Tennessee and Indiana State kicked off at 4 p.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 9, at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.
Tennessee opened its season Monday with a 42-41 double-overtime victory against Georgia Tech while Indiana State lost 22-20 against Eastern Illinois. Stay here for live updates, scores and analysis from the game.
Tennessee-Indiana State live updates, score
It’s over. Vols win it 42-7.
Third Quarter Tennessee 35 Indiana State 7
• 37-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Callaway from Dormady. Tennessee 35 Indiana State 7
• Tennessee drives down the field, but Dormady throws an interception with a pass intended for Brandon Johnson in the endzone.
• Indiana State takes advantage of the short field and Jacquet McClendon caught a 23-yard touchdown pass. Tennessee 28 Indiana State 7
• Dormady fumbles the ball on the Vols’ second play of the half. Indiana State takes over on the 33-yard line.
• Tennessee sticking with starters on offense and defense to begin the second half.
Quarterback: Quinten Dormady went 10-12 for 123 yards and 1 touchdown; Jarrett Guarantano 1-5 for 18 yards
Running back: John Kelly had 9 carries for 48 yards; Carlin Fils-Aime had 3 carries for 41 yards and 2 touchdowns
Wide receiver: Bradon Johnson had 4 catches for 50 yards and 1 touchdown; Kelly had 4 catches for 43 yards; Josh Palmer had 1 catch for 18 yards
Second quarter Tennessee 28 Indiana State 0
• Tennessee goes 36 yards in 4 plays to push the lead to 28-0 with 53 seconds left in the half. Dormady connected with Brandon Johnson for a 19-yard touchdown pass.
Tennessee 21, Indiana State 0, less than 5 minutes until half
• Tennessee announced attendance, 99,015
• Guarantano was hit on first pass attempt while releasing the ball, on his second attempt he threw high and on his third Jeff George dropped what would have been a completion.
• Jarrett Guarantano receives his first snaps as the quarterback. The Vols punted from the 22-yard line. Indiana State takes over at the 31.
First quarter Tennessee 14 Indiana State 0
• Tennessee keeps Indiana State from advancing past the 50-yard line for a third straight possession. The Vols take over their possession on the 6-yard line
• Carlin Fils-Aime scores on a 4-yard run, the Vols take a 14-0 lead with 2:49 left in the first quarter.
• Quinten Dormady’s 17-yard pass to Eli Wolf ends with Wolf holding his left knee and need assistance walking off the field.
• Ty Chandler returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown as Tennessee takes a 7-0 lead.
• Micah Abernathy and Nigel Warrior were the starting safeties, with Todd Kelly Jr. expected to be the first safety off the bench, just like Monday night.
• Defensive tackle Kendal Vickers, who left Monday night’s game with a leg injury, is in the starting lineup.
• Tennessee jumps out to a 7-0 lead, Ty Chandler did his best Evan Berry impersonation, taking the kick at the 9-yard like and going 91 yards for the score.
• Tennessee has announced that OT Marcus Tatum, WR Tyler Byrd, WR Latrell Williams, LB Austin Smith are out with injuries and will not play.
• Former Tennessee basketball star Tobias Harris and former Vols’ quarterbacks Casey Clausen and Rick Clausen were among the VIPs on the sideline in the pregame. Jim and Cathy Clausen, the quarterbacks’ parents, are also in attendance along with Katie Clausen, Casey and Rick’s sister.
Tennessee-Indiana State game time, information
When: Saturday, Sept. 9, 4 p.m. ET
Where: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn.
TV: SEC Network
Tennessee-Indiana State preview
Two QBs will play Saturday
Tennessee redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano will have something to smile about on Saturday, as Coach Butch Jones has committed to playing him against Indiana State.
“We have two very quality quarterbacks, and for us, we’re going to need to play both quarterbacks,” Jones said following Thursday’s practice.
“You see the dynamics that surround college football and you need more than one quarterback, so again, it’s getting Jarrett the ample reps he needs to perform on Saturday along with Quinten (Dormady),” he said. “Our practice structure allows for that to happen, and we’re going to play both quarterbacks on Saturday.”
Dormady was 20-for-37 passing for 221 yards and 2 TDs, marching the Vols 93 yards on seven plays to engineer the game-tying touchdown drive in the final minutes against Georgia Tech and send the game into overtime.
More game notes
• This marks the fourth time Indiana State has played an SEC team. The Sycamores have played Florida twice, losing 17-13 to the Gators in 1983 and 58-0 at Florida in 1988. Indiana State’s most recent game against an SEC team was in 1995, when it lost to Ole Miss 56-10.
• Sycamores’ tailback LeMonte Booker leads the Missouri Valley Conference in rushing, having gone for 154 yards against Eastern Illinois last week.
• Indiana State redshirt freshman QB Cade Sparks led the state of California in touchdown passes (52) his senior season two years ago at Summit High School in Fontana.
• Former Vols’ quarterback Casey Clausen will be in attendance. UT defensive line coach Brady Hoke was an assistant at Michigan when Clausen was in high school and tried to recruit the Tennessee quarterbacking legend to the Wolverines.
• This will be the first-ever meeting between the Vols and the Sycamores.
• The Vols have gone 16-4 in their last 20 games, a mark bettered only by Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma.
• Tennessee is 95-19-5 (.819) all time in home openers and has won 21 of its last 22 home openers dating back to 1995 (Oklahoma, 2015).
Tennessee-Indiana State predictions
Blake Morgan’s pick: Tennessee 50, Indiana State 10
“Tennessee has too much talent to be challenged, and the game will be treated as a tuneup for Florida next week.”
Josh Ward’s pick: Tennessee 52, Indiana State 7
“Expect to see all of Tennessee’s players on the field as the Vols attempt to build depth for SEC play.”
Dustin Dopirak’s pick: Tennessee 62, Indiana State 14
“The vulnerabilities Tennessee showed against Georgia Tech won’t show up against an FCS team. Vols should win this one easy.”
Mike Griffith’s pick: Tennessee 52, Indiana State 10
“Tired and sore veterans work to get themselves off the field quickly with fast-scoring drives quaterbacked by Quinten Dormady.”