- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter
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Resuming our series on the best games members of the Tennessee Titans have ever played...
Dexter McCluster, running back
Nov. 14, 2009: Ole Miss 42, Tennessee 17
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Miss.
McCluster: 282 yards, 324 all-purpose yards, 4 touchdowns
"It was at Ole Miss against the Tennessee Vols. I had four touchdowns, I believe 282 rushing, 300-some all purpose. That was probably the best game of my life. I’m usually a player that leads by example on the field, but before that game, I got in front of the team and I said, ‘I’m going to run so hard that someone is going to have to carry me off the field.’ That morning I didn’t know that I was going to go for that many yards and that many touchdowns, but first handoff of the game I broke a long one and I was like, 'OK, something special is about to happen.’ The reason I got up in front of the team and felt that hyped about it was because coach Ed Orgeron, he actually recruited me to Ole Miss, and my first two years I played under him. And he was actually with Tennessee. So I wanted to show him, 'Hey I appreciate you getting me here and this is the product that you brought in.' I didn’t get a chance to talk to him after, my dad did, and he said ‘That’s what I brought him here for, that’s what I saw in high school’ and he was just proud of me."
Resuming our series on the best games members of the Tennessee Titans have ever played... Dexter McCluster, running backNov. 14, 2009: Ole Miss 42, Tennessee 17Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Miss.