Dish Orange & White Game Postgame Notes

April 12, 2014

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For the Record

  • The game was divided into offensive (White) and defensive (Orange) teams, with the White earning a steak dinner with its win, as decreed by head coach Butch Jones. The Orange squad will settle for hotdogs and baked beans.
  • The White ended a two-game winning streak by the Orange
  • With the victory, the White pulled ahead in the series with the Orange, 26-25. There have been three ties all-time.

Oh Captain, My Captain

Drawing A Crowd

  • On a beautiful April afternoon, Tennessee drew a crowd of 68,548, posting the second-largest attendance in UT spring game history.
  • For the second year in a row, an estimated crowd of 25,000 came out early on Saturday for pregame fan day activities. Some were in line before 5 a.m.

Honorary Coaches

  • Lady Vol basketball coach Holly Warlick served as an honorary coach for the offense, while UT swimming coach Matt Kredich was an honorary coach for the defense.

Spring Practice Awards

Special Awards

  • Duke head coach and former Vol assistant David Cutcliffe received a warm welcome back to Rocky Top, as he accepted the Neyland Award beforehand.
  • CBS broadcaster Tim Brando also was on hand for an award, earning this year's Lindsey Nelson Broadcast Award.

RedZone 1on1s

Circle Of Life

Offensive Scoring System

  • TD (+7), Field Goal (+3), First Down (+1), 20-Yard Pass (+2), 15-Yard Rush (+2), 4th Down Conversion (+2).

Defensive Scoring System

  • Touchdown (+12), Turnover (+6), 4th Down Stop (+3), 3 & Out (+2), Drive Stop (+2), Pass Break-Up (+1), Tackle For Loss (+1), Sack (+1).

Racking Up The Points

  • Utilizing the unique scoring format, the offense (White) took a 92-71 lead into the locker room at the half and ended up prevailing, 129-100.
  • The White (129), Orange (100) and total (229) scores were game records.
  • The game consisted of a 15-minute first quarter and followed with a 12-minute second quarter and 10-minute, running-clock third and fourth periods.


Signal Callers

  • Three of Tennessee's four quarterbacks (Justin Worley, Nathan Peterman and Joshua Dobbs) capped their opening drives with points.
  • Dobbs led his units to TDs on his first four possessions and had the ball again when the game ended. He finished six-of-nine for 199 yards and three TDs passing and added another on a 59-yard run.
  • Dobbs was the fourth QB to take the field, tossing a 49-yard scoring strike to true freshman Josh Malone.
  • Worley opened the game at quarterback and led his unit to a field goal (41 yards by redshirt sophomore George Bullock) on the first series.
  • Worley led his squads to three scores in five attempts and finished the game 11-of-13 for 151 yards and a TD.
  • Peterman got the nod on the second series and directed his unit to paydirt, capped by a four-yard run from true freshman Jalen Hurd.
  • Peterman also led his charges to a TD on the second series.
  • Riley Ferguson's first stab at the controls ended with a punt.
  • Ferguson led the White to paydirt on his fifth possession, hitting junior Cody Blanc for a 19-yard touchdown strike.

Passing Game

  • Two different receivers had 100-yard days, including true freshman Josh Malone (6-181, 3 TDs) and sophomore Marquez North (5-106, 1 TD).
  • Nathan Peterman connected on a 49-yard touchdown pass to true freshman Josh Malone in his first series.
  • Joshua Dobbs had a 27-yard pass to Malone on his first series and a 79-yard TD play on his fourth series.
  • Dobbs also tossed a 16-yard TD strike to redshirt junior Justus Pickett, a transfer from Maryland, in the second period.
  • Justin Worley unleashed a 50-yard dart to sophomore Marquez North in the second quarter, carding his first TD drive of the game.
  • Riley Ferguson hit redshirt junior tight end Alex Ellis for a 22-yard gain in the third quarter.
  • Junior Cody Blanc hauled in a 19-yard TD pass from Riley Ferguson.
  • Fourteen different receivers caught balls, racking up 32 receptions for 514 yards and a 16.1 yards per catch average.

Running Game

  • True freshman Jalen Hurd scored on a four-yard run on the game's second series. He also had a 27-yard reception on that drive.
  • Hurd was Tennessee's leading rusher, tallying 66 yards on 11 carries.
  • Joshua Dobbs scored on a 59-yard run in the opening stanza on his second turn at the helm of the offense.
  • Justin Worley had a 49-yard run down to the one yard line in the opening drive of the second half. Senior Marlin Lane would punch it in one play later.
  • Tennessee, with 11 different players touching the ball, finished with 52 carries for 248 yards on the ground for a 4.8 yards per play average.


Making Stops

  • Senior defensive back Riyahd Jones recorded eight solo tackles in the first half and finished the game with that total. He also added a pass break-up.
  • Sophomore Jalen Reeves-Maybin finished with seven tackles and registered half a tackle for a loss.
  • Redshirt sophomore linebacker Kenny Bynum had five solos in the opening half and wound up with six stops, including a TFL (-1).
  • Freshman Colton Jumper also posted six tackles, including a half TFL.
  • Justin King led a four-sack day for the defense, tallying 1.5 for -10.
  • Sophomore Devaun Swafford (-6) and redshirt junior Curt Maggitt (-4) added sacks, and freshman Neiko Creamer had a half sack (-2).

Big Plays


Kicking Game

  • Redshirt sophomore George Bullock drilled a 41-yard field goal in the first quarter for the first traditional score of the game.
  • Bullock also was five-for-five on PAT attempts.
  • Redshirt senior Derrick Brodus nailed four-of-four PATs.

Punting Game

  • Redshirt senior Matt Darr had five punts of 36, 53, 44, 50 and 50 yards for a 46.6 average, including three inside the 50.






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