Tennessee football goes into its regular season finale, chasing a 10-win season.

Tennessee (9-2, 5-2 SEC) plays at Vanderbilt (5-6, 2-5) on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network).

Here’s what you should know about the matchup:

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Joe Milton’s time to shine

Joe Milton is back as Tennessee’s quarterback after Hendon Hooker suffered an ACL injury late in the season against South Carolina. The big-armed backup has impressed in limited action this season after an erratic performance in early 2021.

“Joe has grown a lot,” said Vols coach Josh Heupel. “You saw how he played when he got the chance. He’s really good at what we’re doing.”

Milton completed 69.7% of his passes for 573 yards and six touchdowns. He has thrown no interceptions and is averaging 17.4 yards per attempt. Milton started in the first two games last season before Hooker took over. He transferred from Michigan ahead of the 2021 season.

Tennessee Football and a 10-win regular season

Tennessee needs a win on Saturday to secure its first ten-win regular season since 2003. The Vols have already won their first nine-win regular season since 2006. UT won nine games in 2015 and 2016 thanks to bowl wins.

UT also hit the 10-win mark in 2007 with a bowl win. UT has not won six SEC games since the 2007 season.

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