Vols force five turnovers in six plays

Tennessee's defense picks apart Western Kentucky, 52-20

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Tennessee defensive linemen Daniel Hood, middle, Marlon Walls, top, knock the ball loose from Western Kentucky running back Keshawn Simpson during the first half Saturday at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee went on to score a touchdown after recovering the fumble.

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ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL Tennessee defensive linemen Daniel Hood, middle, Marlon Walls, top, knock the ball loose from Western Kentucky running back Keshawn Simpson during the first half Saturday at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee went on to score a touchdown after recovering the fumble.

In a tunnel at the south end of Neyland Stadium, a stoic Bobby Petrino was giving his postmortem on Western Kentucky’s bizarre 52-20 loss to Tennessee. “Really, it was a case of they’re a good football team,’’ Petrino said Saturday, “but we beat ourselves a lot tonight.’’

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Comments » 6

GerryOP writes:

A weird game, but a job well done! It was interesting listening to the half-time analysis. A lot of chatter about how WKU was gonna roll in the 2nd half. After all, UT was "lucky" with the TO's and how "Bobby" would corect that at half-time! It looks like "Maxim Two" was properly applied!

I still believe 8-4 is a very real possibility.

Snapshot writes:

It would be great if they could get some turnovers like that against the Ducks next week. They looked pretty awesome beating Va. 59-10, but who knows, as the saying goes "that's why they play the game".

blewissmith writes:

Bobby...you aren't in Nashville anymore

jmaples54 writes:

we wore em down in the second half. I was disappointed in Worley and the offensive line in the first half. if this had been Oregon it would have been 35-0 at halftime.

keep the faith, players, go hard for 4 quarters. be patient, fans, this season may be a roller coaster.... no way it will be as bad as last year. go vols!

jmaples54 writes:

anybody wish we were playing southern cal instead of Oregon next week?

OrangePride writes:

Well I am glad we won't have to listen to how great Petrino is and how "afeared" we needed to be. As Blewissmith accurately points out, there is a big difference from Nashville to Knoxville! I was so proud of how we came out in the second half and just ran it right over top of them. The entire offense (not just Worley) were nearly no-shows in the first half, but showed great resilience and determination in the next stanza. By winning the turnover battle and the line of scrimmage, we won the game. Do something even close to this in Oregon and we make a game of it! We're deserved underdogs, but I don't count us out at all. GO VOLS!!

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