Vols wrap up regular season road schedule at Mizzou

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones congratulates Tennessee offensive lineman Brett Kendrick (63) as he comes off the field after Tennessee scored a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Ohio Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE)  – The Vols head to Columbia to play Missouri at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium on Saturday for their last regular-season road game.

Tennessee is coming off 24-10 homecoming win over Southern Miss last Saturday. The game marked the first time UT has won a game at home since Sept. 23.  UT’s defense forced two big third quarter turnovers – an interception by senior Emmanuel Moseley and a strip sack by redshirt sophomore Darrell Taylor. Junior running back John Kelly rushed for two touchdowns.

Missouri is also coming off a win last Saturday against Florida, 45-16. Junior quarterback Drew Lock finished 15-for-20 for 228 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Freshman Larry Roundtree III rushed for 83 yards and three touchdowns, totaling 455 for the Tiger offense.

The Vols are 2-3 all-time against Mizzou with both wins coming in the last two years. Tennessee is 1-1 against Missouri in Columbia.

The first-ever meeting between Tennessee and Missouri in 2012 went to four overtimes and the Tigers triumphed with a 51-48 win in Knoxville. That game is tied for the third-longest game in UT history.

Saturday’s game will air at 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff on SEC Network.

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