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Vols defeat Mississippi State

10/28/2017, 10:30pm EDT
By MTB

Vols survive rain and mud and a sizable attack from the Bulldogs

Tennessee defeated Mississippi State 44-24 on Saturday at the Tennessee Rugby Park to conclude the 2017 fall regular season.

Vols got out to a 24-5 lead at the half and then extended it to 39-5 before MSU was able to put in three tries in the final 20 minutes to account the for the final margin of victory. Weather and poor field conditions actually played to visitor's advantage due to their superior size and pattern of play.  UT literally weathered the storm with sure tackling and an ability to control field position for much of the game.  

Volunteers return to action next weekend when they will host the team SEC Championship at the Tennessee Rugby Park.  

1:00 PM  Tennessee v South Carolina
3:00 PM  Kentucky v Alabama
Admission: $5

Line Up

1. Creghton Couch / Zach McAfee @ 40 min.
2. Josh Landon / Couch @ 40 min.
3. Keenan Kayser / Dawson Moseley @ 72 min.
4. Greg Janowick / Brendan Conners @ 72 min.
5. Will Shaw / Kevin Fine @ 72 min.
6. Nesto Rivas / Justin Walker @ 40 min.
7. Justin Ransom / Jace Walter @ 59 min.
8. Jacob Eicher / Landon @ 40 min.
9. Chris Leatherwood
10. Sam Hawkins
11. Garrett Montgomery
12. Patrick Beacom
13. John Via / Lanz Williams @ 56 min.
14. Duke Cook
15. Drew Davis / Jared Neal @ 61 min.

Scoring Summary

3'   - UT TRY (Leatherwood); Score 5 - 0
10' - UT TRY (Shaw); Score 10 - 0
23' - UT TRY (Kayser)/CK (Leatherwood); Score 17 - 0
27' - UT TRY (Cook)/CK (Leatherwood); Score 24 - 0
39' - MSU TRY; Score 24 - 5
53' - UT TRY (Cook); Score 29 - 5
55' - UT TRY (Cook); Score 34 - 5
58' - UT TRY (Shaw); Score 39 - 5
61' - MSU TRY/CK; Score 39 - 12
69' - MSU TRY/CK; Score 39 - 19
73' - UT TRY (Beacom); Score 44 - 19
80' - MSU TRY; Score 44 - 24

 

Halftime: Tennessee 24, Mississippi State 5
Full Time: Tennessee 44, Mississippi State 24

Referee: Ben Dickinson
Asst Referee:  Student
Asst Referee:  Student

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