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Worley, Vols trounce Utah State, 38-7

Updated 12 hours, 41 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 12 hours, 40 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

Senator speaks on economy, state of nation

Wed Nov 14, 2012 03:00 a.m.

During the inaugural Baker Distinguished Lecture Series, Senator George Mitchell began with an explanation of his expertise as a speaker.

He shared an anecdote of his first day in the Senate in 1980, when he was informed by his new ...

Sports

Dooley, one more year

Wed Nov 14, 2012 03:00 a.m.

Reports say it's "not a matter of 'if,' but 'when'" Tennessee's Derek Dooley will be released from his position as head football coach.

That's unfortunate.

Dooley came to Knoxville in 2010 after former head coach Lane Kiffin ...

Arts & Culture

Piano student embraces life in music

Wed Nov 14, 2012 03:00 a.m.

Playing the piano since the age of seven, Jenny Grace Woodson, a junior majoring in piano pedagogy, said she just now realized how important the instrument is in her life.

"This recital that I just gave last week was definitely ...

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Guest Column

College through Fitzgerald’s lens

Wed Nov 14, 2012 03:00 a.m.

I've always been able to understand the world best when F. Scott Fitzgerald explains it to me. His collective works are essential to my lifestyle, specifically the short stories. For today's column, though, we will turn our attention ...