Sept. 12, 2010
True freshman Corey Miller started at defensive tackle.
Sophomore Marsalis Teague made his first defensive start at cornerback. He started five games at wide receiver last season. On Saturday, he set a career high with six tackles.
At 7:20 p.m. and with 8:53 remaining in the first quarter, play was suspended because of lightning, and the teams were sent to the locker rooms. The game resumed at 8:30 p.m.
The last time the Vols had a delay of game was in 2001 against Arkansas in Fayetteville. Tennessee won 13-3.
See Poole Run
Junior tailback Tauren Poole ran up 111 yards on 8 carries in the first quarter alone, eclipsing both his career best in a game set last week against UT Martin (110 yards) and the total offensive yards New Mexico managed against Oregon in week 1 (107 yards).
He finished with a career-high 23 carries for 162 yards. 19 Points and Counting
Senior placekicker Daniel Lincoln put the Vols on the board with a 48-yard field goal, one yard shy of his career-best 49-yard kick against Ohio as a junior last season.
He now has three 48-yard field goals in his career.
Through two games, he has scored 19 points (4-4 field goals, 7-7 PATs). He added a 35-yard field goal in the first quarter. Career Carry
Freshman wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers registered his first career carry, taking it 21 yards on a reverse to begin the Vols' second possession.
Tackle Leaders Post Career Highs
The Vols' top four tackle leaders Saturday each recorded career highs.
Senior linebacker Nick Reveiz led the way with 10 tackles, breaking his previous best of nine against UCLA last year. Reveiz added a tackle for a loss of four yards.
Senior defensive end Chris Walker had eight tackles.
Through two games, sophomore cornerback Prentiss Waggner leads the Vols with 13 tackles. He set a new career best with seven tackles.
Senior defensive end Gerald Williams also had seven tackles. First Half Hold
After Oregon put up 59 points in the first half of its season-opening game versus
New Mexico, the Vols' defense held the Ducks to just 13 in the opening two
quarters, including just three allowed in the first frame.