2011 Volunteers

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  1. Masler

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    2011 Volunteers

    Bear Country is now Volunteer Country


    Vols head into Bear country to take on the Bears.


    Vols take the ball first and drive down to score 3. 3-0. Baylor comes out and makes a decent drive but also settles for 3 as freshman MLB Daniel proves he was a choice recruit. 3-3. Vols make another good drive but again settle for 3. 6-3. Vols force a 3 and out. Same for Baylor. 6-3 after 1.

    Baylor goes 3 and out once again. Bears force an INT. They score. 6-10. Ernst scrambles one in for Tenn. 13-10. Bears drive right down and score. 13-17. Tennessee has no trouble finding the endzone themselves. 20-17 to end the first half.

    Baylor gets the ball first and threatens to score but they get pick 6ed by SO MLB M. James. The highlight received an A++. 27-17. Baylor goes 3 and out as DT Jeffery gets his second sack of the day. Oku runs one in for the Vols. 34-17. Baylor finds the endzone in the air. 34-24. Vols are forced to punt. 34-24 at the end of the 3rd.

    Baylor gets lucky and scores. 34-31. Chew Clock is now in effect. Bryce Brown, after being out for 2 quarters, finally says hello to the endzone. 41-31. Baylor gets back in it with a TD. 41-38. Bryce Brown runs another one in 48-38, Final.


    "Baylor played well today, I honestly did not expecet such a close game," Coach Masler said.

    Box Score

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Tenn 6 14 14 14 48
    Bay 3 14 7 14 38


    Notable stats:

    E. Ernst 21/36, 240 yds, 1 TD

    B. Brown 21 Car, 119 yds, 2 TD

    B. Dorsey 4 Rec, 74 yds, 1 TD

    J. Daniel 11 Tack

    M. James 4 Tack, 1 INT, 72 INT yds, 1 INT TD


    Freshman MLB J. Daniel had 11 Tackles his first game. Quite an impressive performance for a FR, with his 85 ovr rating and 90 Tackle it's no surprise he opened some eyes. He recored three big hits as well.
     
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    Vols lose at home to Northwestern. Turnovers and lack of offense did not help Tenn in any way. The Volunteers defense had trouble containing the quarterback who ran like Tebow Jr. out there. Two fumbles lost by Bryce Brown were probably the game deciders. Neither fumble could be challenged, not sure why but the football gods were not on my side today. Figures. Only good notes were a pick 6 by linebacker James. His second of the year. Bryce Brown had two scores on the day, one a kick return and another were he managed to hold onto the ball and dove into the endzone. Two 2 point conversions failed. One actually made it but was called back due to a clipping penalty and the Vols kicked the PAT instead. Wildcats were all over the passing game, picking it off a couple of times which set up great field position for a couple TDs and numerous sacks.

    Final

    Vols 20
    NU 33

    GG mamba..
     
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    Vols have a good opening drive and get 7. Northwestern also scores. Tenn drives down the field again with little resistance. 14-7. Tenn makes a goal line stand but Brown fumbles and sets up a NU TD. 14-14.

    Tenn comes out hungry and finds the endzone on 3rd TD pass. 21-14. NU has a bad drive as they get dropped in the endzone for a safety. 23-14. Tenn can't capitalize off the short kick and NU follows up with a long TD drive. 23-21. Vols get picked off after a wide open receiver runs right by the ball. Halftime.

    NU drives and scores but fails to convert the 2 pt. 23-27. Tenn's offense stalls again. NU scores again. 34-23. Ernst coughs up the ball and NU recovers for a TD. 41-23. Oku drags a defender into the endzone and slices into the deficit. 41-30.

    NU drives but misses their FG. Freshman Qb Johnson brings Tenn back in with a great drive and Brown runs one in and the 2 pt coversion fails. 36-41. NU has no troubles finding the endzone. 36-48. TE Bartholomew makes a huge play to bring Tenn back in it. 43-48. Tenn is unable to get the ball back and lose mainly due to the receivers inability to hold onto the ball.
     
