South Alabama vs Tennessee Wrap - Tennessee Wins 31-24
Tennessee got a 169-yard performance from Rajion Neal as a key part of its 31-24 victory over the Jaguars on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
Tennessee won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 16-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 55.5.
Justin Worley completed 20 of 36 pass attempts for 204 yards for the Volunteers in the win. He was picked off 3 times by the Jaguars defense.
Ross Metheny rushed for 67 yards for South Alabama, while Jay Jones added 36 yards. Ross Metheny threw for 234 yards for the Jaguars, while receivers Shavarez Smith and Bryant Lavender had 83 and 55 yards respectively.
South Alabama lost the offensive yardage battle to Tennessee 482-392 yards in Saturday's game. Tennessee had more first downs as that total ended up 24-22.
South Alabama led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 30:33/29:27 split in that important category.
Tennessee looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Georgia. South Alabama will aim to get back on the winning track at Troy.