area were some great games to see. But the real fun startsSeptember 1st when Tennessee takes on Cal. It's the game we've all been waiting for and here marks some things to watch for and/or let you in on.
- Phillip Fulmer is 4-1 all-time against current members of the Pac-10 Conference
- Fulmer is 14-1 all-time in season-openers
- Erik Ainge, Jonathan Hefney, Xavier Mitchell and Eric Young will serve as the Vols’ captains for the California game.
- Tennessee’s defense has allowed just six opposing ballcarriers to rush for at least 100 yards in the last 37 games. During that span, the opponents’ top rusher has averaged 77.2 yards per game.
- Jonathan Hefney has a streak of 36 consecutive starts
- Cornerback Eric Berry is one of the top three cornerbacks on the Vols’ defensive depth chart coming out of summer camp and could join select company if he is given the start at Cal
- Mayo is on the watch list for the 2007 Rotary Lombardi Award
- McNeil has is on the watch list for the Dave Rimington Trophy