9.2.14 news neyland sold out
Hannah Cather • The Daily Beacon

The mass of orange takes over Neyland Stadium at the sold out football game against Utah State on Sunday, Aug. 31.

Corrected: Neyland Stadium sells out

For the first time in seven years, Neyland Stadium was at capacity during the home opener.

Sunday night, a sellout crowd of 102,455 people filled the stands in Neyland Stadium to witness the Tennessee Volunteers football team defeat the Utah State Aggies 38-7. The game marked the first home opening sellout since 2007, when Tennessee defeated Southern Mississippi. At the time, Tennessee was a Top 25 team and went on to play in the SEC Championship game.

"I would like to say thank you to our student body," said UT football head coach Butch Jones in a press conference ...