Tennessee coach Butch Jones wants to make sure the Volunteers' season doesn't end in November again anytime soon.
Jones said Saturday after a season-ending 27-14 victory at Kentucky that "it's expected we go to bowl games from here on out."
Tennessee will have a better chance of earning its first bowl bid since 2010 and ending a string of four straight losing seasons next year if it shows the big-play ability it displayed Saturday. Tennessee had three touchdowns of at least 40 yards and produced five sacks against Kentucky.
Before Saturday, Tennessee's offense hadn't produced a touchdown of at least 40 yards since Rajion Neal's 47-yard run in a season-opening 45-0 triumph over Austin Peay. The defense had recorded one sack in its last four games.