Recap - Volunteers Defeat Middle Tennessee 24-0
|Recap - Volunteers Defeat Middle Tennessee 24-0|
Da'Rick Rogers inflicted damage on the Middle Tennessee secondary, receiving 137 yards as Tennessee defeated the Blue Raiders 24-0 at Neyland Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Volunteers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 22 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 54.5.
Justin Worley completed 23 of 32 pass attempts for 291 yards for the Volunteers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
William Pratcher rushed for 37 yards for Middle Tennessee, while Reggie Whatley added 36 yards. Jeff Murphy threw for 108 yards for the Blue Raiders, while receivers Tavarres Jefferson and Malcolm Beyah had 28 and 23 yards respectively.
Tennessee outgained Middle Tennessee 411-230 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 22-13 by the Volunteers.
Middle Tennessee lost the time of possession battle 39:14/20:46, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Tennessee takes its act on the road to face Arkansas looking for another win. For Middle Tennessee, they head on the road to face Louisiana-Monroe.