Game recap: Tennessee 42, Montana 16
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TENNESSEE 7, MONTANA 0
TENN: Da'Rick Rogers 47 pass from Tyler Bray (Michael Palardy kick).
Drive: 1 play, 47 yards, 10 seconds.
Big play: On the first play after recovering a Montana fumbled punt return UT, the Vols got tricky. Bray handed off to Poole, took a pitch back then rolled out and hit a wide-open Rogers for the score.
TENNESSEE 14, MONTANA 0
TENN: Justin Hunter 81 pass from Bray (Palardy kick).
Drive: 3 plays, 84, 1:39.
Big play: On third and 7, Bray hit Hunter on a crossing route over the middle and Hunter outran the defender who took a bad angle.
TENNESSEE 21, MONTANA 0
TENN: Marlin Lane 9 pass from Bray (Palardy kick).
Drive: 12 plays, 96 yards, 13:21.
Big play: Bray was intercepted in the Montana end zone but the turnover was wiped out by a pass-interference flag to keep UT's drive alive.
TENNESSEE 28, MONTANA 0
TENN: Tauren Poole 8 run (Palardy kick).
Drive: 13 plays, 76 yards, 7:03.
Big play: On the play before the touchdown, Zach Rogers fumbled after a pass reception but teammate Vincent Dallas recovered at the Montana 8 for first-and-goal.
TENNESSEE 28, MONTANA 7
MONT: Jabin Sambrano 80 pass from Jordan Johnson (Brody McKnight kick).
Drive: 1 play, 80 yards, 17 seconds.
Big play: Johnson beat freshman cornerback Justin Coleman for the catch and then escaped the tackle and was off to the races.
TENNESSEE 28, MONTANA 9
MONT: Safety, Poole tackled in end zone by Ben Hughes.
Big play: Montana downed a punt at the UT 1 and then stuffed Poole on Tennessee's first snap.
TENNESSEE 35, MONTANA 9
TENN: Art Evans 37 interception return (Palardy kick).
Big play: Two plays after the safety, Evans stepped in front of a Montana pass and had a clear route to the end zone with his first career interception.
TENNESSEE 42, MONTANA 9
TENN: Lane 1 run (Palardy kick).
Drive: 6 plays, 44 yards, 2:55.
Big play: Cornerback Marsalis Teague recovered a Montana fumble to give UT a short field at the Montana 44.
TENNESSEE 42, MONTANA 16
MONT: Jordan Canada 7 run (McKnight kick).
Drive: 9 plays, 82 yards, 3:00.
Big plays: Canada eluded a pass rush on third-and-1 at the 7 and scrambled for the touchdown.