Saturday's 70-3 blowout victory against Louisiana-Monroe prompted further research of the offensive record book. The findings revealed that the Vols set several modern records (1937-present) in the outburst.
¥ UT's 70 points was the most points in the modern era and the most since scoring 73 in a 1929 victory over Carson-Newman.
¥ UT's 49 first-half points also established a record for most points in a half during the modern era. The last time the Vols scored more points in 30 minutes was against Carson-Newman, with 53. The Tennessee record for points in a half is 63 against American University in 1905.
¥ Tennessee's 10 touchdowns tied the modern era record, matching the total set in a 68-0 win over Tennessee Tech in 1951. Alex Walls' 10 extra-points set a team record for PATs.
¥ Tennessee scored 28 points in the first quarter, the fourth time UT has scored 28 points in a quarter since 1995. The last time the Vols put up 28 or more was in the second quarter of 1994's 65-0 win over Vanderbilt. The modern record for most points in a quarter is 31 in the second quarter against Oregon State in 1977 and in the first quarter of a 55-7 win over Pacific in 1990.
Records set in ULM blowout
Published: Wed Sep 27, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 03:15 p.m.