First: Vols 21, Troy 10

The Pride of the Southland Marching Band forms the power T before a football game at Neyland Stadium in 2011.  (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

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The Pride of the Southland Marching Band forms the power T before a football game at Neyland Stadium in 2011. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

Tennessee leads 21-10 after a first-quarter shootout at Neyland Stadium.

The Vols got touchdowns on all three possessions. Tyler Bray threw TD passes of 14 yards to Cordarrelle Patterson and 21 to Justin Hunter.

Marvin Lane scored on a 17-yard run.

Troy got a 7-yard touchdown run from Shawn Southward and a field goal from Will Scott.

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GatorHater1998 writes:

why is hunter returning punts? let c. patterson handle em.

mdvol writes:

Dooley should be fired just for hiring Sunseri.

6972 writes:

Tim Priest mentioned we have given up 50 plays of 20 or more yards. Amazing. I believe Troy only had to punt 1 time in the 1st quarter. Troy score again-now 17 points. To quote Tim Priest just now, "Tn just doesn't seem to have the answers."

Anyone heard the attendance number?

P.S. Texas AM is putting the hurt on Miss ST. Glad we are playing Troy instead of T A&M.

mdvol writes:

Mizzou is going to put and end to the Dooley bad dream.

Smokey91 writes:

Do they even practice defense during the week? Wow. You would think they would improve a little bit. The best thing about the defense is that it gets the offense back on the field. Sad how poorly this team defends.

kd45music writes:

We'll see what happens with the halftime adjustments.

Smokey91 writes:

Great. Say something nice about the offense and they lay an egg.

UTKin1992 writes:

During Dooley's first couple of seasons I'd tense up when the offense came on the field. In his third season it's the defense.

Btw....touchdown Troy. Again.

hglover40#234154 writes:

Fire SAL

hglover40#234154 writes:

I hope they fire Sal Monday

6972 writes:

in response to kd45music:

We'll see what happens with the halftime adjustments.

They need to make adjustments now! Just threw a 50 plus yard td pass. And the beat goes on....and the beat go on.

djohnnyg writes:

Vols will win today and Dooley will be all excited about it and most of the fans here will be talking about what a great victory it was and how you're proud to be a Vol, etc. etc. etc.

When are u guys gonna demand better?

Dooley's a nice guy and all but this is a tuff business and this is a storied program.

This is the SEC. It's not easy, but UT has competed in it before.

Don't accept this mediocrity.

Always enjoy a win no matter who it is against of course, but at some point this guy has got to win a meaningful game in the SEC.

He's had THREE YEARS to do it. THREE FLIPPIN YEARS...and NOT ONE SINGLE MEANINGFUL VICTORY?

C'mon.

huntined#565710 writes:

Gray needs to sit the rest of this game

pingkr62 writes:

This is without a doubt the worse Tennessee football team ever. We are on the verge of loosing to TROY?? Monday cannot get here soon enough. Turn out the lights... the party's OVER!!!!!

overthetop writes:

in response to hglover40#234154:

I hope they fire Sal Monday

Fire Sal at halftime

SavTnVol writes:

can a division 1 defense look any worse than this bunch? the empty seats in the stadium look as bad as the defense does....and I am so sick of Bob whats his name saying "into the checkerboard". Gosh how bad things have gotten...Damn, put C Paterson on defense too...man o man what a player!

mancell1871 writes:

this is absolutley the most pathetic defense i have ever seen at Tennessee.

jtb01 writes:

Defense looks slow, lost and confused.....Sunseri was talking to them and they werent even listening.......ive never seen a defense regress so badly from last year.......awful to watch.....im speechless.

romeab#223646 writes:

Where is our running game? Ridiculous.

BolivrBob writes:

FIRE SAL AT HALFTIME!!!!! FIRE SAL AT HALFTIME!!!!! FIRE SAL AT HALFTIME!!!!! FIRE SAL AT HALFTIME!!!!! FIRE SAL AT HALFTIME!!!!! FIRE SAL AT HALFTIME!!!!! FIRE SAL AT HALFTIME!!!!! FIRE SAL AT HALFTIME!!!!! FIRE SAL AT HALFTIME!!!!! Palardy strikes again, or is that strikes out. FIRE SAL AT HALFTIME!!!!! FIRE SAL AT HALFTIME!!!!! FIRE SAL AT HALFTIME!!!!!

