Sunday, October 14, 2007

Triumph in Starkville

Just a couple of weeks ago they were calling for Phillip Fulmer's head. Now, after two critical UT football wins, he has his team in the catbirds seat for the SEC East division win and an oppurtunity to take UT to the SEC Championship. Saturday at Starkville, Mississippi Erik Ainge and crew went in and won an up and down game against the Bulldogs. Scoring started off after Ainge lead a very proficient drive that ended with him hooking up with Chris Brown in the end zone for a touchdown. MSU then responded by scoring 2 times to take a 14-7 lead behind their standout runningback Anthony Dixon. Ainge and Lucas Taylor responded by hooking up with a big pass and catch to tie the game up at 14 apiece. Daniel Lincoln then added on a field goal to give the Vols a 17-14 lead going into halftime, a lead that they would never relinquish. To start out the 2nd half the Vols marched down and Arian Foster scored on a 1 yard run, Foster would end up with 139 yards rushing on the day. Wesley Carroll responded by leading his team down and tossing a touchdown to Jamayel Smith. The game would then finish up with 3 Daniel Lincoln field goals who actually missed his 1st of the season earlier in the game, but responded by making 4 consecutive by the time the game was over. The story on the day was the UT offense. Proving that last week was no fluke, they have shown some balance on offense with Arian Foster stepping up and having a couple of great games in a row. Not to mention, Lucas Taylor, who has stepped up and contributed as much as anyone to help the Vols. He had his best game yet Saturday with 11 receptions and 189 yars receiving narrowly missing the 200 yard plateau. Now, the Vols have some big oppurtunities coming up against Alabama and South Carolina, they can win or lose the SEC title race in this stretch.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great to get the win.
Now it's Bama week.

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