Pregame: Plenty of orange for Tennessee in Georgia Dome

Tennessee fans from Sylva, N.C., pass the time prior to the game Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 across the street from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta before the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee fans from Sylva, N.C., pass the time prior to the game Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 across the street from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta before the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

ATLANTA - Tennessee's 2012 season is kicking off a neutral site that will have plenty of orange.

UT fans appeared to greatly outnumber North Carolina State fans outside the Georgia Dome this afternoon. The teams play the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Early indications appear the numerical advantage will carry over to the Dome, although the red-clad Wolfpack fans made plenty of noise despite their smaller numbers.

Former Vols basketball coach Bruce Pearl was one of the most prominent fans wearing orange. He posed for photos with several fans and even a stadium usher before the game.

Tennessee has lost six consecutive games in the Georgia Dome. The Vols are a 3-point favorite tonight.

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Vol43 writes:

I'm all in. Screw Walt.

VOLFAN4LIFEgovols writes:

any1 know a free live stream of game

BR_549 writes:

Bray looks like he is throwing beer bottles

voloffaith writes:

in response to BR_549:

Bray looks like he is throwing beer bottles

Looks like somebody missed her meds or a nap....thanks for the contribution..."Only in America" thanks Don King

BR_549 writes:

in response to voloffaith:

Looks like somebody missed her meds or a nap....thanks for the contribution..."Only in America" thanks Don King

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ElizabethtonvolnNC writes:

Yesssss CP!!!

ElizabethtonvolnNC writes:

Defense looks strong, but as demonstrated on the busted long pass play, are gonna have some breakdowns early on.....

BR_549 writes:

Palardy scud missile wide left

voloffaith writes:

in response to BR_549:

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Obviously I'm not the one with issues here(apparently)

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to ElizabethtonvolnNC:

Yesssss CP!!!

Da'Rick who?

BR_549 writes:

in response to RockyMountainVol:

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Bad kicker numb nuts

romevol writes:

They need to settle down on D.

Vol1983 writes:

The secondary hasn't a clue. They are just standing arounding watching.

laraccoon writes:

3 and out Chaney , our D's worst enemy .

Vol1983 writes:

At least the NC State secondary is returning the favors.

romevol writes:

GBO!!!!!!!

Vol1983 writes:

Da Rick WHO? Patterson!!!!!

jobrando#216494 writes:

A legend is rising.....Suk it up you Dooley haters

tnbigg writes:

Dear Trolls... eat it morons! GO VOLS!!!

jobrando#216494 writes:

Sorry Walt. Semper Fi

Vol43 writes:

Hey Walt, bite me. How do you like me now Walty?

BMSvol writes:

darick who??

TooDlems writes:

Is that a Raccoon?

jobrando#216494 writes:

I hope CP is pro-sober. Great career ahead

Raleigh writes:

Can't wait for baseball season!

Vol1983 writes:

POP!

BMSvol writes:

omg brewer slobberknocked washington...lol

wheres all the gator trolls?

romevol writes:

Brent Brewer brought the pain!

AtopTheHill06 writes:

The Dome is Rockin!

OlSmokey1111 writes:

These wolf puppies are scared, Glennon has happy feet and soft hands, bad combo for a QB

voloffaith writes:

in response to BR_549:

Bad kicker numb nuts

Hey Junior Samples grow up...the guy caught you in the corn field with the facts....announcer said bad snap and placement...jeepers we are ahead for now....some wouldn't be happy if they were given a brand new $100 bill cos it had a crease in it......

snuffysmiff writes:

Run game is still supect. Nothing on 4th and 1

romevol writes:

Looks like they have concentrated on fundementals this summer. A lot of good open field tackles tonight.

snuffysmiff writes:

in response to snuffysmiff:

Run game is still supect. Nothing on 4th and 1

suspect

romevol writes:

in response to snuffysmiff:

suspect

Looks like Lane is running well.

snuffysmiff writes:

Way to go Bray!! Fumbles on a QB sneak by stretching it out.

orangecountyvols writes:

Vols,

Sigh.............now we know why Tyler doesn't need to run the ball.

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