On third-and-one at the Marshall 41-yard line, Ainge fooled the defense with a fake to the dive back (Montario Hardesty), then hit Swain in stride five yards behind the Marshall secondary for an easy TD.
Ainge. Despite the wet conditions, he was 9 of 11 passing for 122 yards and a touchdown in a spectacular quarter.
Tennessee had 134 yards of total offense in the quarter, Marshall just 26.
On third and 12 at the Marshall 40-yard line, Ainge threw a ball that tipped off the fingers of Bret Smith and into the waiting arms of Swain for a 20-yard gain and a crucial first down. Hardesty made his TD jaunt on the very next play.
Bernard Morris. The Marshall QB kept his team in the game by carrying four times for 33 yards and a TD in the quarter and also completing 2 of 3 passes for 13 yards.
Marshall's 92-yard TD drive was aided by 30 yards in penalties. Turk McBride was called for roughing the quarterback and Jonathan Hefney was flagged for a late hit, also inflicted on Morris.
Morley's recovery. It came at a time when Marshall had tremendous momentum and appeared headed for a touchdown that could've pulled the Thundering Herd within two points.
Britton Colquitt. His 59-yard punt pinned Marshall back on its 2-yard line at a time when the Herd seemed ready to take control of the game.
Marshall controlled the ball 12:53 to Tennessee's 2:07. Not counting Colquitt's punt, UT ran just five scrimmage plays all quarter.
Coker's TD burst. He hit right guard, cut sharply to his left, bounced outside, then turned on the jets and outran the pursuit.
Coker. He carried four times for 128 yards in the period.
After rushing for just 36 yards in the first three quarters combined, UT rushed for 140 in the fourth period.
Game #: 1120
Date: Sep. 23
Coach Match-up: For the Vols - Fulmer and for the Thundering Herd - Snyder
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