Vols Top Tech In Double-OT Thriller

Vols Top Tech In Double-OT Thriller”

A loss in that fashion would have been demoralizing to a young team, embarrassing to a fan base that expects more than being simply competitive in a down division and a disgusting way to kick off the season.

Tennessee, on the other hand, played Georgia Tech on Monday in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium and had to endure a double overtime 42-41 come-from-behind victory over the Yellow Jackets.

Call them lucky, but the Tennessee Volunteers found any way possible to come out with a victory in what could have been a rambling wreck against Georgia Tech.

Taylor did what Tennessee had failed to do for so much of the game. We spoke all week long about a will to win, and that was the kind of game to find out our will to win.

A shortage of big plays was among the chief failings of the Jackets' defense last season, particularly through the first eight games.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder skied high and was able to get two fingers on the ball to deflect a 36-yard game-winning field goal attempt by Georgia Tech as regulation expired.

Tennessee had defended 86 Georgia Tech runs on the night, the vast majority of them poorly. However, he now kicks professionally for the Carolina Panthers.

"I've been preparing for opportunities and God just blessed me with the right time and ability", said Bain. That missed kick, in a way, allowed the momentum to go finally in Tennessee's favor. Monday night had to shatter that kid's confidence.

Joshua Dobbs, Alvin Kamara and Derek Barnett are all in the National Football League, but this new version of Tennessee -"Team 121" as Butch Jones likes to refer to them - shares their heart. Tennessee coach Butch Jones was pilloried previous year for defending his outgoing senior class, which graduated out without ever winning the SEC East, as winners of "the championship of life".

"From what?" Johnson said. It's so trashy, pun intended. It was a go-to eyesore than ESPN loved to show the Volunteers try to dunk on.

The NCAA has granted limited immunity to 2 Mississippi State football players in its investigation of Ole Miss football.

You can doubt the head coach and his goofy shticks; the latest of which seems to be a sideline trash can for the defense to dunk into after forcing turnovers. They work out only for Jones, a man who pulls more rabbits out of hats than a touring magician. Aaron Medley's PAT tied the game at 7-7 with 8:11 to go in the second quarter.

"I don't think I've ever been in a game where you run 96 plays and have 655 yards of offense and lose", Johnson said. "In the second half, once they got rolling, there wasn't much stopping them".

Georgia Tech dominated time of possession 56:27 to 18:33 and still lost. Give them credit: "We didn't and they knocked the ball out".

You kinda set yourself up for that one, Butch.

Change is an inevitable component to college football.

I mean, they didn't have enough guys over there, and [the blocking WR, top of the screen] tried to reach out and grab somebody as opposed to releasing inside and clinging the corner, because there's one guy you could have pitched to or run it in yourself, and we didn't do it.

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