2012 Volunteers

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  1. Masler

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    2012 Volunteers

    A new season and a VERY young team on our hands here.

    Outstanding Freshmen from the 2011 Season:

    QB David Johnson stood in for Ernst after the injury and made headlines. Current Rating is 83 Overall.

    MLB J. Daniel came in last year as a highly recruited prospect and proved himself immensely on the field. As a starting linebacker he makes all offenses nervous. As a sophomore his rating is 89 overall.

    Key Players for the 2012 Season:

    Look for QB Eric Ernst to make a return as he was injured for most of the 2011 Season. With 86 Speed, 86 Thp, and 86 Tha he will be sure to be a dual threat this year.

    It's going to be a hard decision to see who starts at runningback this year for the Vols. HB David Oku and HB Bryce Brown are both equally rated at 96. Both are speedy and agile, making them huge threats in the open field. It looks like Brown will be the one to get the job though as he is a Senior. But look for Oku to make headlines as well.

    The Receiving core at Tenn looks stacked as well. The three starting receivers have 94+ Speed, making this passing attack look scary.

    We also have a great line, so blocking and protection should not be an issue with both Tackles being rated 94 and 95. With the inside being in the high 80s. The defense line should also hold their own.

    When it comes to the defense, we are stacked at linebackers. We got a 89 overall SO out there and a 92 overall ROLB. Expect the secondary to control their parts of the field with the starters all being rated 90 or better. All are very speedy as well.

    Summary:

    The Volunteers look to be fast and high powered this year. They could very easily make a SEC Championship run and possibly a BCS Bowl.
     
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    Tennessee unexpectedly blows out NC State


    The Vols started the 2012 season with a blowout, crushing a #17 ranked North Carolina State. The receivers, the QB, the HBs and the defense all played like they were 99 overall. Super impressive performances by all. Vols were a little pass happy but still utilized the run game several times. NC State got 14 on the board but got terrorize by the D line, giving up sacks and INT's

    Coach Comments: "I did not expect this. I thought we were going to raise some eyebrows, but I think we burned a few off."

    Tennessee starts off 1-0. Rests on Bye next week and then travels to Bowling Green.

    Box Score

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Tenn 14 21 14 14 63
    NCSU 0 7 7 0 14


    Notable Stats:

    E. Ernst 30/38, 424 yds, 3 TD

    D. Oku 21 Car, 70 yds, 2 TD

    B. Brown 15 Car, 61 yds, 3 TD

    N. Meade 9 Rec, 105 yds, 1 TD

    Z. Rodgers 7 Rec, 139 yds, 1 TD

    R. Sykes 12 Tack, 7 TFL, 5 Sack

    M. James 10 Tack, 1 TFL

    J. Askew 5 Tack, 2 INT, 94 INT yds, 1 TD

    Overall Defense had: 6 Sacks and 2 INT's

    Askew's Pick 6:

    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/17439445
     
  3. Masler

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    Bowling Green Ashamed



    Not much to say here except the Vols dominated on both sides of the line today. Passing and running was great along with blocks. Defense swarmed nearly every play.

    Coach Comments: "We played a weak team. Nothing to get hugely excited about, we open up against Florida next week. They have a new head coach but I still look to make it 3 seasons in a row that we've beat the Gators."

    Box Score

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
    Tenn 28 14 10 8 60
    BGSU 7 7 3 0 17


    Notable Stats:

    E. Ernst 15/30, 336 yds, 4 TD

    B. Brown 21 Att, 86 yds, 1 TD

    D. Oku 12 Att, 81 yds, 2 TD, 2 KR, 116 yds, 1 TD

    Z. Rodgers 6 Rec, 144 yds, 2 TD

    J. Green 1 Rec, 72 yds, 1 TD

    Overall Defense had: 1 INT, 4 Sack
     
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    Stop picking on my alma mater
     
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    Big win vs Mississippi St


    The Volunteers dominate Mississippi State today in a huge showing of offensive power. Bryce Brown had a huge day on the ground, taking over main duties fro Oku who got injured for the game. Ernst was near perfect, only missing 5 passes and throwing no picks. He also had to scramble under pressure and broke 4 tackles and ran 94 yards for a huge TD run rarely seen by quarterbacks. WR Rodgers made his presence known by posting another 150+ yd game, this guy can break the tackles and burn the secondary I tell ya what. Definetely a turn around from the Florida game.

