Tennessee beat Georgia Tech 42-41 in two overtimes Monday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The Vols took their first lead in the second overtime and held on when the Jackets went for 2 and the win and came up short.
It wasn’t always pretty — Georgia Tech ran for 535 yards and held the ball for 41 minutes, 27 seconds (compared to 18:33 for UT) — but Tennessee is 1-0 after the victory.
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After watching their team trail all night, most Tennessee fans were pleased to leave Atlanta with a win. Join the conversation about the Vols’ performance here.
Editor’s note: All comments are taken verbatim from Tennessee Volunteers Insiders — SEC Country and only edited for spelling.
Jack Lawson IV: The defense and special teams created opportunities and the offense did just enough to win. Haters, get over it as all teams snag wins they don’t deserve on paper but do anyways. That is why the game is played. Go Vols! By the way, glad I stayed awake for this.
Todd Gilmore: Almost 700 yards against our D. Got to fix this. Glad to get a W.
Jim Harvell: I’m proud of the VOLS they could have given up but they didn’t. Hard fought win!!!!
Jason Skinner: You can’t practice for an offense like that. I’m just glad we got out of it with a W.
Hunter Gossett: Can y’all just enjoy a big ole win?! Go Vols!
Bill Cooper: Unless defense gets much better it’s going to be a long year especially with USC, Missouri and Vandy showing a lot of offense in first game. Could be 6-6 year unless defense turns it around.
Jeremy Sands: GO BIG ORANGE. They stuck with it, the defense struggled, but they did not give up. Great game.
Brad Price: We got lucky. We got a long way to go with this team. It may be a long year for us. Hate to be this way but it’s what I think after seeing that game.
Brent Moyers: I am glad they pulled it off but Butch is still on the hot seat. We will get a better idea of the team when not facing a triple option. I liked that #1, he’s a beast. I hope Jennings is alright.
Fred Gillum: Great win over a good Georgia Tech team! If you can’t be a UT fan and you to do something stupid like call for Coach Jones’ job, or just being critical of the Orange…go cheer for Florida or Oregon…you don’t deserve to be on Rocky Top!
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