Sept. 14, 2013
TENNESSEE TIDBITS Tennessee's all-time record now stands at 801-355-53.
The Vols are now 0-2 all-time vs. Oregon
UT is now 17-15-4 all-time against Pac-12 schools
Tennessee is now 7-8-1 all time against No. 2 ranked teams
Tennessee suffers its first loss on this date, now owning a 1-1-2 record.
With the loss, the Big Orange snapped a 12-game win-streak vs. non-conference opponents, the last loss also coming against Oregon on Sept. 11, 2010.
Butch Jones is now 2-1 at Tennessee and owns a career record of 52-28.
Tennessee is 2-1 in coin tosses this season after winning today's flip.
UT is 1-1 when winning the coin flip and 1-0 when losing the toss.
Today's attendance was 57,895, the 91st straight sell-out at Autzen Stadium
The Vols 45-point loss was the worst of the modern era (Since 1937) besting a 44-0 loss at Georgia in 1981.
TENNESSEE CAPTAINS #41 Dontavis Sapp, #45 A.J. Johnson, #70 Ja'Waun James, #72 Zach Fulton
FIRST DRIVE FIRSTS Justin Worley's 51-yard pass to Josh Smith was the longest throw and catch of both Vols' careers.
The four-yard TD catch by Jason Croom was not only the first touchdown of Croom's career, but the first catch
The TD reception was also the first that the Ducks gave up in this 2013 season.
With the passing TD, Worley became the first quarterback to throw a touchdown against the Ducks since Collin Klein did so for Kansas State in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3, 2013.
The TD snapped a span of 137 minutes and 35 seconds that the Ducks had not let up a passing touchdown.
FIRST CAREER... Redshirt freshman Alden Hill scored his first career touchdown on a 8-yard run, to cap a 12 play, 73-yard, 6:16 drive on his first rush of the game.
Hill finished the game with five rushes for 38 yards and a TD
SACKING THE DUCKS On 2nd and goal from the nine yard line in the first quarter, Marlon Walls registered his second sack of the season for a six-yard loss.
With that sack, Walls set a new career-high for sacks in a season.
Corey Miller picked up the Vols' second sack of Mariota near the end of the second half for another six yard loss
It was Miller's first of the season and fourth of his career. He has had one sack in each of his seasons on Rocky Top.
TOUGH LUCK Oregon hurt itsself on its third drive of the game. With a first and goal a pass interference call on fourth and goal from the five negated a touchdown and Oregon had to settle for the field goal.
After the first quarter, Oregon had five penalties for 40 yards.
The Ducks finished with eight penalties for 62 yards.
After accumulating just two penalties through the first two games, the Vols added four for 40 yards against the Ducks.
MAKING THEIR FIRST APPEARANCES Earning their first career starts were WR Josh Smith on offense and DB Vincent Dallas on defense.
Also appearing for the first time in a game this season is senior DL Jacques Smith who was held out of the first games after breaking his thumb during fall camp.
First-year players WR Marquez North, DB Devaun Swafford, DB Cameron Sutton, WR Josh Smith, DB Lemond Johnson and LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin all saw time against the Ducks.
FIRST TIME SINCE In the first half alone, Oregon became the first team since Troy (Nov. 3, 2012) to have two receivers with 100 yard games as Josh Huff (6 rec, 125 yds, 1 TD) and Johnny Mundt (5 rec, 121 Yds, 2 TDs) finished with over 100 yards.
Mariota finished the game with 456 passing yards, a career high for the redshirt-sophomore.
Mariota is the first Vol to pass for 400+ yards against the Vols since Andre' Woodson had 430 against the Vols for Kentucky in a 4 OT game on Nov. 24, 2007.
Mariota's 456 yards passing ranks as the third most passing yards all-time against the Vols behind Tim Couch, Kentucky (476, 1997) and Whit Taylor, Vanderbilt (464, 1981)
PALARDY HANDLING ALL OF THE CHORES For the third game in a row, senior Michael Palardy handled all of the kicking duties for the Vols
Palardy booted 9 punts in the game, the most against Oregon this season for a 43.6 yard average.
Palardy also added two extra points for the Vols.
DALLAS RETURNS IT Vincent Dallas finished the game with 111 kick return yards, a career high for the sophomore on five returns.
ODDS AND ENDS Junior tight end Brendan Downs had the second two-catch game of his career against Oregon, a four-yard catch and a 14-yard catch.
His last two-reception game came against Cincinnati on Sept. 10, 2011
UPON FURTHER REVIEW Josh Huff looked as though he had fumbled in the 1st quarter at 4:17, forced by Brian Randolph and recovered by Cameron Sutton. Under further review it was determined Huff's elbow hit before the ball came loose - overturned.