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Volunteers Fall 51-48 Against Missouri - Game Recap

Kendial Lawrence tore up the turf for 153 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Tigers to a 51-48 win over the Volunteers at Neyland Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Tigers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 3.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 61.5.

James Franklin completed 19 of 32 pass attempts for 226 yards for the Tigers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Volunteers defense.

Rajion Neal rushed for 62 yards for Tennessee, while Marlin Lane added 47 yards. Tyler Bray threw for 404 yards for the Volunteers, while receivers Justin Hunter and Mychal Rivera had 141 and 129 yards respectively.

Tennessee outgained Missouri 585-454 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 32-20 by the Volunteers.

The time of possession battle favored Missouri as their offense was on the field for 30:12, longer than the 29:48 of their opponents.

Next game, Missouri takes its act home to face Syracuse looking for another win. For Tennessee, they head on the road to face Vanderbilt.