Rick Clausen hit Smith with a 65-yard TD pass. He later found Bill Grimes for 17 yards and hit Smith with a six-yard touchdown pass. Clausen closed out his big day by tossing a flat pass to freshman tailback LaMarcus Coker that picked up 21 yards.
Bo Hardegree hit Taylor with a 69-yard touchdown pass and found Briscoe with a 20-yard gainer.
Redshirt freshman tailback Arian Foster popped outside for a dazzling 40-yard gain.
Jim Bob Cooter found Woods for a 14-yard gain.
Unofficially, Clausen finished 10 of 13 for 159 yards and two TDs. Ainge was 11 of 17 for 130 yards and one TD. Hardegree was 2 of 6 for 89 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Leading the receiving corps were Smith (6 catches, 111 yards, 2 TDs), Briscoe (6 for 99 yards) and Taylor (4 for 95 yards, 1 TD).
Kicker James Wilhoit continued his outstanding preseason work, nailing three of three field goal tries. He hit a 52-yarder at Neyland Stadium and banged home a couple of 42-yarders after the Vols went inside.
Foster's 40-yard burst was the biggest run of the day but the other tailbacks had their moments. David Yancey had runs of 14 and 12 yards but also lost a fumble. Gerald Riggs carried on the first three snaps of the scrimmage, turning one into an 11-yard gain. Ja'Kouri Williams also had an 11-yarder. Coker showed nifty moves on a nine-yard run and on a flat pass that went for 20 yards.
The defensive highlights included:
- Sophomore linebacker Ryan Karl had a four-yard sack of Clausen and a four-yard sack of Ainge.
- Freshman linebacker Gerald Williams threw Coker and Ja'Kouri Williams for a pair of two-yard losses and later stuffed Coker for no gain. He also made a nice open-field tackle on Coker to prevent a big gain.
- Safety Sinclair Cannon made an interception and 20-yard return on a pass Hardegree held a second too long.
- End Robert Ayers had an eight-yard sack of Ainge.
- Linebacker Daniel Brooks threw Yancey for a one-yard loss.
- Freshman safety Demetrice Morley dropped Coker for a seven-yard loss.
Center David Ligon suffered a high-ankle sprain on the first play of the scrimmage. Head coach Phillip Fulmer said there was no break, however, and Ligon could be back in time for the Sept. 3 opener against Alabama-Birmingham.
We'll have a more complete scrimmage report, with quotes from Fulmer, posted by around 8:15 p.m.