|5||1999 Fiesta Bowl|
|Tee Martin leads Tennessee over Florida State in the first official BCS Championship. (Getty)|
By Chip Patterson
Phillip Fulmer, along with offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe (now head coach at Duke) and defensive coordinator John Chavis (now at LSU), put together 45-5 record over a four year span. Three of those years involved all-time everything Peyton Manning, but the Volunteers' most recent title came thanks to Tee Martin and a 23-16 win over Florida state in the first BCS National Championship.
Peerless Price broke open a defensive battle with a 79-yard touchdown early in the 4th quarter to put the Vols up 20-9. Florida State wide receiver Peter Warrick was mostly shut down Tennessee's defensive backs, including a memorable first half performance from cornerback Dwayne Goodrich - who earned defensive MVP honors in the win.
As the first title game of the BCS era, the 1999 Fiesta Bowl serves not only as a reminder to Fulmer's impressive four-year run at Tennessee - and finally getting past Florida with Martin, when Manning could not - but also the system which should be very different after the 2014 season.