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    Vols win big but lose Brown


    A big game as the Volunteers head into The Swamp. They are quite the underdog in this matchup.

    Florida is forced to punt on the opening possession. Tenn is also forced to punt. The running game pushes the Vols into the endzone first. 7-0. Florida throws a pick the next drive. Florida gets their own pick. Gators find the endzone after the pick. 7-7. End the first.

    Florida leaves the TE wiiiiide open and the Vols score again. 14-7. Fowlkes domintates the line forcing Florida to punt. Vols punt as well. Florida stalls in the redzone and settles for 3. 14-10. UF's starting QB gets hurt and the backup throws a pick in the attempt to take the lead before the half. Halftime.

    Vols can't extend the lead and punt. Fowlkes once again forces a punt through his pass rush. Vols extend lead after Ernst runs one in. 21-10. Brantley follows suite and runs one in. 21-17.

    Florida is driving to start the 4th. UF scores to take the lead for the first time of the night. 21-24. Davis hauls in the bomb beautifully for a touchdown. 28-24. Fowlkes slams Brantley as he throws and gets picked off. The announcers are right when the defense made the perfect play at the perfect time. Davis brings in another TD pass. 35-24. Ernst throws his 4th TD pass. Again to the TE left wide open. 42-24. Brantley throws a TD bomb of his own but fail to convert the 2pt. 42-30. Fowlkes breaks the sack record in one game with 6. Florida goes 4 and out and that is game. Final score 42-30.

    The Vols beat Florida two years in a row in convincing fashion but lose Bryce Brown for the season due to a torn rotator cuff. His is a junior and his season was shaping up to be Heisman contending..maybe next year.

    Coach Masler commented, "Bryce is a phenomenal runner and he had a great game, he just took a hard hit. I'm quite upset to lose him, but we have a great kid (Oku) at backup. Looks like he'll see a bit more snaps this season. Glad to beat our rival though."

    Box Score

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Tenn 7 7 7 21 42
    UF 7 3 7 13 30


    Notable Stats

    E. Ernst 24/38, 289 yds, 4 TD, 15 yds, 1 TD

    B. Brown 20 Car, 118 yds

    N. Richardson 8 rec, 110 yds

    C. Davis 6 Rec, 109 yds, 2 TD

    B. Dorsey 3 Rec, 16 yds, 2 TD

    S. Fowlkes 12 Tack, 8 TFL, 6 Sack

    J. Daniel (FR MLB BEAST!!) 12 Tack

    Tennessee's defense had a total of 3 INT's and 6 Sacks. Three of their players had 10 or more tackles.

    The Voluteers host the Georgia Bulldogs week 4 in another big SEC matchup. Georgia annihilated the Volunteers last year so they are hungry for revenge. Tenn is now 2-1(1-0).
     
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    Vols win after last season's embarassment


    Georgia comes to Neyland Stadium in a big SEC matchup this weekend.

    Tennessee gets the ball to start and misses the FG somehow. Georgia rushes the ball right down the field and King takes it in. 0-7. Tenn answers with 3. 3-7.

    Georgia powers down the field again for a TD. 3-14. Vols finally get some luck and score a TD. 10-14. Unable to stop the HB yet, Tenn allows another UGA TD. 10-21. This one starts to look ugly but Ernst fires in another TD under heavy pressure. 17-21. Georgia is stopped short on 3rd down and settles for 3. 17-24. With a minute left Rodgers takes the kickoff back after spinning out of a would be tackle to tie it up. 24-24. Georgia lays in up there to try and take the lead before half but the CB picks it off and then nearly takes it back. Georgia's defense holds strong and forces Tenn to kick the FG, still gets em the lead though. 27-24.

    Second play into the half King busts through the line and scores. 27-31. Tenn makes a long drive, converting on 4th down in the redzone to keep the drive alive and Oku scores his first rushing TD as a starter. 34-31. A missed tackle allows King to bust another huge one. 34-38. Neither team gets any luck as both go 3 and out. UGA gets a FG on their next drive. 34-41.

