UT 34, Arkansas 13

Here's a quarter-by-quarterback breakdown of Tennessee's 34-13 trouncing of Arkansas Saturday at Neyland Stadium:

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UT 0 Quarter 1 15:00 0 ARK

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The Tennessee Vols took the opening kickoff and marched 64 yards in 11 plays to take a 7-0 lead, the TD coming on a 16-yard pass from Erik Ainge to Austin Rogers. Arkansas's Felix Jones returned the ensuing kickoff 48 yards but the Vol defense stiffened and forced the Hogs to settle for a 31-yard Alex Tejada field goal. Dennis Rogan returned Arkansas's kickoff 78 yards but the Vols had to settle for a 25-yard Daniel Lincoln field goal and a 10-3 lead.
KEY PLAY

On fourth-and-one at its own 45-yard line, Tennessee went for the first down. Erik Ainge got the needed yardage, and UT went up 7-0 seven plays later.

KEY PLAYER

Vol linebacker Ryan Karl. He recorded 2 solos (one for minus yardage) and an assist in the period.

KEY STAT

Arkansas managed just 26 yards of total offense and one first down in the quarter.



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UT 10 Quarter 1 00:00 3 ARK

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Lincoln nailed a 28-yard field goal, padding Tennessee's lead to 13-3. The Vols went up 20-3 just before halftime on a 14-yard pass from Erik Ainge to Josh Briscoe.
KEY PLAY

On third-and-goal at the Arkansas 14, Ainge hit Briscoe with a screen pass. Key blocks by Lucas Taylor and Jacques McClendon enabled Briscoe to weave his way into the end zone.

KEY PLAYER

Ainge. The Vol QB completed 4 of 8 passes for 66 yards and a touchdown in the quarter.

KEY STAT

UT had a 20:55-9:05 advantage in time of possession at the break, along with a 13-1 bulge in first downs. Darren McFadden had just six carries for 25 yards.



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UT 20 Quarter 2 00:00 3 ARK

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On the Vols' fourth snap of the second half Arian Foster hit a gaping hole and raced 59 yards to give the Vols a 27-3 lead. A 42-yard Tejada field goal narrowed the gap to 27-6.
KEY PLAY

Foster's 59-yard TD run. It put the Hogs in catch-up mode and forced them to throw more than they prefer.

KEY PLAYER

Foster. The Vol tailback had 65 yards on five carries in the period.

KEY STAT

Arkansas was 1 of 10 on third-down conversions through the first 45 minutes.



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UT 27 Quarter 3 00:00 6 ARK

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A nine-yard TD run on an end-around by Arkansas's Michael Smith narrowed the gap to 27-13 with 8:27 remaining. Tennessee's Jerod Mayo intercepted a Nathan Emert pass and returned it 34 yards for a TD with 2:46 left to seal a 34-13 win.
KEY PLAY

After Smith's TD had given the Hogs' a glimmer of hope, Tennessee used up 5:08 of clock time before giving the ball back with just 3:19 to play.

KEY PLAYER

Mayo. Arkansas still had a slight chance to come back until his interception return.

KEY STAT

Tennessee stopped Arkansas on 10 of 12 third-down conversion attempts and on 2 of 3 fourth-down tries.



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UT 34 Quarter 4 00:00 13 ARK

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Game #: 1139
Site: Knoxville
Date: Nov. 10
Conference: SECW
Coach Match-up:
For the Vols - Fulmer and for the Razorbacks - Nutt


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