Gallery: Vols claw past 'Cats, go to 2-0

Marsalis Teague

Mother Nature cooperated quite nicely for Tennessee's second game after rain and lightning provided delays in its season opener last week. The bright sunshine led to a gorgeous afternoon to photograph the Volunteers on the football field. Get a sample of the type of images is putting out by viewing this free gallery.

Tennessee broke open a tie ballgame by outscoring Cincinnati 31-9 over the final three quarters to win 45-23 in front of 94,207 at Neyland Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Quarterback Tyler Bray broke a record previously held by Peyton Manning by passing for a least two touchdowns in his eighth consecutive game.

Bray finished 34-of-41 passing for 405 yards and four touchdowns (33, 11, 15, 16).

Tight end Mychal Rivera logged career-high numbers for the Big Orange with receptions (six) and yards (54).

Tennessee outgained its Big East Conference visitors in total yardage 531-396.

The Vols were a remarkable 10 of 13 on third-down conversions while their foes were 5 of 12. They also posted a lopsided figure on first downs by picking up 34, compared to Cincinnati's 18.

The Volunteers improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2006 and built quite a bit of momentum before hitting the road to Florida for their Southeastern Conference opener. Recommended Stories

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