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Tennessee Vols Football holds UTEP scoreless in 24-0 Win

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Sophomore running back Ty Chandler rushed 12 times for a career-best 158 yards and a touchdown, and Tennessee recorded its first shutout since 2016 in a 24-0 victory over UTEP on Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium.
 
A crowd of 87,074 was on hand for the contest, including 1,067 evacuees of Hurricane Florence from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. They received complimentary tickets to the game from UT Athletics.

Tennessee Football running back Ty Chandler rushed for 158 yards and scored a touchdown Saturday against UTEP. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Football running back Ty Chandler rushed for 158 yards and scored a touchdown Saturday against UTEP. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Titans overcome downpour to beat Green Bay Packers 20-16 at LP Field in Preseason Opener

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Heavy rains blanked LP Field Saturday night as the Tennessee Titans (1-0-0) took on the Green Bay Packers (0-1-0) in their preseason opener. Conditions were not ideal for head coach Ken Whisenhunt’s first game as a Titan. Whisenhunt was named head coach on January 13th, 2014.

Behind 13-60 in the fourth quarter, Tennessee had the ball on their on 20. In four plays, the Titans moved the ball down to the Packers 7. From there, running back Jackie Battle took it in for a 7 yard touchdown. Kicker Brett Kern connected on the extra point to give the Titans a 20-16 lead over Green Bay. It would be the last points scored in the game.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Demitri Goodson (39) breaks up a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Micheal Preston (14) during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Packers 20-16. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

Green Bay Packers cornerback Demitri Goodson (39) breaks up a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Micheal Preston (14) during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Packers 20-16. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Volunteers lose to Georgia Bulldogs 34-31 in overtime thriller

 

Tennessee Vols - UT Vols - University of Tennessee VolunteersClarksville, TN – The University of Tennessee Volunteers dropped a heartbreaking over-time loss to Georgia, 34-31 at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, as the Vols were seeking that “signature ” win they’ve been desperate for.

Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan kicked a 42 yard field goal in overtime to give the Bulldogs the hard fought victory.

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Justin Worley (14) during the first quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs at Neyland Stadium. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Justin Worley (14) during the first quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs at Neyland Stadium. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols beat South Alabama 31-24 Saturday at Neyland Stadium

 

Tennessee Vols - UT Vols - University of Tennessee VolunteersKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Vols held on to defeat South Alabama at Neyland Stadium, after enjoying a comfortable lead for the first half of the game, 31-24.

Head coach Butch Jones said he’ll take the win, but his Vols have work to do.

“We’re going to go back to work tomorrow and work to get better. As we continue to move forward, obviously we can’t make mistakes. I wanted a clean game and it was far from that. It’s been a grind for these kids. I think that’s what people don’t realize, it’s been a grind for these young men. Back to back opponents on the road, and then coming in here. They gutted it out. We take a lot from this. We have to learn from it and move forward.”

Tennessee Volunteers running back Rajion Neal (20) runs the ball against the South Alabama Jaguars during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 31 to 24. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers running back Rajion Neal (20) runs the ball against the South Alabama Jaguars during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 31 to 24. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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APSU Governors Football drops season opener to Tennessee Vols 45-0

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUKnoxville, TN – The Kirby Cannon era got underway with Austin Peay State University’s football visiting Rocky Top, Saturday, and suffering a season-opening 45-0 loss to Football Subdivision foe Tennessee.

It’s the third consecutive season-opening loss for the Govs (0-1), dating back to the 2010 campaign. Tennessee (1-0) won its first game under new head coach Butch Jones – its 800th victory all-time – and improved to 7-0 all-time against Ohio Valley Conference foes.

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Tennessee Volunteers running back Alden Hill (30) runs the ball against the Austin Peay Governors at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 45-0.(photo by Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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