The Music City Bowl featuring Tennessee (7-5, 4-4 SEC) vs. Purdue (8-4, 6-3 B10) at Nissan Stadium in Nashville is now less than 48 hours from kick-off, as The Flights appear to end a solid season on a high note with a win for first-year head coach Josh Heupel. A victory would make Heupel the first Tennessee freshman head coach to win a bowl game since Phillip Fulmer in 1992.
The Flights are expected to be near full strength against the Boilermakers, and they will sport the all-white Stormtrooper uniforms in an effort to topple the Big Ten opponent in Music City.
Tennessee’s record in each uniform suit for the 2021 season is below.
Classics (Orange tops, white pants): 3-0
Road whites: 1-1
Dark mode (Alternate Dark Uniforms): 1-1
White tops, orange pants: 1-1
Orange wave (All Orange): 1-2
At his last press conference in Knoxville before the bowl game, Heupel said the following about his team avoiding “rusting” against Purdue after not playing since late November.
“Yeah sure. You watch bowl games, turnovers, penalties point your head in those games. Rust is part of that. I think that’s why you have to do a fair amount of work of course. while you are here at home too. Make sure they understand the speed and tempo of the football game. Bowl games are unique in that you have to have fun and love being together, but when you are in the building it’s football time and you have to be able to lock yourself in. These guys have had a really good practice here at home. When you get to the bowl site you have to be able to handle that from the home. same way. “
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