VOLinTX writes:

This defense is just SAD. Now we just missed a field goal. That's SAD too.

mdvol writes:

Spurrier said BAMA could beat some NFL teams. Curious how many high school teams could score on our D?

overthetop writes:

You know. we might actually lose this game.

BolivrBob writes:

Third and long against any opposing offense = Automatic 1st Down

pingkr62 writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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I agree, I don't think our defense could stop The University of Memphis. I'm afraid we will set an all time record for the number of loses in one season. We will loose 8 game this year for the first time in school history. Sad.

mancell1871 writes:

They just got punked.

Smokey91 writes:

Teams playing UT hope for 3rd and long. I have never seen a team play so poorly in crucial situations. Reflection of the coaching staff.

blazer1set writes:

Guys, can someone give me a well thought out answer as to why we can't just leave the SEC and go to the ACC, Big East, whatever? I was tempted to mention the Big 8 (high school conference in the tri-cities area), but we won't go there

hglover40#234154 writes:

Dooley had done some good things and made some mistakes, as we all do. I feel sure next year on his resume it will say his BIGGEST MISTAKE will be HIRING SAL!!!!

JohnnyBeGood writes:

Dooley and that so called staff are the most embarrassing coaches ever to run through the T. Who would hire any of the bunch tomorrow. Nobody unless Hamilton is AD somewhere. Talent on the team with no direction. To hell with that second season BS Dooley. You need to go.

romeab#223646 writes:

BOOOOOO!! This team is the worst!

overthetop writes:

Just don't let Sal back on the field after haltime. Just tell him to leave Knoxville today. we'll pack his junk and send it to him.

Gunzilla writes:

Fire Dooley at halftime!

jimr07 writes:

in response to romeab#223646:

BOOOOOO!! This team is the worst!

Agree

BolivrBob writes:

Troy marching for the lead. They are going to beat us. I'm so damn mad!!!!!!! Hell I couldn't even finish typing before they scored. Hung 30 on us in one half. should have fired Sal BEFORE halftime

cltvol writes:

in response to hglover40#234154:

Dooley had done some good things and made some mistakes, as we all do. I feel sure next year on his resume it will say his BIGGEST MISTAKE will be HIRING SAL!!!!

what good things?

killervol69 writes:

My daughter is at the game, and reports A LOT of empty seats in the upper deck, not good for revenue. Score is 30-28 almost half time,Troy leading. This alone should be enough to run CDD and fat head Sunseri out of town! GBO!!!!

6972 writes:

3rd and 16...draw play goes for 1st down plus a chunk more. Will it never stop? Tim Priest is going to have a stroke! And now a 28 yard quarterback draw for a td. Are you kidding me??
And they are ahead!

Smokey91 writes:

Wow. What a pathetic performance by the D, which is consistent with the entire season. How Dooley or Sal keeps their jobs past tomorrow is beyond me. Dooley said after the Kentucky game that they had hit the bottom. Guess again genius. You are getting totally embarrassed by powerhouse Troy.

romeab#223646 writes:

Troy 358 yards in the half. Pathetic TN D. Nothin g like the way it was when I was attending UT. SAD.

tulelakevol writes:

where are all the Dooley's great supporters at? I am so embarrassed by this football team, offense and defense.

volfan1202 writes:

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tensie2004 writes:

in response to Gunzilla:

Fire Dooley at halftime!

agree!!!

BigOrangeRock writes:

HAHAHAHA

Fire Chavis!!!

http://360.io/ekNuCD

tulelakevol writes:

Will a Dooley supporter please show yourself and defend the play of coach Dooley's football team?

BolivrBob writes:

S T I N K I N G it up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

huntined#565710 writes:

Not sure we win these last 4 may not win but 1

6972 writes:

This defense has more holes in it than a Victoria Secret's bra.

romeab#223646 writes:

Can Shankalardy hit the field goal from the 2 yd line? I sure hope so.

overthetop writes:

Sad state of affairs at the University of Tennessee.

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