    Tennessee is now 3-1 (1-1). They host Bulldogs next week.

    Coach Comments: "Great great great day. We gave up two huge plays but no worries, they gave up more."

    Box Score

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    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Tenn 28 14 0 14 56
    Miss St 7 14 0 0 21


    Notable Stats:

    E. Ernst 16/21, 341 yds, 4 TD, 7 Att, 94 yards, 1 TD

    B. Brown 29 Att, 147 yds, 2 TD

    Z. Rodgers 4 Rec, 163 yds, 2 TD

    C. Davis 2 Rec, 45 yds, 2 TD

    Defense had: 1 Sack, 2 Forced Fumbles, 2 Fumble Recoverys
     
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    Vols Trim the Hedges​


    A rainy day in Georgia as the Bulldogs gave up a nice lead and got their hedges trimmed by the Volunteers. QB Ernst had a monster of a day, throwing 6 TD's and rushing another one in. Two receivers had close to 150 yards receiving. The running game was a bit less effective but still picked up decent yardage. Little known receiver Richardson shined in the spotlight today and Rodgers was as always the man to throw to when you needed a quick TD. Down 17-7 after half time it looked bad for the Vols but a score and then an interception brought life into this team and they scored 21 unanswered and kept increasing the lead up til the end.

    Tenn is now 4-1(2-1). They host a tough as always Alabama team at Neyland Stadium next week. Could this finally be the year?

    Stats:

    E. Ernst 24-44, 452 yds, 6 TD, 8 Att, 64 yds, 1 TD

    N. Richardson 8 Rec, 141 yds, 2 TD

    Z. Rodgers 4 Rec, 137 yds, 3 TD

    Defense had: 2 INT, 3 Sack
     
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    Unlikely Loss?



    Well believe it. The Volunteers defense forgot to eat their Wheaties this morning as they let the South Carolina offense walk up and down them repeatedly. After going down 7-21 in the first, the Vols made a run to tie it up and only be down by 3 at halftime. The rest of the game was nothing but traded TD's. It came down to the final second, Tennessee had one timeout, on the 5 yard line with 4 seconds to go. Easy score but the timeout button would not respond nor would the pause button, thanks EA. This left the clock to dwindle out with and give the Gamecocks the 3 point upset. With the stats the Tenn offense had you would have thought they won but sadly they didn't. HB Oku will also no longer be starting HB, too small and ball carrying isn't good enough. Brown will once again take the reins as he is more sturdy and can pound the rock like a HB should. See stats below..

    The Vols are in a slight slump going 4-3 (2-3). They host Arkansas next week.

    Coach Comments: "I was screaming timeout but the refs must not have been able to hear me over the crowd. Either that or they favored the opponent. I'm not happy the way this ended, but there isn't anything we can do but adjust our gameplan and get the W next week."

    Box Score

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Tenn 0 21 14 14 49
    S Car 21 3 14 14 52


    Notable Stats:

    E. Ernst 32/47, 585 yds, 4 TD

    B. Brown 18 Att, 81 yds, 3 TD

    N. Richardson 8 Rec, 109 yds

    N. Meade 7 Rec, 201 yds, 2 TD

    Z. Rodgers 6 Rec, 115 yds, 2 TD

    Defense Had: 1 Sack, 1 INT, 1 FF, 1 FR
     
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    Vols 59

    Razorbacks 7


    All out domination today as the run game carries the Volunteers to victory. Brown and Oku had 3 TD's a piece but Oku lead with the yardage at 246yds on only 28 carries. Backups were put in as the 4th quarter started adn the backup HB managed to break 50 yards rushing but no scores. A great game and great way to come back from the losing streak.

    Vols are 5-3 and face a big matcup vs Iowa State next week.
     

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