Record: 9-2, 6-2 SEC
Coach: Phillip Fulmer, eighth year (76-13)
Top Off. Player: QB Tee Martin (53.2 completion percentage, 18 TDs rushing/receiving)
Top Def. Player: LB Raynoch Thompson (85 tackles, 3 interceptions)
The defending national champions didn't get all of the breaks in 1999, with a late loss to Arkansas dooming the Vols' repeat hopes. Travis Henry emerged at running back over a struggling Jamal Lewis, and Martin's play got better as the season progressed. Cedric Wilson remains their only receving threat.
|Aug 26||Vols wary of giant killer Fresno State||
Record: 11-1, 8-1 Big 12
Coach: Frank Solich, second year (20-5)
Top Off. Player: QB Eric Crouch (16 rushing TDs, 1,214 yards passing)
Top Def. Player: DB Mike Brown (88 tackles, five INTs)
The Huskers are rolling, having erased the memory of their one loss to Texas by beating the 'Horns 22-6 in the Big 12 title game. Crouch gives Nebraska a multi-dimensional threat at QB, and running back Dan Alexander picks up steam with each game. The "Blackshirts" defense is led by Mike and Ralph Brown.
|Aug 26||Davis to start at I-back for Nebraska|
|Aug 22||Suspended Husker OL sentenced to jail|