on Saturday at Neyland Stadium in weather more like early November than
early April. Rookie running back Dominiq Stevenson led the way with nine
carries for 79 yards, while Travis Stephens had 19 carries for 60 yards
and Travis Henry added 11 carries for 32 yards. Stephens had a rushing TD,
an extra-effort run from a yard out on which the sophomore tailback hit
the pile, bounced off and outlegged everybody to the left corner. Jamal
Lewis had a 38-yard run in limited action.
"Overall, I was generally pleased, but there are a million things
to work on," UT head coach Phil Fulmer said. "We have some young
running backs who are trying hard. Travis Stephens, Travis Henry and Dominiq
Stevenson all showed signs of being good, tough backs."
Tee Martin completed seven of 11 passes for 109 yards and one score,
a nine-yard pass to sophomore wideout David Martin in the left corner. The
two Martins also hooked up on a 44-yard toss down the right sideline. David
Martin caught five passes for 89 yards.
Defensively, the Vols were led in tackles by Chris Ramseur, who was in
on eight hits. Tim Sewell was in on six hits. Austin Kemp, Mikki Allen and
Steve Johnson were in on four hits each. Steve Johnson also returned a blocked
punt for a touchdown. Justin Satterfield had a sack, as did Eric Westmoreland,
Matt Goodin, Corey Terry and Russell McGlothlin. Deangelo Lloyd knocked
down a pass. Fred White caused and recovered a fumble on the same play and
Derrick Edmonds recovered a fumble.
Jeff Hall kicked five field goals in as many attempts, with a long of
35 yards, and Robert Loudermilk hit three of four FGs, also with a long
of 35. David Leaverton punted five times for a 38.9-yard average.
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