But his inauspicious beginning was trumped by a clutch finish as Tennessee rallied from a 14-point deficit for a 42-41 double-overtime victory at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday night. KirVonte Benson and Nathan Cottrell combined to run for 203 yards, removing any doubts about how much production Georgia Tech will get out of the running back position this fall. He was also 5-of-9 for 120 yards through the air. Jackson, who threw for 235 yards and ran for 101, became the first Hokie quarterback to pass for more than 200 yards and rush for more than 100 yards since Logan Thomas had 224 passing yards and 101 rushing yards versus Duke in 2013. He also removes the only truly tested receiver available for quarterback Quinten Dormady. Give them credit: "We didn't and they knocked the ball out". He followed up with three more crucial grabs, totaling four catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Despite the defense giving up a ton of yards, Daniel Bituli was a wrecking ball on defense as he finished the game with 23 tackles, 11 of them solo. But the kick was low, Paul Bain got a hand on it and the game went to OT. Following an 18-6 defeat to Alabama in 1930, the Vols went another 28 games without being beaten, their second-longest streak ever. Running back John Kelly and tight end Ethan Wolf were the only other players with receptions at halftime before Callaway's breakout second half.
"I just thought we had a better chance of getting a 2-point conversion there than we did of stopping them", Johnson said. "We screwed that up, so we don't deserve to win". "That was a very, very good college football game", Vols coach Butch Jones said. Marshall capped the 12-play drive when he scored from inches out. First, the Vols pulled to within 21-14 at the end of the third quarter after Georgia Tech's momentum stalled following a missed 47-yard field goal by Shawn Davis. The Yellow Jackets are what they are under his watch. It was luck with a few people who played wonderful.
Going for two in the second overtime was not the right call.
Jackson, VT 'one-up' Grier, WVU
Through the first three, the Mountaineers managed only 19 yards, with only two of those coming on the ground. At the end of the day, though, it was Bud Foster's famous defense that sealed the victory for the Hokies.
"He has always been one of those individuals that plays with great consistency". That was the way things stood at the half. Georgia Tech leads Tennessee 14-7.
Quarterback TaQuon Marshall was better than anyone could have reasonably hoped.
Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets are 5-0 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 5-0 ATS in their last five games on grass. Green slashed and dashed for a 36-yard gain to the Tennessee 7-yard line as the clock slunk below five minutes to play, but Rashaan Gaulden raced from behind to poke the ball free and Micah Abernathy hopped on it for the Vols. Tennessee needed seven plays to move the required 93 yards, with six of those plays and 87 of those yards coming from either Callaway or Kelly. The Yellow Jackets most likely will go with junior Matthew Jordan, who played at times while former starter Justin Thomas was injured last season, but could go with junior TaQuon Marshall or a pair of redshirt freshmen. The Power Five school does it's best to put the game away early to rest its players for more hard hurdles to overcome later. "If we do it right, even if we don't block the guys, we can still pitch it and the guy has a race to the end zone".