DISH Orange-White Postgame Notes

April 20, 2013

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For the Record

  • The game was divided up into offensive (White) and defensive (Orange) teams.
  • The Orange triumphed for the second year in a row, marking the first back-to-back wins by that squad since 2002 and 2003.
  • With the victory, the Orange evened the win total in the series with the White at 25-25. There have been three ties.

    Drawing A Crowd

  • Tennessee drew a crowd of 61,076, posting the second-largest attendance in UT spring game history.
  • In 53 games played since 1961, the Vols have now gone over one million in attendance at 1,049,234.

    Spring Practice Awards

  • Harvey Robinson Award: Mack Crowder.
  • Andy Spiva Award: Dontavis Sapp.
  • John Stucky Iron Vol Award: Alden Hill, Alex Ellis, Max Arnold.

    Offensive Scoring System

  • TD (+6), Extra Point (+1), Field Goal (+3), First Down (+2), 20-Yard Pass (+2), 15-Yard Rush (+2), 4th Down Conversion (+2).

    Defensive Scoring System

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

    Look At That Basketball Score!

  • Utilizing the unique scoring format, the defense (Orange) took a 53-40 lead into the locker room at the half and ended up prevailing, 95-71.
  • The Orange (95), White (71) and total (166) scores were spring game records.
  • Using conventional scoring, the White held a 13-0 advantage at the half and was on the winning end of the final score at 16-6.


    Signal Callers

  • Junior Justin Worley got the start at quarterback and was in command for eight series during the game.
  • Redshirt freshman Nathan Peterman got the nod on the second series and also got nine possessions under his belt.
  • In the first half, Worley led one drive for a field goal and another for a touchdown. He had no scoring drives in the second half.
  • Peterman led two conventional scoring drives, capped by Michael Palardy's first-half ending 52-yard field goal and a 36-yarder by Palardy in the fourth stanza.
  • Worley finished 8 of 18 for 123 yards with one TD and one INT.
  • Justin Martin of the TV show "Duck Dynasty" called a play during the second half.

    Passing Game

  • Justin Worley connected with sophomore Cody Blanc for a 58-yard touchdown in the second quarter, producing the game's first touchdown.
  • Senior Rajion Neal had a nifty, 39-yard catch and run from Justin Worley.
  • Nathan Peterman connected with Vincent Dallas for a 48-yard pass in the third quarter.
  • UT's signal-callers connected with 10 different receivers during the game, with Alden Hill and Devrin Young hauling in a game-high three catches.
  • Blanc, a sophomore, was the yardage leader, catching two balls for 59 yards.

    Running Game

  • Redshirt freshman Alden Hill was the running game's standout, rushing for 101 yards on 18 carries.
  • Hill was the leading rusher in the first half, tally 48 yards on nine carries.
  • He had a 16-yard run in the third quarter.
  • The running game finished with 98 yards on 50 carries, but the number was affected by nine sacks (-73) of quarterbacks wearing non-contact jerseys.
  • Rajion Neal was UT's second-leading rusher at 34 yards on 11 carries.


    Making Stops

  • Freshman Corey Vereen was active with four first-half sacks, benefiting from the quarterbacks wearing non-contact jerseys. He finished with five tackles for the game.
  • Vereen had a 13-yard sack in the first quarter and ended the game causing 29 yards in losses.
  • Junior Jordan Williams (2), redshirt sophomore Alan Carson (1), senior Corey Miller (1), and senior Jacques Smith (1) all recorded sacks.
  • Jacques Smith sacked Pig Howard for a loss of 13 yards in the second quarter to sabotage a trick play (reverse pass) chosen by a young fan for head coach Butch Jones.
  • Redshirt senior Byron Moore and senior Daniel McCullers were the Orange's leading tacklers, recording six stops each. Both had four solos.
  • Redshirt freshman LaTroy Lewis had a PBU in the first quarter and redshirt freshman Danny O'Brien and senior Daniel McCullers also had deflections.

    Big Plays

  • With the Orange holding a precarious 74-69 lead with 3:25 left in the game, redshirt sophomore Max Arnold stepped in front of a Tyler Page pass and returned it 62 yards for an Orange touchdown. The play resulted in 19 points for the Orange.
  • Brian Randolph intercepted a second-quarter Justin Worley pass and returned it 37 yards.


    Kicking Game

  • Senior Michael Palardy drilled a 52-yard field goal to end the first half.
  • Palardy also drilled a 42-yard field goal in the first quarter for the first conventional points of the game and added a 36-yarder in the fourth frame.
  • Redshirt junior Derrick Brodus kicked a PAT in the second quarter.
  • Redshirt sophomore Patrick Toole tried and missed a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter.

    Punting Game

  • Michael Palardy had punts of 38, 47, 36 and 50 yards for a 42.8 average.
  • Matt Darr had punts of 47, 42, 49 and 31 yards for a 42.2 average.
  • Ryan Ault added a 44-yard punt.


  • Pig Howard successfully fielded two punts.
  • Devrin Young successfully fielded three punts.
  • Vincent Dallas successfully caught two punts.




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