UT prepares for in-state rival Vanderbilt after victory over Mizzou

Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings (15) runs into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – With a victory over Missouri, the University of Tennessee is preparing for its last game of the season.

The Vols are ranked No. 24 in the AP Top 25 poll after beating Mizzou 63-37.

Quarterback Josh Dobbs played his final time in front of the home crowd, accounted for 413 yards and 5 touchdowns. Head Coach Butch Jones spoke on Mizzou’s offense. “They ran 110 plays. I don’t think I’ve been in a game where a team ran 110 plays.”

The team plays in-state rival Vanderbilt in Nashville Saturday. “We’re going to be exceptionally challenged. This is as good of a defense that we’ve faced all year.”

The city is home for junior Derek Barnett.

The defensive end is close to reaching Hall of Fame’s Reggie White record of having 32 sacks with Tennessee from 1980 to 1983. Barnett’s sack against Mizzou over the weekend gave him a single season career high of 11, and 31 for his career with the Vols.

The game will air on the SEC Network at 7:30 p.m.

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