Quarterly Report

Here's a quarter-by-quarter recap of Tennessee's 50-0 beat-down of UT Martin in Saturday's season opener:

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UT 0 Quarter 1 15:00 0 UTM

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The Tennessee Vols took command from the outset, scoring a field goal, a touchdown and another field on their first three possessions to go up 13-0. Daniel Lincoln's field goals covered 21 and 35 yards, sandwiched around a 45-yard touchdown run by David Oku.
KEY PLAY

On fourth-and-two at the Vol 41-yard line, Chad Cunningham was roughed after punting the ball away. The penalty advanced the ball to Martin's 44-yard line, and the Vols scored their first touchdown two plays later.

KEY PLAYER

Oku. He carried just three times in the quarter but gained 50 yards, including the scoring burst.

KEY STAT

Tennessee rushed 12 times for 100 yards, Martin seven times for 4 net yards.



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UT 13 Quarter 1 00:00 0 UTM

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Tennessee got on the board again just before halftime, Tauren Poole bolting 24 yards to score with just 1:44 left in the quarter. That boosted the score to 20-0.
KEY PLAY

Poole's run. Bumping the lead from 13-0 to 20-0 put some life in the crowd and took some of the starch out of the visiting Skyhawks.

KEY PLAYER

Poole. The Vols' No. 1 tailback had five carries for 35 yards in the period, including the crucial TD.

KEY STAT

Martin's total offense for the first half showed just 51 yards on 28 plays, an average of 1.8 yards per play.



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UT 20 Quarter 2 00:00 0 UTM

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Tennessee put the game away by scoring touchdowns on its first three possessions of the period. The first came on 58-yard end-around by Denarius Moore. The second was a 42-yard pass from Matt Simms to Moore and the third was a 14-yard run by Poole. When Austin Johnson tackled Martin's D.J. McNeill for a safety, the Vols led 43-0.
KEY PLAY

The TD pass from Simms to Moore. That bumped the lead to 34-0 and let the Skyhawks it was going to be a long night for them.

KEY PLAYER

Denarius Moore. His two big plays blew the game open.

KEY STAT

Matt Simms completed 4 of 5 passes for 95 yards in the quarter, then turned the job over to backup Tyler Bray.



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UT 43 Quarter 3 00:00 0 UTM

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Tennessee safety Prentiss Waggner closed the scoring by intercepting a Derek Carr pass and returning it 54 yards.
KEY PLAY

Not applicable. The game was over by the time the fourth period started.

KEY PLAYER

Rajion Neal. The Vol freshman carried seven times for 79 yards in the quarter.

KEY STAT

Tennessee limited UT Martin to 2 third-down conversions in 17 attempts.



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UT 50 Quarter 4 00:00 0 UTM

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Game #: 1169
Site: Knoxville
Date: Sep. 4
Conference: OhioValley
Coach Match-up:
For the Vols - Dooley and for the Skyhawks - Simpson


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