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Tennessee Vols vs. Indiana State Sycamores: game thread

Last Monday night, it was “Football Time in Tennessee,” but only kinda sorta because “Football Time for Tennessee in Georgia this week because we’re on the road to start the season” sounds like a Daniel Tiger song, cramming square peg words into round hole melodies. You’ll be singing it ALL DAY LONG, but it’s never going to make the Top 40.

But today, it’s actually all caps “FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE” for real, as the Vols host the Indiana State Sycamores in their home opener at Neyland Stadium this afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

The SEC Network has the broadcast, and David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, and Dawn Davenport are the broadcast personalities.

This is your Gameday on Rocky Top game thread. If you haven’t signed up for the Guessing Game yet, you can do that here all the way through kickoff.

Go Vols!

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Isaac Bishop
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Isaac Bishop

Ah Gameday!

Let’s get a big win, no injuries and plenty of reps for the younger guys.

Go Vols!

Andrew Cooper
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Andrew Cooper

Please, no injuries. Please, no injuries. Please, no injuries. Please, no injuries. Please, no injuries. Please, no injuries. Please, no injuries. Please, no injuries. Please, no injuries. Please, no injuries. Please, no injuries. Please, no injuries. Please, no injuries. Please, no injuries.

Evan
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Evan

V!

Evan
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Evan

O!

Evan
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Evan

L!

Evan
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Evan

S!

Brenna Williams
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Brenna Williams

Go Vols Go!!!!!!

Alyas Grey
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Alyas Grey

Don’t be surprised if Indiana State is able to run on us, their starting TB is a pretty darn good back… and their defense performed quite well against Eastern Illinois giving up just two touchdowns with one occurring with 3 seconds left in the game.

I expect us to roll in this one but it might not be a 35-0 at halftime situation.

Kim
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Kim

No Tyler Byrd, Lattrell Williams, Evan Berry. Probably others. Let’s do this! Beat those sycamores! XP for our guys. No whammies.

Will Shelton

Don’t need any of those guys today, but the lack of conversation about what’s wrong with Evan Berry is concerning.

Kim
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Kim

We elect to receive. House. it.

Kim
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Kim

HOLY NOSTRA-KIM-US!

Brenna Williams
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Brenna Williams

Wooo hooooo

Will Shelton

That’ll do.

Drew
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Drew

WOO HOOO!!!

Kim
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Kim

JG on sidelines smiling with offense. 🙂

Isaac Bishop
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Isaac Bishop

Nice, Chandler! Only got touched once!

Will Shelton

Looks like the Jumper/McDowell combo in our base nickel set

Will Shelton

Guessing game jackpot right there baby.

Kim
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Kim

Oops. 4th down at the 50.

Adam Phillips
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Adam Phillips

Well that was not a good first offensive series…..

Kim
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Kim

Shamburger cost us field position.

Kim
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Kim

Missed another deep pass there for 6. Close.

Will Shelton

Dormady either too much adrenaline or just still working on the timing with Palmer. But that deep ball is there all day against this bunch.

Scott
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Scott

That looks bad!!!

Will Shelton

Yeah, that looked weird. Hope Eli is okay.

Scott
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Scott

Grabbed his knee. I don’t think it’s a hamstring. But the announcer sure does! Said it 3 times. Anyone else think the announcers don’t even watch the games?

Kim
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Kim

Ouch.

Will Shelton

At least they got him off the field quickly

Scott
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Scott

Jakob Johnson!!! Haven’t seen him in about 3 years.

Scott
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Scott

Nice power!!!!

Will Shelton

Good drive. Also, Joel has me yelling “Chick-fii-A!” every time he gets the ball.

Will Shelton

Also, “Chick-fil-A”

Kim
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Kim

There we go!

Scott
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Scott

I think Dormandy needs a few short throws to get going before we call for the long ball.

Isaac Bishop
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Isaac Bishop

Fils-Aime just bowled that dude backwards! Nice TD!

Kim
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Kim

I see Shy Tuttle. Did he play last week?

Scott
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Scott

Nope

Kim
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Kim

Thanks. Didn’t remember seeing him.

Kim
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Kim

JG?!

Kim
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Kim

Big drop there. 🙁

Will Shelton

Be interesting to see who plays the next series.

Kim
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Kim

I don’t think I’d like QB controversy…but my guess is JG again

Will Shelton

Yeah I have no interest in the controversy either, I’d ride Dormady throughout next week

Kim
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Kim

We’re in agreement. 🙂

Scott
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Scott

Bonus points in the guessing game if we guess right???? If so I say JG!!!

Scott
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Scott

So we have problems with our edge defense. Not looking like last week was a fluke.

Kim
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Kim

Well. Great play but not executed.

Will Shelton

Nice play call there by ISU

Kim
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Kim

What a block on the edge there for Kelly.

Scott
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Scott

Woohoo bonus points in the guessing game!!!!

Kim
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Kim

John Kelly. I love you.

Scott
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Scott

Chick fill a!!!!!!!

Will Shelton

Everybody loves CFA

Kim
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Kim

CFA with TD!

Scott
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Scott

Looks like Fils- Amie is taking that #2 spot.

Will Shelton

It’s an FCS school, but that’s the McKenzie we’d like to see

Kim
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Kim

QD returns.

Scott
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Scott

Yes and that little fumble is why I don’t want to rotate QB’s. You need continuity

Kim
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Kim

Yes. All kinds of reasons I don’t even want that mess.

Kim
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Kim

Trevor Daniel.

Kim
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Kim

Got him.

Kim
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Kim

Thought Callaway was in the checkerboards there.

Kim
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Kim

No passes to Callaway this game?

Will Shelton

Dormady loves Brandon Johnson, it seems

Kim
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Kim

Brandon Johnson for six! Dormady going to him the whole way.