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    Tennessee Blanks Austin Peay in Jones' Debut


    By Tim Letcher
    SEC Digital Network

    Rajion Neal rushed for 141 yards and the Tennessee defense pitched a shutout as the Volunteers blanked Austin Peay 45-0 in the first game of the Butch Jones Era.

    Justin Worley threw only 13 passes, connecting on 11 of those, including three touchdowns on the day.

    Marlin Lane added a pair of rushing touchdowns for Tennessee, who led 42-0 at halftime.

    Austin Peay, of the Ohio Valley Conference, managed only 211 total yards of offense.

    Statistical Leaders

    Austin Peay

    Passing - Andrew Spivey, 11-22, 94 yards, 1 INT
    Rushing - Tim Phillips, 8 carries, 38 yards
    Receiving - Darryl Clack, 3 receptions, 80 yards


    Passing - Justin Worley, 11-13, 104 yards, 3 TD
    Rushing - Rajion Neal, 16 carries, 141 yards, 1 TD
    Receiving - Marquez North, 3 receptions, 33 yards

    Quick Notes:

    • Tennessee had a 21-0 lead before Austin Peay was able to get a first down
    • Tennessee had its first shutout since a 24-0 win over Middle Tennessee on November 5, 2011
    • Austin Peay has lost 17 straight road games