Missouri beats Vols in 4 overtimes, 51-48

Missouri defensive back E.J. Gaines (31) stops Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter (11) during the first half at Neyland Stadium Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess

Missouri defensive back E.J. Gaines (31) stops Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter (11) during the first half at Neyland Stadium Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

Missouri rallied to beat Tennessee 51-48 in four overtimes Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

The Vols (4-6, 0-6 SEC) failed to score on their possession in the fourth overtime.

The Tigers (5-5, 2-5) then won on Andrew Baggett’s 35-yard field goal.

Both teams scored touchdowns in the first three overtimes, but neither could convert the two-point conversion in the third overtime.

The Tigers forced overtime with a 25-yard, 4th-and-12 pass from James Franklin to Dorial Green-Beckham with 47 seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

Tennessee was up 28-21 after three quarters as Missouri’s defense started to punch holes.

The Tigers got touchdown runs of 77 and 1 yards from Kendrial Lawrence in the third quarter.

Tennessee countered with Tyler Bray’s 16-yard TD pass to Alton Howard, following LaDarrell McNeil’s fumble recovery and 33-yard return.

Tennessee led 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.

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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ambrown64 writes:

What time is the press conference?

cgbtn writes:

The 3rd season starts Saturday.

pcshowtime writes:

Ok dooley guys is enough enough.

volfanwestcoast writes:

Gutless coach. Dooley, your legacy will be killing the clock when you had 2 timeouts and amazing field position at the end of regulation. Resign now and save us the money to payout out your sorry self.

TNFootbo writes:

Tough loss. But they played with heart. Things are looking up.

DaufuskieIslandVol writes:

Dooley needs to be tarred and feathered and ridden out of town!!

Retiredvol writes:

Get rid of this guy he is poison to the program. But I don't have $9.3 million what a shame there is no excuse for this

gvegasvol writes:

Yep! No doubt Dooley is the man for us!!! Great game plan and calling. If Fulmer and Kiffin hadn't messed him up he would have won a couple of NC's by now! 1 more year!!!

Tru138 writes:

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jobrando#216494 writes:

Tennessee ever gone 4ot? another record for coach Dooley

DeltaCharlie3 writes:

I'd throw a blank check at Kevin Sumlin and say fill this out and come turn us around.

Meanwhile, Gators 9-1 in Muschamp's second year, with an assist from Jesus today.

Hang in there Vols fans.

SignalMtnVol writes:

in response to TNFootbo:

Tough loss. But they played with heart. Things are looking up.

LOL. That's funny stuff. Time to take this lame horse out back and put a bullet in it.

VolQB writes:

Sad times to be a Vol.

redskinvol1 writes:

DOOLEY LOST WITH TIMEOUTS LEFT IN REGULATION!!DOOLEY IS A COWARD AND NEEDS TO GO!!FIRE DOOLEY NOW!!

djohnnyg writes:

What's Dooley's record again?

"He inherited a mess".

"Give him some time"

"Fulmer's fat...yukyukyukyukyuk"

no1djkb#278630 writes:

in response to TNFootbo:

Tough loss. But they played with heart. Things are looking up.

PLEASE remove this post. I am not in the mood for crazy talk!!!

ucancallmeray writes:

dooley's last stand. he's fired

VolzsFan writes:

in response to jobrando#216494:

Tennessee ever gone 4ot? another record for coach Dooley

yes but they won.

bohica-figmo writes:

Dear jobrando, we went 5OT a couple of times. Alabama in 2005(?) and Kentucky in 2007

NYCApple writes:

Dooley.. Let me go ahead any guess what he'll say..."gosh, duhhh...we've just got to find a way to play a complete game". I'm gonna call him "Bermuda Triangle"... At least one half of play inexplicably disappears for this guy. Please someone put an end to this! Just turn your head and look at the rabbits!!!

maciste54 writes:

Apparently all he knows is losing and will never learn anything else.

wazzya69vol writes:

Worst coach in history of Tenn football. He didn't give the players a chance to win in regulation. Criminal what he's done to this program. Wazzy

VolFanMemphisGrad writes:

Season Over. I'll not watch another game....

volthrunthru#658770 writes:

If Derrick Dooley is Head Coach tomorrow, Cheek needs to be fired as well by the Governor.

