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Blog – Records May Not Be Broken…

There was a record set Saturday that may not be broken for a long, long time.

At the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, 156,990 fans showed up to see Tennessee play Virginia Tech. The previous record for a college football game was 115,109 in an expanded Michigan Stadium in 2013 when the Wolverines hosted Notre Dame.

It took 450 truckloads of sand and gravel and more than 100,000 square feet of artificial turf to change the speedway into a football field.

Tennessee won the game, 45-24.

The 10 largest capacity college football stadiums in America:

1.Michigan Stadium (Michigan), 107,601
2.Beaver Stadium (Penn State), 106,572
3.Ohio Stadium (Ohio State), 104,944
4.Kyle Field (Texas A&M), 102,733
5.Neyland Stadium (Tennessee), 102,455
6.Tiger Stadium (LSU), 102,321
7.Bryant-Denny Stadium (Alabama), 101,821
8.Darrell Royal Stadium (Texas), 100,119
9.Los Angeles Memorial Stadium (USC), 93,607
10.Stanford Stadium, 92,746

Keeping up with Lott Winners:

*Last year’s winner, Carl Nassib of Penn State debuted professionally with the Browns by recording his first ever NFL sack, adding two quarterback hits and a pass defended…

*J.J. Watt, 2010 winner (Wisconsin, Houston Texans): just back from the injured list, had three quarterback hits…

*Two former winners – Manti Te’o, 2012 winner (Notre Dame, San Diego Chargers) and Luke Kuechly, 2011 winner (Boston College, Carolina Panthers) both led their team in tackles with 10 each. Te’o had two tackles for losses and Kuechly one…

*Jerry Hughes, 2009 winner (TCU, Buffalo Bills) had a pair of sacks in his season debut.

*Eric Kendricks, 2014 winner (UCLA, Minnesota Vikings) returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown.

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