Tennessee rallies to edge Troy 55-48 in shootout

Tennessee rallies to edge Troy 55-48 in shootout
November 3, 2012, 4:11 pm
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Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter (11) dodges Troy defensive back Zach Miller (14) during the first half of their NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Michael Patrick)

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marlin Lane rushed for a tiebreaking 9-yard touchdown with 1:25 remaining Saturday as Tennessee rallied to edge Troy 55-48 in a game that featured 1,439 combined yards in total offense, the most ever in a Tennessee football game.

Tennessee (4-5) gained 718 yards, the most in school history. Troy compiled 721 yards, the most ever by a Tennessee opponent.

Justin Hunter caught nine passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns, including a 46-yarder that tied the game with 2:54 remaining. Hunter's third touchdown came just 20 seconds after Eric Thomas had put Troy ahead with a 67-yard reception, his second touchdown.

Tennessee's Tyler Bray went 29-of-47 for 530 yards and five touchdowns, setting career highs in the latter two categories. Cordarrelle Patterson caught nine passes for 219 yards and a touchdown.

Deon Anthony threw two touchdown passes and Shawn Southward ran for two scores for Troy (4-5).