2013: Rocky Top Roll

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  1. JerzeyReign

    JerzeyReign #BeatOhio

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    2013: Rocky Top Roll

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    In the longest rivalry between any SEC opponents the Volunteers' turned this one into a laugher early. The Vols' jumped early and often as the raced to 20-0 halftime lead behind the arm of Junior Hopkins. Hopkins finished the day 16/24 312yds including 4 touchdown passes. If he stays for his senior season he may be an early season favorite to win the Heisman.

    Kentucky's offense played misreable all day as they only accumulated 186 yards of total offense. The Vols' clicked on all cylinders as young players entered the game midway through the 3rd quarter as the starters pushed the lead to 34-0. In a game in which the Vols' proved to be the better team, even the backups moved the ball as they tacked on the final 17 points of the game, sealed on a Keyes 88 yard interception return for a TD with just over a minute left.


    Key Player Stats

    Passing:
    Kentucky- Newton 14/32 131 yards 0TD 1INT
    Tennessee- Hopkins 16/24 312 yards 4TD 0INT

    Rushing:
    Ken- Moody 9car 37yds 0TD
    Ten- Williams 17car 89yds 0TD

    Recieving:
    Ken- Moody 3rec 30yds 0TD
    Ten- Rogers 4rec 169yds 2TD



    *Sorry about the timing this week*
     
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    JerzeyReign #BeatOhio

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    Vols' Win Easily
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    Knoxville, TN- Most rivalry games are close. Not this one. The Vols' came out clicking on all cyclinders this past Saturday. After Vandy scored on its' opening possession on a blown assignment, the Vols' scored 42 straight points to take a commanding 42-7 halftime lead. Senior tailback David Oku rushed for 178 yards as junior quarterback Hopkins had another easy day as he threw 4 touchdowns in the game. One of those passes was caught by standout senior reciever Z.Rogers as he became the schools alltime leader in recieving yards. Rogers is 5 receptions away from being the Vols' most reliable target in school history.

    The Commodores could only muster 182 yards of total offense as the Vols' defense seemed ready to make them pay for that early score. The Vols' compiled 542 yards of offense as they operated like a well oiled machine in preparation for a national title run. Next week a struggling Texas Tech comes into Knoxville to try and ruin the Vols' national championship hopes. The Vols' have already punched their ticket into the SEC championship, which looks like will be against Arkansas, but will not overlook Texas Tech.
     
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    I don't know where all my key stats went but I'll get it back up there.
     
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    Knoxville,TN- In the final game of the regular season Tennessee looked prepared for next week's showdown with Arkansas. Vols' junior QB J.Hopkins tossed 5 touchdowns as the Vols routed the Red Raiders of Texas Tech, 42-17. Vols' tailback D.Oku chipped in with 129 yards on the ground as the Vols' stormed out to 28-7 halftime lead. Not to be outdone, senior WR Z.Rogers continued his Heisman push as he caught 4 balls 121 yards. The senior moved up to the top five in Heisman voting this week.

    The Vols' defense seemed intact as they held the traditionally high powered TT offense to just 274 yards of total offense. No Texas Tech runner had over 30 yards rushing as Tech was held to just 39 yards as a team. Even with the Red Raiders throwing the ball 41 times they could not get their offense going. The Red Raiders constantly found themselves in 3rd and long situations as they only converted 2 of 13 chances all game.

    Even after finishing the season with 6 straight wins the Volunteer players showed no emotion after the game. They shook the other teams' hand and sang "Rocky Top" to the sold out Neyland Stadium crowd and seemed already focused on Arkansas, which lost to Notre Dame earlier in the day.

    With the offense clicking and the defense stifling opponents, the Vols' have to win one more game before they take a shot at winning their first national title since Tee Martin led them to the promise land in 1998.
     

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