Tennessee victorious with Hail Mary

ATHENS, GA – 2016.10.01 Football Tennessee vs. GeorigaPhoto by: Craig Bisacre

Call ‘em the comeback kids.

Tennessee fought throughout an entire 60 minutes at Sanford Stadium and came out on top with a 34-31 victory against the No. 25 ranked Georgia Bulldogs.

In an ending that resembled Georgia was set for victory, with ten seconds remaining on the play clock after Georgia’s Riley Ridley went 47-yards for a touchdown, Tennessee pulled an upset with a Hail Mary.

Joshua Dobbs threw for a 43-yard touchdown after Evan Berry went 20-yards on the return. The Tennessee Volunteers charged into the second half of the game to take control of their own fate, scoring over half of their points just within the fourth quarter.

Alvin Kamara and Josh Malone set up the play that would set the tone for the second half of the game. Kamara almost broke free, but settled for a 13-yard gain. Malone’s first down eventually led to Jalen Hurd’s 19-yard touchdown and the first, and only, of the third quarter.

It was the fumble by Georgia quarterback’s Jacob Eason that added to Tennessee’s momentum that led to their victory. Corey Vereen recovered Eason’s fumble in the end zone.

The touchdown earned Tennessee a 28-24 lead with 2:56 remaining on the clock.

Georgia answered with an unbelievable 47-yard touchdown of their own, however a 15-yard unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty put the game back in their opponent’s hands.

Berry returned 20-yards before the team called for a timeout with only four seconds remaining.

In the last play Dobbs threw 43-yards toward Jauan Jennings, who was surrounded by multiple Georgia players. Jennings’ remarkable catch resulted in a 34-31 Tennessee victory. It is the fourth time this season The Volunteers have came from behind and won.


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