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By Scott Crumbly
SEC Digital Network
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee gained a school record 718 yards of offense against Troy on Saturday afternoon and the Volunteers downed the Trojans, 55-48. The Vols needed all of those yards to out-duel Troy, which racked up 721 yards of its own in the losing effort.
Tyler Bray was spectacular for Tennessee (4-5, 0-5 Sec), completing 29 passes for 530 yards and five touchdowns. Justin Hunter provided a reliable target for Bray as he has all season long, recording nine receptions for 181 yards and hauling in three of Bray’s five touchdown passes. Hunter snagged a 46-yard score with less than three minutes remaining in the game to tie the game up for the Volunteers, who used a Marlin Lane rushing touchdown with 1:25 to play to seal the win.
Troy (4-5, 3-3 Sun Belt) signal-caller Corey Robinson led the Trojans’ aerial attack, completing 30 of his 46 attempts for 393 yards and a touchdown. Troy took the lead late in the game on the strength of a 67-yard touchdown pass before Tennessee’s rally saved the homecoming victory.
The Volunteers continued a streak of strong play in the month of November in recent years, and the Vols have now won nine of their last 11 games in the 11th month of the calendar year.
Passing – Tyler Bray, 29-for-47, 530 yards, 5 TD
Rushing – Marlin Lane, 19 car, 132 yards, 2 TD
Receiving – Justin Hunter, 9 rec, 181 yards, 3 TD
Passing – Corey Robinson, 30-for-46, 393 yards, TD
Rushing – Shawn Southward, 16 car, 102 yards, 2 TD
Receiving – Eric Thomas, 6 rec, 147 yards, 2 TD
· With the win over Troy, Tennessee is now 69-17-3 all-time in Homecoming games.
· Tennessee has won eight straight games at home against non-conference opponents and 11 straight against non-BCS teams.
· Saturday marked the first meeting between Tennessee and Troy, and the Vols are now 8-1 against current Sun Belt teams.