Vols Don't Quit, Rally Past Georgia Tech In 2 OTs

Vols Don't Quit, Rally Past Georgia Tech In 2 OTs

The Volunteers secured a 42-41 win when they stopped what would have been a game-winning two-point conversion from Georgia Tech.

As for yours truly, let me just say that I'm thankful my laptop comes with a "delete" key because the words I thought I'd be sending from Mercedes-Benz Stadium for much of that Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game - especially regarding Jones - didn't remotely resemble those that ultimately wound up in our paper following Tennessee's 42-41 double-overtime win.

John Kelly punctuated the second overtime with his fourth touchdown and the final two of his 128 hard-earned yards.

The lack of pass rush allowed the Vols to target cornerback Step Durham, who was badly beaten on a Marquez Callaway touchdown catch.

Indeed, both Marshall and Benson were huge parts of Tech's monumental offensive night. The junior signal caller also added 120 yards on 5 of 9 passing. He scored his second 1-yard touchdown of the game as the Yellow Jackets were dealing.

Oh, how Butch Jones needed a first game win over a middle of the pack ACC team.

Tennessee's Micah Abernathy fell on it for the Vols at the 7 with 4:50 remaining, and the Vols drove almost the length of the field to tie on John Kelly's 11-yard run with 1:29 remaining. J.J. Green fumbled inside the Tennessee 10-yard line near the end of regulation, missing an opportunity to put Tech ahead by two scores.

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However, with an appearance at Henlow now more likely, Coral have chosen King Kid as the favourite for the St. However, despite this setback, he still clocked 28.50, demonstrating his enormous potential for the future.

But the redshirt senior was stripped of the ball after an 18-yard gain by Brandon Johnson, and Greater Atlanta Christian grad Micah Abernathy pounced on the loose ball after it rolled 18 more yards at the Tennessee 7-yard line to give his team life. Kelly disappeared from the game plan for prolonged periods of time.

No. 25 Tennessee earned a cliche win on Monday, showing true grit and heart to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat with a double-overtime win over Georgia Tech. Then after Tennessee tied things at 7-7 in the second quarter, they reached the end zone with a 75-yard drive on 16 plays that took seven minutes.

In his first collegiate start, Bituli was all over the field, helping defend a Georgia Tech triple-option running attack that ran 96 plays for a whopping 655 yards. He remained poised, even when Tennessee was down by 14 points in the fourth quarter.

Still, Georgia Tech had a chance to put the game away with another methodical drive and appeared ready to do just that when J.J. Callaway pulled Tennessee back within 28-21 after breaking a tackle and streaking 50 yards for a touchdown.

Jones introduced a new gimmick during the Vols' season opener against Georgia Tech on Monday night. The Yellow Jackets began to run between the tackles to pick up consistent yardage. The touchdown came on a keeper by Marshall from the 1. I wanted Johnson to succeed at Georgia Tech if for no other reason to see the more traditional option back on a big stage.

"We never created a negative play, so you never get them behind, and it's like then they get some big plays", Johnson said.

Dodd was elected as a player to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1959 and as a coach in 1993 joining Amos Alonzo Stagg as the only inductee as both player and coach. Georgia Tech started junior TaQuon Marshall, and Tennessee started junior Quinten Dormady.