If It’s Broke, Fix It: Tennessee Nearly Gets Slive’d Against Vanderbilt

Posted by Ben Garrett on November-22-2009 Add Comments

Tennessee leads 24-13 late in the fourth quarter. Vanderbilt has the ball inside the 10-yard line, needing a score to keep its comeback hopes alive. Cornerback Anthony Anderson, making his first career start for the Vols, makes a great play on a Commodore receiver, allowing teammate Dennis Rogan to intercept a Mackenzie Adams pass on third down.

A fourth straight win over an in-state rival, bowl eligibility, and a winning record, all wrapped up with one big play by a defensive back who wasn't even expected to play the game due to injury.

And then the flag.

In this league, always the flag.

An official behind the play flagged Anderson for pass interference, giving Vanderbilt a 1st-and-goal at the two-yard-line.<...

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