Oct 19, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers kicker Michael Palardy (1) celebrates after kicking a field goal to defeat the South Carolina Gamecocks 23-21 with teammate Tennessee wide receiver Tyler Drummer (3) during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Butch Jones Called Vols Game Winning Field Goal On Friday

If Butch Jones keeps getting premonitions like these, I’d like to hear about them in advance.

It might keep my blood pressure down during incredibly intense games.

Jones: I looked at Palardy yesterday at dinner and said, ‘You got the game winner tomorrow?’ He said, ‘Yes, Coach.’

Michael Palardy kicked a game-winning 19 yard field goal to propel the Volunteers to a 23-21 victory over #11 South Carolina on Saturday.

It was perhaps the biggest kick in Neyland Stadium since James Wilhoit’s 50-yard field goal to beat the Florida Gators in 2004.

Palardy faced a lot of criticism heading into this season, but he’s thrived under the new coaching staff.

The senior has missed only one field goal this season, but more importantly he’s been a weapon as a punter.

Palardy punted eight times on Saturday for an average of 40.4 yards a punt, including an impressive 64 yard punt.

 

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