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Worley, Vols trounce Utah State, 38-7

Updated 17 hours, 30 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

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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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Blood drive draws from Vols, Wildcat rivalry

Tue Nov 13, 2012 03:00 a.m.

Bloodshed — not a term typically associated with the Tennessee vs. Kentucky football rivalry that until 2011 was totally dominated by the Vols.

But through Friday on the UT campus, it's what the rivalry is all about as the 25th ...


Dooley focused on football, not rumors

Tue Nov 13, 2012 03:00 a.m.

While rumors continue to circle the Internet, nothing has been confirmed regarding Tennessee football’s head coaching position.

For head coach Derek Dooley, the difficulty lies in the unknown. Dooley said he asked Athletic Director Dave Hart about several issues ...

Arts & Culture

Ne-Yo creates instant hit

Tue Nov 13, 2012 03:00 a.m.

The time is here and fans of sultry R&B crooner Ne-Yo have waited long enough.

After a long time of being "so sick of love songs," the superstar has finally had a change of heart with the release of ...

Guest Column

Fiscal cliff shows leadership failings

Tue Nov 13, 2012 03:00 a.m.

What makes a fair deal? To me and most other Americans, a fair deal is one in which both sides benefit mutually from the terms agreed on. In this country we used to believe in shaking someone's hand, looking ...