VOLS beat GT in Double OT

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Beaten badly for three quarters, Tennessee rallied and found a way to beat Georgia Tech 42-41 on Monday in a wild college football game at the new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium before a crowd of 75,107.

Mistakes killed the Jackets: Georgia Tech fumbled the ball three times and lost two, and both of them were converted into touchdowns by Tennessee.

Green's fumble occurred with Tech leading 28-21 and driving deep into Tennessee territory, but Rashaan Gaulden made the strip and Michah Abernathy the recovery at the 7-yard line of the Vols to keep the game in doubt.

The teams traded touchdowns during the first overtime and again in the second, but Georgia Tech elected to go for two and the win at the end of the second overtime period.

Down in Atlanta at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 9, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will meet up in Week 2 college football action. "I thought we had the game in control down there".

Georgia Tech kicker Shawn Davis had a chance to send the Yellow Jackets to a last-second victory over No. 25 Tennessee on Monday, but his 36-yard field goal attempt was blocked to send the game into overtime. "I knew they were going to step up and they did in the second half". "I think this football teams showed our grit, but we're continuing to evolve".

After trading drives to to start the first quarter, Georgia Tech capitalized on a 12-play, 86-yard drive to pull ahead, 7-0. Tennessee coach Butch Jones and Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson have not announced who will start under center, as the No. 24 Volunteers and Georgia Tech begin their campaigns looking to replace long-time starting quarterbacks.

It was Davis' second miss field goal off the game, as he also missed a 47-yarder on the night.

"He pitched it late, but he kind of had to throw it out there", Johnson said.

Johnson: "If they wore down in this game, they better get their butts home".

The loss came down to the final play, as the teams headed for double overtime. The Vols will be able to learn a lot from the film of this game and somehow, some way they will get to learn it coming off a win.

Looks like old times:Georgia Tech dominated the time of possession.

Dormady was 20 for 37 for 221 yards and two touchdowns, both to Callaway, covering 10 and 50 yards.

Obviously what I liked most about Tennessee's win was the emergence of wide receiver Marquez Callaway and the strong playing of running back John Kelly.

You can doubt the gameplans; the Vols gave up more than 600 yards of offense for the fourth time in five games dating back to last season, allowing more than 400 yards rushing for the third time in that span.

But they would have to make a better showing in the second half.

Given eight months to prepare for Johnson's stylized offense, the favored Volunteers had forced one Tech punt since 7 ½ minutes remained in the first quarter.

Following his senior year at Tennessee, Dodd was immediately hired as an assistant at Georgia Tech by William Alexander on December 28, 1930.

Paul Johnson, not so much.

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