No. 25 Tennessee pulls off remarkable 42-41 win over Ga Tech

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It's a pretty safe bet he sure will be when Tennessee hosts Indiana State next Saturday night. They followed with a touchdown of their own.

"John Kelly sparked us as well". They showed that in spades Monday night in an improbable comeback win that will be remembered for some time.

Could the ACC Jackets respond?

And given the problems the Jackets had kicking the ball, as well as on defense, in the second half, it made Johnson's decision after the second of two touchdowns the two teams exchanged the extra frames easier. "It's another good opportunity to play an SEC team". A Georgia Tech loss and the mumblings about Paul Johnson will turn to audible grumblings.

You had to see it to believe it.

Defensive back Rashaan Gaulden forced a fumble that Micah Abernathy recovered at the Tennessee 7-yard line with 4:50 left and the Yellow Jackets leading 28-21. After all, they hadn't stopped them all night.

Georgia Tech (0-1) got a record performance from quarterback TaQuon Marshall, who was making his first start. Georgia Tech averaged only 12.3 passes per game last season. I think we could've scored there and run the clock down.

For the second season in a row, Tennessee prevailed in overtime in its opener. The Volunteers scored in three plays again at the top of the second frame, and Georgia Tech answered in four.

At halftime, this seemed the most lopsided 14-7 game ever.

Callaway didn't have a catch in the first half.

Georgia Tech, playing Tennessee for the first time since 1987, had a 28-14 lead less than two minutes into the fourth quarter and appeared ready to put the Vols away.

No. 25 Tennessee pulls off remarkable 42-41 win over Ga Tech
No. 25 Tennessee pulls off remarkable 42-41 win over Ga Tech

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, there are four Georgia Tech quarterbacks fighting for the position. They rushed 39 times for 167 yards. "We had the ball for 41 minutes, and they had it for 18". The Vols were two of seven.

UT's lackluster play in the first half surely would've led to even more heat on coach Butch Jones had the Vols lost. Even Larry, the Dr. Pepper joker, knew it would be Quentin Dormady.

Of course, Shuler is one of the greatest busts in National Football League history while Peyton Manning is one of the greatest ever. Junior receiver Jauan Jennings left the game due to injury and never returned. No problem for Georgia Tech's triple-option offense.

Still, Tech kept its distance from the Vols.

Instead of a standard screen that extends down from the middle of the roof, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium has a circular screen known as the Halo Board.

Tech converted 8 of 11 third down situations in the first half. On the other hand the Vols were held to 42 yards on 8 runs.

The boo birds started early after Georgia Tech drew first blood.

"Considering his deep connections to both Georgia Tech and Tennessee, along with our partnership with The Dodd Trophy, we knew we had to celebrate his legacy during the game". But they didn't make it, didn't win.

Joe Biddle is a WKRN.com sports columnist.

Dodd was elected as a player to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1959 and as a coach in 1993 joining Amos Alonzo Stagg as the only inductee as both player and coach.

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