    With no choice but to once again go for it on 4th down being down in the 4th quarter, Ernst rushes for the 1st down. Ernst bombs it to Meade and he catches without a problem to tie it up. 41-41. A failed attempt to pick it off leads to a UGA TD. 41-48. UGA picks it off and it looks over for the Vols but they force the Bulldogs to punt. Tenn is driving when Ernst throws it to the defense once again. Vols defense holds strong and forces another punt. Yet again 4th down and the Vols are really pressure to make this one..do they? YES!! Ernst has no men open and rushes for the 1st and then...the TD. But now its decision time..overtime? or victory?. Survey says....OT. Now the Vols have 44 seconds to hold off the Bulldogs. UGA comes out and makes a fierce drive but Tenn picks them off with 15 sec remaining. Tenn tries to get it into the endzone but fail. Time for OT.

    OT #1: Georgia plays tough but is held to 3. 48-51. Tenn fights hard as well and Oku is the hero of the game as he pounds it into the endzone.

    Here's Volunteer radio: Ernst under center. Hands off to Oku. Oku around the defensive end! HE SCORES!! VOLUNTEERS WIN!! THIS STADIUM IS GOING WILD!!! WHAT A GAME FOR THE NEW STARTER!!

    Coach Masler was whisked away atop his teams shoulders along with Oku before the reporter could get a comment. Fans are definetely impressed after last years embarassment against the Bulldogs. Tenn improves to 3-1 (2-0) and hold onto their ranking.

    Box Score

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6 Column 7
    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
    UGA 7 17 17 7 3 51
    Tenn 3 24 7 14 6 54


    Notable Stats

    E. Ernst 22/40, 311 yds, 3 TD, 88 yds, 1 TD

    D Oku 29 Att, 135 yds, 2 TD

    Z. Rodgers 6 Rec, 111 yds, 1 TD, 5 KR, 175 KR yds, 1 KR TD

    C. Davis 4 Rec, 66 yds, 1 TD

    N. Meade 2 Rec, 52 yds, 1 TD


    The Vols have now taken out two of the toughest SEC opponents. Only Bama and LSU are the only threats to what could be a great season. The Vols get a rest in Week 5 with a Bye Week.
     
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    Revenge is sweet.......nice game masler
     
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    Volunteers dodge bullet


    Tenn heads on the road to play the razorbacks of Arkansas. They have an A+ rated offense so this one could be good.

    Razorbacks get the ball to start and are forced to punt. The next drive Arkansas scores in one play. 0-7. Tenn is forced three and out continuously and the Razorbacks get 3. 0-10.

    Vols bomb a long one for a TD. 7-10. After a holding penalty the Hogs are forced to punt. But they take it right back on a pick. TD Hogs. 7-17. Vols answer right back with a strong rushing game. 14-17. Hogs attempt to extend their lead before half but are forced to punt. Vols cannot take the lead before half.

    Halftime

    Vols get the ball after the half. They barely get away with a FG. 17-17. After 3 dropped picks, the Hogs punt. After traded 3 and outs, the Vols connect on the good 'ol PA and take the lead. 24-17. Hogs answer right back, but miss the PAT. 24-23.

    Ernst connects to the WR and the Vols go up 31-23. Arkansas' runningback makes quick work of the Vols D and scores. Hogs try for the 2 but fail. 31-29. Tenn runs off the clock and seals the narrow win.

    "I'm extremely proud of my team. We went down early but made the comeback and held them off," from Coach Masler.

    Tenn remains undefeated in SEC play, sitting at 4-1 (3-0). They rest easy on a Bye Week for Week 7. A good rest before traveling and taking on Alabama (USER). Alabama currently sits at #1.

    Box Score

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Tenn 0 14 10 7 31
    Ark 7 10 6 6 29


    Notable Stats:

    E. Ernst 18/28, 246 yds, 3 TD

    D. Oku 25 Att, 99 yds, 1 TD (the backup HB did we also gaining 64 yds on 11 carries)

    Z. Rodgers 4 Rec, 113 yds, 2 TD POTG

    N. Richardson 3 Rec, 37 yds, 1 TD
     
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    The Vols rest easy on a Bye Week. They have a huge game coming up against rival Alabama. Coach Masler had this to stay in this weeks press conference:

    "Oh boy...what to say about Alabama...we lost last year...quite badly too. Our offense is a bit less experienced than last year. We have some younger guys on that side of the ball.

