Third: Vols 28, Missouri 21

Tennessee wide receivers coach Darin Hinshaw gives a handshake to J. Paul Sanderson, who the players and coaches know as 'The Sand Man,' during the Vol Walk prior to the game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Neyland Stadium. Sanderson has been coming to Tennessee games since 1957 and has volunteered with the team's FCA group since 1970.  (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee wide receivers coach Darin Hinshaw gives a handshake to J. Paul Sanderson, who the players and coaches know as "The Sand Man," during the Vol Walk prior to the game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Neyland Stadium. Sanderson has been coming to Tennessee games since 1957 and has volunteered with the team's FCA group since 1970. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

Tennessee is up 28-21 after three quarters as Missouri's defense is starting 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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VolGrad writes:

Needed that pick.

VolGrad writes:

Gotta get some breathing room here, but can't afford any mistakes down inside the 1 yd line.

VolGrad writes:

Got out of the hole! Sweet throw to Hunter.

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

Justin "bigfoot" Hunter couldn't get the 1st down.

lomas98 writes:

Is anyone watching this game on espn3? My feed keeps getting locked up and then app closes on both iPad and laptop. Either there is a feed issue or am I having Dooley luck today? I can get all of the other games being shown with no problems

VOLnChattTown writes:

need some D

VolGrad writes:

Good stop for the defense.

VolGrad writes:

Killing ourselves with penalties. Pig Howard with the block in the back. Sad.

C'mon offense!!!

vol98champ writes:

Stupid!!!! Block in the back. How do you coach stupid?

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

in response to lomas98:

Is anyone watching this game on espn3? My feed keeps getting locked up and then app closes on both iPad and laptop. Either there is a feed issue or am I having Dooley luck today? I can get all of the other games being shown with no problems

IT's ESPN3. Every now and then I lose the game saying it's blacked out in my area. Just refresh it.

VolGrad writes:

in response to lomas98:

Is anyone watching this game on espn3? My feed keeps getting locked up and then app closes on both iPad and laptop. Either there is a feed issue or am I having Dooley luck today? I can get all of the other games being shown with no problems

Yeah, it is spotty at best. Looks great then gets blurry. Back and forth. Occasionally locks up.

VolGrad writes:

Offense not looking too good right now. Not sure why. Come on guys. Can't be having all these 3 and outs.

pcorange writes:

Looks like we got outcoached at half time. Again.

Clarkrm0706 writes:

I hate run out the clock offense when there is that much time left. Do what gave you the lead until three minutes or under.

VolGrad writes:

We need another stop by our defense now. Then get the ball to CP!

pcorange writes:

Another dadgum timeout called because of not having the right number of men on the field.

VolGrad writes:

Offense needs to get their focus back. Getting sloppy. We need some better play calling at this time also. C'mon Vols!!!

vol98champ writes:

in response to Clarkrm0706:

I hate run out the clock offense when there is that much time left. Do what gave you the lead until three minutes or under.

Run out the clock? We threw the ball out of bounds twice.

West10Vol writes:

Same song and dance, this staff is either unable or unwilling to make halftime adjustments while the other team always does.

Clarkrm0706 writes:

in response to vol98champ:

Run out the clock? We threw the ball out of bounds twice.

I never included the word successful. lol

VolGrad writes:

Get up Maggitt.

underthehill writes:

I think UT has run it on first down every series this half..I think Mizzu has that figured out...

pcorange writes:

in response to West10Vol:

Same song and dance, this staff is either unable or unwilling to make halftime adjustments while the other team always does.

Coaching, pure and simple.

VolGrad writes:

Nice way to step it up there, defense. Now finish it.

Dang it!!! That looked out of bounds to me!

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

Call won't go our way....we never get the close calls.

JWC52 writes:

Defense cant get off the field on 3rd down. Same old defense.

VolGrad writes:

They got it right on that one. But it was still a great pass and effort on the catch.

pcorange writes:

How in the heck do you give up 4th and 9???!!!!

CCLC writes:

Tennessee struggles to get the right number of players on the field.

VolGrad writes:

Well so much for that. But great tackle there.

VolGrad writes:

We've got to be able to put more than 3 good plays together on defense. But our offense hasn't been much help in the 4th quarter.

Go Vols! Finish it!!!

jbc writes:

The 3 man rush defense is just an obvious poor move.

There must be some statistical analysis on it's success somewhere. I would like to see evidence that it is a good decision. I don't see it's justification.

VolGrad writes:

Gonna' have to make a 4th down stop! Do it!!

OleBubba writes:

This play can be the defense's turning point or lowest point.

vol98champ writes:

in response to pcorange:

How in the heck do you give up 4th and 9???!!!!

Have you ever seen 3 or 4 defensive linemen who couldn't touch the QB in less than 6 seconds?

VolGrad writes:

Perfect throw. Perfect catch.

usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it writes:

We have the worst defense in the country....ABSOLUTE WORST!!

redskinvol1 writes:

WIDE OPEN!! FIRE DOOLEY NOW!!

jbc writes:

4 men rushing the Vols win in my opinion.

GerryOP writes:

Dang....

VolGrad writes:

Florida struggling with LaLaf. Wow.

Scoon writes:

C'mon Vols, kick some Misery bootie!!!! You know you can't let 'em get 'two' within the SEC. The 'one' was BAD ENOUGH!!! Believe me, I KNOW!!!!! Let's go Orange Heads!!! Kick that arse!!!!!

OleBubba writes:

in response to usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it:

We have the worst defense in the country....ABSOLUTE WORST!!

Yep it is what it is.

UTKin1992 writes:

Dooleyball!

redskinvol1 writes:

MIZZOU IS NOT EVEN THAT GOOD!!

overthetop writes:

Same old s#@%. Nobody within 10 yards of the guy

NeedForSpeed writes:

We are the definition of choke artist on defense. we really do suck and there's just no sugar coating it. We just aren't coached well and the lack of discipline between blown assignments and bonehead penalites are a direct reflection on the coaching. We said teh same thing under Fulmer's last years and we have to be honest about this play now under these coaches.

Scoon writes:

in response to Clarkrm0706:

I never included the word successful. lol

Hey ClarkRange! Wut's the deal, bro?? Why you lettin them yeller feet tie you up like that ??!!??!?!!?!!

VolGrad writes:

This is crazy. Don't understand letting the clock run out.

KingDanno (Inactive) writes:

Let the clock just tick out?????!!!!!!
WHAT ARE YOU DOING DOOLEY!!!!

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