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UT's Play of the Game

Rick Clausen

Trailing Memphis 13-0 midway through the second quarter with a dazed and confused homecoming crowd looking on, the Volunteers needed a big play in the worst kind of way — what they got, instead, was the mother of all long shots.

A 39-yard pass completion, in and of itself, hardly seems an unlikely event, but when it's a team's longest scoring play of a season that is two weeks from being complete it becomes, at the very least, unusual. Add the fact the team in question was ranked No. 3 in NCAA preseason polls, and that the players who connected on the TD toss are a fifth-year senior and a true freshman, neither of whom... Recommended Stories

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