The amount of money Cheek thinks he is saving is nowhere near as much as the amount of equity that this dumbaxx is destroying, from the UT Volunteers' Brand.

Cheek, the doofus President and incompetent Dooley think that the best way to showcase the University of Tennessee is to put po-op on the University's Front Porch.

This bean-counter mentality that first started with Hamilton the CPA continues with Cheek the Craxxhead.

Any farm boy or girl in FFA anywhere in Tennessee can tell you that you do not grow anything by counting beans...you plant them. And the resulting crop gives back the seed.

But Cheeky is dumb about farming...and football...and the University of Tennessee. Unfortunately, Swamps do not prepare management of any persuasion to coach on Mountaintops---whether those fetid marshes be in Florida or Louisiana.

GO VOLS! GO GOVERNOR---fire Cheek, bring back Fulmer as caretaker, and tell Hart that if he screws the new hire up, he won't get his retirement.
(Yes, the Governor can do that; and for the kinds of monnies these bozos are making, UT NEEDS to do that.)

SevenT writes:

Like I said it will come down to the Kentucky vs Tennessee Thanksgiving Weekend to see who will be winless in the SEC.

LOL LOL

scott_m99 writes:

Could have won that game with a below average defense...Too bad we don't have one

born2ride writes:

Please do not be so hard on Coach Dooley. It is not his fault.

When Dooley took over, UT football was in shambles. We had no talent. It was so bad his first season was called YEAR ZERO.

Last year we lost Hunter, this year we have 7 new assistant coaches. The people who were expecting 8 or 9 wins this year were overly confident. We are still in YEAR ZERO.

Dooley may not be the brightest coach. He should not have run out the clock with the ball on the 40 yard line and 45 second left. Maybe he should have kicked a field goal on 4th down in the final OT. Who knows.

We can still beat Vandy and Kentucky. Even Dooley can beat them. We will go 6-6 and go back to the Music City bowl. We can't fire a coach who takes us to a bowl game.

Give Dooley and Sal a few more years and the defense will catch up to the offense.

Go Big Vols!

Orange For Life!

mcdevitt#229126 writes:

Unbelievable - Need to fire Dooley and Sunseri now! Not later, now, now, now! Get it over do not wait. Cannot believe we did nothing with field position at 40 with two time outs remaining. We have the worst secondary ever. No one plays the ball or can even find the ball. Mizzu receivers were open every down during the 2nd half.

volcop writes:

in response to jobrando#216494:

Tennessee ever gone 4ot? another record for coach Dooley

yes, we went to 5 OT's vs Arkansas

gvegasvol writes:

in response to ucancallmeray:

dooley's last stand. he's fired

Why are you being so hard on him? He worked with the defense this week. Look...they finally made defensive adjustments at half-time! The first play of the second half got Miss more yards than they the entire first half! They are learning and playing hard! He deserves more time!

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

I would expect a news conference Monday to announce 2 resignations/terminations. Need I say who (or whom)?

VolzsFan writes:

Fulmer really screwed up this program. The fans where very happy being mediocre and here he came with 10 win seasons, NFL players all over, National Titles, living in the SEC Championship game and he set the ceiling so high that going back to the regular mediocre Tennessee is very hard on the fans. But hey, this is the change you wanted so enjoy.

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Regards,
The Hall of Famer.

TNFootbo writes:

Sunseri did much better today. On to Vanderbilt!

DalTexVol writes:

I think Dooley is a good guy, but I think his tenure is over. Word in Dallas is that Arky is going after Gary Patterson. Vols need to get in on that too. Patterson is one of the best college coaches in America. What he has done at TCU has been amazing.

bigsalgivem6 writes:

in response to TNFootbo:

Tough loss. But they played with heart. Things are looking up.

