HOW THEY SCORED
AUBURN, Ala. — Staff writer David Cobb examines the scoring drives from Tennessee’s 30-24 win at Auburn:
AU — Chandler Cox 1-yard run (Anders Carlson kick), 9:44
Drive: 14 plays, 75 yards, 5:16 Key play: A 15-yard completion from Jarrett Stidham to Seth Williams put the Tigers in the red zone and put a jolt into a methodical, game-opening touchdown drive.
AUBURN 7, TENNESSEE 0
UT — Brent Cimaglia 42-yard field goal, 5:24 Drive: 8 plays, 50 yards, 4:20 Key play: A 19-yard pass from Jarrett Guarantano to Tim Jordan helped save a drive that was hampered by a holding call on Trey Smith that put Tennessee behind the chains.
AUBURN 7, TENNESSEE 3
AU — Carlson 20-yard field goal, 2:20
Drive: 10 plays, 73 yards, 3:04
Key play: Tennessee’s defense held on three consecutive plays with Auburn inside the 3-yard line, forcing the Tigers to kick a field goal.
AUBURN 10, TENNESSEE 3
UT — Ty Chandler 42-yard pass from Jarrett Guarantano (Cimaglia kick), 10:44 Drive: 5 plays, 59 yards, 2:21 Key play: Facing third-and13 after a crippling penalty, Guarantano found Jennings for a 20-yard gain over the middle to extend the drive. TENNESSEE 10, AUBURN 10
AU — Anthony Schwartz 76-yard pass from Stidham (Carlson kick), 3:26 Drive: 2 plays, 79 yards, 0:43 Key play: Bryce Thompson missed a tackle and Schwartz outran the rest of the defense for a touchdown that changed the game’s momentum. AUBURN 17, TENNESSEE 10
UT — Cimaglia 45-yard field goal, 0:07
Drive: 7 plays, 24 yards, 0:37 Key play: Brandon Johnson took a big hit as he made a third-down reception from Guarantano to extend the drive and help put Tennessee in field-goal range. AUBURN 17, TENNESSEE 13
UT — Jauan Jennings 25-yard pass from Guarantano (Cimaglia kick), 3:25 Drive: 12 plays, 86 yards, 6:24
Key play: Guarantano hit Josh Palmer for a 36-yard completion down the right sideline on third-and-9. It was one of four third-down conversions on the drive. TENNESSEE 20, AUBURN 17
UT — Alontae Taylor 8-yard fumble return (Cimaglia kick), 2:34
Key play: Alexis Johnson and Kyle Phillips combined to sack Stidham, who relinquished the football as he fell to the turf. Eventually, it ended up in Taylor’s hands. TENNESSEE 27, AUBURN 17
UT — Cimaglia 20-yard field goal, 9:04
Drive: 5 plays, 47 yards, 2:05 Key play: Auburn’s defense forced a rare Tennessee third-down incompletion, which meant the Vols were forced to kick a field goal. The stop gave the Tigers a glimmer of hope. TENNESSEEE 30, AUBURN 17
AU — Seth Williams 14-yard pass from Stidham (Carlson kick), 0:37
Drive: 13 plays, 88 yards, 1:56 Key play: Auburn refused to go quietly, kicking off its final scoring drive with an 18-yard completion from Stidham to Williams on the second play. TENNESSEEE 30,
Head coaches Gus Malzahn of Auburn, left, and Jeremy Pruitt of Tennessee shake hands after Tennessee won 30-24 Saturday at Auburn. It was Pruitt’s first SEC victory at UT.