Vols' Jauan Jennings to miss up to 12 weeks due to injury

Vols' Jauan Jennings to miss up to 12 weeks due to injury

Vols' Jauan Jennings to miss up to 12 weeks due to injury

"This game wore on us a lot, but Coach talks about how strong individuals can find something to keep them going", Bituli said.

"The resolve and resiliency of our defense, even though we gave up [535] yards rushing, we still managed to force two takeaways, and offensively, we didn't turn the football over, which was paramount to winning the football game".

"He has always been one of those individuals that plays with great consistency". On Monday, Tennessee's defense was absolute garbage, allowing first year GT quarterback TaQuon Marshall to rush for 249 yards and five touchdowns.

Think about that. Tennessee's defense had barely made a play all night, and at win-or-lose time it made two.

Over the second half and both overtimes, Dormandy completed 12-of-17 passes for 169 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

A sophomore that appeared in six games last season, Callaway was expected to be a future playmaker for Tennessee. In all, the Jackets rushed 86 times for 535 yards as a team, but a key fumble late in the game cost Georgia Tech dearly.

"From what?" Johnson said.

His career punting average of 45.2 ranks first in Tennessee history and he has put an astounding 42.6 percent of his punts inside the 20 in his career (58 of 136). Callaway had a big game on the outside, hauling in four passes for 115 and two touchdowns to help spark UT's offense.

New quarterback Quinton Dormady looked lost for much of his first career start and the defense looked overwhelmed as Georgia Tech held onto the ball for more than 40:00 Monday night. Marshall scored from a yard out for Georgia Tech but Tennessee answered when Kelly was ruled to have crossed the goal line upon a review to tie the game at 35-35.

Tennessee evened the score with 8:11 left in the half on a 1-yard dive by Kelly. I thought we could score there and run the clock down. We should be placing this one on the highest shelf of Johnson's many notable victories, but Tennessee somehow wound up with 42 points to Tech's 41.

Georgia Tech (0-1) got a record performance from quarterback TaQuon Marshall, who was making his first start. He then noted, correctly, that his offense hogged the ball for 41 minutes and 27 seconds to Tennessee's 18:33. The Jackets led 14-7 at halftime, accepted the ball to open the second half and promptly took complete control of the game with an 11-play, 80-yard drive that consumed almost six minutes - almost 20 percent of the available game time to that point.

With 4:50 left in the game, senior Rashaan Gaulden forced a fumble that was recovered by Micah Abernathy at Tennessee's seven-yard line. "We talked about three games in 13 days".

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.

"It was a very tiring game, but we finished out how we were supposed to with a big win", Taylor said.

Johnson: "If they wore down in this game, they better get their butts home".

The Vols (1-0), who return to action on Saturday by hosting Indiana State at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee, moved up three spots to No. 21 in the Amway Coaches poll.

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