Nov. 4, 1999

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No. 24 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
at No. 4 Tennessee Volunteers
Nov. 6, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. EST
Neyland Stadium (102,854)

Tennessee’s run defense is among the best in the country and should
challenge Jarious Jackson (7) and the Notre Dame offensive backfield.

The backfield of Jarious Jackson (7), Tony Fisher (12), and Julius
Jones (22) has guided the Irish to four straight wins by racking up more
than 200 rushing yards per game.

The ground game serves an important role against the Vols. With more
than 100,000 screaming fans, it’ll be important for the Irish to control the
ball and keep the score low.

The Volunteers have stifled opposing running backs, ranking 6th in the
nation in run defense. They would love nothing better than to stuff the run
and force Jackson to throw. He has the ability to throw with some accuracy,
but has been inconsistent at best.

In the traditional Irish way, Notre Dame takes aim between the tackles.
Tom Lopienski (36) leads the way, hitting the first linebacker at the second level.
Jackson makes the hand off to Fisher, who hits the hole and makes his way into the
defensive secondary.