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Worley, Vols trounce Utah State, 38-7

Updated 7 hours, 46 minutes ago
8.31.14 Sports Worley
Samantha Smoak • The Daily Beacon

Senior quarterback Justin Worley surveys the defense while scrambling in the Vols' 38-7 victory over Utah State on Aug. 31.

Heading into the Tennessee Volunteers contest against Utah State, it was Chuckie Keeton, the Heisman contending quarterback, who was expected to be the difference maker.

On Sunday, however, it was the quarterback donning orange and white that graced Shield-Watkins Field with a game-changing performance.

In his first start under center since undergoing thumb surgery on Oct. 29, Justin Worley completed 27 of his 38 passes – a career-high – for 273 yards as he led the Vols to a 38-7 victory over the Aggies.

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Notebook: Johnson has career night to lead Vols defense

Updated 7 hours, 45 minutes ago
8.31.14 Sports AJ
Hannah Cather • The Daily Beacon

Linebacker AJ Johnson runs after he intercepted the ball from Utah State. 

Senior linebacker A.J. Johnson had a career night that he will never forget Sunday in the Tennessee's 38-7 season opening win over Utah State.

The leading tackler from last season put forth a stat line that would have many talking about forming a Heisman trophy campaign for him instead of Chuckie Keeton.

The 6-foot-2, 245-pound middle linebacker had nine tackles, a pass breakup, a forced fumble, and the first interception of his collegiate career.

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News

Campus evangelist passes away

Tue Apr 10, 2012 03:00 a.m.

After battling colon cancer for many years, former campus evangelist, Sal Mattson, died at the age of 53 on Good Friday, April 6. A funeral service was held on Monday at First Baptist Church Powell in his honor.

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Entertainment

New ‘Thrones’ to establish characters

Tue Apr 10, 2012 03:00 a.m.

A hand clutches a bloody crown, both illuminated in a goldish crimson hue against a stark black backdrop, with the motto, “The North Remembers.”    For those of us eagerly awaiting last Sunday’s season premiere of “Game of Thrones” (or ...

Sports

Personal goals unimportant for Brown

Tue Apr 10, 2012 03:00 a.m.

Most people have heard the saying the apple does not fall far from the tree. When it comes to UT softball junior Melissa Brown’s family, it happens to be apples.

“My dad was the athletic one; he played basketball ...

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Letter to the Editor

Still possible to live ‘American Dream’

Tue Apr 10, 2012 03:00 a.m.

The American Dream is a belief that we citizens have, stating all people are capable of living prosperous lives if they remain dedicated and in good spirits. Ironically, the concept of the American Dream is much older than America itself ...