Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN
It’s the second meeting between the two schools. Tennessee won the first encounter, 34-23, in Knoxville on Sept. 26, 2009.
The Bobcats are coming off a 37-21 win at Kansas. Tennessee, which survived an Appalachian State challenge, 20-13, in Week One, handled Virginia Tech by 45-24 count last Saturday.
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> Tennessee players are used to playing in front of big crowds, but last Saturday’s crowd was even bigger than those high standards (102,455 is capacity at Neyland Stadium). UT and Virginia Tech squared off at converted Bristol Speedway, setting a record attendance of 156,990 in the process.
> Virginia Tech provided the only first quarter scoring, putting 14 points on the board. Tennessee than ran off 45 of the next 48 points on the way to a 45-21 victory.
> Josh Malone owns a team high 127 receiving yards on just four catches. He scored touchdowns on two of his four receptions.
> While Dobbs was the leading UT rusher, Jalen Hurd gained 99 yards on 22 trips as the Volunteers totaled 239 yards rushing.
> Head coach Butch Jones knows a bit about the MAC, having been a successful head coach at Central Michigan from 2007-2009.
Ohio Bobcats (1-1, 0-0 MAC)
> The Bobcats bounced back nicely to the Week One triple-overtime home loss by bumping off Kansas, 37-21 on the road. The ‘Cats were up 25-0 before the Jayhawks broke through with a 99-yard kickoff return.
> Senior QB Greg Windham completed 19 of 36 passes, good for 167 yards with one TD and one interception. Windham also led all rushers, gaining 146 yards on 16 carries with one TD. Junior Dorian Brown also broke the century mark with 22 carries for 122 yards. The Bobcats totaled 329 yards rushing overall and limited Kansas to just 26 rushing yards on 15 trips.
> Nine Ohio players registered receptions against Kansas. Kyle Belack (4/50 yds) nd Jordan Reid (4/59 yds) led the way. Mason Morgan owned the only receiving touchdown – a four-yarder.
> Louis Zervos converted all five field goal attempts and two of three extra points. His longest kick was 46 yards.