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The day Memphis football defeated Tennessee, as told by those who lived it

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 09, 2021 9:43 AM CT | Published: November 08, 2021 6:45 PM CT

Nov. 9, 1996: There have been big moments since, but none bigger than the day the Tigers upended Peyton Manning and the rival from the east.

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John Martin

John Martin

John Martin is a contributing college sports columnist for The Daily Memphian. His columns will appear weekly. Martin is a lifelong Memphian who’s covered the Memphis Tigers’ basketball program for more than a decade. Before joining The Daily Memphian team, he was the Memphis beat writer for The Athletic. Currently, he is the co-host of the Jason and John Show on 92.9 FM ESPN, weekdays at 11 a.m. Martin is a graduate of White Station High School and the University of Memphis.


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