    As for defense, these guys played them last year. Our defense is older and more experienced. We have been practicing hard this last week and will continue to work hard this week. I can only hope my boys are up for one of the hardest games of the season. And from what I've seen this year, this game's going to be a good one.

    The only thing that seems to our downfall this year is stopping the run. And with the Crimson Tide having a strong rush game..well let's hope the rush D brings their A game, I have faith in them."
     
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    Vols barely lose to Canes​


    Coach Masler has returned to the helm and hopes to turn around this ugly streak of losses. They head to rainy Miami this week to battle the Canes.

    Miami starts off with the ball and scores fairly easy. 0-7. Vols don't get very far on offense but manage to down the punt on the one yard line. The Canes escape the atrocious field position but still end up punting. Vols give it right back on an INT but Canes can't do anything, another punt. Vols have to punt it back but force and recover a fumble. But the call is reversed. They force another punt.

    More 3 and outs. And more 3 and outs, plus a couple turn overs. This game is turning into a major defensive battle. Vols finally get on the board about 1:30 before halftime. 7-7. Miami gets the final possesion of the half and gets 3 on the board. 7-10.

    Halftime.

    Vols get the ball first. Let's see if they can take the lead. They make a dominating drive through a combined air/ground effort. 14-10. The Canes show they can also be dominant and the offensive flood gates might be opening. 14-17. One long pass and Tennessee has the lead once again. 21-17. Canes score on a good run play. 21-24. Volunteers settle with the FG to get the tie. 24-24.

    Fourth quarter reverts back to the defensive struggle as neither team can get much going. This one could come down to the wire. Johnson gives it back with an INT, but the Tenn defense holds strong and forces a FG. 24-27. Tenn's offense can't do anything and are left with no timeouts down by 10 after another Canes TD. On their next drive they score a TD, down by 3 with 1:03 left and no timeouts. Unlikely to get the onside. They don't and Miami runs out the clock. Kinda sorta pissed right now. I blame Corso, I was hitting Y to use hurry up on 4th down and it didn't work and he gave me fake punt, no timeouts...yea that didn't work.

    Coach Comments: "I hate to lose my returning game. We played great today, but the idiot of an offesive coordinator should have kept his mouth shut. Just kidding Lee. Guess the Canes do have a magic when it's raining. Anyway, could have been worse. See ya next week."

    Box Score

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Tenn 0 7 17 7 31
    Mia 7 3 14 10 34


    Notable Stats:

    D. Johnson 17/41 (yikes he had a bad day), 288 yds, 3 TD

    T. Poole 15 Car, 82 yds, 1 TD

    Z. Rodgers 5 Rec, 148 yds, 2 TD

    C. Davis 4 Rec, 45 yds, 1 TD

    Three Defensive players had 10 or more tackles. Overall the team had: 4 Sacks.

    Vols fall to 4-5 (3-3). They return to SEC play next week by going to Kentucky to fight the Wildcats. Currently the Vols sit at 4th in their division. They beat Florida (1) and Georgia (2), one more conference win for the Vols and one more loss for these two teams will put the Vols at 2nd. South Carolina sits at 3rd, if they lose once more, the Vols will advance to first and proceed to the Con. Champ game. Gamecocks beat the Vols in OT while Masler was on his leave. Vols should win out the season vs UK and Vandy.

    Florida has only South Carolina in the SEC left to play. So all hopes for Tenn making the Con. Champ rides on the Gators beating South Carolina and the Vols winning out. Things look good.
     
