Trailing Indiana 22-9 in the fourth quarter of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, Tennessee seemingly was on the verge of getting run out of Jacksonville.
But the Volunteers would cut the deficit to 22-16 when head coach Jeremy Pruitt decided to roll the dice with 4:21 left in the game.
He called for an onsides kick and Airport product Paxton Brooks executed it perfectly as the ball landed in the waiting arms of running back Eric Gray. Tennessee would score on the drive to take a 23-22 lead and that would be the final.
Brooks, the former News19 Player of the Week, is also the starting punter for the Volunteers.
Pruitt said from watching Indiana on film led the coaches to think that the Hoosiers were susceptible to a surprise on special teams.
The win gave Tennessee (8-5) its sixth straight victory to close out the year after starting out 1-4.