Scrimmage highlights

What follows is an in-depth recap of the most noteworthy plays, offensively and defensively, from Tennessee's second full-scale football scrimmage of the preseason, held Saturday evening at Neyland Stadium:

- Erik Ainge hit tight end Chris Brown for an 11-yard gain.

- Tackle Justin Harrell and linebacker Jerod Mayo posted back-to-back sacks of Ainge for losses of four and seven yards, respectively.

- Jonathan Crompton found wideout Josh Briscoe for a 20-yard gain but Briscoe lost a fumble at the end of the play.

- Crompton scrambled for a gain of 10 yards.

- Jayson Swain made a fine diving catch of 16-yard pass from Ainge.

- Ainge completed a swing pass to Arian Foster, who broke a tackle and motored 15 yards.

- Ainge hit Robert Meachem with a 37-yard strike.

- James Wilhoit nailed a 37-yard field goal.

- Montario Hardesty gained nine yards on his first carry since tearing his ACL last Oct. 1 vs. Ole Miss.

- Cornerback Inquoris Johnson deftly stripped a receiver as he was crossing the goal line to prevent a touchdown.

- Hardesty plowed off left tackle for a two-yard touchdown.

- Crompton completed a screen pass to Ja'Kouri Williams, who sped downfield for an 18-yard gain.

- Crompton showed lots of zip on a 30-yard completion to Austin Rogers.

- Wilhoit missed a 46-yard field goal wide right.

- Bo Hardegree fired a five-yard TD strike to walk-on Andrew Koszela.

- Lucas Taylor returned a kickoff 88 yards before being bounced out of bounds at the 12-yard line. The coverage unit was made up of scout-teamers, however.

- Cornerback Jonathan Wade made back-to-back minus-yardage stops on Arian Foster (for a loss of 3) and Ainge (for a loss of 5).

- Six-foot-8 tight end Brad Cottam outbattled a defensive back to haul in a 39-yard pass from Ainge.

- Wilhoit missed a 39-yard field goal wide right.

- Wade foiled a screen pass by slipping through to drop Lucas Taylor for a four-yard loss.

- Antwan Stewart blocked a punt attempt by freshman Daniel Lincoln.

- Austin Rogers returned a punt 60 yards to the 10-yard line.

- Freshman QB Nick Stephens completed passes of 11, 37 and 5 yards to freshman receiver Quintin Hancock – the last one capping a 55-yard touchdown drive.

- Ja'Kouri Williams flashed his speed on a 14-yard run.

- Tackle Matt McGlothlin sacked Ainge for a seven-yard loss.

- Bo Hardegree found Lucas Taylor behind the secondary for a 65-yard touchdown.

- Jonathan Hefney sacked Hardegree on a safety blitz.

.- Hardegree completed a 15-yard pass to Quintin Hancock.

- Coker showed speed and power on a 21-yard gain. He scored from four yards out on the very next play.

- Ainge found Robert Meachem with a 24-yard touchdown pass. Hardesty then knifed off left tackle for a two-point conversion to conclude the scrimmage.


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