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Vols move to 5-0 with defeat of Auburn

By MTB, 10/28/16, 9:30AM EDT

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Vols run across 9 tries in the victory

Tennessee traveled to Auburn on Saturday to take on the Tigers. After a 30 inute delayed kickoff due to travel related issues, the Volunteers wasted little time crossing the try line.  5 first half tries and another 4 in the second accounted for the 54-3 final.  

Josh Landon had two tries and played aggressive defense to lead the Volunteer effort in the first half. When speaking with prospective students, the UT coaching staff stresses the opportunity for early playing time with the appropriate commitment. Against Auburn, Tennessee started 4 and played 5 freshmen. 

Auburn only confirmed one match so there was no reserve game.  

Next, the Volunteers return home to face the top ranked Kentucky Wildcats on Sunday.  Kickoff is set for 1 PM at the Tennessee Rugby Park.

Line Up

1. Kayser / Couch
2. Couch / Bintrim
3. Campbell
4. Roberts / Pitzenberger
5. Rivas
6. Tamasese
7. Craven / Fine
8. Landon / Craven
9. Vickers
10. Duklewski
11. Hawkins / Schwartz / Cook
12. Holland / Lane
13. Ransom / Schwartz
14. Turner / Ilchert
15. Barry / Hawkins

Scoring Summary

05:00 Try by Mike Turner  UT 5-0 AU
13:00 Try by Josh Landon  UT 10-0 AU
25:00 Try by Landon  / CK by Ben Schwartz  UT 17-0 AU
34:00 Penalty Kick by Schwartz  UT 20-0 AU
36:00 Try by Keenan Kayser  UT 25-0 AU
39:00 Try by Nesto Rivas / CK by Schwartz  UT 32-0
Halftime: Tennessee 32, Auburn 0
45:00 Penalty kick by Auburn  UT 32-3 AU
48:00 Try by Travis Vickers  UT 37-3 AU
68:00 Try by Brandon Tamasese  UT 42-3 AU
71:00 Try by Creighton Couch / CK by Schwartz  UT 49-3 AU
76:00 Try by Schwartz  UT 54-3 AU

Referee: Dain Stewart
Asst Referee: Student
Asst Referee: Student