KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Volunteer fans will be treated to the 2006 Tennessee at Georgia football game in this weekend’s installment of Vol Network Classics across the state of Tennessee on participating Vol Radio Network affiliates.
The broadcast begins approximately at 12:20 p.m. ET/11:20 a.m. CT Saturday on WNML in Knoxville (AM 990, FM 99.1), utsports.com, the Tennessee Athletics App and at various times on Saturday on over 25 radio affiliates across the state of Tennessee. Check your local listings.
On a crisp fall night in Athens, Georgia on Oct. 7, 2006, the No. 13 Vols defeated the ninth-ranked Bulldogs, 51-33. Tennessee fell behind 24-7 late in the first half before mounting a miraculous comeback. The Vols scored 37 points after halftime against a Georgia defense that had allowed just 34 points total in its first five games, scoring on seven straight possessions. The Vols pulled away from a back-and-back forth offensive shootout with 27 points in the fourth quarter.
Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge had a huge night going 25-of-38 passing for 268 yards with two touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. Future NFL star running back Arian Foster, who returned back for that game after an injury, scored three touchdowns. Receiver Robert Meachem had seven catches for 98 yards. Antonio Wardlow blocked and recovered a Georgia punt for big touchdown in the fourth quarter. Tennessee’s defense rebounded from sluggish first half to force four turnovers and keep the Bulldogs out of the end zone in the second half.
Bob Kesling, Tim Priest and Jeff Francis handle the Vol Radio Network broadcast. Special highlights and features include exclusive audio from the Tennessee locker room postgame. Vol Network Classics is presented by the East Tennessee Chevy Dealers and Hullco.