Senior quarterback Erik Ainge finished his UT career by throwing for 365 yards and two touchdowns, in Tennessee's 21-17 victory over No. 18 Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl on Tuesday.
Gerald Jones added a rushing touchdown for the Vols (10-4), who finished the season with six wins in their last seven games.
Ainge won game MVP honors and Josh Briscoe caught seven passes for 101 yards with a TD and Brad Cottam also had a touchdown catch.
Tennessee got its ninth double-digit victory season in Phillip Fulmer’s 15-year tenure as head coach.
Now Fulmer will concentrate on recruiting and on filling out his coaching staff. Offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe accepted the head coaching position at Duke and receivers coach Trooper Taylor will move to be the co-offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State.
“I’m excited about where we are, and I’m even more excited about where we’re headed, even with the staff changes,” Fulmer told the Associated Press after the game. “I think that gives us a chance to even be excited about something new and different. I’m looking forward to it.”