WESTERN KY. 3, TENNESSEE 0
WKU: Garrett Schwettman 37 field goal.
Drive: 14 plays, 55 yards, 7:05.
Big plays: The Hilltoppers put together four first downs on the opening drive before Brandon Doughty’s third-and-13 pass was broken up by Justin Coleman after a hurry on the rush by A.J. Johnson.
TENNESSEE 7, WESTERN KY. 3
TENN: Justin Coleman 23 interception return (Michael Palardy kick).
Big play: Doughty’s pass bounced high off the hands of receiver Taywan Taylor to Coleman, who returned it to the end zone.
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TENNESSEE 14, WESTERN KY. 3
TENN: Cameron Sutton 36 interception return (Palardy kick).
Big play: Doughty’s pass went directly to the freshman cornerback Sutton and he had clear sailing to the end zone.
TENNESSEE 17, WESTERN KY. 3
TENN: Palardy 23 field goal.
Drive: 5 plays, 22 yards, 1:52.
Big play: The Vols recovered a fumble, got a first-and-goal but couldn’t take advantage on two Marlin Lane runs and a shaky Justin Worley pass.
TENNESSEE 24, WESTERN KY. 3
TENN: Rajion Neal 1 run (Palardy kick).
Drive: 2 plays, 12 yards, 34 seconds.
Big play: Max Arnold’s fumble recover and return to the 12 set up a short drive that Neal handled by himself with an 11-yard power run and then a finishing lean across the goal line.
TENNESSEE 31, WESTERN KY. 3
TENN: Marlin Lane 8 run (Palardy kick).
Drive: 3 plays, 22 yards, 39 seconds.
Big play: A Brent Brewer interception set up the Vols at the 22. Lane finished with an 8-yard run up the middle.
TENNESSEE 31, WESTERN KY. 10
WKU: Leon Allen 1 run (Schwettman kick).
Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 3:10.
Big plays: A 24-yard run by Anthony Allen got the drive going. On third-and-9 at the UT 14, Doughty hit Leon Allen for 13 yards to the 1.
TENNESSEE 31, WESTERN KY. 17
WKU: Nicholas Norris 6 pass from Brandon Doughty (Schwettman kick)
Drive: 2 plays, 8 yards, 11 seconds.
Big play: Western blocked a Palardy punt and took over at the 8. Doughty found Norris with a lead on linebacker A.J. Johnson and beat him to the goal line.
TENNESSEE 38, WESTERN KY. 17
TENN: Neal 1 run (Palardy kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 59 yards, 1:44.
Big plays: Worley hit Johnathon Johnson for 37 yards, first-and-goal at the 4.
TENNESSEE 38, WESTERN KY. 20
WKU: Schwettman 33 field goal.
Drive: 10 plays, 59 yards, 4:28.
Big plays: Western got 33 yards on a pass to Mitchell Henry for first-and-goal at the 10. But UT held, getting a sack on third down to force the field goal.
TENNESSEE 45, WESTERN KY. 20
TENN: Neal 7 run (Palardy kick).
Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:43.
Big plays: Worley hit Josh Smith for gains of 16 and 12 yards, the latter for first-and-goal at the 7.
TENNESSEE 52, WESTERN KY. 20
TENN: Brendan Downs 1 pass from Justin Worley (Palardy kick).
Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:52.
Big play: Worley hooked up with Johnson for 20 yards and got 15 more tacked on for a personal foul. Marlin Lane carried five times to set up the short TD pass.