VOLS EAK OUT UGLY WIN AGAINST PTT, 10-7 OFFENSE OFFICIALLY SET BACK 20 YEARS Tennessee and Pitt staged an early season thriller for the 3rd consecutive season. Neither offesne could get much going against stingy defenses. The Vol's knew coming into this season the loss of Bray, Rogers and Hunter would limit them in the early goings. They decided to put the game into Sr HB Marlin Lane's hands to keep the Pitt offense off the field. Lane accounted for 74% of the Vol offense with his 134 yards rushing. Defensively, Tennessee was able come up with 4 INT's that proved to be the difference in the game. Soph CB Sam West made his first collegiate start a memorable one with 2 picks, taking one back for UT's only TD of the game. The Vol front 7 were able to hold Pitt's super stud HB Bennett to under 80 yards on 20 carries. The Vols could have tacked on a FG at the end but decided to take a knee on 4th down inside the red zone. With under 5 seconds left, Coach Fulmer decided it was best force Pitt to convert a Hail Mary from 80+ yards away than risk a kickoff return. The pass was swatted down and the Vols' celebrated a huge win and avenged last year's heartbreaking loss to the Panthers.