The Music City Bowl can count on a full and rowdy crowd when the Tennessee Vols are playing in the game.
The bowl announced a game-record 69,489 fans were in attendance for Thursday's game between the Vols and Purdue Boilermakers.
Three of the four highest-attended Music City Bowls involved the Vols, and the last three sellouts for the game have been games with the Vols. (69,143 in 2010 against UNC, 68,496 in 2016 against Nebraska.)
Thursday's game was the seventh sellout in the game's history.
The crowd was predominately orange-clad, and it was a loud crowd as the Vols took a 21-7 lead through the first quarter. But Purdue stormed back with a strong second quarter and took a 23-21 lead into the half.
This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Music City Bowl-record crowd attendance for Tennessee Vols football vs Purdue