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Tennessee upends MTSU

By MTB, 09/12/18, 8:45AM EDT

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Vols and Blue Raiders renew rivalry

Tennessee defeated Middle Tennessee State University 68-0 on Saturday to open Southeastern Conference play in Murfreesboro.

The Volunteers were paced by seniors Keenan Kayser, Dylan Craven and Sam Hawkins as the Vols used a balanced attack to keep the Blue Raiders off balance.  Scoring began as a result of good defensive pressure and continued with 5 tries in each half.  

Tennessee reserves closed a successful day with a well earned 19-12 victory in the second match.  

Thanks to all our family and supporters for coming out to cheer on the Vols.  Special thanks to the Williams family for the post match meal.  Also thanks to all those that provided ice, towels, and drinks throughout a very hot afternoon.  The support was overwhelming and very much appreciated.

After a weekend off for some college football, the Vols return to action with a pivotal home match on September 29 against the Kentucky Wildcats.  Kickoff is set for 1 PM with reserve match to follow. 

Line Up

1. Keenan Kayser
2. Creighton Couch               
3. Zach McAfee
4. Greg Janowick
5. Will Shaw; Justin Walker @ 53'
6. Nesto Rivas
7. J.T. Ransom: Jacob Eicher @ 47'
8. Dylan Craven; Jackson Powers @ 63'
9. Conrad Dorflinger-Slee; Marcus McClain @ 40'
10. Sam Hawkins
11. Duke Cook; Patrick Beacom @ 53'
12. Tory Griffin; Lantz Williams @ 40'
13. Patrick Beacom; Tom Pelini @ 53'
14. Ben Schwartz; Garrett Montgomery @ 40'
15. Drew Davis; Duke Cook @ 53'

Scoring Summary

08' - UT TRY (Griffin) / CK (Schwartz); Score: 7 - 0
15' - UT TRY (Beacom) / CK (Schwartz); Score: 14 - 0
19' - MTSU Yellow Card (9)
21' - UT TRY ( McAfee) / CK (Schwartz); Score: 21 - 0
24' - UT TRY (Craven) / CK (Schwartz); Score: 28 - 0
38' - UT TRY (Craven) / CK (Schwartz); Score: 35 - 0
46' - UT TRY (Kayser) / CK (Davis); Score: 42 - 0
52' - UT TRY (McClain) / CK (Davis); Score 49 - 0
63' - UT TRY (Craven) / CK (Kayser); Score: 56 - 0
67' - UT TRY (Pelini) / CK (Kayser); Score: 63 - 0
70' - UT TRY (Kayser); Score: 68 - 0

Halftime:  Tennessee 35, MTSU 0
Full Time: Tennessee 68, MTSU 0

Referee:  Rob Halcomb
Asst Referee:  Keith Burnett
Asst Referee: Brian Shaw

Statistics

SCRUM QUALITY
UT: 4 of 7 = 57%
MTSU: 8 of 10 = 80%

LINE OUT QUALITY
UT: 7 of 11 = 64%
MTSU: 5 of 7 = 71% 

PENALTIES CONCEDED
UT: 6 [5 in first half]
MTSU: 12 [7 in first half]


Reserve Line Up

1. Brandon Buckley
2. Nicholas Brockman
3. Chuck Horak
4. Bryson Davis
5. Will Ring
6. Jace Walter / Joe Mauldin
7. Timmy Yeager
8. Jackson Powers
9. Luke Davies
10. Tyler Watson
11. Shane Miller / Griffin Lumb
12. Alex Ledezma
13. Tom Pelini / John Dykes
14. Zander McMillian
15. Jack Ambrose

Scoring Summary

First Half
Try MTSU 0-5
Try UT 7-5
Try UT 12-5

Second Half
Try UT 19-5
Try MTSU 19-12

Referee:  Rob Halcomb / Brian Shaw

12/18 First Semester Players
10/18 Freshmen