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No. 17 South Carolina 38, Tennessee 35 Post Game Notes



Oct. 27, 2012

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TENNESSEE TIDBITS

• Tennessee is 4-4 in coin tosses this season after losing today's flip. The Vols had won three consecutive coin tosses and after starting the season 3-0 when losing the coin flip this season, the falls dropped today's decision.
• Tennessee's all-time record is now 797-352-53 overall.
• The Vols still lead the series with the Gamecocks, 22-7-2. In Columbia, the Vols are now 8-5-2. • UT is now 11-4 under Derek Dooley when scoring 25 or more points and 24-6 when scoring 20 or more.
• UT is 10-3 under Derek Dooley when passing for 300 yards.
• Today's paid attendance is 80,250.

TENNESSEE CAPTAINS

• #3 Byron Moore, #45 A.J. Johnson and #64 James Stone

BRAY-WATCH

• With 368 passing yards, UT quarterback Tyler Bray now has 6,114 for his career, moving him past Jeff Francis (5,867) into fifth all-time in Tennessee history. Bray entered today's game with 5,746 career passing yards. Next on the list is Andy Kelly (1988-91) with 6,397 career passing yards.
• Bray finished with 368 yards passing, his 10th career 300-yard passing game and fourth this season. He leads all active SEC quarterbacks.
• Bray also unleashed for four touchdowns against the Gamecocks, the seventh time in his career he has done so and third time this season.
• With his four TDs, Bray has 20 on the season, the first time he has hit the 20-TD mark in a single season in his career, which ranks eighth on the single season TD list in a tie with Peyton Manning who threw for 20 in 1996.

THREE TDs FOR Z-RO

Zach Rogers became the ninth player in Tennessee history to record three touchdown receptions in a single game with TD grabs of eight, 37 and 22 yards.
• Rogers now has five touchdown receptions on the season and seven in his career.
• The multi-touchdown game is the first of Rogers' career in his 43rd career game.
• The three touchdowns are Rogers' first out of the state of Georgia this season as he had one in the season opener against NC State in the Georgia Dome and another in Athens against Georgia.

Tennessee Three TD Receptions in a Single Game
Zach Rogers at South Carolina 2012
Justin Hunter Georgia State 2012

Chris Hannon Mississippi State 2003
Donte Stallworth at Kentucky 2001
Donte Stallworth Memphis 2001
Cedrick Wilson Arkansas 2000
Marcus Nash at Kentucky 1997
Billy Williams at Florida 1993
Carl Pickens Kentucky 1990
Jim Powell at Ole Miss 1964

• Rogers also went over the 100+ yard receiving mark for the first time in his career, besting his previous career best of 87 receiving yards set earlier this season vs. NC State (8/31).
• Rogers' six receptions tied his career high.

DEEP BALL TO DALLAS

• Sophomore wide receiver Vincent Dallas scored his first career touchdown with a 61-yard TD pass from Tyler Bray in the third quarter.
• Dallas had two catches for 17 yards on UT's second scoring drive of the game.
• The contest marks the first multi-catch of his career in his 19th game.
• The 61-yard pass in the third quarter was Tennessee's third pass play of 60+ yards this season and sixth play of at least that distance this season.

2012 Tennessee 60+ Yard Pass Plays
Tyler Bray to Zach Rogers - 72 yards (TD) - vs. NC State (8/31/12)
Tyler Bray to Mychal Rivera - 62 yards - at Georgia (9/29/12)
Tyler Bray to Vincent Dallas - 61 yards (TD) - at South Carolina (10/27/12)

WHEN PIG FLIES

• Freshman WR Pig Howard threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to tight end Mychal Rivera on the first play of the fourth quarter.
• The TD pass was the first by a non-quarterback for the Vols since WR Lucas Taylor threw a 56-yard TD pass to LaMarcus Coker against Georgia on Oct. 6, 2007.

CAREER DAY FOR LATHERS

• With 15 tackles, Herman Lathers set a new career high and also recorded his sixth career contest with double-digit tackles. He also had 12 earlier this season at Mississippi State.
• Lathers has tallied exactly two double-digit tackle games in each season that he has played during his career.
• He also recorded his second sack of the season, dropping SC quarterback Connor Shaw for a 12-yard loss in the fourth quarter. He now has 4.5 sacks in his career. Lathers finished with 2 TFLs and the sack on the day.

FOR STARTERS

• Sophomore linebacker Jordan Williams earned his first start of the season and of his career at the JACK position. He is the eighth Vol to make his first career start this season.
• Junior Alex Bullard made his second start of the season after opening last week's game against Alabama as the starting tight end.
• Sophomore Marlin Lane also started for the second straight week at tailback with Rajion Neal out with an ankle injury.

FIRST CHANGE FOR THE O-LINE

• With RG Zach Fulton out of the lineup due to an ankle injury, the Tennessee offensive line had a different starting lineup for the first time this season. Alex Bullard started in Fulton's place.

NO LONGER PERFECT

• Tennessee was a perfect 11-0 all-time in games on Oct. 27 entering today's game, the most wins on any date in program history without a loss.
• UT's last two wins on this date both came against ranked South Carolina teams, defeating the 15th-ranked Gamecocks, 27-24, in overtime in 2007 and a No. 12-rated SC squad, 17-10, in 2001.

PRESTIGE WORLDWIDE

• After his second-quarter touchdown reception, "Zach Rogers" and "Tennessee" were trending Worldwide on Twitter. For Rogers, it was the second time this year as he was also trending Worldwide during Tennessee's games against NC State.
• Also trending in the United States during today's game were "Touchdown Tennessee," "#Vols," "Tyler Bray" and "Dooley."

HUNTER CLIMBS CHARTS

• Junior WR Justin Hunter hauled in eight passes for 90 yards, giving him 47 catches through the first eight games of the season. That ranks as the third-best start to a year by a Vol receiver.

Most Catches Through First Eight Games
1. Marcus Nash 53 1997
2. Joey Kent 52 1996
3. Justin Hunter 47 2012
4. Kelley Washington 46 2001
5. Cedrick Wilson 45 1999

AJ THE BEAST

• With his 11 tackles against South Carolina, Johnson has recorded 10 or more tackles in each of his last six games (11 vs. Florida, Akron and at Georgia, 21 at Mississippi State and 14 vs. Alabama).
• He now has nine career games with double-digit tackles.

FIRST CHANGE FOR THE O-LINE

• With RG Zach Fulton out of the lineup due to an ankle injury, the Tennessee offensive line had a different starting lineup for the first time this season. Alex Bullard started in Fulton's place.

 

 

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