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On Saturday, October 3rd, the Tennessee Volunteer football team hosted the Missouri Tigers at Neyland Stadium located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Head coaches Jeremy Pruitt (Tennessee) and Eliah Drinkwitz (Missouri) prepared their teams to face one another. The Vols ended up securing a big win against Missouri Saturday afternoon, with the final score being 35 to 12.

Vols face off against Mizzou at 7:30 p.m. on the SEC Network
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According to NCAA’s play-by-play, there were many vital plays for both teams Saturday afternoon.

Tennessee scored a touchdown in the first quarter of the game, placing Tennessee in the lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. 

During the second quarter, Tennessee scored two touchdowns while Missouri scored two field goals. By halftime, Tennessee was leading by 15 points. The score was 21-6. 

Throughout the third quarter, Tennessee and Missouri both scored one touchdown, but Missouri only got 6 points because they missed the extra point. Ending the quarter, the score was 28-12, with Tennessee still in the lead.

Advancing onto the fourth quarter, Tennessee secured another touchdown, winning against the Missouri Tigers, 35-12.

On Saturday, Tennessee had 422 total yards and 232 rushing yards, while Missouri had 344 total yards and 126 rushing yards. Missouri had 218 passing yards, and the Tennessee Volunteers had 190 passing yards. The Vols averaged about 5.7 yards per play, and the Missouri Tigers  averaged 5.5 yards per each play.

Jarett Guarantano, Tennessee’s quarterback, who was a key player for the Vols, scored 3 out of 5 of Tennessee’s touchdowns. For Missouri, Larry Rountree III scored a touchdown and Harrison Mevis kicked two field goals. 

Tennessee had a highly successful offense in this week’s game, and is now ranked 14/12 in the AP and Coaches Polls respectively.

Missouri football is now ranked 48th in the country after their loss against Tennessee.

Tennessee and many other SEC schools are making changes to their traditions, especially with limited attendance and social distancing, following COVID-19 guidelines. The Vols’ stadium, Neyland stadium, can hold up to 102,455 usually, but was limited to only 21,159 on Saturday for people to socially distance themselves from others.

This coming Saturday, October 10th, make sure to stay tuned for Missouri at LSU and Tennessee at Georgia.