Seriously? Looking up? I am trying to see it from your perspective but I can't seem to stick my head that far up my rear end!

Sholmey1221 writes:

Maybe Saban will be available after today.

Volfan1 writes:

Gone. Tonight. Dooley - Thank you for cleaning up Kiffin's mess & being our Mike Shula.
Now get a coach who can win, teach defense, convince all the guys who think they should leave early that they are NOT ready, manage a clock, and bring pride back to a disgruntled fan base.
I am a PATIENT man, but this is ridiculous.
How do we lose a 2 TD lead?
I am sick to my stomach of this.
Bye CDD.

Vol_in_Mich writes:

End of game, 45 seconds left, tie score,two timeouts, your defense is not playing that well, you have maybe the best QB receiver combo who can usually complete 50 yard pass plays. What do you do? Run out the clock, go to overtime & lose! Dooley, you almost had me fooled in the first half, Fire them all NOW!

BigJohnATLVol writes:

Goodbye Dooley...I pulled for you to make it this year but it's time to move on...UT do the right thing and offer the job to Kirby Smart.

SummittsCourt writes:

OK< I concede... Dooley has to go now. I can't defend him any longer.

missed FG, fumble on the 8, TD on 4th & 12 is inexcusable when you are having this kind of season - the players deserve some blame

However, not kicking a FG to go up 51-48????
Running out the clock with field position????
Not running the ball enough????
Bad play calling?????

I can't defend Dooley any longer.

vol49 writes:

He gone.

Tru138 writes:

in response to born2ride:

Please do not be so hard on Coach Dooley. It is not his fault.

When Dooley took over, UT football was in shambles. We had no talent. It was so bad his first season was called YEAR ZERO.

Last year we lost Hunter, this year we have 7 new assistant coaches. The people who were expecting 8 or 9 wins this year were overly confident. We are still in YEAR ZERO.

Dooley may not be the brightest coach. He should not have run out the clock with the ball on the 40 yard line and 45 second left. Maybe he should have kicked a field goal on 4th down in the final OT. Who knows.

We can still beat Vandy and Kentucky. Even Dooley can beat them. We will go 6-6 and go back to the Music City bowl. We can't fire a coach who takes us to a bowl game.

Give Dooley and Sal a few more years and the defense will catch up to the offense.

Go Big Vols!

Orange For Life!

Good one. Can't wait to see how many people bite and think you're serious.

SignalMtnVol writes:

Sure it doesn't go directly to Dave Hart. Heck, he's probably got to wear platform shoes just to see over his desk, but volume will get attention (particularly lack of in the stadium, but large quantities of e-mail doesn't hurt):

athleticdirector@utk.edu

NYCApple writes:

There may be fire in this guy, but it's not infectious. His players don't respond. They don't have the instinct to take a game over. The discipline of this team cost us this game. Coaching. Pure and simple. Guys gotta go.

VolzsFan writes:

Go to sleep pretty Vol fans, this is your post Hall of Famer reality!!!!!

BeRealistic writes:

Simple. Got beat with another better coached team again. Do you think Hart has had enough?

maciste54 writes:

I liked the hire. I pulled for him. I suffered. It's time for him to be gone.

manniesghost1903 writes:

Will changing coach solve UT's football problems? Wake me up when we have an Administration which takes the best interest of University seriously (including a successful athletic department). And don't give that BS about the terrible situation which was inherited. I am currently watching an undermaned Penn State currently playing toe toe with Nebraska in Lincoln with nothing else to play for but pride.

Vols4Ever writes:

Still has to lose one more this year to be gone.

NYvolFan writes:

in response to volfanwestcoast:

Gutless coach. Dooley, your legacy will be killing the clock when you had 2 timeouts and amazing field position at the end of regulation. Resign now and save us the money to payout out your sorry self.

Exactly...Dave Hart should tell Dooley he doesn't have to tape his TV show, and spend that hour with clips proving why he fired him.

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