Eric Gray entered the day with 207 rushing yards on the season. He finished the season with more than double that number.
The freshman running back was only playing because Ty Chandler was banged up, but he made the most of his opportunity. Tennessee started slow offensively with Tim Jordan in the backfield, but everything changed once Gray got his chance.
Tennessee’s offense came to life with a couple of huge runs from Gray, who put the game out of reach in the first half. The offensive line was blowing Vanderbilt off the line of scrimmage and Gray was capitalizing.