Originally written on The Duck Stops Here  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Tennessee dominated the game for the first six minutes. They forced a three and out from the Oregon offense, shut down the Ducks without any points after giving up a fumble, drove 80 yards in six plays for a 7-0 lead with 9:00 to play in the first quarter. The visitors looked poised and in command, and at that point, the Ducks looked flat and disorganized. A block in the back penalty negated a good return on the opening kickoff by De'Anthony Thomas. Mariota missed awkwardly on his early throws, starting the game 2-8. An illegal procedure penalty stalled the opening drive. Despite getting an early break when Tennessee fumbled on their second offensive play, the Ducks couldn't capitalize on the rip and strip, recovered by Rodney Hardrick. Taking over on the Volunteer 30 they got one first down but stalled when Josh Huff dropped a pass, Mariota threw high to Addison and Maldonado missed wide right from 30 yards. The Vols drove 80 yards in six plays for a 7-0 lead, the big st...
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