Halftime: Tennessee leads Missouri 21-7

Tennessee's Pride of the Southland Band plays while marching down Peyton Manning Pass outside Neyland Stadium prior to the game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.  (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee's Pride of the Southland Band plays while marching down Peyton Manning Pass outside Neyland Stadium prior to the game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

Tennessee leads 21-7 after totally dominating the first half against Missouri. At the half, UT had 383 yards of offense to Missouri's 64.

The Vols added a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter, the first a 3-yard run by A.J. Johnson to cap a 73-yard drive.

The 14-7 lead expanded soon after UT's surprising defense forced another three-and-out.

Tyler Bray's 21-yard TD pass to Mychal Rivera made it 21-7.

Missouri didn't cross into Tennessee territory until the final minutes of the half.

Tennessee dominated the first quarter but had only a 7-7 tie to show for it.

The Vols got a 5-yard touchdown run from Cordarrelle Patterson but Missouri answered when Jimmie Hunt returned the ensuing kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown.

The Vols' defense kept Missouri under control. Tennessee's offense was hurt when Marlin Lane fumbled at the Mizzou 8 and when Michael Palardy missed a 42-yard field goal.

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Comments » 76

jobrando#216494 writes:

Dang, I say give him two more years. Impressive.

Volsfan1985 writes:

Well looking good so far.. really need this win!!! Hope we have a great 2nd half!! Go VOLS

pingkr62 writes:

If we can play the 3rd and 4th quarters like we played 1+2, there is hope. G.B.O.!!!

pcorange writes:

Best the defense has looked all year, including the NC State game. Whatever they're doing, stick with it. Maybe Sal should've been up top all year.

VolGrad writes:

Much better defense today. Special teams not so special, but that's the only score so far. Our defense has blanked Mizzou and have an interception at the half. Not bad.

Now let's keep the momentum throughout the second half.

Go Vols!

BolivrBob writes:

Defense is playing great! Held them to 67 total yards first half with no TDs

BankerVol writes:

Where are all the negative comments?

VolGrad writes:

Oops. Spoke too soon.

pcorange writes:

Second half underway. Well, shoot. The "explosives" are back. I spoke too soon.

cltvol writes:

in response to BankerVol:

Where are all the negative comments?

on the way

Stooley_Dinks writes:

Give it time. The 2nd half just started...oops big run MO

BolivrBob writes:

OOps! I think I just jinxed us. Mizzou looks fired up

tnoutlaw2001#228008 writes:

in response to BankerVol:

Where are all the negative comments?

If they can't be three high school teams, which is all they have left on their schedule is there really any reason to complain?

cltvol writes:

offense needs to burn some clock and yards

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

Nice play, Offense!

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

in response to BolivrBob:

OOps! I think I just jinxed us. Mizzou looks fired up

Dammit, BB!! LOL

Clarkrm0706 writes:

Once again, up to the D. Is there improvement? Watching through my fingers.

pcorange writes:

Come on, Vols. Don't quit now!

Orangepuddinskin writes:

There's that UT defense we knew was hiding. I am sick of giving up these huge runs.

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

in response to Clarkrm0706:

Once again, up to the D. Is there improvement? Watching through my fingers.

Funny, that's how I used to watch horror movies.

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

BTW, shout out to SKY-TV Hampton Roads for showing ULL/UF instead of the UT/Mizzou game like you advertised.

cltvol writes:

need a big play for D

vol98champ writes:

Speed kills. We don't have any.

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

Another effing 1st down. C'mon, D!!

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

BOOM!!!!! ANOTHER TAKEAWAY!!!!!!

JohnnyBeGood writes:

Go Vols, go away Dooley. Bama, Miss State, FL, LSU, GA, and all the rest hope we keep Dooley. Heads up the talk with the guys who make it happen is on Jeff Fisher. Sabin wouldn't intimidate him. Players deserve a great head coach not some mama'a boy who said last week he was going to coach them up at halftime. That sounds almost obscene.

cltvol writes:

i feel better

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

I....love....Cordarelle Patterson!!!

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

in response to usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it:

I....love....Cordarelle Patterson!!!

....in a non-gay kind of way! LOL.

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

in response to JohnnyBeGood:

Go Vols, go away Dooley. Bama, Miss State, FL, LSU, GA, and all the rest hope we keep Dooley. Heads up the talk with the guys who make it happen is on Jeff Fisher. Sabin wouldn't intimidate him. Players deserve a great head coach not some mama'a boy who said last week he was going to coach them up at halftime. That sounds almost obscene.

Sorry...I missed something...WTF does Jeff Fisher have to do with anything??

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

Oh, and before I forget, Happy Birthday to all my USMC buddies on here!!

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

Not much the D could do on that 4th down.

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

Justin coleman...WTF!!!

Retiredvol writes:

I see the Big Orange defense showed up in the second half. Really disappointing.

Clarkrm0706 writes:

Coleman was in position, that was the poorest execution thus far.

yabadabadoo1026 writes:

palardy got to be the worst kicker in country---real shbrt kickoffs, shanked punts with the stupid rugby kicking and has to the have the most out of bounds kickoffs by anyone---how can this happen so often??

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

UF just up 13-10 against ULL.

pcorange writes:

Well, the real Sunseri defense is back. Dangit.

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

in response to yabadabadoo1026:

palardy got to be the worst kicker in country---real shbrt kickoffs, shanked punts with the stupid rugby kicking and has to the have the most out of bounds kickoffs by anyone---how can this happen so often??

Can't really fault him on the kickoff OOB. The receiver let it hit the ground, and it was very close to being a touchback. But, yeah, other than that, Palardy sucks.

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

Dang, RIVERA just ran over someone!

underthehill writes:

in response to pcorange:

Well, the real Sunseri defense is back. Dangit.

The offense still looking good...

clvolfan writes:

in response to jobrando#216494:

Dang, I say give him two more years. Impressive.

You're probably second guessing that,since MO has already adjusted in seconf half and scored 2 td;s.UT's staff cannot react to the adjustments.Listen to Tim Priest and get educated.

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

in response to clvolfan:

You're probably second guessing that,since MO has already adjusted in seconf half and scored 2 td;s.UT's staff cannot react to the adjustments.Listen to Tim Priest and get educated.

Granted, I don't get the VolNetwork in VA, but on the rare occasions I pick up the feed, my ears bleed when I hear Tim Priest talk. Does he seriously have a stuttering problem?

SteelerNation writes:

Justin Coleman is terrible plain and simple

cltvol writes:

shouldnt have punted

Retiredvol writes:

Yep the defense is back.

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

damn, the only thing stopping Mizzou right now is the clock.

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

in response to cltvol:

shouldnt have punted

The way things were going on that drive, I think the punt was the right call. For god's sake, the defense HAS to do its job for more than one freaking half!

OleBubba writes:

That's sorry play calling on 3rd down , why when you have a QB that's already thrown for over 300 yards do they run the ball on 3rd & 7 ?

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