Ainge completed a seven-yard TD pass to Josh Briscoe
on the second play of the quarter, concluding the drive that was extended by the roughing-the-punter call near the end of the third period. The PAT narrowed the gap to 24-16 with 14:45 remaining. After a three-and-out by each team, Tennessee went 83 yards in 10 plays (the last nine of them passes) to pull within 24-22. The march ended with Ainge throwing a five-yard TD pass to Austin Rogers
but a two-point conversion pass fell incomplete with 7:14 to go. Tennessee forced a third consecutive three-and-out, and Dennis Rogan
returned Vandy's punt 45 yards to the Commodore 33-yard line. The drive stalled at the 16 but Lincoln booted a 33-yard field goal that put Tennessee on top 25-24 with 2:46 left. Vandy's D.J. Moore
returned the ensuing kickoff 55 yards to the Vol 42 and would've scored if not for a TD-saving stop by Rogan. Hahnfeldt missed a potential game-winning 49-yard field goal with 33 seconds left, as Tennessee survived the upset bid.