Vols upset Bears in Week 1 action

Vols upset Bears in Week 1 action

Tennessee routed ninth-ranked California 35-18 Saturday, serving notice that the 5-6 Volunteers of 2005 are long gone.The No. 23 Vols easily covered as three-point home underdogs and the scoring binge sent the total comfortably over the closing number of 43.

Joseph Ayoob had 168 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and Marshawn Lynch had 12 carries for 76 yards for the Golden Bears.

Erik Ainge was 11-of-18 for 294 yards, four touchdowns and one pick, and Arian Foster rushed 19 times for 70 yards for the Volunteers.