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    Ugly day for the Vols


    Backup QB Johnson blows a big lead and the win against the Wildcats. Up 28-7 and he starts throwing picks like no other. Finished with 6 interceptions, including one crucial INT that would have saved the day and gotten the Vols the win. Kentucky came back being down 42-21 to win. They recovered an onside kick in the process and the defense lost their heart. On a lighter note, a fumble was forced and recovered for a TD and the DE one handed pick 6ed the Wildcats. At least one side of the ball played well. Tragedy struck the Vols again and HB Oku tore his pectoral muscle and got knocked out for the season. The 3 best players are now out with season ending injuries. Things do not look good.

    Coach Comments: "He couldn't handle the road crowd at all. Once they got on their feet, he starting giving the ball away. Losing Oku was a huge blow as well. I'd like to keep an optimistic attitude about the remainder of the season, but I'll tell ya, sure doesn't look good. Last season was such a great season, we'll be lucky to capture a bowl this year."

    Indeed it shall be tough for the Vols to make a bowl. They have another SEC opponent, Vanderbilt, yet to play. They also host the Sooners, a game which is sure to be tough. Going 6-6 is not going to be an easy task..Still need Florida, Georgia to lose two more so I can pass them and South Carolina to lose one more. SEC Champ Game is all but out of reach now.

    Final Score

    Tenn 42

    UK 46
     
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    Just looked at the schedules and it will not be possible for me to make the SEC champ game...
     
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    Volunteers break losing streak


    It wasn't a perfect day for the Vols, but that didn't stop them from celebrating. Lately they haven't done anything but lose. Today at home they hosted Vanderbilt, a huge in state rivalry and came away with a big win. With 3 of the best athletes this team has out for the season, they desperately needed this win. Final Score 42-17.

    Coach Comments: "I'm glad our young backup stepped up today. Last couple of week I've worried a bit about him. But he proved himself today. Good job kid."

    Box Score

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Vandy 7 3 7 0 17
    Tenn 7 14 14 7 42


    Notable Stats:

    D. Johnson 27/44, 394 yds, 4 TD

    T. Poole 28 Att, 137 yds, 1 TD

    Z. Rodgers 5 Rec, 119 yds, 2 TD

    C. Davis 5 Rec, 61 yds, 1 TD

    N. Richardson 5 Rec, 88 yds

    J. Daniel 11 Tack, 2 INT, 1 FR

    S. Fowlkes 10 Tack, 3 TFL, 2 Sack

    Defense had: 3 INT, 1 FF, 1 FR, 2 Sack
     
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    Volunteers cruise to a Music City Bowl Victory


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    Tennessee vs Clemson

    Tennessee, behind the arm of Johnson, dominate Clemson to take home another trophy under the coaching of Masler. The team played near flawlessly today as they only gave up one turnover and accumulated over 600 yards on offense. The defense didn't play perfect but kept the Tigers in check with a great effort by the D line and the secondary. They forced 2 picks. The 3rd string halfback had a great day as well with over 100 yds rushing, a pair of rushing TD's and a receiving TD.

    In the middle of the 4th quarter it was announced that QB D. Johnson had broken the record for most passing yards in a game for Tennessee, breaking Peyton Mannings old record. With start Ernst out for the season, Johnson did a great job leading his team to a bowl and a bowl victory. Nice job kid.

    Coach Comments:"This is great. I mean I left midseason due to personal issues. And I know my team suffered a losing streak even when I made my return. But we found strength and fought hard to earn a bowl. Then we fought hard to win that bowl. I'm proud to be the head coach of this team. I'm excited for the upcoming years."

    The Vols finish off 7-6(4-4). Not bad for losing 3 main starters.

    Box Score

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Tenn 14 24 14 7 59
    Clem 0 14 6 7 27


    Notable Stats:

    D. Johnson 29/45, 527 yds, 6 TD

    T. Poole 26 Att, 128 yds, 2 TD, 3 Rec, 44 yds, 1 TD

    C. Davis 8 Rec, 166 yds, 1 TD

    N. Richardson 7 Rec, 159 yds, 2 TD

    Z. Rodgers 6 Rec, 105 yds

    Overall Defense had: 4 Sack, 2 INT's
     

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