Published November 7, 2010 - 8:57am
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Just in the nick of time – when all hope is dwindling in Knoxville, Tyler Bray steps up to the plate. Earlier last week, Derek Dooley named the freshman Bray to start over Matt Simms. The four game losing streak is over, and there is hope for Tennessee’s future in Tyler Bray.
Bray, a true freshman from California, stole the show completely and made Matt Simms an after thought. He ended up throwing five touchdown passes – in the first half. He had throws of 9, 42, 14, 22 and 9. He hit junior Tauren Poole, freshman Justin Hunter, senior Denarius Moore, freshman Da’Rick Rogers and senior Gerald Jones on his touchdown passes.
As you can see, the future is bright and was well on display Saturday night.
Towards the end of the game when it was out of hand, Derek Dooley tried to play third stringers, but Tennessee doesn’t have enough depth on the roster for third stringers.
The Vols ended up piling over 500 yards of total offense. Running back Tauren Poole carried for 101 yards and a touchdown. Denarius Moore had another big game for the Vols and had 103 yards receiving with one touchdown.
Peyton Manning never threw five touchdowns in a half of football. Heck, Peyton Manning even lost at Memphis. Is Tyler Bray better than Peyton Manning? We shall find out, but for now the Vols have a little life and hope for the future.